Krishna

  • “To realise Krishna you have to realise evil. You must know evil as evil.
    When you cannot see the false as false, how will you ever see the True?
    When the false is masquerading as the True, how will you know the True?”

 

  • “When there is only Krishna, then how can there be evil?
    The evil is a joke.”

 

  • “Who is an evil man?
    The one who cannot relax. The one who has a thousand responsibilities. The one who thinks that he has any other duty than serving Krishna.”

 

  • “To see Krishna is to rebel against stupidity. It will not be possible for you to keep participating in rubbish.”

 

  • “When Maya is seen as Maya, only then Krishna can be seen as Krishna.”

 

  • “L1: Why does the earthly father hate the Real Father?

    AP: Because the Real Father is the Real one. In front of the Real Father, the earthly one stands no chance. He has been saying: “My son, my son, my son,” for so long. And when the Real one comes, whose son? Son, whose son?

    He is the Father of all fathers. In fact, this is a very common observation — the earthly father will hate the Real father; the earthly lover will hate the Real Beloved. Wives are terribly angry when husbands go to Krishna, very angry, just as the spurious one is angry at the Real one.

    In fact, that is one way to test the love of the wife. If the wife spurs you on, supports you when you are moving towards the Truth, then you should know that she loves you, but if you are moving towards the Truth and the wife becomes jealous and possessive, then you should know that she already knows that she is fake and false.”

 

  • “When Krishna says, “As I am in myself, so I am in you, and so I am in the rest of the world,” he obviously means that the body does not mean anything. And then how can parents matter, when the body does not mean anything?
    Do you see the inconsistency, how in the same breath we talk of being truthful towards parents and then we quote the Gita? How can somebody quote the Gita and still assign virtuosity to the family structure?
    Krishna is all the time saying, “The family does not matter,” and the family is the supporting pillar of your morality. To be with Krishna, is to be totally beyond morality. Krishna does not at all bother about the family. In fact, he is getting Arjun to slaughter his family.”

 

  • “Do you know how dangerous Krishna is? To really know him, is to annihilate yourself. Your ways of living, your relationships, nothing can stand the fire of Krishna. That is why you will never really go close to Krishna. You will have an image of Krishna, and keep worshipping it, but you will never really go close to Krishna, because Krishna will destroy you, totally destroy you.”

 

  • “If you are an Arjuna, then there has to be a Krishna for you.”

 

  • “Arjuna is nothing but a flow of thoughts. Krishna is an inviting stillness. Till the time thoughts keep flowing you will try to be your own master. Till the time you want to live life based on your planning, you will never be able to know the right action for you because the right action cannot come from planning. The right action cannot come from the memories of the past or fear or hope of the future.”

 

  • “Arjun represents the mind. Krishna represents the center, the “Aatman”. The mind is lost as it always is.”

 

  • “Arjun and Krishna are both within us. We identify ourselves more with Arjun, that is another matter.”

 

  • “Unless there is Krishna in your heart, you will not be able to identify or listen to the Krishna, who is speaking in front of you.”

 

  • “Gita is talking of effortless action. Action is happening, there is no one who is making a mental effort. That’s the message of Krishna.”

 

  • “Krishna is saying, Yoga is freedom from littleness.”

 

  • “Krishna is saying, every moment is an opportunity so that you may move into something that does not tick by the clock.”

 

  • “Krishna is that within you that already knows.”

 

  • “Shiva is Shiva and is Shiva separate from Shakti? You could just say that Shiva is Silence and Shakti is the words. And they are together, always together. That togetherness is represented in Krishna. You look at Krishna as a person, and his words and actions and even intellect and plans and all that which this world stands for- relationships, wives, war, victory, and you look at the essence of the Gita- there Krishna is just Shiva.”

 

  • “When Krishna was talking to Arjuna, Krishna was talking to the Krishna in Arjuna. Arjuna as Arjuna will never know Krishna.”

 

  • “We have to understand what do we mean when we say Krishna. There is a Krishna that is speaking to Arjuna and there is a Krishna within which the whole Krishna-Arjuna dialogue is taking place. Which Krishna are we talking of? The totality within which both Krishna, and Arjuna and all the armies exist, is Atman. Within that Krishna, there are millions of Krishnas , millions of Brahmas. And then there is that one particular bodily Krishna who is talking to Arjuna. The bodily Krishna will have his own limitations, personal peculiarities, birth and death, language, message, idiosyncrasies, even faults because we are talking of a person.”

 

  • “Shiva is pure stillness. In Krishna, you see both stillness and dance.”

 

  • “Arjun is fighting for THE RIGHT, not his right. Arjun was fighting for The Right. Had it been his personal right only, Krishna would not have insisted.”

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These quotes have come from talks and writings of Shri Prashant


 

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