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Old 11-28-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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Beloved Krishna

Today I spent my free time reading the Bhagavad Gita and my fondness for Krishna is immeasurable. His intense love is inspiring, and I wonder how anyone can read His words nd think religion is confined to the Abrahamics.
Here are a couple quotes from Him. I hope the beauty touches you all!
 
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
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I tarry awhile from the turmoil and strife of the world. I will beautify and quicken thy life with love and with joy, for the light of the soul is Love. Where Love is, there is contentment and peace, and where there is contentment and peace, there am I, also, in their midst.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 09:03 PM   #3
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Who am I? I am that which thou hast searched for since thy baby eyes gazed wonderingly upon the world, whose horizon hides this real life from thee. I am that which in thy heart thou hast prayed for, demanded as thy birthright, although thou hast not known what it was. I am that which has lain in thy soul for hundreds and thousands of years. Sometimes I lay in thee grieving because thou didst not recognize me; sometimes I raised my head, opened my eyes, and extended my arms calling thee either tenderly and quietly, or strenuously, demanding that thou shouldst rebel against the iron chains which bound thee to the earth.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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O ye who sit in bondage and continually seek and pant for freedom, seek only for love. Love is peace in itself and peace which gives complete satisfaction. I am the key that opens the portal to the rarely discovered land where contentment alone is found.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #5
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Children, look at the flowers at your feet; do not trample upon them. Look at the love in your midst and do not repudiate it.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #6
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Children, do you want to know by what your hearts should be guided? Throw aside your longings and strivings after that which is null and void; get rid of your erroneous thoughts about happiness and wisdom, and your empty and insincere desires. Dispense with these and you will know Love.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #7
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O ye, who see perplexities over your heads, beneath your feet, and to the right and left of you; you will be an eternal enigma unto yourselves until ye become humble and joyful as children. Then will ye find Me, and having found Me in yourselves, you will rule over worlds, and looking out from the great world within to the little world without, you will bless everything that is, and find all is well with time and with you.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #8
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Do not seek quiet and rest in those earthly realms where delusions and desires are engendered, for if thou dost, thou wilt be dragged through the rough wilderness of life, which is far from Me. Whenever thou feelest that thy feet are becoming entangled in the interlaced roots of life, know that thou has strayed from the path to which I beckon thee: for I have placed thee in broad, smooth paths, which are strewn with flowers. I have put a light before thee, which thou canst follow and thus run without stumbling.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 09:09 PM   #9
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My hand has sowed love everywhere, giving unto all that will receive. Blessings are offered unto all My children, but many times in their blindness they fail to see them. How few there are who gather the gifts which lie in profusion at their feet: how many there are, who, in wilful waywardness, turn their eyes away from them and complain with a wail that they have not that which I have given them; many of them defiantly repudiate not only My gifts, but Me also, Me, the Source of all blessings and the Author of their being.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 10:11 PM   #10
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When I was doing some service in Fiji during my late teenage years for a year of service I met some Bahais who were from Hindu background.
One of them in particlar a more serious Indian man who used to translate some of the talks into Hindi would always say Lord Baha'u'llah this and Lord Krishna that. I felt it quiet amusing since I had never heard Baha'u'llah being described like that, but you might find it not unusual for those from a Hindu background who are used to saying "lord krishna".
I thought that was cool.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 10:13 PM   #11
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In the Gita he is called THE BLESSED LORD.
 
Old 11-29-2011, 09:47 AM   #12
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these quotes remind me of hidden words of bahaullah
 
Old 03-09-2018, 11:53 PM   #13
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Thanks for sharing.. Yes, the beauty of Gods words doesn't ever fade.
 
Old 03-10-2018, 02:06 AM   #14
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Sboyce:

Thank you for posting and for those quotes.

Please see Juan R. I. Cole’s 1995 contribution to this topic in his lengthy and interesting introduction and his translation titled The Tablet to Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Concerning the Questions of Manakji Limji Hataria: Baha’u’llah on Hinduism and Zoroastrianism

http://bahaistudies.net/hindu_zoro.htmlBaha'u'llah on Hinduism and Zoroastrianism:

During my deep search for an understanding of spiritual truth and the meaning of life, well before being introduced to the Revelations of the Bab and Baha’u’llah some 40 years ago, I explored the teachings of many of the major belief systems (and their off shoots) of the world, Hinduism being among those. It was Hinduism and Buddhism that first provided me with the concept that Divine Revelation is a cyclical phenomena.


“Arjuna, whenever righteousness is on the decline, unrighteousness is in the ascendant, then my Spirit arises on the earth.
For the protection of the virtuous, for the extirpation of the evil-doers, and for establishing Dharma [righteousness] on a firm footing, I am born from age to age.”

– Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 4: 7-8

-LR
 
Old 03-12-2018, 06:38 AM   #15
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Amazingly Beautiful quotes, Sboyce.
Thanks for sharing them.

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Was Krishna the Lord who George Harrison referred to in his famous song "My Sweet Lord"?
 
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