Five Angles Of Vision From Which To Understand God

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna meditating]“Out of His many religious duties, the first was to offer oblations into the sacrificial fire and silently chant the Gayatri mantra. Lord Krishna, as the ideal householder, executed all the religious functions of a householder without deviation.” (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 2, Ch 15)

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In Vedic philosophy there is a teaching that no matter where a person stands with respect to desire, they should approach God the person instead of one of His deputies. Of course this contradicts other teachings, but that is an issue of time and circumstance and potential for understanding in the society at large. The deputies are known as devas, and they grant specific material desires. Even freedom from again having material desires, known as liberation, is a kind of desire. The idea is that from wherever point you come, approaching Bhagavan will…

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