Five Ways Shishupala Inadvertently Praised Krishna

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna and Shishupala]“I cannot understand how you could have selected this cowherd boy, Krishna, and have left aside all these other great personalities. I think Krishna to be no better than a crow – how can He be fit to accept the first worship in this great sacrifice? We cannot even ascertain as yet to which caste this Krishna belongs or what His actual occupational duty is.” (Shishupala, Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 2, Ch 19)

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Poor Shishupala. Everything was already arranged. The son of King Bhishmaka wanted Shishupala to wed Rukmini Devi, who is the goddess of fortune herself. Rukmi arranged everything, except Rukmini had other ideas. Her heart was given to the Supreme Lord, Shri Krishna. She made this decision without seeing Him. Just from hearing alone her mind was made up.

Proving that pure devotion satisfies all requirements for renunciation…

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