Just As Fortunate

Krishna's Mercy

[Sita-Rama]“O most fortunate one, I am a Vanara, messenger of the intelligent Rama. And behold this ring, O Devi, marked with Rama’s name.” (Hanuman speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.2)

vānaro aham mahābhāge dūto rāmasya dhīmataḥ |
rāma nāma ankitam ca idam paśya devi angulīyakam ||

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The Sanskrit word “Bhagavan” is peppered throughout the sacred Bhagavad-gita. Indeed, the title of that book has a similar name found within, as does the Bhagavata Purana, also known as the Shrimad Bhagavatam. The wise know that the most accurate English translation for Bhagavan is “God.” The more complete description, kindly provided by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, is “Supreme Personality of Godhead.”

There are competing versions of God, after all. One religion bars its members from crafting any images of the Divine. This is heresy, idol worship…

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