, pronounced ˈkr̩ʂɳə literally "dark, black, dark-blue") is a central figure of Hinduism
and is traditionally attributed the authorship of the Bhagavad Gita
. He is the supreme Being and considered in some monotheistic
traditions as an Avatar
. Krishna is identified as a historical individual who participated in the events of the Mahabharata
Krishna is often described as an infant or young boy playing a flute
as in the Bhagavata Purana
, or as a youthful prince giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita
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.
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.
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.
Be not the destroyers of yourselves. Arise to your true Being, and then you will have nothing to fear.
Pitiful and foolish is the man who seeks what he already has, and does not know that he has it. Yes, Pitiful and foolish is he who does not know the bliss of love which surrounds him and which I have given him.
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.
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.