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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Krishna's Portrayal

In The Bhagavad Gita, Krishna is portrayed as a teacher providing Arjuna with knowledge about how he should live out his life.  Maybe sage would be a better word or mentor?  Not really sure.  In essence, a guiding figure.  Krishna also seems to be all-knowing and a moral compass for Arjuna.  Arjuna can ask Krishna questions, and Krishna will have a proper response.  Krishna is also portrayed as a figure above all others, and the ultimate goal of all human beings is to reach fulfillment with Krishna.  One of the most important descriptions of Krishna I took out of the reading was that he was the breath of life.  He lives within each of us.  I definitely see God in that way.  I believe that God is present in each and every one of us.  The Holy Spirit is described as the giver of life in the Nicene Creed.  I believe that the Holy Spirit moves and breathes in each person, guiding individuals to holiness.  Many times I will tell people that I see God's love in them.  What I mean by this is that I can see God in them.  People are reflections of God.  We were made in the image and likeness of God.  Our actions can reflect what God has planned for us.  Of course we have free will and do things contrary to what God wants for us, but the things we do with God in mind show His love and presence in our lives.

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