about puranas

i 100% trust on bhagwat puran,vishnu puran and brahma vaivart puran. but my friend on fb told me that he doesn't 100% trust on all puranas because he said in some puranas there is written that shiva is supreme and from him lord vishnu appeared and some puranas said lord vishnu is supreme and from him lord vishnu appeared. and other said goddess durga is supreme and from her brahna vishnu and mahesh are appeared. i am confused that what i tell to my friend .sorry for bad english.

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  • Volunteer

    Hare Krsna,
    My obeisances to all devotees, guru and gauranga.

    The way I see it prabhu: Mahabharatha was narrated by sage Vyasa and Lord Ganesha transcribed it. And we all know that Bhagavad Gita falls within the Mahabharatha text.

    Now, when sage Vyasa who is the literary incarnation of Vishnu and Lord Ganesha who is given the status of Pratham pujya did not have any issues or doubts or conflicts to narrate or write respectively that Lord Krsna is the Supreme Personality, then who are we (insignificant human beings) to compare between demigods and Krsna. If any other God was supreme, then I dont see why sage Vyasa wouldn't have narrated the other God's name.

    Prabhu the arguments between who is supreme has, is and will exist for a long time. Let us not waste time trying to understand something that's incomprehensible to us. I am not disrespecting Lord Shiva or his devotees/followers but I am sure even Lord Shiva if prayed will eventually raise the soul towards Krsna. That is how Lord Shiva does his service to Krsna.

    That is my limited knowledge on the topic prabhu. Please excuse me if I hurt anyone with my response.

    Hare krsna.

  • Sevak
    Hare Krishna

    According to all scriptures, puranas, upaniahads, vedas, acaryas - Krishna is the Supreme Personality of godhead.

    That video is flawed, the book he shows is flawed, the manner he picks selective lines is flawed and most importantly the conclusion is flawed.

    Bhagavad Gita As it is & Srimad Bhagavatam written by Srila prabhupada gives the exact sanskrit verse, word to word translation, meaning verse by verse and purport.

    Hare Krishna
    • radhe radhe !! nice bharatji !

      i got the answer for shaivas shiva is supreme and for vaishnavas krishna is supreme and by shankaracharya one who compares ram(vishnu) and shiva is a fool person..........also its better for me to follow the puran,ved,upanishad which can boost the krishna bhakti path ! Forgive me for my offences if any !

  • @bharat watch this video. throw some light on 'who is the supreme' according to all puranas.
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      • actually every person doesnt gets a guru and in this ghor kalikal its very hard to get a real guru many dhongi's are there but many real are also there. also guru can be sun,moon,earth,bee, and many more who teaches something which can help one to boost the bhakti path.

        thanks i got the answer . hare krishna !

  • Sevak
    Hare Krishna
    So that is what your friend also might have done. Never read any puranas but assumed many things about it. I hope your confusions are cleared.
    Hare Krishna
    • I've read full bhagwat ,vishnu and kalki puran and some parts of brahma vaivart puran. And he read vishnu purana and some parts of other puranas that are saying 'from shiva vishnu appeared' etc. Radhe radhe!!
      • Hare Krishna, 

                          Krishna is the Supreme Lord he can appear from anywhere and every where. Lord Varaha dev appeared from the nosetel of Lord Brhma, Narshimadev appeared from the Pillar...So does not matter the Supreme Lord he can appear from anywhere..Krishna is supreme lord because he possess the Six opulence in full.. As your friend said each purana glorifies each devas..thats why Sri Narada Muni chatised Vyasadev in 1st canto of Srimad Bhagavatam..why did u write all this puranas and confuse the people? He ask to write clearly and he ask to glorify the supreme lord directly... Manu says in Manusamhita if there is any conflicts between two purana then u need to take which ever the purana is in the mood of goodness. i.e Siva Purana is in the mood of Tamo Guna but Srimad Bhagavatam is in the Mood of Goodness so u need to take it whatever Srimad Bhagavatam says..u can see in srimad Bhagavatam lord siva clearly glorifies Lord Krishna..Visnusahasra Nama lord Siva asking parvathi to chant the name of Lord Rama...So no need to get confuse Krishna is the supreme he is origin of everything ..Hare Krishna

        • very nice prabhuji ! you cleared this confusion ! hare krishna !

  • never read shivpuran but found description of it - http://www.santshriasharamjiashram.org/shivpuran-26-rudrasanhita/
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