Hare Krishna to All,
I am neither an advanced devotee nor do I understand that I am able to be Krishna's Friend. But I understand Krishna my Only Original Friend.Whenever I try to consider Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, I feel I am loosing my Original Friend. Therefore I don't give it importance and even don't consider it that Krishna is the Supreme of Personality of Godhead. Here, I am using Original,this means the only one who is my true well-wisher, is not like all others in this selfish world where the foundation of all relations is Selfishness and temporariness. I strongly believe that Shri Bhagwan Vishnu is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. I am chanting 16 rounds of Hare Krishna Mahamantra (Prabhupada says that whenever we chant Krishna's name, he is present with us). Can/Should I simultaneosuly worship Lord Shri Vishnu as The Supreme personality of Godhead?
Please don't give me quotations where krshna is described as the Source of Lord Vishnu and The supreme personality of Godhead beacause I don't give it importance. Krishna may be the Supreme personality of Godhead, but for me He is my original Friend only. I strongly believe that Shri Hari Vishnu is the original Supreme Personality of Godhead. Please help me in my confusion: "Can/Should I simultaneosuly worship Lord Shri Vishnu as The Supreme personality of Godhead?"

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  • Hare Krsna Prabhuji,

    This will clear your doubt and there are 3 Vishnu.

    आदित्यानामहं विष्णुर्ज्योतिषां रविरंशुमान्‌ ।

    मरीचिर्मरुतामस्मि नक्षत्राणामहं शशी ॥ (२१)

    मैं सभी आदित्यों में विष्णु हूँ, मैं सभी ज्योतियों में प्रकाशमान सूर्य हूँ, मैं सभी मरुतों में मरीचि नामक वायु हूँ, और मैं ही सभी नक्षत्रों में चंद्रमा हूँ। (२१)

    Hari bol,

    Radha Krishna servant

  • I approach the "camencmet of my devotional life,as I was instructed to, beginning in the ashram performing the purafictory process* of chanting & serving 24/7 at which time Vishnu was sugnfacant, because of the liberating quality provided by the energies innatly present in Hi's association. Hi's Vishnu's personified presences is the root of the freedomStaterequiered for rememberence &/learning pluse purity & cleanliness. Hence I consider both to be a recwasit(s) for spiritual advancements. Vishnu as the proprietor of the material creation & /but Krishna as the Guru of/in the heart. Which one is most powerful is superfluous ultimately. Without Vishnu we are not very palatable associations for approaching Krishna & without Krishna we are not growing/expending/ experiencing of all level's/ being fully realized/fulfilled spiritually in completeness of averall realization overall. So as far as who is required for you greatestGood. They both are.
    This is my experience & opinion. Chat properly the names of Ha'ray Krishna & Rama & your experience will bear the desiered fruits of self & God realization over time, this is the obstructions I received from the decipels of Srila Prahbupoda. I fallowed them & I'm glad I did! They are seemingly a bit exuberant & ecstatic for my tasts at time but I trust in the truth of their methods and processes thus far and have made good progress personally I can say honesty & leave it to you to sourt out your own approach, I feel the ISKCON 's prosess has deliverd GREAT progress to & for me. They never asked me to choose, indeed they revealed all my choices. & that's just what I wanted! Krishna has earned Hi's loving position within my heart over my real time experence with Him, but it certinly would not have happened with out the ShaktiPrama of Vishnu's (active) Loving compassion. So in my opinion they are both (required). All glory & Victory to the devotees of Iskcon & their eternal preceptor (HDG) keyJiah: )
  • Hare Krsna Divyanshu
    How about following in the footsteps of Arjuna?
    He was a friend to Krsna, a friendship that cannot be had by everyone!
    Yet he understood that Krsna was the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
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    • Hare Krsna
      There is absolutely no confusion Prabhu in the words of mata ji. In childhood we also learnt what you are repeating.
      You have probably not read much of the literature left behind by Srila Prabhupada.
      It is clear from the Bhagavad Gita As It Is that the Virat form is not as significant as the four handed form of Lord Visnu and rarer still is the two handed form of Lord Krsna which the devotees worship. In fact they are not at all interested in the Virat form which only inspires fear and awe.
      Krsna is not an avatar but avatari, the source of all incarnations including Maha Visnu, Garbodakasayi Visnu and Ksirodakasayi Visnu from whom all the incarnations in this world take place.
  • There was a little boy who liked to drink water from his favorite glass, but mother bring him  ones the water in another glass, and the boy rejected it by saying:

    ''Mother,  I know that  the same water reside in both glasses, but I like the water only from my favorite glass.''

    Mother replied by taking water away,:

    '' If you were truly thirsty, you would drink the water with the great pleasure even from the dirty flor .''



  • Krishna and Vishnu are non different. Vishnu is Krishna in office. They are the same person. Vishnu form is worshipped more with reverence and Krishna form with love. 

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    Hare Krsna Prabhuji,


    Answer is yes and no. See, you are taking a ticket to go to the spiritual world, where you will land up will depend on your bhaav and the lord's mercy. By doing both, that is, considering Krsna to be your only friend and worshipping Krsna in the form of Vishnu, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, you are trying to take 2 tickets. Your bhaav is getting confused. 

    Now to put the record straight, the stage of devotion we are in right now, we are not aware of our mood, our bhaav. We come to know of it only in advanced stage.

    My point is, since you have a strong feeling of friendship with Krsna, why do you need to pray to the SUpreme Personality of Godhead at all? As long as you are chanting the mahamantra and following the 4 regulative principles, its fine.


    Your servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

    • Hare Krishna and Thanks to reply,
      You asked " why do you need to pray to the SUpreme Personality of Godhead at all?". Because I want to achieve the ideal level of friendship by not asking for anything for myself and only serving krishna with everything. And I have strong attraction for Lord Vishnu as the supreme lord and the Supreme Father. Whenever there is any problem I goto Him.
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