Date: August 16th 2014

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!


Tomorrow (August 17th) is the auspicious birthday of Lord Krishna. We have several articles on our websites about Lord Krishna. They are:

  1. Krishna Janmashtami by Sri Swami Sivananda at:
  2. Sri Krishna--The Purna-Avatara by Sri Swami Krishnananda at:

We have a book titled "Lord Krishna, His Lilas and Teachings" by Sri Swami Sivananda available for download at:

There is also a discourse by Sri Swami Krishnananda titled "Sri Krishna - The Guru of All Gurus" at:

Yours in the service of Gurudev,


Book Synopsis

Lord Krishna, His Lilas and Teachings
By Swami Sivananda

Lord Krishna was the highest incarnation of the great Vishnu. He was the unique and crowning incarnation of all. He was the Purna Avatara, the Perfect Incarnation. He had sixteen Kalas or rays. He was a noble scion of the illustrious Yadava dynasty. He was a world-teacher. He was the one Lord of love. He was a lover of men. His divine form holds the heart of India captive in chains even today.

The Bhagavata, the Mahabharata, the Vishnu Purana-- all proclaim with one voice that there was none to match Sri Krishna in beauty and elegance of form in all the three worlds. His enchanting form with flute in hand is worshipped in the myriad homes of India. It is a form to which is poured out devotion and supreme love from the hearts of countless devotees not only in India but also in the West.

He was a noble embodiment of all the great qualities of head and heart. He was the towering genius of His age. He was a great historical figure. His sports of childhood contain countless object-lessons for all thinking men. He was a glorious and extraordinary personality.

Every word of Lord Krishna's teachings and every act of His is full of sublime and grand objectlessons of momentous import to humanity in a variety of ways.

It is very difficult for busy people to go through the whole book of Bhagavata. Therefore, I have condensed Sri Krishna's life, Lilas and Teachings in this book in a most palatable and tasteful form. Even if you study one or two pages daily, you will develop devotion towards the Lord and attain eternal peace, bliss and immortality.

Study His teachings to Uddhava. Drink the nectar of Srimad Bhagavata. Sing His glories. Repeat His grand mantra OM Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya. Do total self-surrender unto Him. You will soon attain union with Him.

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BLESSING A HOTEL: No matter where he went and for what purpose, the Master never failed to do Kirtan with the people he visited.

In 1954, at the Hakman's Hotel, Mussoorie, the Master took a cup of milk, then walked over to the theatre and did Sankirtan.

Manager Mehra said, "Never before, Swamiji, has this hall known the Lord's Names; its atmosphere has received and has been filled with only sensuous music. You have purified it. You have commenced a new era in the hotel's history."

The Master invoked the Lord's Grace and blessings on the manager and his family and on the servants of the hotel. He invited them all to the Ashram.

"Our way of thinking is only of our family, our office, our salary, our community, our relations, our property, and whatever belongs to us. When we say we are concerned with whatever belongs to us, we are not concerned with that which does not belong to us; so, to whom does the other thing belong? It is not our concern. Here is the difference between God thinking and a human being thinking. Inclusiveness is the nature of God's operation; exclusiveness is the nature of the human way of thinking. Whenever we think something, we have to exclude something from the purview of our thought. That is to say, total thought is something unknown to a human being, and God is nothing but total thought. I am referring particularly to the great incarnation of Bhagavan Sri Krishna today on the occasion of this spiritual advent. Whatever he said and whatever he did was totally beyond the comprehension of the human psyche. Whatever he did from childhood till the end of his life is a historical incomprehensiveness for us. There is nothing that we can comprehend meaningfully in his actions. Everything looks funny, strange, and out of the way." - Swami Krishnananda

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