Monday, 27 March 2017

Two points on Krishna : god or lord - no, man - yes (quora)

What are your views on Lord Krishna?

Answer requested by Mukesh Khatri

Hans-Georg Lundahl
Studied religions as curious parallels and contrasts to Xtian faith since 9, 10?
Written Mar 17
He is not Lord.

He was a man.

I have mostly said his role in Mahabharata indicates he lived before the Flood, and therefore, unlike Indian legend before Rama who was a son of Kush after the Flood, but today I had news there would have been a minor Flood (compared to that of Noah) after the ice age, in the days of Tower of Babel.

This means Krishna in Mahabharata would be double as to real life persons:

  • a charioteer of Arjuna (and previously a benefactor when they were persecuted by Kauravas) living before the Flood, possibly identical to the Biblical Jubal;
  • and also someone who in India after the Flood (and after Rama) predicted the minor Flood of that corner of India in NW.

He was not a god, and I hope for either persons sake they never said the things attributed to Krishna in Bhagavadgita.

Regis Chapman
I wonder at the motivation of such an answer, spoken as authoritatively as it is.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
I have a double one:

  • 1) I am a Christian and cannot believe he was God or a god;
  • 2) I am interested in tradition as a faithful instrument of transmitting history, I cannot believe the charioteer of Arjuna never lived.

One other answer or two

Answer requested by Mukesh Khatri

Mike Rommel
Written Mar 17
The Bible says that there is only one Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He alone came to earth as God in the flesh, died for the sins of all mankind, and rose again defeating death. Anyone can be saved by repenting of their sins and believing on the name of Jesus to save them. This is a promise from God. Now what exactly did Krishna do? Is there any proof he even existed? I think he is a made up god.

Jude 24:25 "All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen."
Acts 4:11 "For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, ‘The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’ 12 There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”

My comment to it here
I agree to everything except "Is there any proof he even existed?", I think the story of Mahabhrata, though involving a false theology, a denial of Flood between its action and the time of the poem, definitely errors in details does argue the main participants really lived and were men of renown.


Answer requested by Mukesh Khatri

Regis Chapman
Religion is a way of seeking Truth and explaining the available evidence.
Written Mar 18
Mostly, I am grateful for the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
I think Mahabharata may shed some light on details of what happened before the Flood, I do not think Bhagavadgita sheds a pure light on theology.

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