His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja Prabhupada


[The author of this article—who is the spiritual master of the founder-acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness—may easily be accepted as the greatest scholar and devotee of the recent age. His numerous scriptural translations and commentaries in Sanskrit, Bengali and English and his establishment of 64 centers of Krsna consciousness throughout India attest to his identity as a powerful devotional force in spreading the personal philosophy of Krsna consciousness, the science of love of God. It is he who has caused a flood of God consciousness in the modern world through His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, his emissary to the West.

His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta listed these transcendental qualities of the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna in an essay which is too lengthy to be presented here in its entirety. However, this authoritative listing, compiled by His Divine Grace in 1932, shines with its own value. All the references are to chapter and verse of the Tenth Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam, a scripture which describes the transcendental pastimes of Lord Sri Krsna.]


Krsna is possessed of an unlimited intellect (SB 10.84.22).

Krsna is inaccessible to sensuous knowledge (SB 10.16.46).

Krsna is Lord of the infinity of worlds (SB 10.69.17).

Krsna wields the power of creating the unlimited (SB 10.87.28).

Krsna carries the impress of limitless power (SB 10.87.14).

Krsna is possessed of inconceivable potency (SB 10.10.29).

Krsna is unborn (SB 10.59.28, 74.21).

Krsna solves all heterogeneous views (SB 10.74.24).

Krsna is vanquished by exclusive devotion (SB 10.14.3).

Krsna is Inner Guide (SB 10.1.17).

Krsna is the Withholder of the energy of the wicked (SB 10.60.19).

Krsna is the Giver of salvation to jivas (living entities) that are free from vanity (SB 10.86.48).

Krsna ordains the worldly course of conceited jivas (SB 10.86.48).

Krsna is the Primal God (deva) (SB 10.40.1).

Krsna is the Primal Person (purusa) (SB 10.63.38).

Krsna is an overwhelming flood of bliss (SB 10.83.4).

Krsna possesses fulfilled desire (SB 10.47.46).

Krsna is self-delighted (SB 10.60.20).

Krsna is the opponent of the sensuous (SB 10.60.35).

Krsna is sung by the best of hymns (SB 10.86.23).

Krsna is the dispeller of the night of pseudo-religion (SB 10.14.40).

Krsna is devoid of increase and decrease (SB 10.48.26).

Krsna is the efficient and material cause (SB 10.10.29).

Krsna is the only Truth (SB 10.14.23).

Krsna is the Awarder of the fruit of work (SB 10.49.29).

Krsna is not subject to the consequences of work (SB 10.84.17).

Krsna is the Seer of cause and effect (SB 10.38.12).

Krsna is the Person who is time (SB 10.1.7).

Krsna is Time’s Own Self (SB 10.70.26).

Krsna is even the Time of time (SB 10.56.27).

Krsna is Present in the heart of every animate entity, like fire inside wood (SB 10.46.36).

Krsna is Grateful (SB 10.48.26).

Krsna is the Augmenter (like the Full Moon) of the ocean of earth, gods, twice-born and animals (SB 10.14.40).

Krsna is the Tormentor of cannibalistic persons (SB 10.14.40).

Krsna is the Destroyer of the pride of the arrogant (SB 10.60.19).

Krsna is the Root-Cause of the origin, etc., of the world (SB 10.14.23).

Krsna is the Cause of the world (SB 10.40.1).

Krsna is the Creator of the world (SB 10.70.38).

Krsna, for the good of the world, appears as if possessed of a body like that of mundane entities (SB 10.14.55).

Krsna is the guru (centre of gravity) of the world (SB 10.80.44).

Krsna is the Refuge (asraya) of jivas (individual souls) who see afraid of birth and death (SB 10.49.23).

Krsna is devoid of birth (SB 10.46.38).

Krsna is equally the Internal Guide, Cause and Director of jivas (SB 10.87.30).

Krsna is the Destroyer of the miseries of persons who employ themselves in meditating upon Him (SB 10.58.10).

Krsna is of the fourth dimension and is self-manifest (SB 10.66.38).

Krsna is Worthy of being gifted (SB 10.74.24).

Krsna is the Punisher of the wicked (SB 10.69.17).

Krsna is the God of gods (SB 10.80.44).

Krsna is rarely cognisable by the gods (SB 10.48.27).

Krsna is unconcerned about body, house, etc. (SB 10.60.20).

Krsna is the Supreme Ruler of the greatest gods (SB 10.73.8).

Krsna is the Exponent of Religion (SB 10.69.40).

Krsna is the Eternal Son of Nanda (SB 10.14.1).

Krsna is Visible to man with great difficulty (SB 10.71.23).

Krsna’s Presence mocks the world of man (SB 10.70.40).

Krsna is the Object of palatable drink of the human eye (SB 10.71.33).

Krsna is the Internal Guide of all (SB 10.31.4).

Krsna is Worthy of the worship of all the worlds (SB 10.69.15).

Krsna accommodates all the worlds (SB 10.59.30).

Krsna is the Manifestor of all light (SB 10.63.34).

Krsna is unstinted in giving Himself away to one who recollects Him (SB 10.80.11).

Krsna is the efficient Cause (SB 10.87.50).

Krsna, although devoid of all mundane quality, assumes mundane qualities by His Inconceivable Power for the purposes of creation, etc. (SB 10.46.40).

Krsna is not subject to change (SB 10.64.29).

Krsna is not capable of discrimination, by reason of being void of any extraneous covering (SB 10.87.29).

Krsna is the Giver of Himself to those who covet nothing (SB 10.86.33).

Krsna loves those who covet nothing (SB 10.60.14).

Krsna does not work (SB 10.60.20).

Krsna is the Human, Hidden, Primal Person (purusa) (SB 10.44.13). Krsna is Present in the hearts of jivas like the five elements (SB 10.82.45).

1970-1973-01-47-06Krsna is the Supreme Sorcerer (SB 10.70.37).

Krsna is Supreme Godhead and the Internal Guide of all (SB 10.56.27).

Krsna is the Crest-jewel of those whose praises are sung by the sacred lore (SB 10.71.30).

Krsna is the Primal Person and is Ever-existing (SB 10.14.23).

Krsna is the Highest among the Objects of worship (SB 10.74.19).

Krsna is the Healer of the miseries of the submissive (SB 10.73.16).

Krsna is the Destroyer of the sins of the submissive (SB 10.31.7).

Krsna is the Destroyer of the distress of the submissive (SB 10.73.8).

Krsna is the Residue after the Cataclysm (SB 10.87.15).

Krsna is devoid of touch with mundane senses (SB 10.87.28).

Krsna is the Soul and Friend of all animate entities (SB 10.29.32).

Krsna is devoid of distinction appertaining to an alien (SB 10.63.38).

Krsna is inconceivable by His Nature (SB 10.70.38).

Krsna is the Master of the Universe (SB 10.70.37).

Krsna is the Nourisher of the Universe (SB 10.85.5).

Krsna is the Sun that cheers the lotus of the kindred of the Vrsnis [the members of the family in which He appeared] (SB 10.14.40).

Krsna is the God worshiped by the brahmanas (SB 10.69.15).

Krsna is the Foremost of the brahmanas (SB 10.84.20).

Krsna is the Originator of Brahma (SB 10.40.1).

Krsna is the Worshiped of Brahma (SB 10.31.13).

Krsna loves His devotees (SB 10.48.26).

Krsna wears Forms in accordance with the wishes of His devotee (SB 10.59.25).

Krsna is eternally Present in Mathura (SB 10.1.28).

Krsna is devoid of the sense of kinship and regards all in the same way (SB 10.46.37).

Krsna is beyond all Measuring Potency (maya) (SB 10.63.26).


Krsna is subdued by the love of Yudhisthira [His elder cousin] (SB 10.72.10).

Krsna is concealed by the screen of maya from the sight of the people (SB 10.85.19).

Krsna does not follow the ways of the world (SB 10.60.36).

Krsna is the Destroyer of the fear of the mundane sojourn of the submissive (SB 10.85.19).

Krsna is the Womb of the Scriptures (SB 10.16.44, 80.45, 84.20).

Krsna is sri guru’s [the spiritual master’s] Own Self (SB 10.80.33).

Krsna is devoid of hankering for wife, offspring, etc. (SB 10.60.20).

Krsna is the Ordainer of the wordly sojourn and of the summum bonum (SB 10.1.7).

Krsna is the Cause of all entities (SB 10.85.4).

Krsna is the Friend of the good (SB 10.69.17).

Krsna is devoid of discrimination as to kinship (SB 10.63.38, 44).

Krsna is Existence (SB 10.56.27).

Krsna possesses true desire (SB 10.80.44).

Krsna is the True Entity (SB 10.87.17).

Krsna is True of speech (SB 10.48.26).

Krsna sees with an equal eye (SB 10.16.33).

Krsna is True of resolve (SB 10.37.12).

Krsna is the Cause of all causes (SB 10.14.56-57, 63.38, 87.16).

Krsna is the Originator of all (SB 10.59.28).

Krsna is the Soul’s own self of all jivas (individual souls) (SB 10.14.55).

Krsna is Omniscient (SB 10.16.48).

Krsna is All-seeing (SB 10.38.18).

Krsna is the embodiment of all gods (SB 10.74.19, 86.54).

Krsna is the Seer of all (SB 10.16.48).

Krsna is the Lord of all (SB 10.37.23).

Krsna is the Stay (asraya) of all entities (SB 10.82.46).

Krsna is All-pervasive and Eternal (SB 10.9.13).

Krsna is the Soul of all elements (SB 10.86.31).

Krsna is the Knower of the minds of all elements (SB 10.81.1).

Krsna is the soul’s self of all elements (SB 10.74.24).

Krsna is the Inner Soul of all elements (SB 10.37.11).

Krsna is the Cause of the origin of all elements (SB 10.64.29).

Krsna is the Limit of all good (SB 10.84.21).

Krsna is Omnipotent (SB 10.37.12).

Krsna is the Lord of Laksmi, the Presiding Deity of all riches (SB 10.47.46).

Krsna is the Internal Guide of all (SB 10.63.38, 72.6).

Krsna is the Stay (asraya) of all (SB 10.40.15).

Krsna is Witness and Seer of Self (SB 10.86.31).

Krsna is the Refuge of the good (SB 10.80.9)

Krsna is most difficult to serve (SB 10.88.11).

Krsna is the Friend of one’s heart (SB 10.48.26).

Krsna is the Withholder, Creator and Preserver (SB 10.63.44).

Krsna is the Master of the functions of creation, etc. (SB 10.16.49, 37.12).

Krsna is devoid of distinction between kin and alien (SB 10.72.6).

Krsna indwells the Universe created by Himself (SB 10.48.19).

Krsna is satisfied by the taste of His Self-Delight (SB 10.72.6).

Krsna is the Destroyer of the worldly sojourn of His devotees (SB 10.60.43).

Krsna is the Wearer of a body according to His Wish (SB 10.1.7).

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