HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 19-2.
19. KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI-2.
Study the Bhagavatam and the Pancharatras, which are equal to the Upanishads.
You will know all about the glory of Lord Krishna, His Lilas and superhuman deeds.
The eighth Avatara, Krishna, who has become the Beloved of Bharatham and the world at large, had a threefold objective :-
to destroy the wicked demons, to play the leading role in the great war fought on the battlefield of Kurukshetra (where he delivered His wonderful message of the Gita) and to become the centre of a marvellous development of the Bhakti schools of India.
There is no true science except devotion to Lord Krishna.
That man is wealthy indeed who loves Radha and Krishna.
There is no sorrow other than lack of devotion to Krishna.
He is the foremost of the emancipated who loves Krishna.
There is no right course, except the society of Sri Krishna’s devotees.
The Name, virtues and Lilas (divine pastimes) of Krishna are the chief things to be remembered.
The Lotus Feet of Radha and Krishna are the chief objects of meditation.
To be continued .....