Krishna is impartially partial ! Diksha Mataji (Gita Daily)

Published on Apr 13, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 09, Text 29

The Bhagavad-gita (9.29) states two paradoxical features of Krishna’s nature:

1. He is equal to all and does not consider anyone to be an object of aversion or affection.

2. For those who worship him with devotion, he offers himself to them and they offer themselves to him.
These two features suggest that Krishna is both partial and impartial. How can that be?

The key to understanding Krishna’s mysterious nature is to remember that he is not an impersonal principle but a sentient person. Being a person, Krishna is neither neutral, nor partial; he is reciprocal. When we try to avoid him, he reciprocates by not interfering in our lives and lets us stay under the supervision of the impartial law of karma. When we try to love him, he reciprocates by showering his love on us and intervening to take special care of us.

If Krishna had exhibited stone-like neutrality towards all, there would be hardly any possibility of developing a loving relationship with him. After all, how many people, if any, can love a stone?

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