Does Shri Krishan in Bhagavad Gita talk about some other Supreme God?
Published on Aug 17, 2019
Is there some other Supreme God that Shri Krishan Ji is talking about in Shrimad Bhagavad Gita?
The popular belief amongst devotee society is that Shri Krishan Ji has given the knowledge of Gita and he himself is the Supreme God. Whether Shri Krishan Ji spoke Gita or not, is a matter of a separate debate. We will here address the question whether Shri Krishan Ji talks about some other Supreme God or not, and that too with cogent evidence from Bhagavad Gita.
There are many verses in Bhagavad Gita where Krishan Ji is talking about some other God, for instance 18:62, 18.66. However we will for the purpose of this article concentrate on Chapter 8 as it talks very clearly about some other Supreme God.
See below the verses from Chapter 8 verse 5 - 10. These images are from Bhagavad Gita by Gita Press Gorakhpur.
Bhagavad Gita Adhyay 8, Shlok 5
Transliteration: Jo purush antkaal mein bhi mujhko hi smarn karta hua shareer ko tyag kar jata hai, vah mere sakshat roop ko prapt hota hai. Isme kuch bhi sanshay nahin hai.
Purport: Krishan Ji is saying that he who remembers me at the terminal moment, achieves me. There is no doubt about it.
Bhagavad Gita Adhyay 8, Shlok 6
Transliteration: hey kuntiputr arjun! ye manushya antkaal mein jis-jis bhi bhav ko smarn karta hua shareer ka tyag karta hai, us usko hi prapt ho hai, kyunki vah sada usi bhav se bhavit raha hai.
Purport: Krishan ji is saying that whatever God one remembers at the time of death, he/she goes to that God only.
Bhagavad Gita Adhyay 8, Shlok 7
Transliteration: isliye he arjun! tu sab samay mein nirantar mera smarn kar aur yudh bhi kar. is prakar mujhme arpan kiye huye man-budhi se yukt hokar tu nihsandeh mujhko hi prapt hoga.
Purport: Here Krishan ji says to Arjun, that you may fight and at the same time remember me as well. This way you will achieve me without any doubt.
Bhagavad Gita Adhyay 8, Shlok 8
Transliteration: hey parth! yeh niyam hai ki parmeshwar ke dhyan ke abhyas rup yog se yukt dusri aur na janewale chit se nirantar chintan karta hua manushya param divya purushko arthat parmeshwar ko hi prapt hota hai.
Purport: Here Shri Krishan Ji is telling Arjun about a rule, and is talking about some other Supreme God. He says that one who remembers Supreme God (which is separate to Krishan ji) with undivided attention attains Supreme God. Krishan ji clarifies it further in 8:9 -10.
Bhagavad Gita Adhyay 8, Shlok 9
Transliteration: jo purush sarvagaya, anadi, sabke niyanta, sukshm se bhi ati sukshm, sabke dharan-poshan karne wale, achintya swarup, surya ke sadrishya nitya chetan prakash roop aur avidhya se ati pare shudh sachidanandghan parmeshwar ka smarn karta hai -
Purport: Krishan Ji says that one who remembers the subtlest of the subtle Supreme God, who feeds everyone, he who is bright like sun -
Bhagavad Gita Adhyay 8, Shlok 10
Transliteration: vah bhakti yukt purush ant kaal mein bhi yogbal se bhrikuti ke madhya mein pran ko achhi prakar sthapit kar ke fir nischal man se smarn karta hua us divya rup param purush parmatma ko hi prapt hota hai.
Purport: Shri Krishan Ji says, that devotee endowed with the power of yog / bhakti, while remembering God, achieves "that Supreme God".
Here Krishan ji is talking very clearly about a different Supreme God.
It is very clear that Shri Krishan Ji is talking about some other Supreme God. Krishan Ji talks sequentially that, Arujn if you remember me, then you will certainly come to me (8:7). From 8:8 - 8:10, Shri Krishan Ji is referring to some other God whom he is addressing as "Supreme God".
This is vital knowledge as it completely changes the message of Gita. Ignorant saints & acharayas have not been able to understand this deep knowledge of Bhagavad Gita as none of them are "God Realised". Only Saint Rampal Ji has reveled this knowledge because he is a Complete Saint.
So the fact is that Shri Krishan Ji is not the Supreme God. He is talking about a different God, who is actually Supreme, and is the only one worthy of being worshipped if one wants to achieve salvation.