Finding Myself in Lord Krishna: A Journey To Love And Divine Bliss Within

In the Ancient Vedic tradition, there is a special emphasis on finding your calling and living your life with intention. A call to action is woven into every step of the Vedic process because it’s meant to be a lifelong journey.

Moreover, it’s not just about reading books, listening to lectures and performing rituals; rather, there is an underlying philosophy that one should lead their life with intention and focus in order to discover who they are at the core and what their purpose in this world might be.

In this blog post we will be talking about Finding self in Krishna and how that Love changes life.

Who Is Krishna?

Some worship him as a God while some think of him as human, some even raise questions on how a God can be so worldly? Shri Krishna is an avatar of God Vishnu who descended upon the land in many forms and names.

One who walked the land beneath our feet, Shri Krishna is known to us by many names like Govinda(गोविन्द), Mohan(मोहन), Gopal(गोपाल), Maakhan Chor(माखन चोर), Murlidhar(मुरलीधर), Kanhaiya(कन्हैया), Bankey Bihari(बांके बिहारी), Parthasarathy(पार्थसारथी), Thakur Ji(ठाकुर जी), Jagannatha(जगन्नाथ), Dwarkadheesh(द्वारकाधीश), Shrinath Ji(श्रीनाथजी) and many more. 

His name Krishna meant a darker shade of color in Sanskrit. His epic can be experienced in Mahabharat(महाभारत), Vishnu Puran(विष्णु पुराण), Shrimad Bhagvad Geeta(श्रीमद्भगवद्‌गीता) and Harivansh Puran(हरिवंशपुराण).

Source : wikipedia, britannica

More About Lord Krishna

Shri Krishna was born to Devki(देवकी) and her husband Vasudev(वासुदेव) in Mathura(मथुरा) in a prison cell captured by Kans(कन्स), Devki’s brother. Kans feared an Oracle which predicted his death by the hands of Devki’s child. He made sure to get rid of any child born to them.

Legend says when Shri Krishna was born, Vasudev secretly sneaked out of the prison to cross Yamuna(यमुना) and exchange Krishna with Nand(नंद) and his wife Yashoda(यशोदा) in Vrindavan(वृन्दावन). When Kans tried to kill the exchanged child, Goddess Yogmaya(योगमाया) appeared and warned Kans that his death has arrived in his kingdom and disappeared. His birth is celebrated as Janmashtmi every year.

His mentions are not limited to just Hindu texts but also find a place in Sikh, Jain and Buddhist texts.

यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत।

अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम्।।

परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम्।

धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे।।

YADA YADA HI DHARMASYA GLANIRBHAVATI BHARATA |

ABHYUTTHANAM ADHARMASYA TADAATMAANAM SRUJAMYAHAM ||

PARITRANAY SADHOONAM VINASHAYACHA DUSHKRITAM |

DHARM SAMSTHAPANARTHAYE SAMBHAVAMI YUGE YUGE ||

Whenever there is a decline of righteousness and rise of unrighteousness then for the protection of good and destruction of the wicked, I will manifest myself for the establishment of Dharm millenium after millenium are the words of KarmYog Guru Lord Shri Krishna in Mahabharat.

The importance of finding self in the Vedic tradition

The importance of finding self in the Vedic tradition is at the heart of the Vedic spiritual path. The Vedas are not a static collection of sacred texts, but rather a living tradition that continues to evolve as it adapts to meet the needs of its practitioners. The goal of the Vedic tradition is to rediscover our true nature and live in harmony with the patterns of reality.

As we peel back layer after layer of conditioning, we find ourselves at the core of our existence. We are not just thinking beings; we are also feeling beings, embodied beings, and vibrating beings. Once we recognize this truth, we can begin to live in alignment with our true nature and experience greater happiness, fulfillment, and well-being.

The key to finding self in the Vedic tradition is to become aware of your true identity: your body and mind shaped by your unique experiences, thoughts, feelings, and emotions that make you who you are. This process can be challenging because it requires coming face-to-face with difficult truths about yourself—including your limitations, imperfections, and shortcomings—but it can also be liberating because it allows you to let go of outdated beliefs and views about yourself and embrace a new appreciation for who you truly are.

As you become more self-aware, you will naturally start to connect with your authentic self — your real feelings, thoughts and impulses.

Krishna as a guide for finding your true self

Krishna is an ideal guide for finding your true self. He is the perfect example of a divine perfection that never fails to remind us that we are always perfect as we are, and that each time we pick ourselves up and try something new, we are taking a step closer to our potential.

He was an imperfect man who chose to devote his life to serving others, and as a result he became the most exceptional human being ever to walk the planet. He showed us that true success can only be found by living a life full of meaning and purpose, and by focusing on what truly matters most in each moment.

With Krishna’s guidance at our side, we can realize our full potential and find our place in the world.

Take a look at Seven iconic Quotes of Lord Krishna From
Srimad Bhagavad Gita (श्रीमद भागवत गीता)

Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 12 न त्वेवाहं जातु नासं न त्वं नेमे जनाधिपा | न चैव न भविष्याम: सर्वे वयमत: परम् || 2.12||
na tvevāhaṁ jātu nāsaṁ na tvaṁ neme janādhipāḥ na chaiva na bhaviṣhyāmaḥ sarve vayamataḥ param

But certainly, there was not any time in the past when I did not exist; nor you, nor these rulers of men. And surely it is not that we all shall cease to exist after this.

Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 14 मात्रास्पर्शास्तु कौन्तेय शीतोष्णसुखदु: खदा: | आगमापायिनोऽनित्यास्तांस्तितिक्षस्व भारत || 2.14||
mātrā-sparśhās tu kaunteya śhītoṣhṇa-sukha-duḥkha-dāḥ āgamāpāyino ’nityās tans-titikṣhasva bhārata

O son of Kunti, the contact between the senses and the sense objects gives rise to fleeting perceptions of happiness and distress. These are non-permanent, and come and go like the winter and summer seasons. O descendent of Bharat, one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.

Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 20 न जायते म्रियते वा कदाचि नायं भूत्वा भविता वा न भूय: | अजो नित्य: शाश्वतोऽयं पुराणो न हन्यते हन्यमाने शरीरे || 2.20||
na jāyate mriyate vā kadāchin nāyaṁ bhūtvā bhavitā vā na bhūyaḥ ajo nityaḥ śhāśhvato ’yaṁ purāṇo na hanyate hanyamāne śharīre

The soul is neither born, nor does it ever die; nor is it that having come to exist, It will ever cease to be. The soul is birth less, eternal, immortal and ageless; It is not destroyed when the body is destroyed.

Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 22 वासांसि जीर्णानि यथा विहाय नवानि गृह्णाति नरोऽपराणि | तथा शरीराणि विहाय जीर्णा न्यन्यानि संयाति नवानि देही ||2. 22||
vāsānsi jīrṇāni yathā vihāya navāni gṛihṇāti naro ’parāṇi tathā śharīrāṇi vihāya jīrṇānya nyāni sanyāti navāni dehī

As a person sheds worn-out garments and wears new ones, likewise, at the time of death, the soul casts off its worn-out body and enters a new one.

Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 47 कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन | मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि ||2. 47 ||
karmaṇy-evādhikāras te mā phaleṣhu kadāchana mā karma-phala-hetur bhūr mā te saṅgo ’stvakarmaṇi

You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, nor be attached to inaction.

Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 3, Verse 35 श्रेयान्स्वधर्मो विगुण: परधर्मात्स्वनुष्ठितात् | स्वधर्मे निधनं श्रेय: परधर्मो भयावह: || 3.35||
śhreyān swa-dharmo viguṇaḥ para-dharmāt sv-anuṣhṭhitāt swa-dharme nidhanaṁ śhreyaḥ para-dharmo bhayāvahaḥ

It is far better to perform one’s natural prescribed duty, though tinged with faults, than to perform another’s prescribed duty, though perfectly. In fact, it is preferable to die in the discharge of one’s duty, than to follow the path of another, which is fraught with danger.

Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 16, Verse 21 त्रिविधं नरकस्येदं द्वारं नाशनमात्मन: | काम: क्रोधस्तथा लोभस्तस्मादेतत्त्रयं त्यजेत् || 16.21||
tri-vidhaṁ narakasyedaṁ dvāraṁ nāśhanam ātmanaḥ kāmaḥ krodhas tathā lobhas tasmād etat trayaṁ tyajet

There are three gates leading to the hell of self-destruction for the soul—lust, anger, and greed. Therefore, all should abandon these three.

    Discovering your purpose through action and intent.

    Discovering your purpose in life is an important part of the journey to a fulfilling and meaningful lifestyle.

    Pride and passion are two important motives that can help you discover why you are here on Earth and what you are supposed to be doing. Seeing your purpose as a calling or vocation can help you feel connected to something greater than yourself, while also giving you a sense of direction.

    A purpose can be anything that inspires you, excites you and gives meaning to your life. It can be as simple as “to learn” or “to grow” but it should always be tied to your values and beliefs.

    Once you find your purpose, it should guide everything you do with purposeful action. You can use it as your North Star to keep you focused on the path of self-discovery. In order to bring out the best in yourself and others, you need to bring out the best in yourself first.

    Forcing yourself into situations that make you uncomfortable is not going to lead to anything good. Instead, take time for reflection and make sure that what you are doing is aligned with your vision.

    Finding Yourself Through Rituals and Practices

    When we feel lost, finding a meaningful identity and connection with others can be a powerful way to reconnect with yourself and your purpose.

    There are many ways to connect with yourself and find your purpose. Some simple rituals you can try include writing in a journal, meditating, spending time outdoors, listening to music, or taking a class. Other practices you might like include yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercises, or physical activities such as walking.

    Whatever you choose to do for yourself, make sure it’s something you enjoy doing and that fits into your schedule. Creating space for yourself is important because it helps prevent burnout and isolation from the world outside of your home. This can lead to disconnection from yourself as well as your true purpose in life.

    There is a lot of research out there about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices. One of the most well-known benefits is that it can help you feel more in control of your life and make you more aware of your surroundings and thoughts.

    It’s also been shown to have positive effects on your emotional health, including helping you cope with stress and anxiety. Research has also found that meditation can help you boost your immune system, improve your concentration, and even increase your sensitivity to pain.

    Finding Yourself Through Service to Others

    We all have a self-interest inside of us, but we also have a self-interest outside of us too. This self-interest is not the same as your self-interest, which is about what you want to get out of life. It’s what you want to give to others. This might be tangible things like food or shelter, or it might be intangible things like friendship or compassion.

    There are many ways to cultivate this self-interest and make it a part of who you are: volunteering, donating money or goods, helping others in small ways, etc. Service to others has many benefits, including strengthening your empathy and compassion, increasing your confidence, boosting your mood and reducing stress.

    Finding Yourself Through Your Calling and Passion

    A calling and passion are two parts of the same puzzle. They both help you figure out who you are and what you want to do with your life.

    A calling is what inspires you to get up every morning and make you move out of bed. It’s the reason you spend hours brainstorming, researching, and writing. A passion keeps you going when things get tough. It’s why you push through deadlines and turn down distractions.

    It’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices in life. Knowing what you want from your life can help you find clarity, focus, and purpose. And when you’re clear on your goals, you can start to identify your passions and callings.

    The key to finding self in the Vedic tradition is to become aware of your true identity: your body and mind shaped by your unique experiences, thoughts, feelings, and emotions that make you who you are. This process can be challenging because it requires coming face-to-face with difficult truths about yourself—including your limitations, imperfections, and shortcomings—but it can also be liberating because it allows you to let go of outdated beliefs and views about yourself and embrace a new appreciation for who you truly are.

    As you become more self-aware, you will naturally start to connect with your authentic self — your real feelings, thoughts and impulses.

    Conclusion

    Every day we go about making choices that determine the direction our life will take. The choices we make can have an impact on our spiritual journey and ultimately on the world at large. The best way to find ourselves is to take an honest look at ourselves.

    Self-awareness is an essential step on the path to finding your purpose and soulmate. It helps us become aware of the things that are most important to us and the things that are holding us back from our true potential. Once you know what you want to do, you can use that knowledge to launch a successful career towards your life’s purpose.

    At the end of the road lies self-realization, which is a major goal in the Vedic tradition. It is the goal of every human being to discover the true nature of their soul and to serve others by living in alignment with their soul’s purpose. If we know what our soul’s goals are, we can create the right conditions for it to thrive. This can help us to bring out the best in ourselves and others.

    A practicing yogi will help you find your self while you are on your spiritual journey on becoming the best version of yourself. A good yogi is one who helps you to find your inner strength, your connection with God and the meaning of your life. If you are looking for a guide who can help you to find your self, then you need look no further than Krishna.

    One Response

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.