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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friendship




"Krishna is everyone's friend, and the pure devotee is carrying the friend's message. Therefore, he is a friend. If there is a nice friend, and if somebody gives information about that nice friend, he is also a friend."  ... Srila Prabhupada, Morning Walk, July 1975


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 "Krishna is sarvatma. He is situated in everyone's heart as friend. He is the real friend. He is giving me advice. He is within, conscience, which we..., or good instruction, counsel." ~ (Srila Prabhupada lecture, November 7, 1973)   

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"O my dear Krishna, You are the friend of the distressed and the source of creation. You are the master of the gopis and the lover of Radharani. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You."

(Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Introduction)
 

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 "Krishna does not say that 'I am for the Hindu living entities or the Indian living entities.' Where it is in Bhagavad-gita? Why the foolish men take it that Krishna Hindu, Krishna Indian? Krishna says that suhrdam sarva-bhutanam: 'I am friend of all living entities,' sarva-bhutanam. Not only human society, but animal society, the plant society, the aquatic society. There are so many living entities. Ananta-koti. Sa anantyaya kalpate. The living entities, there is no limit; there are so many quantities. And Kṛṣṇa says that suhṛdaṁ sarva-bhutanam jnatva mam santim rcchati: 'When one understands that I, Krishna, is the friend of everyone...' Krishna, when says, sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja (BG 18.66), He does not say to Arjuna; He says to all living entities, without any exception. Sarva-bhutanam. Suhrdam sarva-bhutanam . This is position of Kṛishna."

(Srila Prabhupada lecture, December 12, 1974)



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"This peace formula for the world is given in Bhagavad-Gita (5.29). When people know that the Supreme Lord, Krishna, is the supreme enjoyer, the supreme proprietor and the most intimate well-wishing friend of all living entities, peace and prosperity will ensue all over the world." ... Srimad-Bhagavatam 8.8.8, Purport


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 "If one makes friendship with Krishna, one will never be cheated and he will get all help needed."

(Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.27.4, Purport)

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"Always remember Krishna Who is your dearmost friend and always serve Him just to please Him, and He will give you all intelligence how to be a first-class devotee. Just try to learn all about Krishna, chant Hare Krishna, and you will be a great preacher of our Krishna Consciousness movement."

(Srila Prabhupada letter, March 3,1970)



"Krishna, the Supreme Lord, should be accepted as one's best friend. He will never cheat. He will always give His friendly advice and friendly protection to the devotee."

(Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.25.38, Purport)

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"As Lord Krishna states in the Bhagavad-gita, He is the best friend of all living entities. Suhrdam sarva-bhutanam. No one can be a greater well-wishing friend to any living entity than the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is so kindly disposed towards everyone that in spite of our completely forgetting our relationship with the Supreme Lord, He comes Himself -- sometimes personally, as Lord Krishna appeared on this earth, and sometimes as His devotee, as did Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu -- and sometimes He sends His bona fide devotees to reclaim all the fallen souls."

(Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.15.31, Purport)



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 "Anyone can understand that behind the beauty of nature, behind the succulent fruits and vegetables, and behind the wonderful heat and light of the sun, there is a Friend. So we should contact that Dearmost Friend, Krishna." ~ Srila Prabhupada letter, August 6, 1970


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"The word sakhayam ('friend') is very significant in this verse because God is eternally present beside the living entity. The Supreme Lord is also described as suhrdam ('ever well-wisher'). The Supreme Lord is always a well-wisher, just like a father or mother. Despite all the offenses of a son, the father and mother are always the son's well-wisher. Similarly, despite all our offenses and defiance of the desires of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Lord will give us immediate relief from all the hardships offered by material nature if we simply surrender unto Him, as confirmed in Bhagavad-gita (mam eva ye prapadyante mayam etam taranti te (BG 7.14)."

(Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.28.25, Purport)

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"In His Paramatma feature, Krishna is the old friend of everyone. According to Vedic injunction, Krishna is sitting with the living entity side by side. According to the sruti-mantra (dva suparna sayuja sakhayah), the Lord is sitting within the heart of every living entity as suhrt, the best friend. The Lord is always eager to have the living entity come home, back to Godhead."

(Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.28.51, Purport)

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 "The best friend and benefactor of all people is one who awakens humanity to its original Krishna consciousness."

(Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.22.47, Purport)
 

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"The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is actually the best friend of everyone. In a condition of distress or misery, one wants to seek shelter of a well-wishing friend. The well-wishing friend of the perfect order is Lord Sri Krishna."  - Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.4.21, P



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