कर्ष्णेति इति कृष्ण
कृष्ण नाशयति इति कृष्ण
If you ponder over the above sutra karshan means akarshan or attraction. So Krishna is the one who continously attracts. Think who continously attracts you – or in other words who is the source of satisfaction. Think ? It’s “I”, the feeling of I.
It’s the most powerful of all attractors. For whom does a mother protect all day n night is it the baby, no. She knows that her baby is not ready to face challenges, so she does. For whom do we want new iphone, new house, new car, to show off – it may come a bit later first I. what feeling do you have first immediately after waking in the morning, I AM .
so that I is continuously attracting us and that’s Krishna (not the one born to shree vasudev or brought up by shree nandbava). think!!
Now, second meaning is again more deeper. The one who destroys darkness. Here, darkness is not physical but subtle in the form of knowledge, because darkness represents अज्ञान or ignorance. By birth, whosoever or whatsoever helped us to get knowledge is Krishna. My mother helped me to survive, so Krishna. My father protected me, so Krishna. My Guru/acharya/school teacher helped me to increase contemporary knowledge, so they are Krishna. My friend, helped me to select between good and bad, also in difficult situations, so they are Krishna. My foes, always took care that i give my 100%, so Krishna.
अमंत्रमक्षरं नास्ति नास्ति मूलमनौषधम् । अयोग्यः पुरुषो नास्ति …
So think that the whole prakritti helped me to remove some sort of ignorance, so they are Krishna.
So we come to the conclusion that purusha is Krishna and prakritti is also Krishna. There is not even a second other than Krishna. All is Krishna.
Happy Krishna janmashtami.