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Monday, February 17, 2014

Etymology of the name Kṛṣṇa

The bhu-vacaka or attractiveness indicated, in the verbal root "Kṛṣ" refers to complete eternal existence or complete eternal knowledge, and "ṇa" refers to spiritual pleasure. In qualities and objects not related to Krsna there is a possibility of difference between the cause and the effect, but since "Kṛṣ" and "ṇa" are both the attractors and the attracted, there is no difference between the cause and effect in their qualities and objects. Krsna is non-different from His names, forms, qualities and pastimes.

Purport by His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Takur Prabhupada
Sri Chaitanya Bhagavata, Madhya Kanda, part three, chapter twenty eight text 26, page 529

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