The entire cosmic manifestations, moving and nonmoving, are manifested by different activities of Krsna’s energy. In the material existence we create different relationships with different living entities who are nothing but Krsna’s marginal energy; under the creation of prakṛti some of them appear as our father, mother, grandfather, creator, etc., but actually they are parts and parcels of Krsna. As such, these living entities who appear to be our father, mother, etc., are nothing but Krsna. In this verse the word dhata means “creator.” Not only are our father and mother parts and parcels of Krsna, but the creator, grandmother and grandfather, etc., are also Krsna. Actually any living entity, being part and parcel of Krsna, is Krsna. All the Vedas, therefore, aim only toward Krsna. Whatever we want to know through the Vedas is but a progressive step toward understanding Krsna. That subject matter which helps us purify our constitutional position is especially Krsna. Similarly, the living entity who is inquisitive to understand all Vedic principles is also part and parcel of Kṛṣṇa and as such is also Krsna. In all the Vedic mantras the word oḿ, called praṇava, is a transcendental sound vibration and is also Krsna. And because in all the hymns of the four Vedas — Sama, Yajur, Ṛg and Atharva — the praṇava, or oḿkara, is very prominent, it is understood to be Kṛṣṇa.

Radhanath Swami explains how krishna is the source of all existence:

‘I am the father of this universe, the mother, the support and the grandsire. I am the object of knowledge, the purifier and the syllable oḿ. I am also the Ṛg, the Sama and the Yajur Vedas.’
Here the example is given of the cloth, the cloth that is weaved appears to the eye to be one piece of cloth but actually it is so many thousands upon thousands of small threads that are all sewn together both in length and width. In the same way it is explained that this material existence appears in a particular way but in actuality the fiber of all creation is simply the energy of Krishna and because the energy is the emanation from Krishna and all living beings are but part of Krishna. Actually all that exists is Krishna, there is nothing outside of Krishna. He has revealed in His Virat Rupa the universal form, how every aspects of this entire universe the creation are various parts of himself so what is it that is happening? Krishna is everything Krishna is within everything Krishna is outside of everything all that exists is Krishna.
Of course, the impersonal philosophers, they do not enter into the deeper understanding of how everything is Krishna. They are simply content to believe that everything is Krishna and to not perceive everything as Krishna is an illusion. You are Krishna, I am Krishna the world is Krishna all manifestations are Krishna, so we are God everything is God. In one sense that is true but that understanding is incomplete because it neglects to recognize the purpose in which Lord Sri Krishna has expanded himself into everything that exists (Bg. 5.29) Bhoktäraà yajïa-tapasäà sarva-loka-maheçvaram. Krishna is the Supreme enjoyer and He has expanded himself as all spiritual and material worlds for His own enjoyment (Bg. 10.8)

ahaḿ sarvasya prabhavo
mattaḥ sarvaḿ pravartate
iti matvā bhajante māḿ
budhā bhāva-samanvitāḥ

(Cc. Madhya 13.65)paräsya çaktir vividhaiva çrüyate. From himself, by His own will He has created multifarious energies and through all these energies He wants to enjoy pleasure. But His pleasure must be enjoyed through himself because nothing else exists except himself. So therefore, He expands himself as innumerable parts and parcel, who are of quality of Krishna, in the sense that they are emanations of Krishna. Just like a sun ray is of the same quality as the sun. But each part that emanates from Him becomes separate from Him, in the sense that, that part is meant to be enjoyed and He is meant to enjoy. That part has been created with the separate identity, with a separate personality in the sense that, there is nothing separate from Krishna but simultaneously for the sake of there being a lover and the beloved, He creates a sense of separateness but that sense and separateness is eternal, it is the constitutional nature of the soul.

Living entity if part and parcel of Krishna by Radhanath Swami:

The idea of the monist philosophy when we become liberated from the illusion of bondage and duality we realize that we are one with God like a drop of water merging again into the ocean. But the true understanding which has been revealed by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is acintya-bheda-abheda tattva. We are simultaneously one and different than Krishna eternally. He has created every one of His parts eternally to have a separate sense of identity and the part is eternally meant for enjoyment of the whole of Krishna. (Cc. Madhya 20.108)jévera svarüpa haya nityera kåñëa däsa, the part is eternally a servant of Krishna. And when the part and parcel due to its freewill, we derive our freewill from Krishna. We derive all of our qualities from Krishna but when we misuse our freewill which is our right and we want to be the enjoyer rather the enjoyed then we fall under the entrapment of material entanglement and the laws of karma. These laws of karma keep us bound up in the network of pleasures and pains, birth and death and various dualities.
And how to come out of this network of misery? By understanding true transcendental knowledge, what is actually our constitutional position? That everything that exists should help us remember Krishna and our true relationship with Krishna. In one sense it is said here that Krishna is the father of the universe He is the mother He is the source He is the support He is the grandsire He is everything because everything is emanating from Him and everything is part of Him. The Bhagvatam says, “If you water the root of the tree every part of the tree is satisfied (S.B.11.5.41)

devarṣi-bhūtāpta-nṛṇāḿ pitṝṇāḿ
na kińkaro nāyam ṛṇī ca rājan
sarvātmanā yaḥ śaraṇaḿ śaraṇyaḿ
gato mukundaḿ parihṛtya kartam

That one who surrenders to Mukunda all obligations, all deaths, all responsibilities are perfectly fulfilled because the essence of your mother, your father, all of your ancestors all of the demigods all of the people who are history that we feel obligated to, their essence is Krishna, their power is Krishna and is coming from Krishna. Therefore, just by serving Krishna just by surrendering to Krishna all purposes of life are fulfilled perfectly. But without surrendering to Krishna all of our obligations, responsibilities and relationships in this world are simply meant for bondage and illusion and that is all.

Our attraction for Krishna by Radhanath Swami:

Just as the Gopis of Vraja, when they went to Krishna on the night of Sharad Purnima after He played the fifth note to His celebrated flute, they came to surrender their lives for His pleasure and He told them, “You should all go back home because you have husbands and children and in-laws and fathers and so many social duties, why have you come here?”
And they said that, “By coming here and satisfying you, we are fulfilling all of our duties because you as the paramatma within our hearts is the source of life. If you are not within our hearts they are nothing than a dead corpse and even a dead corpse is an emanation a manifestation of your energy. So actually the only person that, anyone is really loving is you but under illusion we don’t recognize you. We think we love someone but we don’t know that the attractive life force and quality within them is you. And if we love another soul who is part and parcel of Krishna, the only reason they have power to attract love is because they are part of you, so it’s you that is all attractive.” And this is why the name Krishna is the most important name of God because Krishna means all attractive.
Just as a magnet attracts metal every soul, the love of every soul is naturally attracted to Krishna because He is the only object of love, He is only object of attraction. But when the metal object is covered by foreign particles of dirt which in this case is ignorance – avidya then we forget the natural attraction to Krishna. But we forget what we really being attracted to and we are attracted any way. We are attracted to Krishna in ignorance rather than in knowledge. In another words we are being attracted to Krishna through His material energy.

Krishna the power-house of all energies:

We are attracted to a beautiful young man or a beautiful young woman or some nice wealth, big home, nice furniture, nice type of music all of the attractions we have in this world it’s only because of Krishna’s presence within it and it’s attractive. But because we are not identifying the presence of Krishna within it, that attraction is a source of misery because it is based on ignorance and ignorance creates a situation of transience or temporary condition. So therefore, Krishna consciousness is very simple, to just wake up and see the truth how Krishna is within without everything, how He is the father, the mother, the support, the grandsire the object of knowledge the purifier everything that exists is Krishna, it is all meant for Krishna and to understand scientifically that it has all been created for Krishna’s pleasure and to utilize everything for Krishna’s pleasure. To seek our attraction in always identifying the beauty of Krishna, the mercy of Krishna, the presence of Krishna’s existence within everything that exists.
Just like the electricity, electricity comes through various outlets but there is the power-plant which is the source of all electricity. You cannot say that, every outlet has the power of the power-plant it just has a tiny little fraction of that power, so in the same way all of the energies that exists to find their source in their fullness in Krishna – the Personality of Godhead. And therefore, Sastras explains (S.B. 1.2.11)

vadanti tat tattva-vidas
tattvaḿ yaj jñānam advayam
brahmeti paramātmeti
bhagavān iti śabdyate

This means that there are three basic levels of realization of the one non dual truth –

1. Brahman – which is the all pervading energy of the Lord
2. Paramatma – which is the personal presence of the Lord within the heart of every living being and in and between every atom as the witness and
3. Bhagwan – who is the store house, who is the power-house, the source of all of these various energies and that power-house is Govinda, ädi-puruñaà tam ahaà bhajämi. The beautiful form of Krishna who stands with 3 bend’s in His transcendental body – Tribhanga, who plays upon His flute, whose beautiful lotus like eyes and divine darkish complexion, head bedecked with peacock feather is the all enchanting attraction of everything that exists.
So we can just imagine, what is the beauty of Krishna, the sum total of all beautiful things that have ever existed past, present and future are all insignificant emanations or reflections of the inconceivably infinite beauty of Krishna.

Krishna the reservoir of all beauty:

Just yesterday, one devotee was explaining to me, how when He was coming to live in the temple His parents, His relatives, all friends of the parents and everybody else that knew anybody who were relatives they were all weeping and crying for days, thinking that He was leaving home, incessant tears, desperate condition of life “How can you leave us, how can you not be with us?” And they were so desperate such an intense scene that for days on end these people would come and cry and cry. I was saying to this devotee that you are by constitutional position just one ten-thousandth of the size of the tip of a hair and just see how attractive you are, how they are crying for you because you are leaving. Can you imagine how the Gopis were crying, when Krishna left Vrindavan? Here is a complete fullness of all truth, the reservoir of all beauty. If there are infinite practically countless jivatmas who are all like this boy one ten-thousandth of the size of the tip of a hair, who have a little tiny little speck of Krishna’s qualities and you take all the billions and quadrillions and countless jivatmas and merge all their qualities together, they are absolutely insignificant and irrelevant compared to the beauty of Krishna and the personality of Krishna. So when Krishna left Vrindavan, what sort of agony of ecstatic separation was in the hearts of the Gopis? We cannot imagine. We cry over a little speck of Krishna, what to speak of Krishna himself. There are no words to express.

But at the same time when we meet our beloved how we become so excited and how so enthused but can you imagine in Vrindavan, when the cowherd boys and the Gopis would meet with Krishna, what sort of unlimited uncontrollable ecstasy must awaken in their hearts.
This is the goal of life, to have this ecstatic relationship with the reservoir of all ecstasy, with the source of all pleasure, with the source of all beauty with Bhagwan the possessor of all opulence’s in full. So why should we waste our time in this human life which is especially created for the purpose of reuniting our hearts again with Krishna want to waste it just becoming infatuated with all of these illusory little particles and make such a big deal out of it in our life. We make such a big deal all in all with little specks which are just coming and going, when we have an opportunity to put our attention and our focus on Krishna the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Supreme and exclusive object of true love, in whom everything and everyone is included and that Krishna with all of His excellences and opulence’s in full has appeared in this world in the beautiful sound of His name:

nämnäm akäri bahudha nija-sarva-çaktis
taträrpitä niyamitaù smaraëe na kälaù
etädåçé tava kåpä bhagavan mamäpi
durdaivam édåçam ihäjani nänurägaù

That ‘All your powers my Lord and all your divine qualities you have invested within the beautiful sound of your name.’
And Srila Rupa Goswami therefore prays, “I do not know how much nectar the two syllables ‘Krs’ ‘na’ has produced. When that name comes upon my tongue I desire many, many more tongues to taste it and when that name enters into the ears we desire million, and billions and trillions of ears and when that name of Krishna enters into our heart it conquers our senses conquers our mind.”

This is the sweetness of the names of Krishna, so why we are not experiencing such transcendental ecstasy where all the power and glory of God is right before us within His name. Krishna explains that as we develop love for Him He reveals himself accordingly. As we develop the qualities of humility, devotion, as we develop a selfless spirit of service and as we chant the names of the Lord attentively with the awakenings of these purified qualities in our heart gradually we can taste and realize the infinite glory of Krishna’s names-

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

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Radhanath Swami

H.H Radhanath Swami is one of today’s most beloved and respected spiritual teachers. A Bhakti Yoga practitioner for 40 years, he is a guide, community builder, philanthropist, and acclaimed author.Born and raised in Chicago,at the age of 19 he discovered India's Mystical devotional tradition and now spread his message of compassion and love around the world.

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Radhanath Swami

H.H Radhanath Swami is one of today’s most beloved and respected spiritual teachers. A Bhakti Yoga practitioner for 40 years, he is a guide, community builder, philanthropist, and acclaimed author.Born and raised in Chicago,at the age of 19 he discovered India's Mystical devotional tradition and now spread his message of compassion and love around the world.