Philosophical Papers and Review

  • Abbreviation: Philos. Papers Rev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-663X
  • DOI: 10.5897/PPR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 42


Krishna – the catalyst for emancipation

Bibhu Prasad Rath
D-411, Parsvnath Prestige Sector-93A Noida-201304, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 20 May 2013
  •  Published: 31 August 2013



Hinduism (Dasa, 2009) unlike Buddhism, Christianity and Islam does not have a founder. While most major religions derive from new ideas taught by a charismatic leader, Hinduism, the Santana Dharma or the eternal tradition is simply the religion of the people of India, which has gradually developed over four thousand years. The origins and authors of its sacred texts are largely unknown. Yet an understanding of Krishna (Richard, 1994) is critical to understand Hinduism. The universal nature of Krishna’s teaching is explored here.


Key words: Enigmatic, Krishna, catalyst, emancipation, gopis, Devine-in-human, human-in-devine, bhakta (Devotee), Viswarupa Darshana (Vision of the Almighty), Bhagavad Gita-(song celestial), samskara (Impression), maya (Illusion).