Sri Krishna is one of the most powerful incarnations of Vishnu, the Godhead of the Hindu Trinity of deities. Of all the Vishnu avatars he is the most popular, and perhaps of all Hindu gods the one closest to the heart of the masses. Krishna’s complexion was dark and extremely handsome. Although he was mysterious, he was vividly full of wonderful qualities.
Wonderful Qualities of Lord Krishna
We can indeed write a book just about the wonderful qualities of Lord Krishna but for now, here are just 10 of them.
1. Joyful and Happy
He is one of the ideal gods that the kids and children love which largely due to his playful, sweet, happy and cute character. Lord Krishna is a happy God whose colorful expressions in life teaches us what to do at difficult crossroads of life. Despite having so many problems in life, he lived his life as nothing but a celebration.
2. A great leader
When it comes to that Lord Krishna comes out as one of the greatest Manager, the greatest planner even at the crisis of all times. He is a master strategist and tactful leader who adopts different leadership styles according to situation and people he has to deal with. Furthermore, controlling an army of 1.53 million soldiers and warriors of the Pandava Army to fight and win against a bigger army was not an easy task.
3. A Legendary Guru
As a teacher Lord Krishna taught the supreme truths of Yoga, Bhakti, and Vedanta to Arjuna and Uddhava. Krishna proves himself to be the ideal teacher and Guru of all Gurus. He patiently answers some 574 questions in the battlefield of Kurukshetra over 18 counseling sessions, to allow Arjuna to spell out his doubts, confusion and emotional trauma before giving his own logic and reasoning. Krishna never forces Arjuna to believe what he says without being convinced about it. That is the greatest quality of a teacher.
4. An Ideal Friend
The story of Sudama and Krishna has a great value in the Hindu world of legends. If you one doesn’t know, Sudama was a dear friend and a great devotee of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna personified the ideal friend. It is largely due to his utter humility towards his friend Sudama. He ran towards the gates of his palace for a childhood friend, though years and fortune separated them. The simple gift of beaten rice brought by a beloved friend was more desirable for Krishna than anything else. Also, he was a friend in need when he was the one who saved the dignity of Draupadi from the Kauravas.
As a child, he was very fond of butter and use to eat it wherever he found it which earned him the nickname“Makhan Chor”. Lord Krishna is one God you can just call your friend, someone you can take liberties and call a prankster, cult-figure, the model lover, divine hero or Supreme. He was very naughty as a child and is believed to mischievously hide the clothes of Gopis. This is cited as an example of divine Love and taking everyone as our own.
6. A brilliant student
An ideal teacher is first and foremost an ideal student, someone who practices what he preaches and preaches what he does practice. Krishna was the one who walked his words. And while learning Lord Krishna and Balarama mastered 64 sciences and arts in 64 days just by hearing everything once from Rishi Sandipani. The two picked up their studies so fast that the sage thought he was educating the sun and the moon, legend has it. Moreover, Krishna even traveled up to Yamaloka to fulfill his Guru’s wishes as his Guru-Dakshina.
The foremost quality that Lord Krishna stands for is his simplicity. He spent his early childhood in Gokul – a ‘cow-village’ in Northern India before moving to Vrindavan. He formed relationships or bonds of love with ordinary human beings. He was still friends with Sudama, a poor Brahmin whom he remembered even as a king. He took everything in life very easily and solved even the greatest problems and even the greatest war with simplicity. It is a divine with no match.
8. Master of communication
Lord Krishna is one of the greatest communicators who know exactly what, when and how to communicate with everyone. Mahabaratha is a great communication treatise. Lord Krishna’s presentation style, non-verbal or verbal communication, interpersonal skills, mass communication is relevant even today and should be a model for modern Management and Communication practitioners.
9. An Ocean of knowledge
Lord Krishna was indeed the great guru of how to live life on earth. Like all great men, his life was dedicated to helping man fathom the sacred realm of supreme knowledge. Krishna is the embodiment of his own teachings, and the Bhagavad Gita is his greatest message and mission to deliver us the knowledge that we all strive to seek. “In the Gita, we hear the distant sound of the conflict of sects, and Lord Krishna comes in the middle to harmonize them all; he is the great teacher of harmony,” said Swami Vivekananda. The glory of Sri Krishna is that he has been the best preacher of our eternal religion and the best commentator on the Vedanta that ever lived in India. As Krishna himself said, “In me, they are all strung like pearls upon a thread.”
10. The Fully Blossomed One
Lord Krishna is regarded as “Solah Kala Sampoorna” and “Poorna Purushottam”. He acted as a cowherd, a legendary guru, an obedient and brilliant student, a great king, a protector, an ideal friend, a philosopher, an accomplished charioteer, a master flute player. He gave lessons to Narada in the art of playing the Vina. His flute thrilled the hearts of the Gopis and made all the cows gather at one place. He almost did everything and excelled at them. He was indeed the master of all.