The dynamic aspect of the divine
Vishnu is responsible for playing out the divine plan. Calling on Vishnu is calling for balance, responsibility and manifesting vision into action. Balance of the world always includes this struggle between the light and the dark whether it is inside us or in the world.
Love is Krishna’s vision:
In the celestial world the Gods and Goddesses can see that playing out on earth the evil or dark forces are beginning to take over and ruin the world. They decide to intervene by sending Krishna an avatar of Vishnu down to earth to right the wrongs.
The Story of Krishna:
There is a Demon King (Kumsha) has been told that one of his sisters sons will rise up and kill him. He insists that all his sisters sons be killed when born. 9 sons are killed. When another sister is pregnant and about to give birth the Goddess Maya (Goddess of illusion) comes into his sisters womb and when she gives birth the Goddess Maya comes out first. The guards kill the Maya Goddess and she rises up laughing at the guards and in this moment of distraction Krishna is born and spirited away to the land of farms.
In his childhood and youth Krishna embodies the playful beauty of the divine as love. Not because it is his duty or his necessity but because this is who he is. The simple sport of love. It is Completely unmotivated love to the divine.
The demon King finds out the town that he is in and sends demons to get rid of him. The first is a demoness disguised as a beautiful woman who comes to his home as a nurse maid. She picks him up and offers her breast to suckle which is filled with poison. Krishna suckles and as he feeds she is looking into his eyes. This demoness becomes so transformed by Krishna that her poison dissolves and in it’s place he begins to suck the life force from in her. She dies in a beautiful state of ecstasy, filled with divine love.
His uncle keeps sending assassins. Krishna destroys all of them. There are no wars, no blood, no weapons of any kind. They each die in bliss. No warrior at all.
Loving is the highest form of practice. The more you love him the more you are freed from convention or normality. Everyone in the town that Krishna grows up in is in love with him. It is said that when Krishna wanders down to the banks of the river to play his flute the conventional norms are replaced by love. Women who are married drop their domestic duties and run to the banks to dance to his flute. maidens are in love with him. Wise men forget their wisdom, laws of the world are overturned, rules have no place.
He says anyone who thinks they are embodying love I am going to show them that I can intoxicate him so completely that they will realize that they are just a drop of love and I am the whole ocean.
The essential nature of the divine is BLISS.
Spirituality doesn’t emphasize this enough. We focus on awareness but Bliss is not trusted. Bliss is the essence. When you experience bliss and love in its pure form with other people or spontaneous in the heart then you are experiencing the divine.
BLISS IS GOD. GOD IS BLISS. BLISS IS LOVE In other words divine love is eternal and endless.
The dynamic divine masc. as a lover, absolutely present and in the world for the sense of play is not how we think of the masculine. He draws us away from our fears, work, stress and into the pure sweetness of his presence.
The demons here represent the forms of the negative ego qualities. Krishna demonstrates that if you turn any emotion towards him the Divine will dissolve the negative qualities. In the path of Bahkti (devotional love a form of yogic practice) whatever emotion you direct to God will be transformed to love. Krishna is totally outside of the rules. he is post conventional.