God is a Person

Govinda-paintingOften people become puzzled when they see a picture of Lord Krishna playing a flute. Even though the Western religious philosophy describe that God is our eternal father of every living entity – but it gives a little description about his form and features. As a result, many people think Lord is formless or void.

However, the Vedic literature describe that Lord is not abstract. He has impersonal and personal aspects to his personality which is eternal, blissful and full of knowledge. The sacred texts conforms in exact details to descriptions of the Supreme Being, His name, His activities, His opulences, His associates and His form.

To elucidate further, if we agree that everything in this creation has a form or say that God is our eternal father, logically it does not make sense the source of all existence can be formless and without any personal qualities. As a single drop of water has the same qualities as an unlimited drops of water in ocean , so does our individual personality with the limitless qualities of God’s personality.

The Vedic authorities delineates ,one who is possession of all these six opulences – wealth, power, fame,beauty,wisdom, and renunciation at the same time to unlimited degree is understood to be the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

The scriptures describes various aspects of the Lord from bluish hue to blooming youthfulness. The Bramha Samita describes the Lord who is adept at playing on His flute, has lotus like eyes, whose head is bedecked with a peacock feather, whose figure of beauty is tinged with the hue of monsoon clouds, and whose unique loveliness charms millions of cupids.