Does Sri Krishna condone murder and adultery?

Answer by Raakhee Venugopal:

Thank you for the A2A.

I am not a follower of the Hare Krishna movement and therefore I take the liberty of assuming that the question refers to Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Lord Krishna was an advocate of righteousness and compassion for all. He would never have condoned an act as dastardly as adultery. Adultery was, is and forever will be a great sin. Whilst the Lord could have had a harem of as many women as He wanted, He chose to marry all 16,008 of His wives, thereby respecting their honor. No, I do not think He ever supported adultery.

Murder is a relative term. One may argue that Krishna has ‘murdered’ people (Sisupala, Kamsa, all those rakshasas) in cold blood. But they do not realize that this is all His leela. It is said that Krishna once spoke of Sisupala bring His ‘greatest devotee’. Because even in his hatred, Sisupala was constantly thinking about Him. When Lord Krishna killed Sisupala, it is said that he attained moksha and that a light emerged from his lifeless body and merged into the heart of Lord Krishna. Murder is a relative term. What we may perceive as ‘murder’ may not be what we assume it to be.

|| Jai Shree Krishna ||

Does Sri Krishna condone murder and adultery?

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