Śrī Kṛṣṇa Upaniṣad -
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1.0Seeing Lord Mahāviṣṇu-Rāmacandra, whose every limb was very handsome, some sages living in the forest became filled with wonder. To Him they said, “Alas, we cannot understand Your incarnations. We will simply embrace You.” Then Lord Rāmacandra said to them, “in another birth, when I become Kṛṣṇa, you will become gopis and then you will embrace Me. Others will incarnate as gopas and you will be their wives.”
1.1(Then Śiva and the demigods said), “We will also accept those forms. Again and again You will touch us and we will touch You.”
1.2Hearing these words of Śiva and the demigods, the supreme Personality of Godhead sais, “I will touch your limbs. I will do what you have said.”
1.3All the demigods became happy. “Now our lives are successful,” they said. One of them became blissful Nanda and another became his wife Yaśodā, who was liberated even while staying in the world.
1.4-5The illusory potency Māyā is said to have three features: goodness, passion, and ignorance. The mode of goodness is said to manifested in the devotee Śiva, the mode of passion in Brahmā, and the mode if ignorance in the demons. In this way Māyā is said to have three features. Her devotees chant her names Māyā, Ajayā, and Vaiṣṇavi.She was born before Lord Kṛṣṇa.
1.6Devakī, who is glorified by the Vedas, had the Supreme Personality of Godhead as her son. Vasudeva, who was learned in all the Vedas, was the father of Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma.
1.7The Supreme Personality of Godhead , whom the (sages and demigods) glorify without end, descended to the earth. In the forest of Vr̥rndavana He enjoyed pastimes with the saintly gopas and gopīs.
1.8The personified Vedas became gopīs and cows, Brahmā became Lord Kṛṣṇa’s stik, Lord Śiva became Lord Kṛṣṇa’s flute, and Indra became Lord Kṛṣṇa’s buffalo-horn bugle. Someone became the demon Aghāsura.
1.9The forest of the spiritual world became Gokula. Personified austerities became the trees there. Greed, anger, and other vices became demons. The time of Kali disappeared.
1.10The Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared in His original form as a cowherd boy. Cheated and bewildered by his illusory potency, the world could not understand His true identity.
1.11Even all the demigods cannot defeat the Lord’s Māyā potency. By the Lord’s Yogamāyā potency Brahmā became a stick and Śiva became a flute How did the Lord’s Māyā potency manifest the entire universe?
1.12Knowledge is the strenght of the demigods. The Lord’s Māyā potency steals away that knowledge in a single moment. Lord Śeśanāga appeared in His original form as Lord Balarāma. The eternal Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared in His original form as Lord Kṛṣṇa.
1.13The personified Vedas and personified Upaniṣads became 16,108 women whose forms where perfectlyspiritual.
1.14Personified hatred became the wrestler Cāṇūra. Personified envy became Muṣṭika. Personified arrogance became Kuvalayāpida. Personifiec pride became the demonic bird Baka.
1.15Personified mercy became Mother Rohiṇī. The earth goddess becme Satyabhāmā. Personified disease became Aghāsura. Personified quarrel became King Kaṁsa.
1.16-17Personified pacefulness became Lord’s friend Sudama. Personified truthfulness became Akrūra. Personified self-control became Uddhava. Lord Viṣṇu Himseld became Kṛṣṇa’s conchshell, wich made a roar like thunder and wich, also born from the milk-ocean, was the goddess of fortune’s kinsman. Breaking a pot to steal yogurt, Lord Kṛṣṇa created an ocean milk.
1.18In this way the Lord becomes a child and enjoys pastimes as He had before in the great ocean (of milk). Lord Kṛṣṇa appeared to remove His enemies and protect (His devotees).
1.19To show mercy to all living beings, Lord Kṛṣṇa fathered a son, religion, who protects all. Lord Kṛṣṇa also created His cakra, wich is made of spirit.
1.20Vāyu became the time of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s birth, Yamarāja became Lord’s Krsna’s cāmara. Lord Śiva became Lord Kṛṣṇa’s glittering sword.
1.21Kaśyapa became the grinding mortar, and Mother Aditi became the rope. The siddhi and the bindu on the head of all became Lord Kṛṣṇa’s cakra and conchshell.
1.22The wise bow down before all the forms the sages say to be incarnations of Lord Kṛṣṇa. Of this there is no doubt.
1.23Time became Lord Kṛṣṇa’s club, the killer of all enemies. The Lord’s Yogamāyā potency became His Sārṅga bow. The autumn season became His delicious meals.
1.24In His hand Lord Kṛṣṇa playfully holds the lotus root that is the seed of thematerial universes. Garuḍa became a great banyan tree (in Vṛndāvana). Nārada Muni became Sudāmā.
1.25Personified devotional service became the gopī Vr̥ndā. The activities of devotional service became the widsom that enlightens all living beings. The all-powerful Supreme Lord is not different from these. Neither is He exactly the same as them either.
1.26The Lord brought to the earth the entire spiritual world along with its inhabitants.
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