Description of God

Radhika Raman Das
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I asked many people (non-Hindus) this question and I got the following replies:

  • God cannot be seen (invisible)
  • God is love
  • God is great
  • God is in the sky
  • God has not been seen by anyone
  • God was crucified

None of these people have actually answered the question. They obviously have not read the Bhagavad-Gita. Just by looking at the Bhagavad-Gita for one second, you can see the all-beautiful God. By reading a few pages, you will know how merciful, loving, and great, God is. By surrendering unto Lord Krishna, one is guaranteed to return to the spiritual creation (the kingdom of God) at the end of this short life. In the spiritual creation called Vaikuntha, everyone lives eternally in the same body which is completely beautiful, full of bliss/love, full of knowledge, no old age, no disease, and with no misery.

In the Srimad-Bhagavatam, a full description and history of God is given.

  • His complexion is dark-blue, like that of a rain filled cloud
  • His eyes are like lotus petals
  • He is ever youthful
  • He is full of bliss
  • His beauty excels that of thousands of cupids
  • He likes to play the flute
  • He wears a peacock feather in his crown
  • He wears the Kaustubha jewel around his neck
  • He wears yellow garments

If you know God’s name, address, description, qualities, pastimes, history of when He appeared in the past, when He will appear in the future, how He creates and maintains, how He witnesses all our actions. Then you know God, otherwise you don’t know God. You will find all this information, only in the Vedic scriptures like the Bhagavad-Gita and the Srimad-Bhagavatam.

“His mouth expresses His happiness. His eyes spread like the petals of a lotus, and His garments, yellowish like the saffron of a kadamba flower, are bedecked with valuable jewels. His ornaments are all made of gold, set with jewels, and He wears a glowing head dress and earrings. His lotus feet are placed over the whorls of the lotus like hearts of great mystics. On His chest is the Kaustubha jewel, engraved with a beautiful calf, and there are other jewels on His shoulders. His complete torso is garlanded with fresh flowers. He is well decorated with an ornamental wreath about His waist and rings studded with valuable jewels on His fingers. His leglets, His bangles, His oiled hair, curling with a bluish tint, and His beautiful smiling face are all very pleasing.”

(Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.2.9-11)
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Raman (Radhika Raman Das) joined ISKCON in 2003 and got initiated by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami Maharaj in 2011. As the Editor in Chief at "The Vaisnava - Online Magazine", he helps readers around the world hone in their Spiritual Curiosity, express their unique realizations as aspiring Vaisnava writers and enthusiasts, as well as to spread the digital seed of Srila Prabhupada's mission to spread Krishna Consciousness all around the globe.
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