We all know that Krishna expands himself into numerous copies during the rasa dance. He also does the same thing when he spends time with his cowherd friends.
When they all sit down to eat, He pretends to be sitting right next to each and every one of his friends, every day, every meal they share together.
Why is that?
Is it because His devotees in Goloka are possessive and jealous? Is it because they can’t stand a minute of Him spending “their” quality time with anybody else?
Afaik, Srimati Radharani is not like that at all. Okay, I don’t actually know anything, but it’s in the books, so maybe I need “afair” acronym here.
So why does Krishna pretend to give his personal association when, in fact, He just sends a copy of Himself? I know he redefines bad manners, but this just doesn’t sound right.
We are being taught to bide our time and enjoy giving others a chance to serve Him, but if we get promoted to Goloka it’s what – me me me all the time?
If we cultivate the recommended mood of serving him here, shouldn’t it continue in the spiritual world, too?
Okay, that’s just one oddity here. Another point is that even a rascal like me can learn all this stuff in some god forsaken corner of the Earth in one of the billions and billions of material universes.
Why do we have to overcome all sorts of illusions in this material world, and then get under even more powerful spells once we become free from them? Why do we know more here then when/if we get there? Is it only because their ignorance is truly blissful, while our knowledge, specifically me asking stupid questions like this, is a cause of eternal suffering?
Anybody here can comprehend the logistical problems of having a lunch or a dance with all the devotees in Goloka at the same time. And it’s not like time is a problem there, is it? We’ve all been taught how to cue and wait for your turn, and if we get a substitute we often don’t mind. Many don’t even mind when they get cheap knockoffs. We know what the deal is, we can put up with it and accept our inferiority and just enjoy our lot regardless.
Why does it appear that in Goloka we forget all our manners? Why is that Krishna has to hide all his copies from each and every one of his friends and partners? Why can’t they accept that he multiplied Himself, why can’t they see hundreds and thousands of Him enjoying His games with hundreds and thousands of other devotees?
Is it some kind of spiritual jealousy?
Why does Krishna need to pool this wool over their eyes? How does he feel about cheating them like that Himself?
I guess it’s one of those things where simply reading a lot is not going to help. Trying to understand Krishna is a hopeless task. I bet half the time He doesn’t even understand Himself, as His own way of dealing with eternal predictability of everything and everybody else.
I guess that’s how I develop “I would have done a better job” attitude that shackles me to this world forever.