Lord Krishna is widely worshiped as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the divine power that sustains the universe and takes birth whenever dharma, or righteousness, is in decline. The name Krishna literally translates as the “dark-hued one,” in reference to the blue-black color of his complexion.
Lord Krishna is especially revered as the supreme Guru in the ancient scripture Shri Bhagavad Gita, guiding his disciple Arjuna in fulfilling his own dharma, or righteous duty, as a warrior. In so doing, the Lord is also imparting the knowledge of yoga for the upliftment of all humanity. To this day Lord Krishna’s teachings in Shri Bhagavad Gita continue to guide countless seekers of the Truth. Gurumayi Chidvilasananda and Baba Muktananda have often included and expounded on these teachings in their books and talks throughout the years.