How many Qualities required to go back to Goloka for humans and gods?
Krishna has all the 64 qualities hundred percent or maximum one can have. No other person or God has such a number of qualities in full percentage.
(BEFORE GOING FURTHER, NOW READ HERE ALL THESE 64 TRANSCENDENTAL QUALITIES OF LORD KRISHNA EXPLAINED!)
One should develop IN FULL atleast 78% of the 64 qualities, ie, 50 Qualities required to go back to Goloka.
That means, though a jiva can not attain all the 64 qualities possessed by Krishna, if he achieves atleast 50 qualities possessed by Krishna, he becomes eligible to enter in to Goloka.
Entering in to the Goloka may not be possible even for all the appointed Brahmas. Because Brahmas are also jivas but with higher number of qualities.
There are many brahma devas appointed one by one. As said by Srila Prabhupada, there is no guarantee even for all the brahmas to enter into the Goloka to live there. However, the present Brahma deva is expected to become eligible to enter into Goloka as he is said to possess 78% of the qualities of Krishna in full. This does not apply to all the Brahmas we had so far.
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50 qualities or 78% of 64 qualities, and those qualities are not possessed in fullness by jivas like us. We possess 50 of the qualities of Krishna. No doubt. But, Only in minute qualities. When we purify ourselves further, we too can increase the level of possession of these 50 (78%) Qualities required to go back to Goloka. That is why, we are given many devotional practices that will gradually purify us.
So, if anyone tells you that we can enter into Goloka like a magic just by chanting a few rounds of Hari nam with material attachments, do not believe their fanatic statements.
Throughout my devotional career, I have been telling that getting into Goloka is a difficult process, but is achievable for everyone of he sincerely purify himself and chant the Lord’s names to acquire the Qualities required to go back to Goloka. Chanting means, BEING ALWAYS IN THE SMARAN OF LORD KRISHNA, NOT JUST MERE UTTERING OF MANTHRA. Of course by following chanting with attachments, we can improve to the stage of CHANTING WITHOUT ATTACHMENTS, BUT, ONLY THE KRISHNA PREMA.
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Of you chant with Prema, you can get all these 50 (78%) Qualities required to go back to Goloka.
What about the expansions of Krishna?
Even they do not have all the 64 qualities of Krishna in full. The expansions of Krishna like Lord Narayana and Krishna’s Avatara maximum possess only upto 93% of Krishna’s qualities in full.
If you take Lord Shiva who is the Guna avatar of Krishna, he possess 84% of the qualities of Krishna, not 100%.
(KRISHNA, VISHNU, NARAYANA, SIVA – DIFFERENCES IN TERMS OF QUALITIES CAN BE READ HERE!)
Therefore, always keep in mind that a Jiva (We) can never become equal to Krishna, His avatars, Narayana, Vishnu and Siva in qualities.
All the jivas (humans, celestials, Brahma, etc) have the maximum of 50 Qualities only.
So, the verdict is clear:
ONLY IF WE 100% PERFECT OURSELVES IN OUR 50 (78%) QUALITIES DERIVED FROM THE 64 (100%) QUALITIES OF KRISHNA, WE CAN ENTER INTO GOLOKA.
Now, it is our responsibility to perfect ourselves in these 50 qualities. What are these 64 qualities?
(GOLOKA VRINDAVAN , VAIKUNTA & SPIRITUAL SKY – DESCRIPTION CAN BE READ HERE!)
Let us now read the following quotes from scripture about what I explained above:
SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM – 1.3.29 PURPORT:
“Learned scholars in transcendental subjects have carefully analyzed the summum bonum Krsna to have sixty-four principal attributes. All the expansions or categories of the Lord possess only some percentages of these attributes. But Sri Krsna is the possessor of the attributes cent percent. And His personal expansions such as svayam-prakasa, tad-ekatma up to the categories of the avataras who are all visnu-tattva, possess up to ninety-three percent of these transcendental attributes. Lord Siva, who is neither avatara nor avesa nor in between them, possesses almost eighty-four percent of the attributes. But the jivas, or the individual living beings in different statuses of life, possess up to the limit of seventy-eight percent of the attributes. In the conditioned state of material existence, the living being possesses these attributes in very minute quantity, varying in terms of the pious life of the living being. The most perfect of living beings is Brahma, the supreme administrator of one universe. He possesses seventy-eight percent of the attributes in full. All other demigods have the same attributes in less quantity, whereas human beings possess the attributes in very minute quantity. The standard of perfection for a human being is to develop the attributes up to seventy-eight percent in full. The living being can never possess attributes like Siva, Visnu or Lord Krsna. A living being can become godly by developing the seventy-eight-percent transcendental attributes in fullness, but he can never become a God like Siva, Visnu or Krsna. He can become a Brahma in due course. The godly living beings who are all residents of the planets in the spiritual sky are eternal associates of God in different spiritual planets called Hari-dhama and Mahesa-dhama. The abode of Lord Krsna above all spiritual planets is called Krsnaloka or Goloka Vrndavana, and the perfected living being, by developing seventy-eight percent of the above attributes in fullness, can enter the planet of Krsnaloka after leaving the present material body.”
(How can a devotee who knows the pains in material life like to fall from Goloka? READ HERE!)
HARINAM CHINTAMANI, CHAPTER 2:
“All the expansions and incarnations of the Lord are partial. Lord Brahma and Lord Siva, His qualitative expansions, only partially display the nature of the Supreme Lord. Everything about the Supreme Lord Krsna is infinite, eternal, unlimited and absolutely spiritual. He alone has the full sixty-four qualities, whereas His expansions, starting from Lord Narayana to Lord Ramacandra, are ornamented with only the first sixty of His transcendental qualities. Lord Brahma, Lord Siva and the other demigods possess but the first fifty-five of these qualities, and these only to a partial degree. Ordinary jivas have just the first fifty, visible in mere fractional degrees, like small drops. Only Krsna, even amongst all His Visnu expansions, displays the pre-eminence of being the master of four exceptional spiritual qualities unique to Him alone.”
Hope all of us now realize our responsibility to purify ourselves and develop in the Qualities required to go back to Goloka!
So, take this serious, not fanatically.
This is my advice for all and for me too.
(Now, you may ask how to become a Pure devotee to become eligible to go back to Krishna’s Kingdom Goloka. Don’t worry. Read and adopt these QUALITIES OF A PURE DEVOTEE OF KRISHNA HERE!)