Deivam Manushya Roopena – Meaning! How to see Krishna in People?

Deivam Manushya Roopena – Meaning! How to see Krishna in People?

Two devotees asked similar questions:

A Girl devotee asked like this:

“Hk anna. So many things are happening against women and children. Why Krishna delays coming to earth? What is the better time than this to come? How can one see Krishna in all faces? Please explain.”

Another Girl devotee asked like this:

“Dear Prabhuji. Please explain the actual understanding of Deivam manushya roopena. Thank you”


Lord appears personally as Krishna Himself or in different avatars in every yuga.

But, such direct visits or avatars are not happening in every century. It happens in every yuga,  when there is a serious need for His direct visit.

Now, in kali yuga, though there is serious deterioration in the society and though there are many demon-like persons, the dharma is still existing and there are many people who have good heart to help others.

(Is Service to the people is the Service to the God? READ HERE!)

When serious flood devastated Chennai city in India once, we could find the inner good hearts of many people who acted selflessly helped without bothering about the religions, castes, races, etc., to save thousands of people by directly swimming in the stream of flood uncaring the risk of their own lives.

One elderly muslim person of about 60-70 years of age was standing on the road-side in neck-level of flood throughout the day directing the passing people NOT TO come to that side because there was a big pit that will drown them.  Such a dedication in saving others from falling in that pit and die.

Even ISKCON, Chennai was affected seriously with the flood with the loss of lakhs of rupees of books and things.  Even when ISKCON Chennai was in flood, the devotees distributed kitchadi to the suffering people.

During the attack of Russia on Ukraine, when there were bombings a few miles near the ISKCON temple, the devotees distributed food and gave shelter to the people who escaped from Ukraine to the neighboring border countries.

(Is expecting Gratitude from others for helping recommended for devotees? READ HERE!)

Thus, humanity is still alive in this planet though there are some immoralities, illegalities, exploitations, violations and demonaic acts here and there in this society.

What to say, only in this kali yuga, there are serious preaching about the Lord and Harinam.  Still the laws of countries are helping the people to seek remedies.

So, the need for the direct visit of Lord has still not come.  When the deterioration goes beyond a limit, at the end of kali yuga, Lord will directly come.

However, we can see the indirect presence of Lord even now.  Lord is sending some empowered devotees to this planet to elevate the people.

Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu ,  Sri Ramanuja ,  Srila Prabhupada, etc., came  to elevate the fallen people in this kali yuga.

And, even now, many acharyas and devotees are trying to spread the dharma everywhere.  They can not do these things without the permission and recognition of the Lord.

Even in our daily life, if anyone comes and helps us when we are in distress, he is the representative of Lord.

If a Person or guru is helping you to come out of material ignorance, he must be seen as a representative of Lord.

If a person feeds you with some food when you are hungry in a desert where there are no facilities to get food, that person is the representative of God.


If a Call taxi driver hands over the bag of big money that you had while travelling for the marriage of your daughter and forgot to take from the car, then, that call taxi driver is the representative of Lord.

If you had learnt anything from any person that reformed you from great sinful life and helped you to lead your life meaningfully, then, even that person must be seen as the representative of the Lord.

Thus, we can feel the presence of the Lord everywhere and in everyone.

This is said by the scriptures as “Deivam Manushya Roopena”.

Some people wrongly understand this as “Man is God”.  We should not generalize like this.

Man may be the Representative of God, or, the Form of God, or, Similar to the God in the Quality, not in quantity.

But, Man can not be the God.

God can’t come directly just to help all the people for their needs.

So, God helps us thru the People.

This is the right realization of the self and god.

There are some devotees who think that we should help only the other vaishnavas, not others.  It is not true.  Krishna exists in everyone and all are the products of Krishna.  So, we should see Krishna in everyone.  That is why, I have been writing to have broader heart and help anyone who is in distress to your level best and not to insult anyone.

Hope all of you have understood the terms “Deivam Manushya Roopena”.

(How Krishna helps us through the people, not directly? READ HERE!)

Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.

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