CREATIONS BY KRISHNA – 1 – INTRODUCTION
We know how the material worlds will be because we have tasted the sample of life here.
All the material worlds are controlled by time and karma.
So, it is full of four miseries: Birth, Diseases, Old Age and Death.
The purpose of the life in this material worlds is to give opportunities for the people to have limited freedom (Free will) to choose his way of life. If he chooses to get an eternal life in the spiritual planets, he can practice for that from this material world.
(HOW KRISHNA CREATED ALL THE CREATIONS AND LIVING BEINGS? READ HERE!)
Though innumerable material creations exist, one can not practice devotion easily in all those planets. For example, in heavenly planets, the inhabitants will always be enjoying the pleasures that prevents them from practicing devotion there in full swing.
In the lower and hellish planets, the inhabitants will always be facing the punishments that prevents them from thinking of any other things. However, these hellish planets paly some role in purifying the persons by giving punishments. So, when they take birth again, their inclination to sin will be less compared to previous birth. So, he can practice devotion still better than the previous birth.
But, only in the earth, there are both limited pleasures and pains. So, one can not practice devotion anywhere else like they practice in their life on earth.
(How all creations originated from the transcendental body of Lord Krishna? READ HERE!)
Ok, why should the Lord create all these creations, ie, Spiritual worlds and Material worlds?
The reason is that Lord displays His potency through these creations.
KRISHNA’s THREE ENERGIES & RELATED CREATIONS
There are three types of Potencies/ Energies for Krishna:
(i) Unlimited Potency,
(ii) Limited Potency and
(iii) Marginal Potency.
(If people were intelligent even while creations, how history says Aryans brought Vedas to India? READ HERE!)
Using these three potencies or energies, the Lord creates three types of worlds/ creations:
Using His unlimited Potency, He has created all the Spiritual worlds. These spiritual planets are established by Sri Balarama, the brother of Krishna, who is also the expansion of Krishna.
Using His Limited Potency, He has created all these material worlds.
Using His Marginal Potency, He has created Brahma loka (or) Vraja River in which intermediate worlds exist.
Who goes to Spiritual, Material and Intermediate worlds?
Those who have successfully purified themselves, like to serve the Lord, not to rule and developed sufficient Prema towards Krishna are straightaway transferred to the Spiritual worlds, ie, Vaikunta Planets and are given the opportunity to serve the different forms of Lord there.
I will explain who serves which form in the next part.
Those who like to rule others or something and like to enjoy some limited material enjoyments, they are sent to the material worlds.
Those who practice some purification/ religious practices and successfully deserted material desires and like to go out of the material life without any target of where to go, but, does not like to live in material life, are sent to the Intermediate worlds called Vraja River or Brahma Loka.
This state is called Mukti.
(SHOULD A DEVOTEE PRAY FOR MUKTHI or MOKSHA FROM KRISHNA? READ HERE!)
Getting Mukti is not a pure spiritual state. They are not qualified to enter into spiritual worlds because they have not developed taste in the service of Lord Krishna.
They are also not willing to go back to material planets.
So, they are kept in these intermediate worlds and are allowed to mingle with Brahmam there.
WHERE THESE THREE WORDS ARE SITUATED?
We have seen in other posts that Brahma Jothi or simply Brahmam is the light of rays coming out of the body of Krishna.
All the Spiritual (or) Vaikunta Planets are floating within this Brahma Jothi on one side of the Vraja River.
At this brahma jothi’s border, Brahma Loka (or) Vraja river (or) Intermediate worlds (or) Mukti Giving planets exist (at the extreme end of the Brahma Jothi and spiritual planets).
(If a son goes back to Krishna, will his materialistic parents also go? KNOW HERE!)
At the other side of this Brahma Loka (or) Vraja River (or) Intermediate worlds, material words are floating (outside the Bramha Jothi).
In brief, All the spiritual planets exist within Brahmam (or) Brahma Jothi and the Material planets are outside the Brahmam (or) Brahma Jothi.
Krishna, in His original form lives in Goloka Vrindavana (or) Krishna Loka that is situated at the center of all the Spiritual (or) Vaikunta Planets.
Around this Goloka Vrindavana, all the Spiritual (or) Vaikunta Planets are floating and every Vaikunta Planet is controlled by one of the innumerable forms/ expansions of Krishna. Eg: Narayana, Vishnu, etc.
Clear so far?
In the next part, we will see the Spiritual (or) Vaikunta Planets in detail.