Krishna was born during the Krishna paksha (the dark fortnight of the month). The effulgence of the Lord is seen with greater effect when it is dark. In a world of disorder, Krishna was born to establish order. He was born on Ashtami day. Ashtami is associated with troubles and difficulties. When do troubles arise? When righteousness is forgotten. Krishna's advent therefore signifies removal of darkness, end of troubles and effulgence of Supreme Wisdom. Krishna's primary role was that of a teacher. He taught the Gita to Arjuna. He told Arjuna : "Be only My instrument." Krishna thereby declared : "Using you as an instrument, I am reforming the whole world."
- Baba -