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Re: Krishna/Vishnu in Bhagavatam

From: Martin Gansten (
Date: Mon Apr 24 2000 - 08:51:14 PDT

Dear Krishna Susarla,

>While I am certainly no scholar, I am under the impression that 
>the Vaishnavas following in the lines of Vallabha, Vishnuswami, 
>and Nimbarka Swami also accept that Krishna is the svayam 
>bhagavaan in the same sense that the Gaudiyas do. 

I have never heard of this, but as I lack access to the texts of these
traditions, I cannot really say. Perhaps someone else has studied the
writings of these acaryas and is able to provide references, either way?

>>advocating Krishna as avataarin are exclusively Gaudiya texts ...
>Actually, I have been collecting evidence from mainstream scriptures 
>which say the same thing. 

Explicitly claiming the Krishna form to be ontologically prior to Vishnu?
What texts would that be?

Martin Gansten

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