Conversation–“You Cannot Preach Your Philosophy” April 12, 1975, Hyderabad.
918) Whether I know the real meaning of Krishna! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————- Guest: Can we (indistinct).
Mahamsa: Krsna means, actually in Sanskrit, one of the meanings of the word Krsna…
Guest: That is…
Prabhupada: Krsna is all-attractive, that he will not explain. In the Brahma-samhita, it is said, asitambuda-sundarangam kandarpa-koti-kamaniya-visesa-sobham [Bs. 5.30]. Asitam, sundaram. He is blackish, but He is so attractive, more attractive than many millions of Cupid.
Prabhupada: No, no. Why you should commit offense like that? It is a great offense to decry Krsna.
Guest: (indistinct) …describe Him as blackish or black.
Prabhupada: But why does he say Krsna means black?
Guest: Krsna means black, (Hindi) Somebody questioned me: “What is Krsna means?” Then apart from this, Sanskrit reply he gave: “Krsna means black also.”
Prabhupada: So why did he not say Krsna means all-attractive?
Guest: As far as Krsna’s features are concerned, we know it is (indistinct) black. (indistinct) ——————————–