What is the significance of Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya?
Vāsudeva means the source of all sources and i understand that that Is Kṛṣṇa so that is the beginning of Vedanta. Vedanta means where the material knowledge ends and Spiritual knowledge starts.
Vāsudeva is the most powerful energy of Kṛṣṇa for creation and of knowledge, of Gyana. Vāsudeva means most enlightened and highest form of knowledge also. So that is knowledge giving expansion of Kṛṣṇa.
Aniruddha means one who cannot be stopped, the most powerful, unstoppable.
Sankarshan is one who is attracting everything and also winding up. Karshan means to take away, so when the material universe is taken away , Sankarshan aspect or Lord Shiva aspect is working
Pradyumna is another potency which is most brilliant, and most bright and most opulent potency.
These are various emotions and aspects of Kṛṣṇa. Vāsudeva is his original aspect…
Q: Its using their name, sound Japa or also by knowing the various aspect of name as you explained ..
Japa means chanting so that it impacts on your consciousness and then that goes to change your consciousness. "Om Namoh Bhagavate Vasudevaya", is also considered a liberation Mantra because you get knowledge from this Mantra. It is chanted before we talk about the Bhagavad Gita so that we can get that knowledge. the Gyana.
It is invoking the knowledge potencies. so that you have the full knowledge. When you say Om Namoh Bhagavate Vasudevaya that i worship Vāsudeva.,means that you know who Vāsudeva really is which is Kṛṣṇa although he appears in so many expansions.
There are his Vaibhava expansions and Prabhāva expansions, which are two different kinds, basically it is the same.
Prabhāva is where he is similar appearing but color is different like Lord Balarāma Or he is identical to himself as he multiplies himself. For ex When Lord Brahma stole the cows and his cow herd friends to see what would happen and the Kṛṣṇa expanded himself to all those.
Or when he got married to 1008 wives and Narada Muni decided to go and see which wife’s house he was and then he found that he was there doing everything in different ways, he was identically present. So It is inconceivable.
He is there as your Super Soul but you are not Him. This is not the same representation because that is him without you. That is him himself, identical to himself expanded in many forms. So when Kṛṣṇa is on the battlefield is different from Kṛṣṇa in Vrindavan but he is the same Kṛṣṇa. He is appearing differently according to activity.
He may be sitting in Goloka Vrindavana and then he is sitting in Vrindavana here is different and yet the same.
Q: Sitting in our heart?
Sitting in your heart as the Super Soul. It is expansion through Vishnu. It is a few steps away.
Q: So we are not talking to him?
You are but its a different connection.
Q: That does not feel nice..
You are talking to him but he is coming in the Vishnu expansion as the super soul aspect of Kṛṣṇa. He can manifest anywhere. Like Parikshat Maharaja when he was in the Womb. when he was being protected from the Brahama Astra, he appeared there also, as Super soul in full Kṛṣṇa Form but he was tiny. So the form can be very different. it can be tiny, it can be huge it can be infinite it can be anything. Like the Vamana avatar is from one of these four Purusha avatars and he is like this dwarf Brahaman who expanded himself to cover the entire creation.
Q: How different from Lord are we talking about? Like 3%..
There is no 3%, its different. The Vishnu aspect is that aspect of Kṛṣṇa which is present throughout the universe atomically and sub atomically. So in your heart also he is present and he can choose to manifest fully there also , depending on reciprocity. Depending on what is your progress and qualification. He is there, but he may not show himself completely.
The Paramātmā form is the four handed form, not the two handed form. But the four handed becomes the two handed. It is like for ex. when Vasudeva was in the prison house Kṛṣṇa first appeared as the four handed form and then turned into the two handed form. there is no limitation to how he goes. But IN the four handed form he is the Witness. So he may or may not choose to manifest to you as two handed you cannot legislate it. They are the same eventually but showing different modes.
So he first appeared in the heart of Vasudeva in the four handed form that was transferred to Devaki’s womb and then from there he appeared out again as four handed form and then on their request he showed himself in his two handed form.
It is an infinite portion of the infinite in form and as you develop he will reveal himself to you more or less depending on what is going on.
Q: His father also has the same name?
Vasudeva and Vāsudeva. Vasu and Vāsu, King of the Vasu’s and Vāsudeva Kṛṣṇa.
Kṛṣṇa says in Bhagavad Gita:
bahunam janmanam ante
jnanavan mam prapadyate
vasudevah sarvam iti
sa mahatma su-durlabhah
Those who understand that Kṛṣṇa is actually Vāsudeva.. Kṛṣṇa the source of all sources. Such a person is a great soul.
Spiritual Master Nalin Nirula
Karmic Healer & Initiating Spiritual Master