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Question: How to explain the difference between Krsna and Visnu to a karmi? We as devotees know there are 64 qualities and there some qualities that only Krsna has. But how do you explain that to the non-devotee?

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Jayapataka Swami: How do you explain that? To an Indian you may tell what Parasara Muni said that 64 qualities, so the 64 qualities, Lord Brahma has 50, Lord Siva has 55, Lord Visnu has 60 and Krsna has 64. That the Skanda Purana says, one name of Rama equals a thousand names of Visnu and the same purana in the next verse says, one name of Krsna equals 3000 names of Visnu. That is for an Indian. Because they accept Vedas. But when they are non-devotees, we say that we believe in one God, and He has unlimited forms. Visnu is one of the forms, and Krsna is the original form, thus. You don’t have to give them all the details. Tell them the minimum detail possible to get by.