Krsna Dvaipayana Vyasa

Krsna Daipayana Vyasa

Srila Vyasadeva also known as Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa or Vedavyasa . He is the literary incarnation of Lord Krishna. By the wish of Parasara Muni, he was born as the son of Parasara Muni and Satyavati. With the advent of Age of Hypocrisy and Quarrel (Kaliyuga) coming, the intelligence of the common person would significantly decrease. They will not have neither the capacity to memorize all Vedic literatures nor will they have the ability to understand them. Therefore, he appeared on earth to compile and organize the orally studied Vedas in a concrete form. He divided the Vedic literatures into four Vedas namely the Rg-Veda, Atharva Veda, Sama Veda, and Yajur Veda. He also compiled upanisads, smrtis, Vedanta sutras, samhitas, and puranas. He also recited the great Mahabharata, noted down by Lord Vighneswara. The Mahabharata is accepted by many as the fifth veda. The most important and the most glorified section of Mahabharat is the Srimadth Bhagwad Gita, the lesson recited to Arjuna by Lord Krishna on the battlefield.

Despite having compiled the Vedic literatures in an organized fashion he still felt no peace. Narada Muni reminded Him that through these literatures, one will be able to understand the workings of the material universe, the demigods, their modes of worship, the spiritual soul and some aspects of God. However, none was truly descriptive in the field of loving, devotional service to the Lord Krishna. Narada Muni served as the spiritual master to Vyasadeva and instructed Him to write the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana). It is considered to be the tree of Vedic literature. Vyasadeva was so filled with peace after he wrote the last words down that, He didn’t compile or write anymore. He continued the unbroken tradition which began by Lord Sri Krishna who taught Lord Brahma the science of God. Narada Muni learned it from Lord Brahma and Narada Muni continued the tradition by accepting Vyasadeva. Vyasadeva taught this knowledge to his son Sukadeva Goswami.

It is said that anyone who discusses any aspect of Vedic literature is considered to be a representative of Srila Vyasadeva. Therefore, the special seat offered to those who speak such discourses are said to be sitting on the “sear of Vyasadeva” known as a “vyasasana.” The anniversary of one’s spiritual master is known as a “Vyasa Puja” day, as the spiritual master is also a representative of Srila Vyasadeva.

Bhajans by Krsna Daipayana Vyasa