How Arjuna Addresses Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita

How Arjuna Addresses Kṛṣṇa in the Gītā In XI.41 Arjuna begs forgiveness for (among other things) having used familiar language in addressing the Lord: ‘Kṛṣṇa’ ‘Yādava’ (descendent of the Yadu tribe, equivalent to ‘Scotty’, etc.) This, and the change after seeing the Universal Form, are illustrated by the terms in the Gītā itself. I.21 Acyuta = firm one (also lit. not leaking away, not falling, etc.) 22 Kṛṣṇa (lit. black) 31 Keśava (lit. hairy) 32 Govinda – cow-herd Kṛṣṇa 35 Madhu-sūdana – slayer of demon Madhu 36 Janārdana – jana (men) ardana (distributer); excitant, stimulator, nuisance, gadfly 37 Mādhava: related to spring, vernal; descendant of Madhu 39 Janārdana 41 Kṛṣṇa Vārṣṇiya – Vṛṣṇi clansman II.4 Madhu-sūdana 34 Keśava III.1 Janārdana 31 Vāṛṣṇiya V.1 Kṛṣṇa VI.33 Madhu-sūdana 34 Kṛṣṇa 37 Kṛṣṇa 39 Kṛṣṇa VIII.1 ‘Best of men’, Puruṣottama (no Śankara comment: not supreme Spirit here) X.13 Supreme Brahman, supreme Light, supreme …

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