Question: How can Krsna be accepted as God if He is always surrounded by women or Gopis?

Lord Krishna is always surrounded by His devotees, both male and female. He is the Absolute Truth, and as such everything is present in Him in full. It is foolish to limit God by our own mundane conceptions of morality and spirituality. The loving exchanges between the Lord and His devotees are purely spiritual, without any tinge of material lust. Those with mundane conceptions of God are not able to distinguish between the ‘love’ of the spiritual realm and the ‘lust’ of the material world. Great devotees such as Narada, Bhishma, Vyasa, and Arjuna knew Lord Krishna by direct experience. They understood the spiritual lilas of the Lord, and never confused them for mundane, material activities.

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