If God made us in his image, does that say that God is full of lust, greed, anger as well as love

Krishna did indeed make us in His image, We, as conditioned living entities, display the same qualities of God, but to a minute degree. God, being the Absolute Supreme Personality of Godhead, displays all qualities to an infinite degree.

Since God is absolute, whatever He does or feels is also absolute. There is no duality in God, so whatever He does, even if it seems bad from our perspective, it’s absolutely good.


In the material world the original love we have for God is perverted into lust. If there is any lust in God, it is absolute, transcendental lust, it is His love, in fact. When you are the most beautiful being in existence, having access to the most beautiful women in creation, there is no need for anything, except love. There is no greed in God. When you own and control everything, there is need for greed.

Sometimes Krishna gets angry and kills demons, like He did as Nrisimhadeva, when He killed Hiranyaksipu. When He was coming out of the pillar, He was roaring so loudly that the whole universe trembled.

The difference between our anger, and God’s anger is that when we get angry it’s an ignorant, destructive, and very limited force. Since God is absolute, whatever He does is absolutely good. So His anger is absolutely good.

When He was roaring like a lion in intense anger, and tearing Hiranyakasipu apart, the demon felt great ecstasy, and was liberated. When you are touched by God personally, all you feel when He tears you open and rips all your guts out, is bliss.

As soon as we understand that God is absolute and beyond duality, all contradictions in Him are resolved. For a liberated soul, also there is no duality.

Krishna says:

One who is beyond duality and doubt, whose mind is engaged within, who is always busy working for the welfare of all sentient beings, and who is free from all sins, achieves liberation in the Supreme. —Bg 5.25

Srila Prabhupada explains:

Only a person who is fully in Krishna consciousness can be said to be engaged in welfare work for all living entities. When a person is actually in the knowledge that Krishna is the fountainhead of everything, then when he acts in that spirit he acts for everyone.

The sufferings of humanity are due to forgetfulness of Krishna as the supreme enjoyer, the supreme proprietor, and the supreme friend. Therefore, to act to revive this consciousness within the entire human society is the highest welfare work. One cannot be engaged in first-class welfare work without being liberated in the Supreme.

A Krishna conscious person has no doubt about the supremacy of Krishna. He has no doubt because he is completely freed from all sins. This is the state of divine love.

A person engaged only in ministering to the physical welfare of human society cannot factually help anyone. Temporary relief of the external body and the mind is not satisfactory.

The real cause of one's difficulties in the hard struggle for life may be found in one's forgetfulness of his relationship with the Supreme Lord. When a man is fully conscious of his relationship with Krishna, he is actually a liberated soul, although he may be in the material tabernacle.

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