Reference to Vaishnava Literatures: Krishna Book

                                                                  Q. I recently heard the story of Lord Yamaraj cursed by a Sage to be born as Sri Vidura. When the Sage heard from Yama-dharmaraj that his child-hood mistakes caused the Sage to undergo much suffering, the sage got angry and cursed. {Editor's note: The reference is to the history of Manduka Muni, see SB 1.13.1 purport}

                                                                  Q. We all know of the great epic of Lord Krishna, the holy war between good and bad but on the other end I have few questions unanswered:

                                                                  Q. Is Arjuna a jiva tattva or Vishnu tattva? In Bhagavad Gita he seems to be considered as a jiva tattva. In Krishna book, it is described that he is an expansion of Nara Narayana rishi.

                                                                  In the Krishna book Srila Prabhupada mentions that Arjuna is considered to be an empowered (shakti-avesha) incarnation of Nara-Narayana; this means that Arjuna is a jiva who has been specially empowered by a one of the Lord's own potencies.

                                                                  Q. I was watching Good Morning America and they did a story on a man that claims to be Jesus. The question is that when such individuals claim to be God what kind of bad karma will he get for saying he is God, what kind of punishment will this man have to endure for committing this act? I don't know why but this has been bothering me because I can't understand why people follow and believe in such people. When they should know that there is only one God, Krishna, why is it that people will believe anything that they are told?

                                                                  Q. How do we justify explanation of eclipses given in the Vedas as Rahu swallowing Chandra etc, while science gives explanations of shadows of one falling over other?

                                                                  Q. Canto 1 Text 41 of chapter 9 purport: When the Rajasuya Yajna was performed by Maharaj Yudhisthira, Bhishmadev was present when first respect was offered to Lord Sri Krishna, and Sishupal was killed in that. But after the battle of Kurukshetra was over, Bhishmadev was lying on the bed of arrows. And in the purport Srila Prabhupada writes that Bhishmadev was present in the Rajasuya yajna performed after the battle of Kuruksetra was over. I am not able to understand this. If you so desire, kindly clarify the position.