cardemaister: > FWIW, wasn't it mainly morality that almost prevented > Krishna > Which one - the baby Krishna of Brindaban, the teenage Krishna, son of Devaki, or the warrior Krishna of Dwarka, who had 15000 wives? > from fulfilling his duty as a kshatriya? > Ramakrishna once remarked that he wanted to taste sugar, not be sugar. Some devotees of Krishna actually aspire to dress up like Radha, the divine lover.
To this end, some bhaktas in India like to dress in women's clothing - 'saribhekis' - in imitation of Srimati Radharani. Thus, some of the Vaishnavas came to be called 'rasiks', as in the 'nectar' of erotic ambrosia. The so-called rasiks then tried to reverse engineer the original Sahajiya Buddhist philosophical system, and turned it upside down, calling Sri Radha the 'active' female principle, and Krishna the 'static', in order to represent the highest state of bliss attained by man through maithuna, or tantric ritual coitus. Go figure. Not sure if this was the cause of Krishna not, or fulfilling his duty as a Kshatriya, but I would assume that he had sexual relations with at least a few of his wives, as time permitted, in between fighting in wars and other stuff. LoL!