Krishna Leela Series Part 08 Vision Of The Universal Form

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Krishna Leela Series Part 08 Vision Of The Universal Form

  1. 1. KRISHNA LEELA HARE KRISHNA
  2. 2. VISION OF THE UNIVERSAL FORM 7TH DISCOURSE
  3. 3. ananda-cinmaya-rasatmataya manahsu yah praninam pratiphalan smaratam upetya lilayitena bhuvanani jayaty ajasram govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, whose glory ever triumphantly dominates the mundane world by the activity of His own pastimes , being reflected in the mind of recollecting souls as the transcendental entity of ever-blissful cognitive rasa. Why leela? Brahma Samhita 5.42
  4. 4. PRELUDE The Salvation of Trnavarta <ul><li>Kamsa sends demons to </li></ul><ul><li>kill Krishna, e.g. Putana, </li></ul><ul><li>Trnavarta,etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Trnavarta comes in the </li></ul><ul><li>form of a whirlwind. </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna chokes him to </li></ul><ul><li>death. </li></ul><ul><li>The devotees’ anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord’s supreme </li></ul><ul><li>position in all situations </li></ul><ul><li>- Krishna as Yogeshvara </li></ul>
  5. 5. An Overview 1. Garga Muni’s Visit 2. Krishna’s Childhood Pranks 3. Universal Form
  6. 6. Garga Muni <ul><li>Vasudeva’s request to Garga Muni </li></ul><ul><li>- Namakarana & Astrology </li></ul><ul><li>-- Value of Samskara </li></ul><ul><li>Who is Garga Muni ? </li></ul><ul><li>- son of Sage Bharadvaja & Susheela </li></ul><ul><li>“ Muni” – Definition </li></ul><ul><li>nasav munir yasya matam na bhinnam </li></ul><ul><li>Sthita-dhi-muni </li></ul>
  7. 7. NANDA MAHARAJA HONOURS GARGA MUNI <ul><li>Nanda Maharaja’s respectful behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality </li></ul><ul><li>Grhastha-sadhu relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Householders as ‘poor-hearted’ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Brahmana Kshatriya Vaishya Shudra OCCUPATIONAL ORDER VARNA – VARNA
  9. 9. SPIRITUAL ORDER 1. Brahmacharya 2. Grhastha 3. Vanaprastha 4. Sannyasa ASHRAMA
  10. 10. Garga Muni’s Dilemma <ul><li>Indirectly indicates Krishna as sons of Devaki </li></ul><ul><li>(Nanda Maharaja did not know) </li></ul><ul><li>Balarama – known as son of Vasudeva because Rohini was there </li></ul><ul><li>But Nanda Maharaja did not know that Krishna was Vasudeva’s son </li></ul><ul><li>Garga’s warning about Kamsa </li></ul><ul><li>As per astrology, Devaki could not have a female child </li></ul><ul><li>Garga Muni indirectly intimated the exchange of children </li></ul><ul><li> Secret ceremony </li></ul>
  11. 11. Namakarana Performed <ul><li>Balarama’s Names: </li></ul><ul><li>– Bala + Rama / Baladeva / Sankarshana </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna’s Names: </li></ul><ul><li>- VAsudeva – son of Vasudeva </li></ul><ul><li>- Krishna </li></ul><ul><li>Past Appearances, Complexions & Future Activities subtly hinted </li></ul>
  12. 12. Baby Pastimes <ul><li>Balarama and Krishna began to crawl on Their hands and knees </li></ul><ul><li>Different ages </li></ul><ul><li>- saisava – kaumara - pauganda –kaishora –yauvana </li></ul><ul><li>Anklets bells on waist and ankles sounded fascinating </li></ul><ul><li>Act frightened - Enhancing love </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding – teeth growing </li></ul><ul><li>Smeared with saffron and sandalwood pulp </li></ul><ul><li>Crawl in clay / mud catch tail of calfs and stand up </li></ul>
  13. 13. Childhood Pastimes <ul><li>Later stand on feet and walk </li></ul><ul><li>Complaints of Gopis – loose calves, can’t milk, pots empty </li></ul><ul><li>Steal yoghurt & butter & milk </li></ul><ul><li>When caught – act innocent </li></ul>
  14. 14. Terribly Naughty! <ul><li>Steal yoghurt, butter n milk – feed to monkeys </li></ul><ul><li>Useless food </li></ul><ul><li>Effulgence </li></ul><ul><li>Pinching babies </li></ul><ul><li>Yashoda oh Yashoda ! </li></ul><ul><li>Your son … </li></ul><ul><li>Acting Innocent </li></ul>
  15. 15. An Amazing Pastime! <ul><li>One day … </li></ul><ul><li>Clay – No! I did not ! </li></ul><ul><li>Open mouth – what did she see ? </li></ul><ul><li>Universal form </li></ul><ul><li>Outer space & Natural Features </li></ul><ul><li>8 elements </li></ul><ul><li>controllers of senses </li></ul><ul><li>Sense perception </li></ul><ul><li>3 qualities of material nature / all living entities / time </li></ul>
  16. 16. Yashoda is awestruck! <ul><li>Yashoda awestruck – power of God’s illusory energy or dreaming ? </li></ul><ul><li>Offers obeisances to the Lord </li></ul><ul><li>Prays to His illusory energy </li></ul><ul><li>Highly philosophical for a moment </li></ul><ul><li>But Krishna again expanded his internal energy, yogamaya </li></ul><ul><li> Yashoda considers Krishna as own son. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Who are Nanda Maharaja and Yashoda? <ul><li>Special position of Nanda Maharaja & Yashoda </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyment of childhood pastimes </li></ul><ul><li>Why? Best of Vasus, Drona and Dhara – pastime </li></ul><ul><li>Mood of a Devotee </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Maanickam katti vayiram idai katti </li></ul><ul><li>AaNipponnaal seidha Vannach chiru thottil </li></ul><ul><li>PeNi unakku biraman vidu thandhaan </li></ul><ul><li>ManikkuraLaane thaalelo ! </li></ul><ul><li>VaiyamaLandhaane thaalelo ! </li></ul><ul><li>Oh Krishna, a ruby-laden, diamond-centred colourful little cradle, made of gold, Brahma has carefully sent for You. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh beautiful child, thAlelo! (please sleep) </li></ul><ul><li>Oh Trivikrama! Who had measured the worlds! thAlelo! (please sleep) </li></ul>Periyalwar Tirumoli – Yashoda’s lullaby Vishnu Chitha
  19. 19. How to Love Krishna? atah sri-krishna-namadi na bhaved grahyam indriyaih sevonmukhe hi jihvadau svayam eva sphuraty adah “ No one can understand Krishna as He is by the blunt material senses. But He reveals Himself to the devotees, being pleased with them for their transcendental loving service (beginning from the tongue) unto Him.” Srila Rupa Goswami (Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu 1.2.234)
  20. 20. HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE

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