Krishna Leela Series Part 15 Prayers Offered By Lord Brahma To Lord Krishna Part 2
HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA LEELA 15--TH DISCOURSE
CHAPTER 14 (continued) PRAYERS OFFERED BY LORD BRAHMA TO LORD KRISHNA
BG 13.18 jyotisam api taj jyotis tamasah param ucyate jnanam jneyam jnana-gamyam hridi sarvasya visthitam Translation He is the source of light in all luminous objects. He is beyond the darkness of matter and is unmanifested. He is knowledge, He is the object of knowledge, and He is the goal of knowledge. He is situated in everyone’s heart. Supreme Brahman as effulgent as sun
Isha Upanishad 15 hiranmayena patrena satyasyapihitam mukham tat tvam pushann apavrinu satya-dharmaya drishtaye BrhadAranyaka Upanishad I.3.28 asato ma sadgamaya tamaso ma jyotirgamaya mrtyorma amrtam gamaya Chaitanya CharitAmrta Madhya Leela 22.31 krishna -- -- surya-sama; maya haya andhakara yahan krishna, tahan nahi mayara adhikara janmAdy asya yatah - Vedanta Sutra 1.1
BHAGAVAD GITA 4.9 janma karma ca me divyam evam yo vetti tattvatah tyaktva deham punar janma naiti mam eti so 'rjuna One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.
Brahman ParamAtma BhagavAn Energy Localised Personality
Function of the Supersoul (Paramatma) BG 15.15 sarvasya caham hridi sannivishtho mattah smrtir jnAnam apohanam ca vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyo vedAnta-krd veda vid eva ca’ham Remembrance & Forgetfulness Mundaka & SvetAshvatara Upanishads 2 Birds on A Tree
The Lord’s Two-handed Form Universal Form 4-handed – then … 2-handed
Krishna’s original form - saumya vapuh (BG 11.50) Human-like form - mAnusham roopam (BG 11.51) sudurdarsham - very rare (BG 11.52) The Lord’s Two-handed Form BG 18.65 man-mana bhava mad-bhakto mad-yaji mam namaskuru mam evaisyasi satyam te pratijane priyo 'si me Always think of Me and become My devotee. Worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail. I promise you this because you are My very dear friend.
Snake & Rope - Reality & Illusion bhajahure mana sri nandanandana abhaya charanaravindare durlabha manava janama satsanghe taroho ei bhava sindure Rope & Snake – why fear? Attachment to material body causes fear How to see life ? FEAR
BG 7.14 daivi hy esa guna-mayi mama maya duratyaya mam eva ye prapadyante mayam etam taranti te This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature, is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it. Mukti - Liberation – what is it ? svarupena vyavasthiti – sarvopAdhi vinirmuktam verses
<ul><li>- to be counted amongst devotees </li></ul><ul><li>whichever condition, as servant </li></ul><ul><li>Radha Krishna prana mora </li></ul><ul><li>jivane marane gati ara nahi mora </li></ul><ul><li>Not concerned with what form </li></ul><ul><li>- Even non-human bodies can be fortunate – animals in vraja </li></ul><ul><li>- desires the position of vrajavasis </li></ul>Lord Brahma desires …
The Position of the VrajavAsis … Fortune of Gopis & cows – supply breast milk to Krishna Surprised at the position of Nanda and Yasoda & cowherds Why? The Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth, is existing here as their most intimate lovable object. “ Let others worship the Mahabharata if they are afraid of material existence and want to become liberated from that condition. But as far as I am concerned, I wish only to worship Maharaja Nanda, because the supreme absolute Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is crawling in his courtyard as his own child.” - Nectar of Devotion
The surrender of the VrajavAsis … gopi-bhartuh pada-kamalayor dasa-dasanu-dasah (PadyAvali 74) Mere elaborate sacrifices won’t do Pure devotional service is the only way VrajavAsis see Krishna in everything Demigods control senses but vrajavAsis not controlled by them Directly under Krishna’s control
Favoured by the dust of VrajavAsis Prahlada Maharaja - pAda rajobhishekam Birth as humble grass If not fortunate, birth outside immediate area Why? Touched by the feet of devotees Lord Brahma desires …
All Vedas searching after the lotus feet of Krishna Om tad vishnor paramam padam – Rg Veda Vedas ca sarvair aham eva vedyam – BG 15.15 Mukunda – meaning
Krishna is indebted … Spontaneous bhakti vs Regulated bhakti How will Lord repay the service of the vrajavasis? Kindness of Lord – Putana, Aghasura, Bakasura Spiritual vs material – attachment Everything forgotten for Krishna Nothing Material – Mistake to think so Unable to understand You with body, mind and speech False Ego
Mahabharata – Udyoga Parva 71.4 krishir bhu-vacakah sabdo nas ca nirvriti-vacakah / tayor aikyam param brahma krishna ity abhidhiyate "The word 'krish' is the attractive feature of the Lord's existence, and 'na' means 'spiritual pleasure.' When the verb krish is added to na, it becomes krishna, which indicates the Absolute Truth." Padma Purana ramante yogino 'nante nityanande cidatmani / iti rama padenaiva param brahmadbhidhiyate "The param brahma is known as Rama because the yogis take pleasure (ramante) in meditating on His eternal, blissful form." (padma purana) Hare is vocative of Hara, the energy of God KRISHNA & RAMA & HARE - MEANINGS
Brahma circumambulates and returns Lord appears as He was on very same day as Gopas’ and calves’ disappearance Inconceivable nature of Lord’s energies parasya shakti vividhaiva shruyate svabhaviki jnana-bala-kriya ca – svetasvatara 6.8 They laughed & thought Krishna not willing to leave their lunchtime company Krishna was smiling - His pastimes for last 1 year Entrance into Vrndavana village – descriptions Boys glorifying with songs
<ul><li>Parikshit Maharaja’s Question: </li></ul><ul><li>Why so much love? </li></ul><ul><li>- VrajavAsis? </li></ul><ul><li>Cows & Calves during 1 year? </li></ul><ul><li>Sukadeva Goswami’s Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Love of Self & Love of Krishna </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna is All-attractive </li></ul><ul><li>Without being an expansion of Krsna, </li></ul><ul><li>nothing can be attractive </li></ul><ul><li>Reservoir of All-Pleasure </li></ul><ul><li>sarva-loka-namaskrtam </li></ul><ul><li>[SB 3.28.17] </li></ul><ul><li>mahatma’s vision and brahma-bhuta stage </li></ul><ul><li>na socati na kanksati bg18.54 </li></ul><ul><li>Remembrance of Vraja Pastimes </li></ul>Sukadeva Goswami & Parikshit Maharaja
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE
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