Krishna Leela Series Part 16 Killing Of Dhenukasura

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Krishna Leela Series Part 16 Killing Of Dhenukasura

  1. 1. Killing of Dhenukasura
  2. 2. RECAP <ul><li>Brahma Vimohana Lila </li></ul>
  3. 3. Boys grew up! <ul><li>Krishna and Balaram attained the age of Pauganda </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Krishna and Lord Rama were appointed to take care of the cows on the 8 th lunar day of the bright fortnight of Karttika </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lotus Feet <ul><li>Krishna walks barefoot all over Vraj </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety for the gopis when he walks barefoot </li></ul>
  5. 5. Madhava <ul><li>Madhava went into the rich Vraja with Rama and cowherd boys whilst playing his flute. </li></ul><ul><li>Why Madhava? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Husband of Lakshmi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Descendant of Madhu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring enters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Madhurya </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Krishna saw that the trees were bending down as if to touch their feet </li></ul><ul><li>Gives credit to Balaram </li></ul><ul><li>Lords glanced at them mercifully </li></ul>
  7. 7. Trees are full of knowledge <ul><li>Trees were immovable because of their past offenses </li></ul><ul><li>Showing humility </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>linas tava yaśo 'khila-loka tirtham </li></ul><ul><li>gāyanta ādi-puruṣānupathaḿ bhajante </li></ul><ul><li>prāyo amīmuni-gaṇā bhavadīya-mukhyā </li></ul><ul><li>gūḍhaḿ vane 'pi na jahaty anaghātma daivam </li></ul><ul><li>“ O original personality, these bees must all be great sages and most elevated devotees of Yours, for they are worshiping You by following You along the path and chanting Your glories, which are themselves a holy place for the entire world. Though You have disguised Yourself within this forest, O sinless one, they refuse to abandon You, their worshipable Lord.” </li></ul><ul><li>- SB 10.15.6 </li></ul><ul><li>Gūḍham – Although in human form, he is recognized </li></ul><ul><li>Tīrtha – Means for crossing material existence </li></ul><ul><li>gAyantah – Speech or Silence </li></ul><ul><li>anagha – Is not sinful and excuses sins </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Lord imitated the peacocks, birds and animals </li></ul><ul><li>Also played “ Lion and deer ” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lord serves Balarama <ul><li>When Balaram is tired, he will lie his head on a gopa’s lap </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna will personally massage His feet and also bring water </li></ul>
  11. 11. Games,Games and more Games <ul><li>Krishna and Balaram played games with the gopas </li></ul><ul><li>The gopas massaged Krishna’s feet and also sang for the Lord </li></ul>
  12. 12. ? Heee..haaw!!
  13. 13. Entering the Talavana forest <ul><li>The Gopas described the forest of Talavana which is one of the 12 forests of Vraja </li></ul><ul><li>There were many delicious palm fruits and were all ripe and falling on the ground </li></ul><ul><li>Dhenukasura was guarding it </li></ul>
  14. 14. Here We Go!!! <ul><li>Dhenuka doesn’t allow anyone to enter the forest to enjoy the fruits </li></ul><ul><li>The ass’s friends were also demons who have assumed similar forms </li></ul><ul><li>Gopas wanted Krishna and Balram to kill the demons </li></ul><ul><li>Lord smiled and everyone left off </li></ul>
  15. 15. Similar ? <ul><li>VS </li></ul>Ass Mentality!
  16. 16. <ul><li>Lord Balaram entered the forest first and started shaking the trees </li></ul><ul><li>The demon heard this and ran towards Balaram with the aim of killing Him </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Balarama caught hold of the demon and threw him around! </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>The other demons started coming after the Lords </li></ul><ul><li>They went after Krishna first </li></ul><ul><li>The other demons started attacking </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>The Lords threw the ass demons onto the trees and all the trees started crashing onto one another </li></ul><ul><li>After that, all the people felt free to come to the forest and started eating the palm fruits and enjoying the place. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>After the incident, They came back home to their homes </li></ul><ul><li>All the Gopis feasted their eyes on the Lord </li></ul><ul><li>Rohini and Yasoda welcomed their sons back with great affection and checked their limbs </li></ul><ul><li>The Lords were bathed and fed sumptuously and they retired for the night as joyful as always. </li></ul>
  21. 21. One fine day…. <ul><li>Krishna and the gopas went to the Yamuna river </li></ul><ul><li>The cowherd boys drank the water and they fell unconscious </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord revived them through His glance </li></ul>Next Program...
  22. 22. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
  23. 23. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur Appearance Day
  24. 24. ohe! vaisnaba thakura, doyara sagara, e dase koruna kori' diya pada-chaya, sodho he amaya, tomara carana dhori 2 chaya bega domi, chaya dosa sodhi chaya guna deho' dase chaya sat-sanga, deho' he amare, boshechi sangera ase 3 ekaki amara, nahi paya bala, hari-nama-sankirtane tumi krpa kori: sraddha-bindu diya, deho' krsna-nama-dhane 4 krsna se tomara, krsna dite paro, tomara sakati ache ami to' kangala, 'krsna 'krsna 'boli', dhai tava pache pache Ohe! Vaisnava Thakura - (from Saranagati)
  25. 25. 1) O venerable Vaisnava. O ocean of mercy, be merciful unto your servant. Give me the shade of your lotus feet and purify me. I hold on to your lotus feet. 2) Teach me to control my six passions; rectify my six faults, bestow upon me the six qualities, and offer unto me the six kinds of holy association.* 3) I do not find the strength to carry on alone the sankirtana of the holy name of Hari. Please bless me by giving me just one drop of faith with which to obtain the great treasure of the holy name of Krsna. 4) Krsna is yours; you have the power to give Him to me. I am simply running behind you shouting, &quot;Krsna! Krsna!&quot; * The six passions are those pertaining to words, the mind, anger, the tongue, the stomach and the genitals. The six faults are overeating, attachment to material things, inability to follow regulative principles, sense gratification, useless idle talk, and impure habits. The six positive qualities are enthusiasm in practicing devotional service, firm faith in devotional processes, a strong desire to attain prema-bhakti, a favorable service attitude, avoidance of non-devotees, and appreciation of the company of devotees. The six methods of association are to go to an assembly of devotees, to invite devotees into one's home, to discuss and hear devotional topics, to take the maha-prasada of devotees and to offer maha-prasada to devotees.

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