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Krishna Leela Series Part 20 Devouring The Forest Fire Krishna Leela Series Part 20 Devouring The Forest Fire Presentation Transcript

  • Krishna Bhakti Sangha Presents 20 TH DISCOURSE KRISHNA LEELA
  • Part 20 – Devouring the Forest Fire
  • Killing the Demon Pralambasura Recap
    • Unobserved Cows began
    • to wander
    • Attracted by the fresh
    • green grass
    • Goats, Cows and buffalo
    • traveled to another forest
    • named IshiikAtavi
    • When theywent in, they saw a
    • big forest fire.
    • Krishna, Balaram and friends couldn't
    • find the cows.
    • They were upset and followed the
    • foot print and eaten grass
    • Cowherd boys thought
    • their livelihood was lost.
    • Why?
  • cätur-varnyam mayä srshtam guna-karma-vibhägasah tasya kartäram api mäm viddhy akartäram avyayam According to the three modes of material nature and the work associated with them, the four divisions of human society are created by Me. And I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the non-doer, being unchangeable. BG 4.13
  • Four Varnas - four divisions of the social order Brähmanas Intelligent class of men Ksatriyas Administrative class Vaishyas Mercantile men Shüdras Laborer class
  • Four Ashramas - four divisions of the spiritual order
    • Brahmachari
    • Grihastha
    • Vanaprastha
    • Sannyasa
  • Krishna Loves Cows
    • Govinda – One who attracts Cows
    • Go BrAhmana hitAya ca...
    • – well-wisher of the Cows
    • & BrAhmanas
    • Indra hides behind KAmadhenu
    • Cow
    • Spiritual World has Surabhi Cows
    • Cow urine, Cow dung
    • Cow killers take many births
    • They heard the crying of the Cows
    • Krishna began to call the cows by
    • their respective names, with
    • great noise.
    • Cows replied with JOY
    • Although in danger how JOY ?
    • Boys became very frightened
    • Boys and Cows looked at Krishna &
    • Balaram as dying man looks at the
    • picture of the Supreme Personality
    • of Godhead.
  • Why Dying Man?
    • Boys think Nobody to save
    • us except Krishna
    yam yam väpi smaran bhävam tyajaty ante kalevaram tam tam evaiti kaunteya sadä tad-bhäva-bhävitah BG 8.6 - Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body, O son of Kunti, that state he will attain without fail. anta-käle ca mäm eva smaran muktvä kalevaram yah prayäti sa mad-bhävam yäti nästy atra samsayah BG 8.5 - And whoever, at the end of his life, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt.
  • Krishna Consciousness Joyful
    • Devotees always joyful
    mäträ-sparshäs tu kaunteya sitoshna-sukha-duùkha-däh ägamäpäyino ’nityäs täms titikshasva bhärata BG 2.14 - O son of Kunti, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, O scion of Bharata, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.
    • Cows are pure devotees
    • B odily happiness & distress
    • Kuntidevi Prayer
    • Boys surrender to Krishna’s lotus
    • feet to protect the Cows and also
    • save them
    “ My dear Krishna! You and Balarama are very powerful. We are now burning from the heat of this blazing fire. Let us take shelter of Your lotus feet. We know You can protect us from this great danger. Our dear friend Krishna, we are Your intimate friends. It is not right that we should suffer in this way. We are all completely dependent on You, and You are the knower of all religious life. We do not know anyone except You.”
    • Krishna spoke through His eyes
    • “ Don’t Worry” - Assurance
    • Supreme mystic (Yogeshwara)
    • Swallowed all the flames of
    • the fire & saved the Cows .
    • 8 Mystic Powers of Yogis
    • Boys were unconscious
    • Demons show mystic powers
    • Boys woke up at Bhändira forest
    • Free from forest fire attack
    • Boys thought Krishna must be a
    • demigod
    • Devotees covered by Yogamaya
    • Spontaneous Love
    • Krishna & Balaram return home
    • Gopis became joyous
    • One moment like 12 Years
  • Love of God cheto-darpana-mArjanam bhava-mahA--dAvAgni-nirvApanam “ Glory to the Sri-Krishna-Sankirtana, which cleanses the heart of all the dust accumulated for years and extinguishes the fire of conditional life, of repeated birth and death.” yugAyitam nimeshena chakshushA prAvrishAyitam “ O Govinda! Feeling Your separations I am considering a moment to be like twelve years or more.”
    • All religions speak about loving God
    • Pure devotee gives love of God
    Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
  • Surrender to the Pure devotee Taking association of Srila Prabhupada through his books
  • Conclusion & Learning nehäbhikrama-näso ’sti pratyaväyo na vidyate sv-alpam apy asya dharmasya träyate mahato bhayät BG 2.40 - In this endeavor there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear. sarva-dharmän parityajya mäm ekam sharanam vraja aham tväm sarva-päpebhyo mokshayishyämi mä sucah BG 18.66 - Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.
  • Please Chant … Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare And be Happy