Krishna Leela Series Part 21 (2) - Description Of Autumn

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Krishna Leela Series Part 21 (2) Description Of Autumn

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  • 1. HARE KRISHNA Krishna leela 22 ND discourse
  • 2. CHAPTER 20 (continued) DESCRIPTION OF AUTUMN
  • 3. utthiSTa jAgrata prApyavarAnnibOdhata Previously … Jiva Jago! A Wake-up Call
  • 4. Cranes and ducks meander on banks of lakes and rivers despite muddy garbage and thorny creepers Householders without Krishna Consciousness tarrying in material life despite inconveniences fever and relief
  • 5. Rainy season small ponds lakes rivulets TEMPORARILY water-filled Otherwise, they are dry Pride of Materialistic People Opulent Position, wife, home, children and a little bank balance
  • 6. BHAGAVAD GITA 16.:13-15 The demoniac person thinks: "So much wealth do I have today, and I will gain more according to my schemes. So much is mine now, and it will increase in the future, more and more. He is my enemy, and I have killed him; and my other enemy will also be killed. I am the lord of everything, I am the enjoyer, I am perfect, powerful and happy. I am the richest man, surrounded by aristocratic relatives. There is none so powerful and happy as I am. I shall perform sacrifices, I shall give some charity, and thus I shall rejoice." In this way, such persons are deluded by ignorance.
  • 7. GOVINDA DAS KAVIRAJA’S PRAYERS sita atapa bata barisana  e dina jamini jagi re  biphale sevinu krpana durajana  capala sukha- laba lagi re Both in the day and at night I remain sleepless, suffering the pains of heat and cold, the wind and the rain  and uselessly serving wicked and miserly men to win a moment’s flickering happiness. e dhana, yaubana, putra, parijana ithe ki ache paratiti re kamala-dala-jala, jivana talamala bhajahu hari pada niti re What assurance of real happiness is there in all of one’s wealth, youthfulness, sons, and family members? This life is tottering like a drop of water on a lotus petal; therefore you should always serve and worship the divine feet of Lord Hari. VIDYAPATI’S SONG - WATER IN DESERT
  • 8. Grass covered by certain type of red insect Green and red combine with umbrella-like mushrooms Rainfall makes the vegetation very green Scene / terrain changes like a person who has suddenly become wealthy
  • 9. Farmer becomes happy to see his full field of grains Capitalists become unhappy because of competitive price Restriction – artificial shortage Food grains are supplied by The Supreme Lord nityo nityAnam chetanas chetanAnAm Eko bahUnAm yO vidadhAti kAmAn
  • 10. BHAGAVAD GITA 3:14 annād bhavanti bhūtāni parjanyād anna-sambhavaḥ yajñād bhavati parjanyo yajñaḥ karma-samudbhavaḥ All living bodies subsist on food grains, which are produced from rain. Rains are produced by performance of yajña [sacrifice], and yajña is born of prescribed duties.
  • 11. Moon appears to be moving with clouds But moon is still Identifying with matter Makes us think Movement through different spheres of life AhankAra Demarcation between spiritual and material existence
  • 12. ISHOPANISHAD Invocation oṁ pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaṁ pūrṇāt pūrṇam udacyate pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya pūrṇam evāvaśiṣyate The Personality of Godhead is perfect and complete, and because He is completely perfect, all emanations from Him, such as this phenomenal world, are perfectly equipped as complete wholes. Whatever is produced of the Complete Whole is also complete in itself. Because He is the Complete Whole, even though so many complete units emanate from Him, He remains the complete balance.
  • 13. ISHOPANISHAD MANTRA 1 īśāvāsyam idam sarvaṁ yat kiñca jagatyāṁ jagat tena tyaktena bhuñjīthā mā gṛdhaḥ kasya svid dhanam Everything animate or inanimate that is within the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord. One should therefore accept only those things necessary for himself, which are set aside as his quota, and one should not accept other things, knowing well to whom they belong.
  • 14. SRILA PRABHUPADA’S ANALOGY CONCENTRIC CIRCLES AND KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS COMPASS
  • 15. Rainy season living entities, land, sky, water All become refreshed Engagement in transcendental loving service of the Lord “ bright-faced” Vaikuntha men
  • 16. Rivers swell n rush to the oceans and seas They appear to agitate the ocean chala High mountains although splashed by torrential rain do not change Achala
  • 17. ashtAnga yogi or mystic yogi becomes agitated by sex e.g. vishvAmitra bhakti yogi not embarrassed even amidst difficulties accepts it as mercy of the Lord becomes eligible to enter spiritual kingdom
  • 18.
    • Rainbow
    • bow without a string
    • Yet it rests in the sky so beautifully
    Supreme Lord’s Avatara not resting on material condition sambhavāmy ātma-māyayā Bhagavad Gita 4:6
  • 19. Roads in rainy season not frequently used become covered with long grasses Ignorant “Brahmana” Covered by illusion Value of Samskara
  • 20. Rain clouds appear Peacocks dance People harassed by materialistic life Suitable Pure Devotee’s words & association give relief Feel jubilant & rejoice
  • 21. Clouds provide nourishment and sustenance through rain Lighting shifts from one set of clouds to another A charitable man nourishes and sustains many others like family & workers Unchaste wife spoils everything Marriage & Its Purpose
  • 22. Plants and creepers grow by drinking water from ground pAdopa tapasya becomes dry Results enjoyment with family, society, love, home and other paraphernalia
  • 23. Prayers of Srila Narottama das Thakura tadera charana sevi bhakta sane vAs Prayers of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura shuddha bhakata charana renu bhajana anukUla
  • 24. Barriers agricultural fields – break due to heavy rain Unauthorised atheistic propaganda in Kali breaks boundary of Vedic injunctions Degeneration into Godlessness Clouds tossed by the wind deliver water which is seen like nectar Brahmanas inspire the kshatriyas ans vaishyas to perform charity Varnas meant for peaceful co-existence. Expert brahminical guidance is needed
  • 25. Vrindavana forest’s improvement due to rains Ripened dates, mangoes, blackberries and other fruits
  • 26. Krishna & Gopas entered forest to enjoy seasonal atmosphere Cows fed by new grass – healthy with full milk bags Lord Krishna called them by names
  • 27. "Thus when Krishna calls out, 'Hey Dhavali' (the name of a white cow) a whole group of white cows comes forward, and when Krishna calls 'Hamsi, Candani, Ganga, Mukta' and so on, the twenty-four other groups of white cows come. The reddish cows are called 'Aruni, Kunkuma, Sarasvati, etc., the blackish ones 'Shyamala, Dhumala, Yamuna, etc., and the yellowish ones are Pita, Pingala, Haritaki, etc. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.35.19 purport)
  • 28. Cows and calves would come to Him with love and milk will flow from their bags Krishna would pass by forest by the side of Govardhana Hill Bank of Yamuna bee hives pouring honey Waterfalls and nice sounds Krishna heard them as he looked into the mountain caves Rain coming to an end and autumn almost approaching
  • 29. Krishna & Gopas sit under tree or within caves relishing ripened fruits and conversing Yashoda’s despatch of yogurt, fruits and sweetmeats for Krishna & Balarama Cows tired with heavy milkbags. Would sit and chew grass and be joyful to be with Krishna Krishna was proud to see them and relishes nature which is one energy of His
  • 30. mayadhyakshena prakrti suyate sa characharam Krishna & Durga (Purusha & Prakrti) substance and shadow Material Nature obeys Krishna Natural Beauty created by rainy season acted out according to Krishna’s indications
  • 31. Water reservoirs became clean and pleasing Refreshing air due to appearance of autumn Sky clear of clouds Natural blue colour Blooming lotus flower in clear water in forest person fallen from yoga practice becoming beautiful by resuming his spiritual life suchinAm srimatAm gehe
  • 32. Krishna as Hari White clouds of Autumn Devoid of Water Retired Person Water sources dry up Danger to Aquatics Temporary material life Sun emerges Withering of vegetation Losing taste for Material life
  • 33. Farmers build walls to hold water Devotees conserve energy for spiritual life Animals like the cows and deers become pregnant
  • 34. Srila Rupa Goswami speaks of utsAhAt ENTHUSIASM IN SPIRITUAL LIFE
  • 35. Disappearance of Dark Clouds & Polluted Water Appearance of White Clouds & Clear Water Krishna Consciousness makes one pure Krishna is Hari - Meaning Vanaprastha & Freedom from Anxieties Waterfalls from Hills Supply & Stoppage Saintly Persons’ Preaching & Silence Reduced Water & Scorching Sun Ponds dry up Small Aquatics’ Plight Uncontrolled Persons & Family Life
  • 36. Autumn Season Ocean becomes calm & quiet Self-realized person not affected by 3 modes of material nature Field walls & Saving Energy Saving Energy via sense control Retired life & Shelter of Lord Mukunda
  • 37. SUN & MOON – FATIGUE & RELIEF MUKUNDA CLEAR STAR-FILLED NIGHT SKY – KRISHNA CONSCIOUS PERSON KRISHNA & YADU DYNASTY MOON & STARS AUTUMN BREEZE & GOPIS
  • 38. Autumn & Scorching Sunshine Presence of lotuses Absence of lilies Strong King or Government Protection of Pious Elimination of bad elements Satisfaction of Citizens Fields full of ripened grains Offerings to the Lord Navanna & Sweet Rice Durga Pooja
  • 39. Jnani Brahmajyoti Yogi Higher Planets Bhakta Vaikuntha Goloka Vrndavana
  • 40. The center is not fixed up. If the center is right, then you can make circle from that center, any number of circles, they'll never overlap. They'll be growing, growing, growing. They'll not interact with one another if the center is all right. So everyone is feeling nationally or internationally, but the center is missing. Therefore your feeling, your international feeling, my international feeling, your national feeling, my national feeling, they are overlapping. So we have to find out the center. Then you expand your circle, it will not, I mean to say, overlap or counteract. It will go on. That center is Kṛishna. Lecture to International Student Society -- Boston, December 28, 1969
  • 41. HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE