Krishna Leela Series Part 33 Akrura's Arrival in Vrndavana

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Krishna Leela Series Part 33 Akrura's Arrival in Vrndavana

Krishna Leela Series Part 33 Akrura's Arrival in Vrndavana

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  • 1. Krishna Bhakti Sangha Presents Krishna Leela Series – 33 rd Discourse “ AkRura’s Arrival in Vrndavana ”
  • 2. Early morning Kesi is killed VyomAsura is killed at Govardhana Hill Same day Kamsa tells AkRura to go to Vrndavana Next day morning, he starts AkRura is a pure devotee Thinks of Krishna on the way
  • 3. Only fortunate & pious can see Krishna AkRura: I am unfit Show me GOD ?? Srila Bhaktisiddhanta – “ Act in such a way, Krishna will come to see you.” Blade of Grass floating on the waves AkRura – All the sins going to be washed 10 Offences from Padma PurAna – 7th offence
  • 4. Krishna’s Lotus feet AkRura thrilled Krishna traverses in Vrndavana Foot prints are everywhere Great DevAs worship Krishna’s Lotus feet
  • 5. Krishna’s Face Face like lotus flower Eyes like lotus petal Tilak on the forehead Beautiful smile on His face Brahma Samhita – Kandarpa Koti… One of 6 opulences AkRura – eyes’ perfection
  • 6. Creation From Maha Vishnu’s Pores - Universes Annihilation, glances over Mahat tattva Krishna descends by His internal potency Fools think Krishna is human - BG: 9.11 President visits Prison
  • 7. Krishna Katha Discuss 24 hrs Krishna kathA for World peace mac-cittA mad-gata-prAnA bodhayantah parasparam kathayantas ca mAm nityam tusyanti ca ramanti ca BG: 10.9 - The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me, their lives are fully devoted to My service, and they derive great satisfaction and bliss from always enlightening one another and conversing about Me. Without Krishna – Decorated dead body Prabhupada: 000000 – No Value, 100000 has value
  • 8. Devotees and Demons Kills demons, pleases & protects devotees Krishna – Adi Guru, Chaitya Guru Deliverer of fallen. Only Krishna can, No one else can -- Kapila – Srimad Bhagavatam 3 rd canto AkRura – First Dandavats -- Krishna’s touch Proprietor of the whole world
  • 9. Kamsa’s Messenger Krishna as Ksirodakasayi Vishnu knows everybody’s heart - AkRura As uncle, Krishna and Balaram will embrace him & host him with respect By Krishna’s touch all sins washed Serve Krishna through Spiritual Master Slight glance – Life is successful
  • 10. Arrives in Vrndavana – End of day Fully Krishna Conscious – doesn't realize how long & how far Krishna’s lotus footprints, Cows’ hoof prints Falls flat, rolls on the ground Vrndavana Visit – follow AkRura
  • 11. VrndAvan Yatra Remember Krishna Leela Roll on the ground, Smear the dust irrespective of material possessions SAdhu SangA – Not site seeing Narottoma Dasa Thakura - After purifying the Mind visit Vrndavana Commit sin & Devotional Service – 10 times Prabhupada –max 3 days
  • 12. Krishna’s Beauty Krishna, Balarama - Milking Sees Their Lotus feet Krishna – Yellow dress Balarama – Blue dress Lotus Eyes, elephant-like strongly constructed bodies Krishna – Blackish Balarama – Whitish Fresh garlands, smeared with sandal wood
  • 13. Valuable jewels & necklaces AkRura – Most fortunate to see Krishna, His plenary expansion Balarama
    • Cause of all causes
    • Brahma Samhita
    Krishna & Balarama smile AkRura Falls at Their feet Symptoms of pure love – voice chokes up, tears from Eyes, stunned with ecstacy. nayanam galad ashru dhAraya .... SikshAshtakam
  • 14. Hosting Krishna raises him, both embrace PAdha PUja – Water, Honey, flower Nice seat, cow charity, palatable dishes, betel nuts, Spices, finally sandal wood powder to please him more Hosting as per Vedic injunction – example to people Enemy also should be nicely hosted Poor man – welcome, offer straw mat, cup of water
  • 15. Nanda Maharaja Inquiry About Kamsa… Slaughtering & Maintaining cows Kamsa same – killed own sister’s 6 sons Selfish ruler – at present citizen welfare? Pleasing hosting & words - AkRura forgets tiredness AkRura example, do devotional service, see Krishna eye to eye
  • 16. Chant And be Happy