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Krishna Bhakthi Sanga Presents Krishna Leela Series – 38th Discourse “The Killing of the Elephant KuvalayApIdA”
Krishna’s & Balarama’s bath & morning duties Hearing of kettle drum & Rushing to see the fun KuvalayApIdA blocked Krishna angry with care taker Argument and attack as Previously planned Killing KuvalayApIdA Can fight with 1000 elephants
Krishna – KuvalayApIdA Duel Hides behind - cleverly Holding tail, dragged for 25 yards – Garuda & snake Front – strong slap Caused elephant to trip and fall Ivory tusk - Stabbing Broke Ivory tusk, killed elephant & care taker
Krishna & Balarama with ivory tusk Entering Wrestling Arena Beautiful with drops of perspiration Krishna beautiful always Different Rasa – 12 kinds Rasa = Spiritual taste, Relationship, mellow Kamsa’s fear of Krishna
Where are we? We also belong to one Rasa Do not imitate RASA Servant of servants Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: I am not Brahmana, Kshatriya,Vaishya, Shudra, Brahmacari, etc. Servant of servant of servant of servant of maintainer of Gopis, i.e. Shri Krishna
Serve Spiritual Master Love me? Love my Dog. No Physical presence How to serve? - VAni E.g. Srila Prabhupada is living in his books Follow his instructions yasya prasAdad bhagavat-prasAdo By the mercy of the spiritual master one receives the benediction of Krishna.
Long hands, beautifully dressed Krishna & Balarama’s Beauty All were attracted, embraced Krishna with their hearts Seeing for the first time Speaking of Krishna’s & Balarama’s pastimes Krishna & Balarama – Narayana’s Expansions
Krishna’s Birth Vasudeva carries Krishna to NandagrAma
Curbed the False pride of Heavenly Indra Lifting Govardhana Hill Many other demons were also killed.
Gopis were attracted Forgot all troubles of material existence, how? Forgot all tiredness Gopis – Exalted devotees Yadu dynasty – most celebrated because of Krishna Balarama’s pastimes, His lotus petal eyes
Devotees do not suffer from material existence..why? SB: 3.25. 23 Kapila Muni says: mad-AsrayAh kathA mrstAh srnvanti kathayanti ca tapanti vividhAs tApA naitAn mad-gata-cetasah Engaged constantly in chanting and hearing about Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the sAdhus do not suffer from material miseries because they are always filled with thoughts of My pastimes and activities.
ChAnurA (Wrestler) Speaks: You are Great Heroes with long hands Obedient citizens to please the King or King will be angry Fight to please the King King & others want to see the wrestling Krishna’s wrestling with cowherd boys in the forest
Krishna’s Reply: Understood his statement Krishna speaks according to time and circumstances You and we are all subjects of the King & try to please the King Small boys fight with small boys not with big wrestlers Contradicts religious principle
ChAnurA’s Reply: You are not child or young man You & Balarama transcendental to everyone You killed big elephant So strong, can fight with us Fight Krishna vs ChAnura Balarama vs Mushtika
What happened ?... Who won the fight? Next Krishna Leela Presentation “ Killing of Kamsa”