Krishna Leela Series - Part 60 - Lord Balarama Visits Vrndavana


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Krishna Leela Series - Part 60 - Lord Balarama Visits Vrndavana

  1. 1. Lord BalaramaReturns to Vrindavana<br />Main extracts from Chapter 64<br />Krishna <br />The Supreme Personality of Godhead <br />by<br />His Divine Grace A.C.Bhakthivedanta Swami SrilaPrabhupada<br />
  2. 2. Previous chapter<br />Chapter 63<br />Story of King Nrga<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. Personalities<br /><ul><li>Kamsa
  5. 5. Mushtika
  6. 6. Chanura
  7. 7. Lord Krishna
  8. 8. Lord Balarama
  9. 9. Yashoda
  10. 10. Nanda Maharaja
  11. 11. Yamuna
  12. 12. Gopis</li></li></ul><li>Scene<br />Lord Balarama was married and was residing in Dwaraka<br />He developed a strong desire to meet with Mother Yashoda & Nanda Maharaja<br />
  13. 13. At Vrindavana<br />Mother Yashoda & Nanda Maharaja were very pleased to see their son Balarama grown up as an adult but whose beauty was as enchanting as it was when He was a child.<br />
  14. 14. At Vrindavana<br /><ul><li>After meeting with Mother Yashoda & Nanda Maharaja , Balaramamet with the </li></ul>cowherd men <br /><ul><li>He offered obeisances to the Elderly,</li></ul>shook hands with his Peers , embraced them with a loud laugh & blessed the young.<br />
  15. 15. At Vrindavana<br />Mother Yashoda & Nanda Maharaja had heard how Krishna & Balaramatogether had fought and killed the evil king Kamsa his associates Chanura, Mushtika& re-lived that along with Balarama .<br />They addressed Balaramaas Jagadishvara at this point.<br />
  16. 16. At Vrindavana<br />After meeting with Mother Yashoda & Nanda Maharaja , Balaramaand the residents of Vrindavana …<br />it was his turn to meet with the Gopis<br />
  17. 17. At Vrindavana with the Gopis<br />The Gopis shared with Balarama how they were feeling bereft after Krsna moved out of Vrindavana . If Krishna had fogotten them for the Enlightened & Cultured Women in Dwaraka.<br />They said they had renounced their families & everything to please Krishna – who inturn renounced them and left Vrindavana.<br />yugAyitaMnimeSeNacakSuSAprAvRSAyitamsUnyAyitaMjagatsarvaMgovindaviraheName <br />A blink of the eyes has become equal to an age, my eyes have become like monsoon clouds, and the entire universe has become void to me in the absence of Govinda.<br />
  18. 18. At Vrindavana with the Gopis<br />The Gopis talked about how Krishna was clever and cunning to manufacture nice words during times when they had an intimate relationship.<br />and how he told them that … <br />“ My Dear Gopis –please do not worry – the service you have rendered to me is impossible for me to repay. “<br />
  19. 19. At Vrindavana with the Gopis<br />They talked about how they collected flowers & made garlands for Krishna and when He never came to accept these garlands , they cried in separation from Krishna.<br />GopikaGeethamextract…<br />Madhurayagira, valguvakhyaya,Budhamanognaya, pushkarekshana,Vidhikareerima, veera, muhyathi,Radaraseedhunapyayaswana.<br />Oh Friend with lotus eyes, Oh Krishna,the words that fall from your mouth, Oh Krishna,which made the wise turn in to ecstasy, Oh Krishna,have attracted us a lot, Oh Krishna.Oh friend who is our hero, Oh Krishna,feed us the nectar from your lips, Oh Krishna,and give us our life again, Oh Krishna.<br />
  20. 20. At Vrindavana with Gopis<br />One Gopishared how Krishna spoke with sweet words and attracted smile which he had perfected – by seeing which any woman would become mad after Krishna and would give themselves to him without any hesitation.<br />We can in the material world can see a perverted reflection of this quality where it is shown how woman are getting enchanted by some men.<br />
  21. 21. At Vrindavana with Gopis<br />While talking about Krishna , the Gopisbecame ecstatic & they started to experience Krishna smiling & embracing them and it appeared that Krishna was physically present.<br />
  22. 22. At Vrindavana with Gopis<br />Hearing the Gopistalk about separation from Krishna , Balaramawanted to pacify them and shared stories of Krishna, which made the Gopissatisfied.<br />
  23. 23. At Vrindavana with the Gopis<br />Balarama understood the ecstatic mood of the Gopis and wanted to please them <br />He hence stayed in Vrindavan for 2 months – Chaitra & Vaishaka, during which he performed the rasa dance and shared intimate pastimes with the Gopis.<br />
  24. 24. At Vrindavana with the Gopis<br />Balarama was in a happy mood. He desired to play in the waters with the Gopis and hence called for Yamuna to come near to Him . <br />Thinking that Balaramawas intoxicated after drinking the Varuni honey , Yamuna refused to come and obey his order<br />
  25. 25. At Vrindavana with Yamuna<br />Balarama was enraged with Yamuna and used his plow to scratch the earth due to which Yamuna had to flow in many small streams.<br />Realizing her mistake Yamuna asked forgiveness & moved close to where Balarama& the Gopiswere. She prayed to Balaramaas …<br />“My dear Balarama, You are the most powerful personality and are pleasing to everyone . You hold all the planetary systems on Your head merely by Your partial expansion as Sesha. “<br />
  26. 26. At Vrindavana with the Gopisin the Yamuna<br />Balarama then spent time with the Gopis in the Yamuna until they felt satisfied and when He came out – He wore a beautiful blue garment and a gold necklace and He looked like the white elephant (AirAvata) of King Indra in the heavenly planets.<br />
  27. 27. At Vrindavana with the Gopisin the Yamuna<br />In the presence of Balarama in Vrindavana, all the Gopisand the inhabitants of Vrindavana became as cheerful as they had been with Krishna & Balaramaas they had been before in the presence of both brothers , Lord Krishna & Lord Balarama.<br />
  28. 28. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna <br />Krishna Krishna Hare Hare<br />Hare Rama <br />Hare Rama <br />Rama Rama<br />Hare Hare<br />