Krishna Leela Series Part 09 Mother Yashoda Binds Lord Krishna
KRISHNA LEELA 8 TH DISCOURSE HARE KRISHNA
BACKGROUND Garga Muni’s Arrival Namakarana - Name-giving - Childhood Pastimes VISION OF THE UNIVERSAL FORM
OVERVIEW Nanda & Yashoda Childhood Pastimes Revisited MOTHER YASHODA BINDS LORD KRISHNA The Chase
Who are Nanda and Yashoda ? DRONA DHARA Desire for Vatsalya Rati Everyone’s Liberation BEST OF VASUS Increase Progeny LORD BRAHMA
Vatsalya Rati – Parental Love Nanda – Joy Yashoda – Rich in Fame Krishna is bhaktavatsala
The Lord is SvarAt – Completely Independent BUT He is also totally dependent on the love of His Devotees
ParAsara Muni defines God <ul><li>Bhagavan, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is thus defined as one who is full in six opulences — who has unlimited strength, fame, wealth, knowledge, beauty, and renunciation.” </li></ul><ul><li>[ Visnu Purana 6.5.47 ] </li></ul>Opulence Strength Fame Beauty Knowledge Renunciation aisvaryasya samagrasya viryasya yasasah sriyah jnana-vairagyayos caiva sannam bhaga itingana (Visnu Purana 6.5.47)
One day… Yashoda’s maidservant was personally engaged in household duties . Yashoda decided to churn butter by herself A Description Milk Bangles & Bracelets Earrings & Breasts Drops of Perspiration on face Flower garland on head
Krishna came. Hunger – intensity of love Feeding is more important. Yashoda feeds Krishna The beauty of her son’s moonlike face – Krishnachandra Milk began to boil over. Yashoda puts Krishna down and ran to set the milk pan. Krishna became angry. Pressed his teeth and lips. Krishna enters …
Krishna’s Anger Stone & Broken Butter Pot Crocodile Tears & Butter Consumption
Yashoda. back and saw broken pot. Churning yoghurt missing. Krishna was not there. Clever boy Krishna on a big wooden grinding mortar Feeding to monkeys Krishna looking this way and that. Aware of Naughtiness Yashoda silently approached him from behind.
Krishna saw Mother coming Krishna began to flee Yashoda chased Him Yashoda could not catch Him Symptoms of Yashoda’s tiredness How to capture Krishna in our hearts ?
Krishna’s smears hands over eyes. Eyes were restless from fear. Tears flowing Yashoda feared that Krishna would be too afraid and so threw away the stick. Krishna Gets Chastised vaktram niniya bhaya-bhavanaya sthitasya sa mam vimohayati bhir api yad bibheti
Damodara Yashoda tries to bind hands with rope. Krishna’s achintya roopam – inconceivable spiritual form (Bhagavad Gita 8.9) Rope always fell 2 inches short. Yashoda became tired. Krishna relented.
Benediction awarded to Yashoda Krishna can only be known by bhakti, pure devotion. Bhaktya mam abhijanati Loka atmano bhakta-vashyatAm – SB 10.11.9
Arjuna Trees Nalakuvara and Manigriva - Narada Muni’s curse Yashoda engaged in household affairs. Krishna was angry. Gazed His eyes at the twin Arjuna trees
rudantam muhur netra-yugmam mrjantam karambhoja-yugmena satanka-netram muhuh svasa-kampa-trirekhanka-kantha- sthita-graivam damodaram bhakti-baddham Seeing the whipping stick in His mother's hand, He is crying and rubbing His eyes again and again with His two lotus hands. His eyes are filled with fear, and the necklace of pearls around His neck, which is marked with three lines like a conchshell, is shaking because of His quick breathing due to crying. To this Supreme Lord, Sri Damodara, whose belly is bound not with ropes but with His mother's pure love, I offer my humble obeisances.
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