Krishna Leela Series Part 21 (1) Description Of Autumn

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Krishna Leela Series Part 21 (1) Description Of Autumn

  1. 1. HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA LEELA 21 ST DISCOURSE
  2. 2. Balarama slays Pralambasura Krishna devours forest fire P R E V I O U S L Y . . .
  3. 3. Cowherd men’s glorification to wives and others Balarama and Krishna – demigods turned children? Enter – Rainy Season
  4. 4. CHAPTER 20 DESCRIPTION OF AUTUMN
  5. 5. Light of the Bhagavata
  6. 6. Scorching Heat of Summer Relief through Rain
  7. 7. Autumn Sarad Winter Sisira Summer Greeshma Spring Vasantha clouds in sky covering sun and moon
  8. 8. Why study seasons? The Vedic Approach Aroha Pantha Avaroha Pantha
  9. 9. Mother Nature Machine Father? Operator? Prakrti Purusha
  10. 10. Upanishadic Account Brahman & Elephant
  11. 11. BHAGAVAD GITA 7:8 raso 'ham apsu kaunteya prabhāsmi śaśi-sūryayoḥ praṇavaḥ sarva-vedeṣu śabdaḥ khe pauruṣaḿ nṛṣu O son of Kuntī, I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable óm in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man.
  12. 12. BHAGAVAD GITA 15:13 gām āviśya ca bhūtāni dhārayāmy aham ojasā puṣṇāmi cauṣadhīḥ sarvāḥ somo bhūtvā rasātmakaḥ I enter into each planet, and by My energy they stay in orbit. I become the moon and thereby supply the juice of life to all vegetables.
  13. 13. 5 koshas or coverings Annamaya Food-related PrAnamaya Energy-related Manomaya Psycho-emotional VijnAnamaya Intellectual Anandamaya Spiritual Bliss
  14. 14. Logic & Analogy ardha kukkuti vrschika tanduli donkey & carrot women carrying waterpot VEDIC TEXTS APPLY SO MANY METHODS Nature & Behaviour of Living Entities Parrots Human History ItihAsa & PurAna Human History ItihAsa & PurAna
  15. 15. ShAstra chakshus Seeing through the eyes of scripture …
  16. 16. Rain Agriculture Lighting & Thunder
  17. 17. Rainy Season & Clouds ParamAtma & JivAtma living entities covered by 3 gunas Sattva – goodness Rajas – passion Tamas – ignorance Dimensions of spiritual and material worlds
  18. 18. mamaivāḿśo jīva-loke jīva-bhūtaḥ sanātanaḥ manaḥ-ṣaṣṭhānīndriyāṇi prakṛti-sthāni karṣati The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind. BHAGAVAD GITA 15:7
  19. 19. Strong winds & Cloud movement Water distribution Necessity of water in the summer A rich & generous man Showers of charity Oceanic
  20. 20. Sun Rays Brahman – Effulgence Sun Globe Paramatma – Supersoul Sun God Bhagavan – Supreme Person yasya prabhā prabhavato jagad-aṇḍa-koṭi- koṭiṣv aśeṣa-vasudhādi vibhūti-bhinnam tad brahma niṣkalam anantam aśeṣa-bhūtaḿ govindam ādi-puruṣaḿ tam ahaḿ bhajāmi I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, whose effulgence is the source of the nondifferentiated Brahman mentioned in the Upaniṣads, being differentiated from the infinity of glories of the mundane universe appears as the indivisible, infinite, limitless, truth. (Sri Bramha Samhita 5.40)
  21. 21. THE VEDIC ECONOMY brahmana brahmana vaishya kshatriya shudra
  22. 22. RAMAYANA Dasaratha’s Chivalry & Charity Clouds’ downpour does not discriminate
  23. 23. That gift which is given out of duty, at the proper time and place, to a worthy person, and without expectation of return, is considered to be charity in the mode of goodness . (BG 17:20) But charity performed with the expectation of some return, or with a desire for fruitive results, or in a grudging mood, is said to be charity in the mode of passion . (BG 17:21) And charity performed at an improper place and time and given to unworthy persons without respect and with contempt is charity in the mode of ignorance . (BG 17:22) CHARITY MODES
  24. 24. Clouds accumulate water from land through 8 months of sunshine (evaporation) converted into clouds which then pour rain GOVERNMENT TAXATION & WELFARE
  25. 25. Before rainfall Globe’s surface lean and depleted of energies After rainfall Globe’s surface Healthy, strong and green Austerity & fulfillment of those desires
  26. 26. Undesirable Government Subjugation Gaining of Control by Persons & Parties Penance and Struggle Politics Generous Salaries
  27. 27. Materially motivated Austerity Spiritual Austerity
  28. 28. Glitter of Glow worms on Tree Tops Brighter luminaries not visible Kaliyuga – atheists, miscreants are very prominent. Saintly persons steeped in Vedic knowledge are obscured. Kaliyuga – atheists, miscreants are very prominent. Saintly persons steeped in Vedic knowledge are obscured. Kaliyuga Atheists & Miscreants are very prominent Falsehood clouds Reality Saintly persons with Vedic knowledge are obscured But even in Kali, real luminaries do become visible at times and provide benefit
  29. 29. 10, 000 golden period within 432,000 years kirtanAd eva krishnasya mukta sanga param vrajet Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Movement provides a clear direction
  30. 30. After 1 st rainfall, thundering sound of clouds Frogs begin to croak
  31. 31. Students suddenly engaged In their studies Students rise early for studies but not usually by themselves Bell does this in gurukula or temple or cultural institution Guru orders to rise Study Veda Chant Mantra
  32. 32. utthiSTa jAgrata prApyavarAnnibOdhata
  33. 33. HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE

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