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KRISHNA LEELA SERIES  34 th  Discourse
 
<ul><li>All his desires that he had  </li></ul><ul><li>during his journey had been </li></ul><ul><li>fulfilled </li></ul><...
akämah sarva-kämo vä moksha-käma udära-dhih tivrena bhakti-yogena yajeta purusham param A person who has broader intellige...
<ul><li>After supper Krishna & Balarama come to  </li></ul><ul><li>bid“good night” to Akrura </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna ask...
Krishna recollects the past <ul><li>My father went through so many tribulations </li></ul><ul><li>Because I was his Son he...
Akrura reveals Kamsa’s intentions <ul><li>Akrura narrated  all the stories regarding Kamsa </li></ul><ul><li>Including Kam...
Purpose of Akrura’s visit to Vrindavan <ul><li>To take Krishna back to Mathura </li></ul><ul><li>On hearing Kamsa’s plans ...
Nanda Maharaja  starts  for   Mathura <ul><li>On Krishna’s  word, Nanda Maharaj immediately calls for the cowherd boys </l...
Plight of the  Gopis <ul><li>Overwhelmed with anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Aggrieved, faces turned black </li></ul><ul><li>Be...
Imminent  separation from Krishna <ul><li>Stop all work as if called forth to die </li></ul><ul><li>Hair loosens when they...
Overwhelmed with grief <ul><li>They remember … </li></ul><ul><li>His attractive smile </li></ul><ul><li>His sweet words </...
Assemble with heavy beating hearts <ul><li>With tears in their eyes, remembering Krishna, they  begin to converse </li></u...
Gopis imagine the scene in Mathura <ul><li>Great functions in Mathura city </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna would pass through th...
Gopis condemn Akrura’s activities <ul><li>Akrura is taking away dearest Krishna. </li></ul><ul><li>He did not inform or co...
Gopis cry all night   <ul><li>Pray for natural disturbances </li></ul><ul><li>Decide to personally stop Krishna </li></ul>...
Gopis surround the Chariot <ul><li>Akrura starts for Mathura on the chariot with Krishna and Balarama. </li></ul><ul><li>N...
<ul><li>Krishna is very much affected by the plight of the Gopis. </li></ul><ul><li>His duty is to start for Mathura. </li...
Krishna consoles the Gopis <ul><li>They should not grieve.  </li></ul><ul><li>He would soon return. </li></ul><ul><li>He h...
The chariot leaves Vrindavana <ul><li>The chariot proceeds towards the west, the minds of the Gopis follow. </li></ul><ul>...
Gopis  remember  Krishna <ul><li>They decide Krishna is not  </li></ul><ul><li>returning soon. </li></ul><ul><li>With disa...
Akrura visits Vishnuloka within the Yamuna <ul><li>Krishna & Balarama bathe in Yamuna. </li></ul><ul><li>Akrura takes perm...
Description of Maha Vishnu <ul><li>Very pleasing, raised nose, broad forehead, reddish lips </li></ul><ul><li>Long arms, h...
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Krishna Leela Series Part 34 Akrura's Return Journey & His Visiting Vishnuloka Within The Yamuna River

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Krishna Leela Series Part 34 Akrura's Return Journey & His Visiting Vishnuloka Within The Yamuna River

  1. 1. KRISHNA LEELA SERIES 34 th Discourse
  2. 3. <ul><li>All his desires that he had </li></ul><ul><li>during his journey had been </li></ul><ul><li>fulfilled </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Krishna is the husband </li></ul><ul><li>of the Goddess of Fortune </li></ul><ul><li>When He is pleased with His </li></ul><ul><li>pure devotee, he can offer </li></ul><ul><li>whatever the devotee desires </li></ul>Akrura reflects …
  3. 4. akämah sarva-kämo vä moksha-käma udära-dhih tivrena bhakti-yogena yajeta purusham param A person who has broader intelligence, whether he be full of all material desire, without any material desire, or desiring liberation, must by all means worship the supreme whole, the Personality of Godhead. SB 2.3.10 catur-vidhä bhajante mäm janäh sukrtino 'rjuna ärto jijnäsur arthärthi jnäni ca bharatarshabha O best among the Bhäratas, four kinds of pious men begin to render devotional service unto Me—the distressed, the desirer of wealth, the inquisitive, and he who is searching for knowledge of the Absolute. BG 7.16
  4. 5. <ul><li>After supper Krishna & Balarama come to </li></ul><ul><li>bid“good night” to Akrura </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna asks … </li></ul><ul><li>How is Kamsa dealing with his friends? </li></ul><ul><li>How are my relatives? </li></ul><ul><li>What are Kamsa’s plans? </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna tells Akrura that his presence </li></ul><ul><li>is welcome </li></ul>Krishna enquires from Akrura
  5. 6. Krishna recollects the past <ul><li>My father went through so many tribulations </li></ul><ul><li>Because I was his Son he lost his other sons </li></ul><ul><li>Kamsa is the greatest anachronism </li></ul>
  6. 7. Akrura reveals Kamsa’s intentions <ul><li>Akrura narrated all the stories regarding Kamsa </li></ul><ul><li>Including Kamsa’s plan to kill Vasudeva </li></ul><ul><li>He related what happened when Narada </li></ul><ul><li>disclosed that Krishna was Vasudev’s Son </li></ul><ul><li>How Narada met Kamsa </li></ul><ul><li>He told Kamsa about Krishna’s transfer to </li></ul><ul><li>Gokul just after His birth </li></ul><ul><li>And also that Krishna killed all the demons </li></ul><ul><li>he sent </li></ul>
  7. 8. Purpose of Akrura’s visit to Vrindavan <ul><li>To take Krishna back to Mathura </li></ul><ul><li>On hearing Kamsa’s plans </li></ul><ul><li>Balarama and Krishna mildly </li></ul><ul><li>laughed </li></ul>
  8. 9. Nanda Maharaja starts for Mathura <ul><li>On Krishna’s word, Nanda Maharaj immediately calls for the cowherd boys </li></ul><ul><li>Taking lots of milk and milk preparations, They are to set out for Mathura. </li></ul><ul><li>Nanda Maharaja tells the police chief to invite the villagers for Dhanur Yagna </li></ul>
  9. 10. Plight of the Gopis <ul><li>Overwhelmed with anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Aggrieved, faces turned black </li></ul><ul><li>Begin to breathe warmly, palpitations of the heart </li></ul>
  10. 11. Imminent separation from Krishna <ul><li>Stop all work as if called forth to die </li></ul><ul><li>Hair loosens when they hear that Akrura is </li></ul><ul><li>taking Krishna away </li></ul><ul><li>Some immediately faint due to separation </li></ul><ul><li>from Krishna </li></ul>
  11. 12. Overwhelmed with grief <ul><li>They remember … </li></ul><ul><li>His attractive smile </li></ul><ul><li>His sweet words </li></ul><ul><li>His characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>How he moves about in Vrindavan </li></ul><ul><li>His joking words </li></ul>
  12. 13. Assemble with heavy beating hearts <ul><li>With tears in their eyes, remembering Krishna, they begin to converse </li></ul><ul><li>Providence is cruel, Krishna is cruel, Akrura (means not cruel) is cruel! </li></ul><ul><li>We have left everything for Krishna and He is now neglecting us </li></ul>
  13. 14. Gopis imagine the scene in Mathura <ul><li>Great functions in Mathura city </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna would pass through the streets. </li></ul><ul><li>Different communities of Yadu dynasty </li></ul><ul><li>expecting the arrival of Krishna </li></ul><ul><li>The beautiful girls of Mathura would look from </li></ul><ul><li>the balconies. </li></ul><ul><li>Gopis feel threatened. </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna will be controlled by them and forget us. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Gopis condemn Akrura’s activities <ul><li>Akrura is taking away dearest Krishna. </li></ul><ul><li>He did not inform or comfort them. </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna is already seated on the chariot. </li></ul><ul><li>He is neither intelligent nor civilized. </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna and the cowherd men are callous. </li></ul><ul><li>They are yolking the bulls for the journey. </li></ul><ul><li>Elders are merciless. </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t stop Krishna from going. </li></ul><ul><li>Even the demigods are unkind. </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t impend Krishna’s departure. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Gopis cry all night <ul><li>Pray for natural disturbances </li></ul><ul><li>Decide to personally stop Krishna </li></ul><ul><li>How can we forget Krishna our life and soul? </li></ul><ul><li>Every evening Krishna would return home </li></ul><ul><li>His smiling face is covered with godhuli. </li></ul><ul><li>He plays on His flute and looks on kindly. </li></ul><ul><li>If He leaves, we cannot live. </li></ul><ul><li>O Dear Damodara! Dear Madhava! </li></ul>
  16. 17. Gopis surround the Chariot <ul><li>Akrura starts for Mathura on the chariot with Krishna and Balarama. </li></ul><ul><li>Nanda Maharaja and the cowherd boys follow. </li></ul><ul><li>Gopis surround the chariot and look at Krishna with pitiable eyes. </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Krishna is very much affected by the plight of the Gopis. </li></ul><ul><li>His duty is to start for Mathura. </li></ul><ul><li>It has been foretold by Narada. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Krishna consoles the Gopis <ul><li>They should not grieve. </li></ul><ul><li>He would soon return. </li></ul><ul><li>He has to finish some business. </li></ul><ul><li>But, the Gopis did not disperse. </li></ul>
  19. 20. The chariot leaves Vrindavana <ul><li>The chariot proceeds towards the west, the minds of the Gopis follow. </li></ul><ul><li>They watch the chariot until only the dust of the chariot could be seen. </li></ul><ul><li>They stood still as if like painted pictures. </li></ul>
  20. 21. Gopis remember Krishna <ul><li>They decide Krishna is not </li></ul><ul><li>returning soon. </li></ul><ul><li>With disappointed hearts, they </li></ul><ul><li>return home. </li></ul><ul><li>They simply think of Krishna </li></ul><ul><li>day and night. </li></ul><ul><li>In this way, they derive </li></ul><ul><li>some consolation. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Akrura visits Vishnuloka within the Yamuna <ul><li>Krishna & Balarama bathe in Yamuna. </li></ul><ul><li>Akrura takes permission to bathe. </li></ul><ul><li>While chanting Gayatri mantra, </li></ul><ul><li>Akrura sees Krishna Balarama in </li></ul><ul><li>the Yamuna waters. </li></ul><ul><li>Confused, he rushes to the chariot </li></ul><ul><li>and finds Them sitting as before. </li></ul><ul><li>Goes back to the Yamuna and this </li></ul><ul><li>time sees Lord Krishna as </li></ul><ul><li>Maha Vishnu & Lord Balarama as </li></ul><ul><li>Sesha NAga </li></ul><ul><li>Lord surrounded by Lord Brahma, </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Shiva, Prahlad, Narada, </li></ul><ul><li>4 Kumaras & other heavenly denizens </li></ul>
  22. 23. Description of Maha Vishnu <ul><li>Very pleasing, raised nose, broad forehead, reddish lips </li></ul><ul><li>Long arms, high shoulders, broad chest, deep navel, broad waist </li></ul><ul><li>Toes like lotus petals , dazzling nails </li></ul><ul><li>Decorated with valuable jewels </li></ul><ul><li>Palms like lotus flowers, held </li></ul><ul><li>emblems of Vishnu MUrthi </li></ul><ul><li>Chest marked with Srivatsa </li></ul><ul><li>Although overwhelmed, Akrura </li></ul><ul><li>bows down and begins to </li></ul><ul><li>offer prayers in a faltering voice. </li></ul>
  23. 24. HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE

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