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We're Better Together Part 1 - Krishna Temple Talk


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Understanding our relationship with God and others.

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We're Better Together Part 1 - Krishna Temple Talk

  1. 1. We're Better Together Series: Built for Bliss
  2. 2. Purposes <ul><li>If you want to live the life of enjoyment you were meant to live all along you’ve got to do two things: </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the purposes for which Krishna created you. </li></ul><ul><li>Build your life around those purposes . </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Studies have shown </li></ul><ul><li>3X Die early </li></ul><ul><li>4X Nervous breakdown </li></ul><ul><li>5X Clinically depressed </li></ul><ul><li>10X Hospitalized for mental, emotional disorder </li></ul>Isolation
  4. 4. Hates loneliness Not just believers but belongers
  5. 5. <ul><li>I like Krishna, don’t want to belong </li></ul><ul><li>NFL, no team </li></ul><ul><li>Armed forces no platoon </li></ul><ul><li>Bee, no hive </li></ul><ul><li>Tuba no orchestra </li></ul><ul><li>Orphan, floating believers </li></ul>Floaters
  6. 6. Leaf Detached Class 101 Spectator or Participator? Family
  7. 7. <ul><li>By maya alone Arjuna thought that the temporary bodily relationship with his kinsmen was more important than his eternal spiritual relationship with Krishna . </li></ul>Maya
  8. 8. <ul><li>The whole teaching of the Gita is targeted toward this end: Our sense of identity apart from Krishna is called maya. As Krishna's eternal servitors, we have a purpose to fulfill. </li></ul><ul><li>Gita 4/35 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Forgetfulness <ul><li>We tend to forget even </li></ul><ul><li>things that are important </li></ul><ul><li>in life. How many of you </li></ul><ul><li>have spiritual ADD? </li></ul><ul><li>I do. Even the things I </li></ul><ul><li>know are important I </li></ul><ul><li>tend to forget them. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Krishna is in relationships and since we’re made in Krishna’s image we are made to live in relationship – first with Krishna and second with others. There is a vertical and there is a horizontal relationship . </li></ul>Janmadyasya
  11. 11. <ul><li>&quot;The devotees are always in My heart, and I am always in the hearts of the devotees. The devotee does not know anything beyond Me, and I also cannot forget the devotee. There is a very intimate relationship between Me and the pure devotees. Pure devotees in full knowledge are never out of spiritual touch, and therefore they are very much dear to Me.&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BG 11/8 </li></ul></ul></ul>Sudama
  12. 12. <ul><li>“ Every day, Krishna takes His older brother with Him and goes out into the various forests, eager to enjoy with His herds of cows and wander about in the company of His many friends.” BB 1/6/1-6 </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The associates of Krishna are so immersed in pure love that they do not even know that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Krishna Wrestling
  15. 16. Lord Chaitanya
  16. 17. <ul><li>“ At the conclusion of this meeting, Sri Ramanda Raya was advised by the Lord to retire from service and come to Pur i so that they could live together and relish a transcendental relationship.” </li></ul><ul><li>SB intro </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Relationships, not Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Habit of meeting together </li></ul>• No temples opened
  18. 19. Bliss!!! <ul><li>“ A transcendental relationship with the Lord is the source of unlimited bliss. Were it not so, those those who are already on the liberated platform would not have been attracted by the transcendental bliss of the pastimes of the Lord.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>SB Intro </li></ul>