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Akrura Enters Vrindavan

from Garga Samhita

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Text 10
rathārūḍhas tato ‘krūraḥ
kṣaṇān nanda-puraṁ gataḥ
ghoseṣu sa-balaṁ kṛṣṇaṁ
āgacchantaṁ dadarśa ha

Riding on his chariot, in a moment Akrūra entered Nanda’s village and saw Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma approaching him.

Texts 11 and 12
devau purāṇau puruṣau pareśau
padmekṣaṇau śyāmala-gaura-varṇau
yathendranīla-dhvaja-vajra-śailau
samāśritau tau pathi rāma-kṛṣṇau

bālārka-maulī vasanaṁ taḍid-dyutī
varṣāśaran-megha-rucaṁ dadhānau
dṛṣṭvā sa tūrṇaṁ sva-rathād gato ‘dhao
tayor nato bhakti-yutaḥ papāta

Seeing on the pathway the two ancient Supreme Persons, Their eyes lotus flowers, Their complexions fair and dark like a sapphire flag and a diamond mountain, wearing crowns like the rising sun and garments splendid as lightning and autumn clouds, Akrūra, overcome with love, jumped from his chariot and fell down before Them to offer his respects.

Text 13
tad-ānanaṁ bāṣpa-kulākulekṣaṇaṁ
romañcitaṁ vīkṣya hariḥ pareśvaraḥ
dorbhyāṁ samutthāpya ghṛṇāturo ‘śru
mumoca bhaktaṁ parirabhya mādhavaḥ

Gazing at Akrūra’s face and seeing his eyes filled with tears and the hairs of his body erect with joy, Lord Kṛṣṇa, overcome with feelings of compassion, and shedding tears Himself, picked Akrūra up and with both arms embraced His devotee.

Text 14
evaṁ militvā sa-balaś ca taṁ hariḥ
sadyaḥ samānīya varāsanaṁ dadau
nivedya gāṁ cātithaye su-bhojanaṁ
rasāvṛtaṁ prema-yuto hy upāharat

Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma offered him a comfortable seat, welcomed him with eloquent words, and offered Their guest a delicious meal.

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We Don’t Have to Accept Thorny Rose Happiness…

Today I noticed how prasadam was tasty to the tongue,  (happiness), while shortly thereafter, while working outside, felt lots of ants biting my foot skin! Dozens! And quite painful. This is material life. There is (happiness), pleasan nerve ending tinglings, and pain, due to unpleasant skin sensations. All skin sensations of the external bag of skin and bones, having not much to do with my eternal soul.

We deserve better happiness.  Not flowers mixed with thorns.   Happiness beyond body and mind is our birthright. It is who we really are. Bhagavad-gita, spoken by the  demanding Lord Sri Krishna encourages us to enjoy eternal spiritual joy, from within the depths of our souls, and leave aside the bag of bones we sometimes try to find happiness from.

No more death, No more birth, No more coming back to earth! That is the battle cry of Bhagavad-gita, that is the very kind encouragement of Lord Krishna…..Come back to Godhead at the end of this life, leave aside morbid attachments.

na tad bhāsayate sūryo na śaśāṅko na pāvakaḥ
yad gatvā na nivartante tad dhāma paramaṁ mama
“That supreme abode of Mine is not illumined by the sun or moon, nor by fire or electricity. Those who reach it never return to this material world.”  Sri Krishna in B. Gita
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We Need Not Accept Thorny Rose Happiness…

Today I noticed how prasadam was tasty to the tongue,  (happiness), while shortly thereafter, while working outside, felt lots of ants biting my foot skin! Dozens! And quite painful. This is material life. There is (happiness), pleasan nerve ending tinglings, and pain, due to unpleasant skin sensations. All skin sensations of the external bag of skin and bones, having not much to do with my eternal soul.

We deserve better happiness.  Not flowers mixed with thorns.   Happiness beyond body and mind is our birthright. It is who we really are. Bhagavad-gita, spoken by the  demanding Lord Sri Krishna encourages us to enjoy eternal spiritual joy, from within the depths of our souls, and leave aside the bag of bones we sometimes try to find happiness from.

No more death, No more birth, No more coming back to earth! That is the battle cry of Bhagavad-gita, that is the very kind encouragement of Lord Krishna…..Come back to Godhead at the end of this life, leave aside morbid attachments.

na tad bhāsayate sūryo na śaśāṅko na pāvakaḥ
yad gatvā na nivartante tad dhāma paramaṁ mama
“That supreme abode of Mine is not illumined by the sun or moon, nor by fire or electricity. Those who reach it never return to this material world.”  Sri Krishna in B. Gita
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Proud to be Servants of Krishna

Śrīla Prabhupāda Uvāca 13  -  

September 1972

One evening, while seated in his garden, Śrīla Prabhupāda sat with his back very straight and his eyes widened.

“Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi,” he chanted. “This is our pride. We are servants to the most regal person, Kṛṣṇa. Everyone is a servant, but our pride is that we are servants to Kṛṣṇa. Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi.”   more> http://vedabase.com/en/spu/13

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Srila Prabhupada

Spiritual Truth is Transcendental to the Influence of Matter

Material nature is bound by past and future due to the influence of time factor, but the transcendental energy or the absolute reality is free from inebrieties like past and future. The most wonderful thing about It is that It exists eternally in the present.

This spiritual reality, the transcendental existence, is beyond the realm of sense perception, as well as mundane words and mental faculty. The truth is that any attempt to describe this reality will merely result in the commission of some grievous offense. This transcendental reality is devoid of any discrepancies or mistakes, and everything there finds perfect harmony in the inconceivable energy of the Lord.

Moreover, any inconsistency is totally absent in spiritual reality, which is forever fresh and dynamic, and intoxicates one with spiritual bliss. Thus, it is the nature of this reality that we see apparent contradictions and opposing sentiments existing simultaneously in It.

A most amazing attribute of transcendental reality is that It shelters contrary concepts. It is sufficiently proficient to initiate activities without the pleasure potency becoming manifest.

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World War III Inside Our Hearts

World War IIIThe Bhagavad-gita and other scriptures speak about the quality of personality, the quality of character being extremely important, with regard to yoga practice and self-realization.

I know this well in my own life.   We learn from the saints how  our minds are covered to one degree or the other, with layers of past thinking patterns, modes of feeling, attitudes, etc.

These layers can be helpful to spiritual love and God consciousness or not. In many case they are not favorable. The lustfulness for fleshly pleasures, selfish tendencies manifesting in lack of concern for others, laziness, etc. All of this can be very obstructive.

In fact, for some people, the conditioning of mind may be so severe that their minds cannot even turn towards spiritual thought. Their minds are repulsed. Which is sad, sort of like being forced to live in a reduced status of life.

We who are trying to rise higher and higher in knowledge,  God realization and love, often battle in our hearts with these obstacles to love.  Our own minds can be our worst enemy Sri Krishna tells us.

What to do? Chanting the Holy Names of the Lord, especially congregationally, is most helpful, it brings the Lord’s Grace and help upon us. That help might also  manifest in receiving some type of counseling towards better, more healthy ways of thinking. That help may be rose, peppermint  or jasmine oil applied to our heart chakra to help soften the crusted layers of our ability to love.

Our progress through the phase of “Anartha-Nivrtii” may involve a variety of measures, most importantly, hearing and chanting Krishna Katha, following the basic regulative principles, and generally living in a way that minimizes passion and ignorance.

Sri Krishna’s Bhagavad-gita contains specific advice and instructions how to rise above and purify our hearts from all that stops us from experiencing the joy of our eternal love for Krishna.  Let us take shelter of it, our Gurus, and the Vaisnavas.

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Srila Vyasadeva – Author of Vedas

Some Information About Shrila Vyasadeva Divine Author of All Vedic Scripture

Srila Vyasadeva

Vyasadeva.

“When the second millenium (‘Dwarpa Yuga’) overlapped the third (‘Treta Yuga’), the great sage Shrila Vyasadeva was born to Parashara Muni in the womb of Satyati, the daughter of Vasu (the fisherman).” (Shrimad Bhagavatam 1:4:14.).   In Shrila Vyasa’s childhood he was called Krishna, because of his dark complexion, and because he was born on an island at the confluence of the Sati and Mati Rivers he was called Dwaipayana. After dividing the Vedas he got the name Veda Vyasa. There are some who say that Krishnadwaipayana Veda Vyasa took his birth at a place now known as Vyasa Goofer, the cave of Shrila Vyasa in present day Nepal, on the road from Pokara to Kathmandu which was, in days of yore, part of the kingdom of King Janaka. There are local records that support this statement, which say this was the ‘ashrama’ of Parashara Muni and at this place Shrila Vyasa was conceived. They also lay claim that later Shrila Vyasa came back to that ‘ashrama’ and stayed there for some time, and this being why there is a small Deity of Him at the entrance of the cave. The Padma Purana however says that he was conceived on an island created by Parashara in the Yamuna river, (Padmalochana Prabhu’s book entitled “Yamuna Devi, The Personification Of Prema Bhakti”, Page 24.), in connection with the place known as Soma Tirtha ghat. Some also say that the birth place was at Damauli.

The date of Shrila Vyasa’s appearance was on the twelfth day of the light fortnight in the month of Vaisaka (April-May), called Vasant Dwadashi.

Once the hermit Parashara became attracted to a fisher girl of the name Matsya-Gandha who was found inside a fish. (The fish was actually a celestial maiden named Adrika who conceived two children by collecting the semen of the King of Chedi when his semen had fallen into the water of a river after seeing two animals engaged in coitus.)  Parashara Muni asked the beautiful Matsya-Gandha, so named because of her fishy aroma, to take him in her boat from one side of the river to the other, but the beauty of this damsel, her bodily movements from the rowing, aroused lusty desires in Parashara. When he sat close to her she moved away, and asked him not to violate her chastity, but Parashara Muni being already too far carried away, created an artificial fog on the river and seduced her right there in the boat. He then created an island in the river and on that island the girl conceived a child in her womb. Parashara explained to her that even after the child was born she would remain a virgin and the son born to her would be a portion of Lord Vishnu and would be famous throughout the three worlds. He would be a man of purity, the spiritual master of the entire world, and He would divide the Vedas.

Shrila Vyasa soon grew into everything that Parashara had described, and had many disciples.

Later in life it is recorded that Shrila Vyasa returned to this island in the river and there compiled the Shrimad Bhagavatam. Recorded is another instance when Shrila Vyasa called for Ganesha (the elephant-headed ‘deva’) to write the Mahabharata as he related it to him. He did so on the condition that Shrila Vyasa continually recited, and Ganesha, having perfectly understood the meaning, wrote down the Mahabharata. The word “Vyasa” means one who describes elaborately.

“The great sage, Shrila Vyasa who was fully equipped with knowledge, could see through his transcendental vision the deterioration of everything material, due to the influence of the age. He could also see that the faithless people in general would be reduced in duration of life and would be impatient due to lack of goodness. Then he contemplated for the welfare of men in all statuses and orders of life. He saw that the sacrifices mentioned in the Vedas were means by which people’s occupations could be purified, and to simplify the process, he divided the one Veda into four, in order to expand them among men. The four divisions of the original sources of knowledge (the Vedas) were made separately, but historical facts and authentic stories mentioned in the Puranas are called the fifth Veda.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam 1:4:17-20.).

“Thus the great sage Shrila Vyasadeva, who is very kind to the ignorant mass, edited the Vedas so they might be assimilated by less intellectual men. Still he was not satisfied, even though he was engaged in working for the total welfare of all people. Thus Shrila Vyasa, being dissatisfied in heart, began to reflect within himself. ‘I have, under strict disciplinary vows, unpretentiously worshipped the Vedas, the spiritual master and the altar of sacrifice. I also abided by the rulings and have shown the import of disciplic succession through the explanation of the Mahabharata, by which even women, shudras and others (friends of the twice born) can see the path of religion. I am feeling incomplete, though myself I am fully equipped with everything required by the Vedas. This may be because I did not specifically point out the devotional service of the Lord, which is dear both to perfect beings and to the infallible Lord’.”

“Shrila Narada Muni (who was another son of Prajapati Brahma) reached the cottage of Shrila Krissna-dwaipayana Vyasa on the banks of the Saraswati, where Shrila Vyasa was staying at that time, just when Shrila Vyasa was regretting his defects. At the auspicious arrival of Shrila Narada, Shrila Vyasadeva got up respectfully and worshipped him, giving him veneration equal to that given to Shri Brahmaji, the creator. Shrila Narada then said: ‘O Shrila Vyasadeva, your vision is completely perfect. Your good fame is spotless. You are firm in vow and situated in truthfulness, and thus you can think of the pastimes of the Lord in trance for the liberation of the people in general from all material bondage. The people in general are naturally inclined to enjoy, and you have encouraged them in that way in the name of religion. This is verily condemned and is quite unreasonable. Because they are guided under your instructions, they will accept such activities in the name of religion and will hardly care for prohibitions.’ And so Narada Muni, Shrila Vyasadeva’s spiritual master, instructed Shrila Vyasa to compile the Maha-Bhagavat Purana (Shrimad Bhagavatam) now in his maturity for the benefit of all mankind, to which Shrila Vyasadeva agreed. He presented the glories of Krishna and His many incarnations just after the departure of Lord Krishna from this world. (Excerpts from Shrimad Bhagavatam 1:4:24-33.).

“In this yuga the son of Parashara, who is glorified as a part of Vishnu and who is known as Dvaipayana, the vanquisher of all enemies, became Shrila Vyasa. Urged by Brahma, he undertook the task of classifying the Vedas. Shrila Vyasa accepted four disciples to preserve and continue the Vedas. They were Jaimini who took care of the Sama Veda, Sumantu – the Atharva Veda, Vaishampayana – the Yajur Veda and Paila – the Rg Veda, and for the Itihasa and Puranas – Lomaharsana.” (Shri Vayu Purana 60:10-16.).

According to Vayu Purana it says, “Previously there have been twenty-eight Vyasas, but when the twenty-eighth appears, Lord Vishnu, the most Glorious, Great Father of the three worlds, becomes Dvaipayana Vyasa. Then Lord Shri Krishna, the best amongst the Yadus will be born of Vasudeva and will be known as Vasudeva. Then in due course I (Vayu) will come in the form of an ascetic and assuming the body of a religious student, will surprise the world by means of the Lord’s ‘yoga maya’.” (Vayu Purana 23:206-208.) Actually, this is Vayudeva announcing his appearance as Shripad Madhwacharya.

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From  Brahma Samhita by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati -
Spiritual Teacher of the Brahma-Madhva Sampradaya
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The materialistic demeanor cannot possibly stretch to the transcendental autocrat who is ever inviting the fallen conditioned souls to associate with Him through devotion or eternal serving mood. The phenomenal attractions are often found to tempt sentient beings to enjoy the variegated position which is opposed to undifferenced monism.

People are so much apt to indulge in transitory speculations even when they are to educate themselves on a situation beyond their empiric area or experiencing jurisdiction. The esoteric aspect often knocks them to trace out immanence in their outward inspection of transitory and transformable things. This impulse moves them to fix the position of the immanent to an indeterminate impersonal entity, no clue of which could be discerned by moving earth and heaven through their organic senses.

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