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What to pray to Lord Brahma in the temple

Hare Krsna  

Can you please mention some Lilas where devotees have asked the benediction of attaining Krsna rather than eternal life in material world ( I know the lilas where demons have asked the benediction of not dying).

And there are not many Brahma temples but still there are few. If one visits a Brahma temple, what should he pray?

Thanks in advance ... 

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  • E-Counselor

    Hare Krsna Mataji,

    PAMHO.

    Prayer should always be one only - please make me a devotee of Krsna like you. I would like ahaituki bhakti and serve my lord in whichever capacity He thinks fit. Service to the lord, service to the lord's devotees is the only prayer that a sadhaka should ask from the lord, in all circumstances.

    Haribol,

    Your servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

  • there are many lilas where devotees have asked the benediction of attaining Krsna rather than eternal life in material world 

    prahlada Maharaja says :

    SB 7.10.4  Otherwise, O my Lord, O supreme instructor of the entire world, You are so kind to Your devotee that You could not induce him to do something unbeneficial for him. On the other hand, one who desires some material benefit in exchange for devotional service cannot be Your pure devotee. Indeed, he is no better than a merchant who wants profit in exchange for service.
    SB 7.10.5  A servant who desires material profits from his master is certainly not a qualified servant or pure devotee. Similarly, a master who bestows benedictions upon his servant because of a desire to maintain a prestigious position as master is also not a pure master.
    SB 7.10.6  O my Lord, I am Your unmotivated servant, and You are my eternal master. There is no need of our being anything other than master and servant. You are naturally my master, and I am naturally Your servant. We have no other relationship.
    SB 7.10.7  O my Lord, best of the givers of benediction, if You at all want to bestow a desirable benediction upon me, then I pray from Your Lordship that within the core of my heart there be no material desires.
    Also, 
    SB 4.12.8 — The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, when thus asked to accept a benediction from Kuvera the Yakṣarāja [King of the Yakṣas], Dhruva Mahārāja, that most elevated pure devotee, who was an intelligent and thoughtful king, begged that he might have unflinching faith in and remembrance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for thus a person can cross over the ocean of nescience very easily, although it is very difficult for others to cross.
    & many others like Gajendra, Ambarisha, Vibhishana, Muchukunda & others 
    In Krsna book, Srila Prabhupad says : 
    The Vaiṣṇavas generally do not worship any demigods. Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura has strictly forbidden all worship of the demigods for anyone who wants to advance in pure devotional service. Yet the gopīs, who are beyond compare in their affection for Kṛṣṇa, were seen to worship Durgā. The worshipers of demigods sometimes mention that the gopīs worshiped Goddess Durgā, but we must understand the purpose of the gopīs. Generally, people worship Goddess Durgā for some material benediction. Here, the gopīsprayed to the goddess to become wives of Lord Kṛṣṇa. The purport is that if Kṛṣṇa is the center of activity, a devotee can adopt any means to achieve that goal.
    So when we pray to Lord Brahma, we should ask for devotional service to Krishna or Rama, just as Vibhishana did
    _/|\_ 
    hari bol 
    SB 7.10.4
    It is sometimes found that one comes to a devotee or a temple of the Lord just to get some material benefit. Such a person is described here as a mer…
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