My Heartfelt Effusion Chapter Eight and Nine

My Heartfelt Effusion Chapter Eight and Nine

My Heartfelt Effusion Chapter Eight


Good Morning,


It's 2 a.m. and Srimad-Bhagavatam time! I am to unhealthy to travel on pilgrimage so I will make this apartment in Tennessee a place of pilgrimage!


The demigods were asked to beg forgiveness and surrender unto Lord Shiva by Brahma. Lord Shiva is also called Asutosa because He can be easily pacified. The abode of Lord Shiva is at Kailasa. The 2 main rivers of the Kailasa hill are Nanda and Alakananda. In Kailasa, in the region of Alaka, the forest Saugandhika is known because of its abundance of lotus flowers. Lord Shiva in Kailasa was seated under the shade of a banyan tree. Yogisvara and Yogeswara are the names of Shiva and Krishna. The sampradaya headed by Lord Shiva is Rudra. Brahma requested Lord Shiva to accept his portion of the sacrifice in order to complete the unfinished sacrifice. By completing the sacrifice successfully, Daksa could get back his life, Bhaga his eyes, Bhrgu his mustache, and Pusa his teeth.


 rati-karśitāḥ — whose enjoyment has become diminished


The damsels of the heavenly planets, polluted by thoughts of sex life, come down to bathe in the sanctified rivers and enjoy sprinkling water on their husbands. Two words are very significant in this connection. Rati-karśitāḥ means that the damsels become morose after sex enjoyment. Although they accept sex enjoyment as a bodily demand, afterwards they are not happy. Anyone who is fixed in the service of the lotus feet of Govinda is called tīrtha-pāda; he does not need to travel on various pilgrimages, for he can enjoy all the benefits of such travel simply by engaging in the service of the lotus feet of the Lord. In other words, such a pure devotee, who is engaged one hundred percent in the service of the Lord, can remain anywhere in the universe, and that part of the universe immediately becomes a sacred place where he can peacefully render service to the Lord as the Lord desires.[420]


 tīrthī-kurvanti — make into a holy place of pilgrimage; tīrthāni — the holy places


 My lord, devotees like your good self are verily holy places personified. Because you carry the Personality of Godhead within your heart, you turn all places into places of pilgrimage.[421]


Thank You For Listening.


Hare Krishna!




Sri Krishna Govinda Hare Murare

Hey Natha Narayana Vasudeva




Govinda Damodara Madhaveti  

He Krishna, he Yadava, He Sakheti

Govinda Damodara Madhaveti


Good Morning,


I don't think that I will ever fully recover from my heart attack. I always feel so weak and lethargic. Simple things like cooking wear me out. I can still type at a slow pace, so, it's Srimad-Bhagavatam time. A sincere devotee earnestly desires to go back to the Lord’s abode. Therefore he willingly accepts the Lord’s merciful punishment and continues offering respects and obeisances to the Lord with his heart, words and body.[422]


There are many types of energies of the Supreme Lord, and all of them are auspicious. Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara are called guṇa-avatāras, or incarnations of material qualities. In the material world we compare these different incarnations from different angles of vision, but since all of them are expansions of the supreme auspicious, all of them are auspicious, although sometimes we consider one quality of nature to be higher or lower than another. The mode of ignorance, or tamo-guṇa, is considered very much lower than the others, but in the higher sense it is also auspicious. The example may be given herein that the government has both an educational department and criminal department. An outsider may consider the criminal department inauspicious, but from the government’s point of view it is as important as the education department, and therefore the government finances both departments equally, without discrimination.[421]


tat te ’nukampāṁ susamīkṣamāṇo

bhuñjāna evātma-kṛtaṁ vipākam

hṛd-vāg-vapurbhir vidadhan namas te

jīveta yo mukti-pade sa dāya-bhāk


My dear Lord, one who earnestly waits for You to bestow Your causeless mercy upon him, all the while patiently suffering the reactions of his past misdeeds and offering You respectful obeisances with his heart, words and body, is surely eligible for liberation, for it has become his rightful claim.[422] The purport of this verse is that when a devotee is in a calamitous condition he takes it as a benediction of the Supreme Lord and takes responsibility himself for his past misdeeds. In such a condition, he offers still more devotional service and is not disturbed.[423] When the Supreme Personality of Godhead becomes angry or kills a demon, materially this may appear unfavorable, but spiritually it is a blissful blessing upon him. Therefore pure devotees do not make any distinction between the Lord’s anger and His blessings.[424]


That Ends Chapter Six of the Fourth Canto.


Thank you for listening to such a fallen soul as me.


Hare Krishna!


I didn't see you tonight. That will be 5 rupees? Maitreya and I went long to 3.5.24. Matthew was with me halfway. I am thoroughly convinced that without the blessings of Great Devotees like you I have no hope, no chance. Being so fallen and ignorant, No one can enlighten me but by your association. Please engage me in Krishna Katha! So, in conclusion;


Sri Krishna Govinda Hare Murare

Hey Natha Narayana Vasudeva


Govinda Damodara Madhaveti   

He Krishna, he Yadava, He Sakheti

Govinda Damodara Madhaveti


Hare Krishna!

Good Night,


I don't expect anyone to respond to my repeated email. That isn't the point. I send email simply because I know that any association with Devotees is enough to save one from Hellish conditions. I no longer think one Devotee is more advanced than another when it comes to saving me. Anyone who declares Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead automatically has my full respect and I beg for their insight. I am fully aware of just how flawed and ignorant I am. So, Please forgive my offenses with my lack of knowledge with basic facts. I am not on the same level as Great Devotees that I currently talk to and I never will be. All my efforts are meaningless unless Devotees are pleased. After hearing and reading Prabhupada's books, I sing;


Sri Krishna Govinda Hare Murare

Hey Natha Narayana Vasudeva


Govinda Damodara Madhaveti   

He Krishna, he Yadava, He Sakheti

Govinda Damodara Madhaveti


Thank You.


Hare Krishna ! Life Happens!


Good Night,


It's 11:30 p.m. and I still begin and end the day with Prabhupada's books and Srimad-Bhagavatam! O unborn one, please enlighten us regarding the ways and means by which we can offer You all enjoyable grains and commodities so that both we and all other living entities in this world can maintain ourselves without disturbance and can easily accumulate the necessities of life both for You and for ourselves.[425] So, I now come to the conclusion that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead;


Sri Krishna Govinda Hare Murare

Hey Natha Narayana Vasudeva


Govinda Damodara Madhaveti   

He Krishna, he Yadava, He Sakheti

Govinda Damodara Madhaveti


Thank You for listening.


Hare Krishna !


Good Morning,


It's 2 a.m. and I am still weak. I can feel my heart is weak and not

right. It's been about three weeks since my last surgery and I have not recovered.


Daksa was awarded the head of Pusa became dependent on his disciples for chewing as he had laughed at Lord Shiva, deriding him by showing his teeth. When Daksa revived his consciousness, on seeing Lord Shiva, he thought of Offering prayers to Lord Shiva. Brahma-bandhu means born in Brahmin family but not following the standards of Brahmins. Daksa considered his punishment as the Mercy of Lord Shiva. When Daksa offered clarified butter to the sacrificial fire, Lord Vishnu appeared in His eight armed form. Lord Vishnu is also addressed as Ananjana, free from material contaminations. Lord Vishnu is also addressed as Bhakta-Vatsala, favorably inclined towards His devotees. Lord Vishnu is also addressed as Apraakrata, beyond the creations of the material worlds. Lord Vishnu is also addressed as Aatmesvara, the supersoul in everyone. In sacrificial performances, animals were killed to prove the strength of mantras and also the animals would be rejuvenated. The Supreme Personality of Godhead can be seen only by Persons who have anointed their eyes with love of Godhead. Persons who are not materially puffed up. Persons who have surrendered themselves to the will of the Supreme. The spell of maya is also called Aavaranatmika sakti, because it is so strong that the living entity is satisfied in any abominable condition. Sati, after giving up her body, took her birth as Himavati in the kingdom of Himalayas. 


The philosophy of acintya-bhedabheda-tattva, simultaneously one and different essentially means no one is independent. Everyone is an expansion of Vishnu. There are diverse manifestations, but, at the same time, they are one in Vishnu. Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are three and therefore they are separate, but at the same time they are one.


Lord Śiva continued: Since the head of Dakṣa has already been burned to ashes, he will have the head of a goat. The demigod known as Bhaga will be able to see his share of sacrifice through the eyes of Mitra.[426] It appears from the exchange of Dakṣa’s head that the modern scientific theory that the brain substance is the cause of all intelligent work is not valid. The brain substance of Dakṣa and that of a goat are different, but Dakṣa still acted like himself, even though his head was replaced by that of a goat.[427]


Sometimes, of course, it so happens that Lord Śiva becomes the best benedictor in spiritual life. It is said that once a poor brāhmaṇa worshiped Lord Śiva for a benediction, and Lord Śiva advised the devotee to go to see Sanātana Gosvāmī. The devotee went to Sanātana Gosvāmī and informed him that Lord Śiva had advised him to seek out the best benediction from him (Sanātana). Sanātana had a touchstone with him, which he kept with the garbage. On the request of the poor brāhmaṇa, Sanātana Gosvāmī gave him the touchstone, and the brāhmaṇa was very happy to have it. He now could get as much gold as he desired simply by touching the touchstone to iron. But after he left Sanātana, he thought, “If a touchstone is the best benediction, why has Sanātana Gosvāmī kept it with the garbage?” He therefore returned and asked Sanātana Gosvāmī, “Sir, if this is the best benediction, why did you keep it with the garbage?” Sanātana Gosvāmī then informed him, “Actually, this is not the best benediction. But are you prepared to take the best benediction from me?” The brāhmaṇa said, “Yes, sir. Lord Śiva has sent me to you for the best benediction.” Then Sanātana Gosvāmī asked him to throw the touchstone in the water nearby and then come back. The poor brāhmaṇa did so, and when he returned, Sanātana Gosvāmī initiated him with the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra. Thus by the benediction of Lord Śiva the brāhmaṇa got the association of the best devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa and was thus initiated in the mahā-mantra: Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare.[428]



“Any sacrifice without the presence of Lord Śiva is baffled.”[429]


It is commonly said that to give protection to animals, a stick is needed because animals cannot reason and argue. Their reasoning and argument is argumentum ad baculum; unless there is a rod, they do not obey.[430] Argumentum ad baculum (Latin for "argument to the cudgel" or "appeal to the stick") is the fallacy committed when one makes an appeal to force[431] to bring about the acceptance of a conclusion.[432][433] One participates in argumentum ad baculum when one emphasizes the negative consequences of holding the contrary position, regardless of the contrary position's truth value — particularly when the argument-maker himself causes (or threatens to cause) those negative consequences. It is a special case of the appeal to consequences.[434] Prabhupāda: Yes. You know? What is that? Argumentum baculum? Hmm? With fools and rascals, with animals, there is no logic. Take the stick and beat them. If a dog, if he is a dog, what is the argument with him? Take the stick and beat him; then he will go away.[435] damaḥ — punishment (the stick, argumentum ad baculum).[436] Prabhupāda: For them, argumentum baculum. Sanskrit is mūrkhasya latośādhiḥ. Just like animal. Animal, if you give argument, no. When you show stick and beat him, then he'll, he'll be... Argumentum baculum for them.[437]


Good Morning,


Please understand that I am the least intelligent person in the class. So, How can a sudra be insulted? I have been wrong most of my life. If anything it is only by the Grace of Mitra Das and  Maitrey Das that I have any hope.  Krishna is my Lord. Hare Krishna !


Madhupati is the name of Krishna. When Krishna enters the Vrndavan forest, he hasA peacock-feather ornament upon His head, Blue karnikara flowers on His ears, and A yellow garment as brilliant as gold. When Krishna plays on His flute Cows with their upraised ears drink the nectar of the flute-song and the calves with their mouths full of milk embrace Govinda within their hearts. The wives of demigods’s hearts are shaken by Cupid and become bewildered. The doe and the bucks worship the Lord with looks of love and affection. The Gopis glorify The Govardhan Hill to be the best of all devotees because it provides water for drinking, caves for rest, games, fruits, flowers and vegetables to Krishna and Balarama and to all Their friends. The gopis were born in the families of Vaisyas. The flowing rivers become perturbed by conjugal attraction for Kṛṣṇa and, stopping their flow, embrace Kṛṣṇa’s lotus feet with the arms of their waves, while the clouds serve as parasols* to shade Kṛṣṇa’s head from the hot sun.


śrī-śuka uvāca

itthaṁ śarat-svaccha-jalaṁ


nyaviśad vāyunā vātaṁ

sa-go-gopālako ’cyutaḥ




madhupatir avagāhya cārayan gāḥ

saha-paśu-pāla-balaś cukūja veṇum


cukūja — vibrated; veṇum — His flute.


As suggested by the words cukūja veṇum, Lord Kṛṣṇa skillfully blended the sound of His flute with the lovely sounds of Vṛndāvana’s multicolored birds. Thus an irresistible, heavenly vibration was created.[438]


tad vraja-striya āśrutya

veṇu-gītaṁ smarodayam

kāścit parokṣaṁ kṛṣṇasya

sva-sakhībhyo ’nvavarṇayan


tad varṇayitum ārabdhāḥ

smarantyaḥ kṛṣṇa-ceṣṭitam

nāśakan smara-vegena

vikṣipta-manaso nṛpa


barhāpīḍaṁ naṭa-vara-vapuḥ karṇayoḥ karṇikāraṁ

bibhrad vāsaḥ kanaka-kapiśaṁ vaijayantīṁ ca mālām

randhrān veṇor adhara-sudhayāpūrayan gopa-vṛndair

vṛndāraṇyaṁ sva-pada-ramaṇaṁ prāviśad gīta-kīrtiḥ


iti veṇu-ravaṁ rājan


śrutvā vraja-striyaḥ sarvā

varṇayantyo ’bhirebhire


śrī-gopya ūcuḥ

akṣaṇvatāṁ phalam idaṁ na paraṁ vidāmaḥ

sakhyaḥ paśūn anuviveśayator vayasyaiḥ

vaktraṁ vrajeśa-sutayor anaveṇu-juṣṭaṁ

yair vā nipītam anurakta-kaṭākṣa-mokṣam


śrī-gopyaḥ ūcuḥ — the gopīs said


Now the Gopis are speaking. Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura has commented as follows: “The gopīs meant to say, ‘O friends, if you simply remain in the shackles of family life in this material world, what will you ever get to see? The creator has granted us these eyes, so let us see the most wonderful thing there is to see, Kṛṣṇa.’” akṣaṇvatām — of those who have eyes; phalam — the fruit. The gopīs were aware that their mothers or other elder persons might hear their romantic words and disapprove, and thus they said, akṣaṇvatāṁ phalam: “To see Kṛṣṇa is the goal for all persons and not simply ourselves.” In other words, the gopīs indicated that since Kṛṣṇa is the supreme object of love for everyone, why couldn’t they also love Him in spiritual ecstasy? According to the ācāryas, a different gopī spoke this and each of the following verses (through text 19).[439]




madhye virejatur alaṁ paśu-pāla-goṣṭhyāṁ

raṅge yathā naṭa-varau kvaca gāyamānau


gopyaḥ kim ācarad ayaṁ kuśalaṁ sma veṇur

dāmodarādhara-sudhām api gopikānām

bhuṅkte svayaṁ yad avaśiṣṭa-rasaṁ hradinyo

hṛṣyat-tvaco ’śru mumucus taravo yathāryaḥ


In the guise of releasing flowing sap, the bamboo trees are actually crying tears of ecstasy upon seeing their child become an exalted devotee-flute of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa[440][441]


vṛndāvanaṁ sakhi bhuvo vitanoti kīṛtiṁ

yad devakī-suta-padāmbuja-labdha-lakṣmi

govinda-veṇum anu matta-mayūra-nṛtyaṁ



“The wife of Nanda had two names, Yaśodā and also Devakī. Therefore it was natural that she [the wife of Nanda] develop friendship with Devakī, the wife of Śauri [Vasudeva].”[104][105]


dhanyāḥ sma mūḍha-gatayo ’pi hariṇya etā

yā nanda-nandanam upātta-vicitra-veśam

ākarṇya veṇu-raṇitaṁ saha-kṛṣṇa-sārāḥ

pūjāṁ dadhur viracitāṁ praṇayāvalokaiḥ


kṛṣṇaṁ nirīkṣya vanitotsava-rūpa-śīlaṁ

śrutvā ca tat-kvaṇita-veṇu-vivikta-gītam

devyo vimāna-gatayaḥ smara-nunna-sārā

bhraśyat-prasūna-kabarā mumuhur vinīvyaḥ


gāvaś ca kṛṣṇa-mukha-nirgata-veṇu-gīta

pīyūṣam uttabhita-karṇa-puṭaiḥ pibantyaḥ

śāvāḥ snuta-stana-payaḥ-kavalāḥ sma tasthur

govindam ātmani dṛśāśru-kalāḥ spṛśantyaḥ


prāyo batāmba vihagā munayo vane ’smin

kṛṣṇekṣitaṁ tad-uditaṁ kala-veṇu-gītam

āruhya ye druma-bhujān rucira-pravālān

śṛṇvanti mīlita-dṛśo vigatānya-vācaḥ


rucira-pravālān — having beautiful creepers and twigs

The word rucira-pravālān indicates that even the branches of the trees are transformed in ecstasy when struck by the vibration of Kṛṣṇa’s flute-song.[442]


nadyas tadā tad upadhārya mukunda-gītam


āliṅgana-sthagitam ūrmi-bhujair murārer

gṛhṇanti pāda-yugalaṁ kamalopahārāḥ


dṛṣṭvātape vraja-paśūn saha rāma-gopaiḥ

sañcārayantam anu veṇum udīrayantam

prema-pravṛddha uditaḥ kusumāvalībhiḥ

sakhyur vyadhāt sva-vapuṣāmbuda ātapatram


pūrṇāḥ pulindya urugāya-padābja-rāga

śrī-kuṅkumena dayitā-stana-maṇḍitena

tad-darśana-smara-rujas tṛṇa-rūṣitena

limpantya ānana-kuceṣu jahus tad-ādhim


hantāyam adrir abalā hari-dāsa-varyo

yad rāma-kṛṣṇa-caraṇa-sparaśa-pramodaḥ

mānaṁ tanoti saha-go-gaṇayos tayor yat



gā gopakair anu-vanaṁ nayator udāra

veṇu-svanaiḥ kala-padais tanu-bhṛtsu sakhyaḥ

aspandanaṁ gati-matāṁ pulakas taruṇāṁ

niryoga-pāśa-kṛta-lakṣaṇayor vicitram


evaṁ-vidhā bhagavato

yā vṛndāvana-cāriṇaḥ

varṇayantyo mitho gopyaḥ

krīḍās tan-mayatāṁ yayuḥ


Thus narrating to one another the playful pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead as He wandered about in the Vṛndāvana forest, the gopīs became fully absorbed in thoughts of Him.[443]


* parasols (plural noun) a light umbrella used to give shade from the sun.


Good Morning,


I have found several zoom classes to attend. Sometimes six or more a day. It is now 2 a.m. and the next class is 4 a.m. So, I have two hours for Srimad-Bhagavatam. Let's go!


The Lord is aprākṛta, beyond the creation of the material world.[444] So Kṛṣṇa consciousness is aprākṛta knowledge. It is the topmost platform of knowing Kṛṣṇa, aprākṛta knowledge. So, so long we are up to the adhokṣaja knowledge, that is regulative principles. We have to follow the regulative principles strictly. And aprākṛta knowledge is for the paramahaṁsa. There is... That is called rāga-bhakta.[449] Prakṛta and aprakṛta. Prakṛta means things which are created, and aprakṛta means which are never created.[450]


aprākṛta vastu nahe prākṛta-gocara

veda-purāṇete ei kahe nirantara


aprākṛta — spiritual; vastu — substance; nahe — not; prākṛta — of matter; gocara — within the jurisdiction; veda-purāṇete — the Vedas and the Purāṇas; ei — this; kahe — say; nirantara — always.


“Spiritual substance is never within the jurisdiction of the material conception. This is always the verdict of the Vedas and Purāṇas.”[451] “Spirit is not within the jurisdiction of material eyes, words or mind.”[452]


vṛndāvane ‘aprākṛta navīna madana’

kāma-gāyatrī kāma-bīje yāṅra upāsana


“In the spiritual realm of Vṛndāvana, Kṛṣṇa is the spiritual, ever-fresh Cupid. He is worshiped by the chanting of the Kāma-gāyatrī mantra, with the spiritual seed klīm.[453]


eka rāmānandera haya ei adhikāra

tāte jāni aprākṛta-deha tāṅhāra[454]


Then next is parokṣa, hearing from authorities. Then aparokṣa, realizing. Then adhokṣaja means beyond the perception of the senses. And then aprākṛta, transcendental. These are the stages for going to the aprākṛta, transcendental stage. From direct perception, then pratyakṣa, parokṣa, to take instruction from others. Then realization. Then beyond these senses. Then aprākṛta, transcendental.


So Kṛṣṇa is aprākṛta. Kṛṣṇa cannot be understood by direct sense perception. Gradually you have to rise to the aprākṛta stage, which is called vasudeva stage, beyond this material understanding. That will take time. You have to practice that. Hare Kṛṣṇa.[455]


Good Afternoon,


4 a.m. my time is 7 p.m in West Sydney, Australia. So I have been attending all the zoom Srimad-Bhagavatam classes that I can around the world. Right now I am between classes. So, It's Srimad-Bhagavatam time!


The Siddhas prayed: Like an elephant that has suffered in a forest fire but can forget all its troubles by entering a river, our minds, O Lord, always merge in the nectarean river of Your transcendental pastimes, and they desire never to leave such transcendental bliss, which is as good as the pleasure of merging in the Absolute.[456]


jātiḥ śāstraṁ japas tapaḥ

aprāṇasyaiva dehasya

maṇḍanaṁ loka-rañjanam


bhagavat-bhakti-hīnasya — of a person devoid of devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead; jātiḥ — birth in a high caste; śāstram — knowledge in the revealed scriptures; japaḥ — pronunciation of mantras; tapaḥ — austerities and penances; aprāṇasya — which is dead; iva — like; dehasya — of a body; maṇḍanam — decoration; loka — to the whims of people in general; rañjanam — simply pleasing.


“If the population is without knowledge of devotional service to the Lord, then great nationalism, fruitive, political or social work, science or philosophy are all simply like costly garments decorating a dead body.” When people do not know that the aim of life is to satisfy Viṣṇu or Kṛṣṇa, then sense gratification becomes the aim of their life and when one party’s sense gratification clashes with the interest of another party, there is strife. This is the case at all levels of interaction.[457]


“ ‘For a person devoid of devotional service, birth in a great family or nation, knowledge of the revealed scriptures, performance of austerities and penance, and chanting of Vedic mantras are all like ornaments on a dead body. Such ornaments simply serve the concocted pleasures of the general populace.’ ”[458]


“If one is born in a high family like that of a brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya or vaiśya but is not a devotee of the Lord, all his good qualifications as a brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya or vaiśya are null and void. Indeed, they are considered decorations of a dead body.”[459][460]


Kṛṣṇa comes, therefore, to exhibit His transcendental activities so that people may have the chance to glorify Him in every respect. To understand how to glorify the Lord is actual research work. It is not that everything should be understood without God. That is condemned. Without bhagavad-bhakti, without glorification of the Supreme Lord, whatever we have is simply a decoration of the dead body.[461] If we subtract Kṛṣṇa, everything is zero. This is a fact, but people are such rascals that they do not understand this fact. But who can deny it? The American body or Indian body may have a good name, but if it has no consciousness, what is its value? No value.[462] Similarly, without Kṛṣṇa consciousness, any aristocracy, any social prestige or any advancement of material civilization is as good as the decoration of a dead body.[463]


Good Night,


It is 2 a.m. and a new day. I like to end the day with Srimad-Bhagavatam and start the new day with Srimad-Bhagavatam. I know this sounds repetitive and that is intentional. Being so fallen, I understand that it is the Mercy of Great Devotees like you that I even stand a chance. If I ever write anything incorrect please beat my mind with shoes a hundred times and before going to bed beat my mind a hundred times with a broomstick!




Only those who are akiñcana-gocaram, who are not materially puffed up, can see the Supreme Personality of Godhead; others are bewildered and cannot even think of the Absolute Truth.[464] So it is said in the scriptures by Kuntīji, she addressed the Lord as akiñcana-gocaram. Akiñcana, those who are materially exhausted, those who are not hankering after anything in the material world, You are there for them. akiñcana-gocaram. And Caitanya Mahāprabhu has said at one place, that devotional service is Niṣkiñcana.[465]



edhamāna-madaḥ pumān

naivārhaty abhidhātuṁ vai

tvām akiñcana-gocaram


My Lord, Your Lordship can easily be approached, but only by those who are materially exhausted. One who is on the path of [material] progress, trying to improve himself with respectable parentage, great opulence, high education, and bodily beauty, cannot approach You with sincere feeling.[466][467]


“A person who is proud of his birth, opulence, knowledge and beauty cannot achieve Your lotus feet. You are available only to the humble and meek, not to the proud.”[468]


So, What is the final conclusion? Sri Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead!


Thank you for listening.


Hare Krishna !




Sri Krishna Govinda Hare Murare

Hey Natha Narayana Vasudeva




Govinda Damodara Madhaveti

He Krishna, he Yadava, He Sakheti

Govinda Damodara Madhaveti

Good Morning,


It's 2 a.m. Sometimes I lose track of time. The smallest measurement of time, zeptosecond is a trillionth of a billionth of a second. The smallest time measuring unit is a decimal point followed by 20 zeros and a 1 that is 0.000 000 000 000 000 000 001 that is 1021 seconds. And the symbol of the smallest measure of time is zs.[469]


Atoms are the ultimate state of the manifest universe. 100 trutis make 1 Vedha. There are 2 fortnights in a month. A combination of one day and night of demigods form 1 complete calendar year for the human being.

The aggregate number of years all millenniums combined is equal to 12 thousand years of demigods. Every Manu enjoys a life of a little more than 27 sets of 4 millenniums. The layers of elements covering the universes are each 10times thicker than the one before.


As aforementioned, one year of the demigods is equal to 360 years of the human beings. The duration of the Satya-yuga is therefore 4,800 × 360, or 1,728,000 years. The duration of the Tretā-yuga is 3,600 × 360, or 1,296,000 years. The duration of the Dvāpara-yuga is 2,400 × 360, or 864,000 years. And the last, the Kali-yuga, is 1,200 × 360, or 432,000 years.[470]


The subject is summarized by the statement that above all the different branches of knowledge is the supreme control of kāla, the plenary representation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Nothing exists without Him, and therefore everything, however wonderful it may appear to our meager knowledge, is but the work of the magical wand of the Supreme Lord. As far as time is concerned, we beg to subjoin herewith a table of timings in terms of the modern clock.


One truṭi — 8/13,500 second


One vedha — 8/135 second


One lava — 8/45 second


One nimeṣa — 8/15 second


One kṣaṇa — 8/5 second


One kāṣṭhā — 8 seconds


One laghu — 2 minutes


One daṇḍa — 30 minutes


One prahara — 3 hours


One day — 12 hours


One night — 12 hours


One pakṣa — 15 days


Two pakṣas comprise one month, and twelve months comprise one calendar year, or one full orbit of the sun. A human being is expected to live up to one hundred years. That is the way of the controlling measure of eternal time.[471]


There is a time for atomic dissolution and a time for the universal dissolution. There is a time for the annihilation of the body of the human being, and there is a time for the annihilation of the universal body. Also, growth, development and resultant actions all depend on the time factor.[472]


To everything turn, turn, turn

There is a season turn, turn, turn

And a time to every purpose under heaven


My Day


Good Morning,


I awoke at 1 a.m., took bath, got dressed, and started Srimad-Bhagavatam. The first email sent was 2.05 a.m. Next is 2 hours of listening to 51 key Bhagavad Gita Verses - Sanskrit sloka with English translations. While listening I take care of any email and computer maintenance. At 4:15 a.m. is my first online japa. At 5:20 a.m. is a short break. After Mother Yashoda catches Kishna her heart was beating so fast it sounded like music and Radharani took a ribbon from her hair which was 2 inches long to make up for the rope that was 2 inches short for the binding of Krishna. At 5:45 another japa session followed by class for one hour or so. 6:30 a.m. Time for a short break. I am finished with Australia ‎for now. Let's go to NEW JERSEY for morning Japa for two hours.


Now onto Srimad Bhagavatam Verse 5.14.7 class at 7:30 a.m by HH Candramauli Swami Maharaja. There are over fifty Devotees in this zoom meeting! It's 8:30 a.m. and a short break. Now to California for more japa and another Srimad-Bhagavatam class. At noon is Bhagavad-gita class. Sometimes I recite a verse or text or Purport out loud in a class and I nail every single word, perfect pronunciation. Hare Krishna!

9:30 p.m. and I finished the last class of the day.


Good Night

Thank You for listening


Hare Krishna !


Jagannath Das Anderson

Please explain if Krishna owns everything then even a paper cup is worth a million? Does Kishna own nothing cheap?

Struggle With Japa Or Struggle In Womb


Good Morning,


janma karma ca me divyam

evaṁ yo vetti tattvataḥ

tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma

naiti mām eti so ’rjuna


One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.[473]


There is a difference between our birthday and that of the Lord. We are happy on our birthday. Why? We suffer in the womb, bitten by worms, covered in nasty fluids from the body. The mother eats spicy food stuff and we suffer. This is the mothers material love? This goes on for nine months.


The Supreme Lord decides his birth. Where, when, who the parents will be and so on. We are forced. God is not. The living entity has a body.


B - Birth

O - Old Age

D - Disease

Y - Yamaraja [474]


But Krishna is svarāṭ. sva-rāṭ — fully independent.[475] So we are not independent. Independent God is Kṛṣṇa. Svarāṭ. He is described as svarāṭ. Svarāṭ means independent. He is not controlled by anyone.[476]


Hare Krishna!

My Heartfelt Effusion


It's 5:00 a.m. and in between classes.


Krishna’s holy names are so powerful that even inverted mantras containing His names deliver immense spiritual benefit.[477]


There are broadly three ways in which we can understand the various stages in chanting


  1. manifestation
  2. experience
  3. potency of the holy names.



Offensive chanting, ie, chanting of the holy name which is subject to the ten kinds of nama-aparadha.



The stage of chanting in which one is becoming cleared of sins and offenses but has not yet attained pure chanting.



This is our destination in which we would have reached the pure stage of chanting where Krishna fully reveals Himself. A devotee who chants suddha-nama will be able to observe or feel that Krishna is appearing and even dancing personally on his tongue.[471]


Nāmābhāsa (नामाभास) refers to:—A semblance of the holy name. The stage of chanting in which one is becoming cleared of sins and offences but has not yet attained pure chanting.[479] "Krsna-nama is the sweetest of the sweet and the most auspicious of all that is auspicious. It is the flourishing creeper, the eternal, fully-ripened fruit of the Bhagavata, and the embodiment of knowledge, cit-sakti. O best of the Bhrgu dynasty, even if someone chants the holy name only once, with faith or indifference (hela), he is immediately delivered from this ocean of birth and death."[480] Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written: Nama-aparadha is an utterance of the holy name that is made consciously with enmity in the heart. It is the lowest form of chanting wherein one commits any of the ten offenses against the holy name. As long as one chants with offenses, it is absolutely impossible to attain love of God. "Offenses against the holy name (nama-aparadha) are the most frightening of all kinds of sins and offenses. All other kinds of sins and offenses go away naturally and automatically as one utters harinatna, but nama-aparadha does not go away so easily."[482][483]

This material world is so created that one has to act sinfully, knowingly or unknowingly, and unless his life is dedicated to Viṣṇu, he has to suffer all the reactions of sinful activities. But one who surrenders and dedicates his life for the service of the Lord has direct protection from the Lord. He has no fear of suffering from sinful activities, nor does he desire, willingly or unwillingly, to do anything which is sinful.[484]


Please forgive me for being stubborn, hard headed and steadfast. I am too old to change.


Fisherian runaway or runaway selection is a sexual selection mechanism proposed by the mathematical biologist Ronald Fisher in the early 20th century, to account for the evolution of exaggerated male ornamentation by persistent, directional female choice. An example is the colourful and elaborate peacock plumage compared to the relatively subdued peahen plumage; the costly ornaments, notably the bird's extremely long tail, appear to be incompatible with natural selection. Fisherian runaway can be postulated to include sexually dimorphic phenotypic traits such as behavior expressed by a particular sex.


A Dissipative Structure is a thermodynamically open system operating far from thermodynamic equilibrium, that exchanges energy, matter, and information with the external environment. In this kind of systems, organization can emerge through a spontaneous self-organization process, by virtue of the exchanges with the external environment, that generates a formation of both spatial and temporal ordered structures, in which interacting constituents show long-range correlations.

The collective unconscious consists of the sum of the instincts and their correlates, the archetypes. Just as everybody possesses instincts, so he also possesses a stock of archetypal images. Extreme and apparently maladaptive sexual dimorphism represents a paradox for evolutionary biologists according to the Fisherian runaway Effect.[485]


Maitreya said: Diti was thus informed by her husband, but she was pressed by Cupid for sexual satisfaction. She caught hold of the clothing of the great brāhmaṇa sage, just like a shameless public prostitute.[486]


The difference between a married wife and a public prostitute is that one is restrained in sex life by the rules and regulations of the scriptures, whereas the other is unrestricted in sex life and is conducted solely by the strong sex urge. Although very enlightened, Kaśyapa, the great sage, became a victim of his prostitute wife. Such is the strong force of material energy.


Hard hitting, in your face truth.


My Heartfelt Effusion Chapter Nine


Good Evening,


It is now Monday at 10 p.m. and time for Srimad-Bhagavatam.


The first offense is to decry persons who try in their lives to broadcast the glories of the Lord. People must be educated in understanding the glories of the Supreme; therefore the devotees who engage in preaching the glories of the Lord are never to be decried.[487]


When the Kumāras, although by far the fittest persons, were thus forbidden entrance by the two chief doorkeepers of Śrī Hari while other divinities looked on, their eyes suddenly turned red because of anger due to their great eagerness to see their most beloved master, Śrī Hari, the Personality of Godhead.


In this verse it is figuratively stated that the younger brother of desire suddenly appeared in person when the sages were forbidden to see their most beloved Personality of Godhead. The younger brother of desire is anger. If one’s desire is not fulfilled, the younger brother, anger, follows. Here we can mark that even great saintly persons like the Kumāras were also angry, but they were not angry for their personal interests. They were angry because they were forbidden to enter the palace to see the Personality of Godhead. Therefore the theory that in the perfectional stage one should not have anger is not supported in this verse. Anger will continue even in the liberated stage.[488]


Therefore let us consider how these two contaminated persons should be punished. The punishment should be apt, for thus benefit can eventually be bestowed upon them. Since they find duality in the existence of Vaikuṇṭha life, they are contaminated and should be removed from this place to the material world, where the living entities have three kinds of enemies.[489] O scion of Bharata, O conqueror of the foe, all living entities are born into delusion, bewildered by dualities arisen from desire and hate.[490] Those who are envious and mischievous, who are the lowest among men, I perpetually cast into the ocean of material existence, into various demoniac species of life.[491] Attaining repeated birth amongst the species of demoniac life, O son of Kuntī, such persons can never approach Me. Gradually they sink down to the most abominable type of existence.[492] Similarly, an offense unto the feet of a pure devotee murders one’s position in devotional service. In this material world, one is glorified if he is favored even a pinch by the goddess of fortune, so we can simply imagine how glorified is the kingdom of God in the spiritual world, where many hundreds and thousands of goddesses of fortune engage in the direct service of the Lord.[493]

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa

Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare

Hare Rāma Hare Rāma

Rāma Rāma Hare Hare

Good Morning,


I wish I felt better and sometimes I can't stop the physical pain.


One can enter the kingdom of the Supreme Lord only when one is highly developed in desirable qualities. All good qualities develop in the person of a devotee.[494] All the demigods and their exalted qualities, such as religion, knowledge and renunciation, become manifest in the body of one who has developed unalloyed devotion for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vāsudeva. On the other hand, a person devoid of devotional service and engaged in material activities has no good qualities. Even if he is adept at the practice of mystic yoga or the honest endeavor of maintaining his family and relatives, he must be driven by his own mental speculations and must engage in the service of the Lord’s external energy. How can there be any good qualities in such a man?[495]


mamaivāṁśo jīva-loke

jīva-bhūtaḥ sanātanaḥ


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.


In this verse the identity of the living being is clearly given. The living entity is the fragmental part and parcel of the Supreme Lord – eternally. It is not that he assumes individuality in his conditional life and in his liberated state becomes one with the Supreme Lord. He is eternally fragmented.[496]


paras tasmāt tu bhāvo ’nyo

’vyakto ’vyaktāt sanātanaḥ

yaḥ sa sarveṣu bhūteṣu

naśyatsu na vinaśyati


Yet there is another unmanifest nature, which is eternal and is transcendental to this manifested and unmanifested matter. It is supreme and is never annihilated. When all in this world is annihilated, that part remains as it is.[497] 


mamaivāṁśo 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.” All living entities are part and parcel of Kṛṣṇa, and therefore when they revive their original Kṛṣṇa consciousness, they possess all the good qualities of Kṛṣṇa in a small quantity. Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja lists the following twenty-six good qualities of a Vaiṣṇava: 

(1) He is very kind to everyone. 

(2) He does not make anyone his enemy. 

(3) He is truthful. 

(4) He is equal to everyone. 

(5) No one can find any fault in him. 

(6) He is magnanimous. 

(7) He is mild. 

(8) He is always clean. 

(9) He is without possessions. 

(10) He works for everyone’s benefit. 

(11) He is very peaceful. 

(12) He is always surrendered to Kṛṣṇa. 

(13) He has no material desires. 

(14) He is very meek. (

15) He is steady. 

(16) He controls his senses. 

(17) He does not eat more than required. 

(18) He is not influenced by the Lord’s illusory energy. 

(19) He offers respect to everyone. 

(20) He does not desire any respect for himself. 

(21) He is very grave. 

(22) He is merciful. 

(23) He is friendly. 

(24) He is poetic. 

(25) He is expert. 

(26) He is silent.[498]


Please watch and understand. Mindless robot? 14:45 in the video. No thinking? Free Will? I, of my own free will, Declare Krishna to be the Supreme Personality of Godhead! Nobody brainwashed me. Actually in order to be brainwashed you must first have a brain! Stop bashing this Movement!I will never understand how, why the universe is created, Nor do i care, I simply wish to worship GOD. At 22:20 extract all that you can? From what, the temporary? I WANT ETERNAL! 23:50 in the video BOOM! I cannot speak other than Srimad-Bhagavatam nor do I care to.


Good Evening,


It's 11 p.m. on a Saturday night. That means, wait for it, Srimad-Bhagavatam Time!


The inhabitants of Vaikuṇṭha travel in their airplanes made of lapis lazuli, emerald and gold.[499] Lapis lazuli or lapis for short, is a deep-blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. As early as the 7th millennium BCE, lapis lazuli was mined in the Sar-i Sang mines, in Shortugai, and in other mines in Badakhshan province in northeast Afghanistan. Lapis lazuli artifacts, dated to 7570 BCE, have been found at Bhirrana, which is the oldest site of Indus Valley Civilisation. Lapis was highly valued by the Indus Valley Civilisation (7570–1900 BCE). Lapis beads have been found at Neolithic burials in Mehrgarh, the Caucasus, and as far away as Mauritania. It was used in the funeral mask of Tutankhamun (1341–1323 BCE).[500]


Similarly, in the Brahma-saṁhitā it is stated that the ground on the Vaikuṇṭha planets is made of touchstone. Thus there is no need to sweep the stone in Vaikuṇṭha, for there is hardly any dust on it, but still, in order to satisfy the Lord, the ladies there always engage in dusting the marble walls. Why? The reason is that they are eager to achieve the grace of the Lord by doing so.[501] It is very much regrettable that unfortunate people do not discuss the description of the Vaikuṇṭha planets but engage in topics which are unworthy to hear and which bewilder one’s intelligence. Those who give up the topics of Vaikuṇṭha and take to talk of the material world are thrown into the darkest region of ignorance.[502] Brahmājī condemns very vehemently the condition of the human being who does not take interest in the Personality of Godhead and His transcendental abode, Vaikuṇṭha[503]


From another Great Devotee of Krishna ! I respect this Devotee with all my heart!

In the sixth chapter of Bhagavad-gita Krishna explains to Arjuna the process of meditational yoga. The humor is when he is done with His preliminary explanation Arjuna is just staring at Him in near disbelief that Krishna would ever expect him to undergo such a process – sitting in a remote and solitary place, completely abandoning all material affairs such as business and family life, etc. So Arjuna frankly tells Krishna that the system of yoga that He has enumerated appears “impractical (Bg 6.33).” This is humorous on several levels:

  1. Although Arjuna has already accepted Krishna as his spiritual master in the second chapter (Bg 2.7), and yet he refuses to even consider the severe system of dhyana yoga, on the grounds that it is “unendurable (Bg 6.33).”
  2. After explaining the steps to Arjuna for becoming a perfect yogi through the arduous process of dhyana, he finally reveals to Arjuna that he has been on the highest platform all along:

And of all yogīs, the one with great faith who always abides in Me, thinks of Me within himself and renders transcendental loving service to Me – he is the most intimately united with Me in yoga and is the highest of all. That is My opinion. (Bg 6.47)

This has been aways been Arjuna’s position. He is a lifelong friend and devotee of Lord Krishna. So this is another source of humor, that Arjuna should be vexed about a process of yoga, that as it turns out, he doesn’t need to concern himself with those details after all.[504]

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