My Heartfelt Effusion Chapter Six and Seven

My Heartfelt Effusion Chapter Six and Seven

My Heartfelt Effusion Chapter Six


Mr. Owl, Please Open Your Eyes and See the Sun.


Just like the owl. Owl will never open the eyes to see that there is sunlight. You know this, owl? So they will not open. However you may say, "Mr. Owl, please open your eyes and see the sun," "No, there is no sun. I don't see." [laughter] This owl civilization. So you have to fight with these owls. You must be very strong, especially the sannyāsīs. We have to fight with the owls. We have to open their eyes by force from this, with machine. [laughter] So this is going on. So this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is a fight against all the owls.[335]   


yūyaṁ vai dharma-rājasya

yadi nirdeśa-kāriṇaḥ


yūyam — all of you; vai — indeed; dharma-rājasya — of King Yamarāja, who knows the religious principles; yadi — if; nirdeśa-kāriṇaḥ — order carriers


The blessed messengers of Lord Viṣṇu, the Viṣṇudūtas, said: If you are actually servants of Yamarāja, you must explain to us the meaning of religious principles and the symptoms of irreligion. A Vaiṣṇava knows these principles perfectly well because he is well acquainted with the instructions of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.[336]


sarva-dharmān parityajya

mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja


sarva-dharmān — all varieties of religion; parityajya — abandoning; mām — unto Me; ekam — only; śaraṇam — for surrender; vraja — go


Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.[337]


ānukūlyasya saṅkalpaḥ

prātikūlyasya varjanam

rakṣiṣyatīti viśvāso

goptṛtve varaṇaṁ tathā


ṣaḍ-vidhā śaraṇāgatiḥ


“The six aspects of surrender are: Acceptance of whatever is conducive to bhakti, Abhorance of what is detrimental thereto, Conviction that the Lord is one´s only protector, Acceptance of the Lord as one´s maintainer, Resignation of the self and Sincere humility.”[338]


Unaware of the principles of religion, they do not surrender to Kṛṣṇa, and therefore they are considered sinful rascals, the lowest of men, and fools bereft of all knowledge.[336]


I have Questions!


Krishna covers Himself with lila shakti as a baby and a child in Vrindavan with Mother Yasoda so Krishna does not know he is the Supreme Personality of Godhead? When Krishna lifts Govardhan Hill even He is surpised because His potency as the Supreme Personality of Godhead still exist but Krishna is unaware because He covers Himself with lila shakti? He lifts unlimited universes, what to say about a hill? Without the lila shakti there is no need to steal butter or wrestle with the cowherd boys? Otherwise where is the mellow? Where is the sweetness? When Krishna was running from Mother Yasoda he was ACTUALLY trying to get away? When Krishna was cold He looks at the Sun and said what's going on? Where is the sunshine? The Sun out of fear became twelve Suns! Please explain this to me in great detail?


Where am I wrong? How am I wrong? Is this proper understanding? Everywhere else Devotees offer long prayers but in Vrindavan baby Krishna rolls to his side and this is celebrated!


It's 10:30 p.m. and I have a habit of reading Srimad-Bhagavatam into the next day. That way I end the day perfect and start the new day perfect. Of this there is no doubt. The objective of grahamedhi is sense gratification and that of grahastha is self realization. Pravrtti dharma means activities performed for sense gratification and nivrtti dharma means activities performed for satisfaction of the Supreme. Brahma dies at the end of 2 paraardhas. A pure devotee is free from attachment and detachment because he leads his life for the pleasure of the Supreme. In pure Krishna Consciousness or knowledge in purity when one tries to understand the Absolute truth, one realizes Him as the Supreme Person. One can appreciate the Absolute Truth properly and with all relishable pleasure only through one path and that is Devotional Service. There are 9 processes of devotional service. There are 64 devotional activities of which 5 are prominent. This is all discussed in chapter 32, third canto.


Here the Lord is speaking about the gṛhamedhī, or the person who wants to remain in this material world. His activity is to enjoy material benefits by performing religious rituals for economic development and thereby ultimately satisfy the senses. He does not want anything more. Such a person works very hard throughout his life to become very rich and eat very nicely and drink. By giving some charity for pious activity he can go to a higher planetary atmosphere in the heavenly planets in his next life, but he does not want to stop the repetition of birth and death and finish with the concomitant* miserable factors of material existence. Such a person is called a gṛhamedhī.[339]


When at an event you smell popcorn, immediately your mind goes to, "Where is the popcorn?" This is my aim. I want my mind to smell flowers, Hear Kirtan, what ever the senses pick up on, Let that remind me of Krishna! Krishna has many moons on His body. Ten moons on His Hands. Ten Moons on his feet. Two cheeks are like moons. One moon Krishna's Face. One as Tilak and forhead Half moon! So, 24 and a half moons!

O.K. I am really taking rest now! But I don't want too.  


It's 10 p.m at night and all of today's classes have come to an end. So, it's Srimad-Bhagavatam time!


nārāyaṇa-parāḥ sarve


nārāyaṇa-parāḥ — pure devotees, who are interested only in the service of Nārāyaṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; sarve — all


One who is nārāyaṇa-para, or a devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is not afraid anywhere, whether he is sent to hell or promoted to heaven[341] Devotees solely engaged in the devotional service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa, never fear any condition of life. For them the heavenly planets, liberation and the hellish planets are all the same, for such devotees are interested only in the service of the Lord.[342] “ ‘A person who is devoted to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa, is not afraid of anything. Elevation to the heavenly kingdom, condemnation to hell and liberation from material bondage all appear the same to a devotee.’"[343] Citraketu was a very powerful king and a devotee, and he could certainly retaliate even against Lord Śiva, but when Pārvatī cursed him, he immediately accepted the curse with a bowed head. When he agreed to accept this curse, Lord Śiva praised him and told Pārvatī that a devotee of Lord Nārāyaṇa is never afraid of accepting any position provided there is a chance to serve the Supreme Personality of Godhead.[344] na — never; kutaścana — anywhere; bibhyati — are afraid. A devotee is always situated in the spiritual world. Therefore he does not desire anything. He is known as akāma, or desireless, because he has nothing to desire except to render transcendental loving service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.[345] A devotee engaged in the service of Nārāyaṇa is always in equilibrium.[346] The Kṛṣṇa conscious person can go even to hell and still be happy.[347] A devotee who is actually advanced is not afraid of anything, provided he has the opportunity to execute the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.[348] It does not matter to the pure devotee if he has to go to hell to preach. The Supreme Lord lives in the heart of a hog, although the Lord is in Vaikuṇṭha. Even while preaching in hell, a pure devotee remains a pure devotee by his constant association with the Supreme Personality of Godhead.[349] Actually, all devotees are indebted to the great sage Nārada, for he has wandered both in heaven and in hell. A devotee of the Lord is not even afraid of hell. He goes to preach the glories of the Lord everywhere — even in hell — because there is no distinction between heaven and hell for a devotee.[250] So Kṛṣṇa consciousness is so nice that even one is put into the terrible condition of distress, he is not perturbed.[351] So Vaiṣṇava, the servant of Nārāyaṇa, nārāyaṇa-parāḥ sarve na kutaścana bibhyati, they are not afraid to go anywhere for the service of Nārāyaṇa. Nārāyaṇa-parāḥ sarve na kutaścana bibhyati. Because Nārāyaṇa has got so many widespread government, and Nārāyaṇa's servant, nārāyaṇa-parāḥ, they have to go everywhere. Nārāyaṇa parāḥ sarve na kutaścana bibhyati.[352]


ku-kathā mati-ghnīḥ


ku-kathāḥ — bad words; mati-ghnīḥ — killing intelligence


No sane man or woman can tolerate the non devotees' giving trouble to devotees. Diti, therefore, was reluctant to give birth to her babies; she waited for one hundred years so that at least she could save the demigods from the disturbance for that period.[339] Just like a child’s clay doll in the presence of the village deity. Don't Be A four-headed scientist!


Good Night,


I started writting again early this morning and will spend most of the day doing that. I just want to please Krishna so I read and write. Now, time for Srimad-Bhagavatam. I have a habit of reading Srimad-Bhagavatam into the next day. That way I end the day perfectly and start the new day perfectly. No one should read anything I write until they have read all of Shrila Prabhupada's books. In case I knowing or unknowingly committed any offense with my comments I pray to Sri Advaita, Sri Nityananda, Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Sri Gadadhara, Sri Srivasa for forgiveness.


Reminder to self: Shrila Prabhupada's Arrival in the USA September 27, 2021, Monday.




śreyaḥ — of good fortune; kairava — the white lotus; candrikā — the moonshine; vitaraṇam — spreading


“ ‘Let there be all victory for the chanting of the holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa, which can cleanse the mirror of the heart and stop the miseries of the blazing fire of material existence. That chanting is the waxing moon that spreads the white lotus of good fortune for all living entities. It is the life and soul of all education. The chanting of the holy name of Kṛṣṇa expands the blissful ocean of transcendental life. It gives a cooling effect to everyone and enables one to taste full nectar at every step.’"[353] This is the first verse of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s Śikṣāṣṭaka.


“Glory to the Śrī Kṛṣṇa saṅkīrtana, which cleanses the heart of all the dust accumulated for years and extinguishes the fire of conditional life, of repeated birth and death. This saṅkīrtana movement is the prime benediction for humanity at large because it spreads the rays of the benediction moon. It is the life of all transcendental knowledge. It increases the ocean of transcendental bliss, and it enables us to fully taste the nectar for which we are always anxious.”[354][355]


Not only is the chanter of the mahā-mantra purified, but the heart of anyone who happens to hear the transcendental vibration of Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare is also cleansed. Even the souls embodied in lower animals, insects, trees and other species of life also become purified and prepared to become fully Kṛṣṇa conscious simply by hearing the transcendental vibration.[355]


Prabhupāda: But this movement is clearing the clouds, bringing out the moon, śreyaḥ-kairava-candrikā-vitaraṇaṁ [Cc. Antya 20.12]. Śreyaḥ-kairava-candrikā-vitaraṇaṁ. There is no use of, any more, of the glowworms. Caitanya-candrodaya, the rising of the moon of Lord Caitanya. Caitanya-candrodaya. Now He is rising gradually, just like moon rises gradually and one day becomes full moon. Similarly, Śrī Caitanya movement is rising gradually, and one day it will clear the sky and all these glowworms will go away.


Lady devotee: Oh, Prabhupāda!


Prabhupāda: There will be no more any place for all these glowworms. So you be decided, determined to push on this movement, Caitanya-candrodaya. That's your duty. You are coming out of very intelligent nation, very rich nation. Utilize this opportunity. So clear out all these glowworms and bring the Caitanya-candrodaya.[356]


The bhakti-yoga system is the topmost yoga system, and in this system the chanting of the holy name of the Lord is the foremost performance of devotional service.[357]


In Vṛndāvana there is a place where there was no temple, but a devotee desired, “Let there be a temple and sevā, devotional service.” Therefore, what was once an empty corner has now become a place of pilgrimage. Such are the desires of a devotee.[358]


jīvera ‘svarūpa’ haya-kṛṣṇera ‘nitya-dāsa


jīvera — of the living entity; svarūpa — the constitutional position; haya — is; kṛṣṇera — of Lord Kṛṣṇa; nitya-dāsa — eternal servant;


“It is the living entity’s constitutional position to be an eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa because he is the marginal energy of Kṛṣṇa and a manifestation simultaneously one with and different from the Lord, like a molecular particle of sunshine or fire. Kṛṣṇa has three varieties of energy."[359]  there is no one who is not serving. Therefore the mahā-bhāgavata, the topmost devotee, sees everyone as being engaged in the service of Kṛṣṇa; only himself does he see as not engaged.[360]


ekale īśvara kṛṣṇa, āra saba bhṛtya

yāre yaiche nācāya, se taiche kare nṛtya


ekale — alone; īśvara — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; kṛṣṇa — Kṛṣṇa; āra — others; saba — all; bhṛtya — servants; yāre — unto whom; yaiche — as; nācāya — He causes to dance; se — He; taiche — in that way; kare nṛtya — dances.


Lord Kṛṣṇa alone is the supreme controller, and all others are His servants. They dance as He makes them do so.[361] O King Indra, as a wooden doll that looks like a woman or as an animal made of grass and leaves cannot move or dance independently, but depends fully on the person who handles it, all of us dance according to the desire of the supreme controller, the Personality of Godhead. No one is independent. “Lord Kṛṣṇa alone is the supreme controller, and all others are His servants. They dance as He makes them do so.” We are all servants of Kṛṣṇa; we have no independence. We are dancing according to the desire of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, but out of ignorance and illusion we think we are independent of the supreme will.[362] He is pulling the wire. Just like the doll dancing, there is a man pulling the wire. These are the descriptions in the śāstras, or Vedic literatures. So we should not equalize or we should not place the demigods on the same level with God. That is offense.[363]


Kṛṣṇa is so kind. As Māyāvādī philosopher you want to do something, Kṛṣṇa will "All right, dance in this way. Dance. All right, dance. You talk like this." Kṛṣṇa gives him capacity to talk. Otherwise, he cannot talk even. So Kṛṣṇa gives him intelligence, counterargument = "All right, let the rascal speak as he likes." Therefore, yāre yaiche nācāya: He is allowing to dance everyone as he desires.[364]

Kṛṣṇa is the original master or husband of everyone, and all other living entities, having taken the form of so-called husbands, or wives, are dancing according to His desire. A so-called husband may unite with his wife for sense gratification, but his senses are conducted by Hṛṣīkeśa, the master of the senses, who is therefore the actual husband.[365]


Then, by the power of the effulgence of those viṣṇu-mūrtis, Lord Brahmā, his eleven senses jolted by astonishment and stunned by transcendental bliss, became silent, just like a child’s clay doll in the presence of the village deity.[366] Perception of the disagreeable arises from attachment. A devotee has no personal attachment to anything; therefore for him there is no question of agreeable or disagreeable. For the service of the Lord he can accept anything, even though it may be disagreeable to his personal interest. In fact, he is completely free from personal interest, and thus anything agreeable to the Lord is agreeable to him.[367] Either by devotional service directly or by philosophical research, one has to find the same destination, which is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.It is said in Bhagavad-gītā that after many, many lives of philosophical research the wise man ultimately comes to the point of knowing that Vāsudeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is everything, and therefore he surrenders unto Him. Such serious students in philosophical research are rare because they are very great souls.[268] Anyone who once meditates upon Me with faith and affection, who hears and chants about Me, surely goes back home, back to Godhead.[369]


That ends Canto Three Chapter Thirty-Two of Srimad-Bhagavatam.


Brahma is also called as ‘Aja’. Bhakthi Rasaamrata Sindhu is written by Rupa Gosvami. Hari Bhakthi Vilasa is written by Sanatana Gosvami. Devotional Service is so perfect that simply by following the rules and regulations and executing them under the direction of Spiritual Master , one is liberated from clutches of Maya. The actual identity of the living entity as described by Lord Chaitanya is ‘Jivera svarapa haya – krsnera nitya dasa’ – this means the living entity is eternally the servitor of the Supreme Lord. Devahuti’s father’s name is Svaayambhuva Manu, son’s name is Kapila Dev, husband’s name is Kardama Muni. At the end if her life, Devahuti was transported to the Kapila Vaikuntha planet. The palace where Devahuti achieved her perfection is called Siddhapada. Lord Kapila Dev is eternally staying at Ganga Sagara Tirtha in trance to deliver the conditioned souls. The carrier of Supreme Personality of Godhead is Garuda. This is all discussed in chapter 33 of the 3rd Canto.


You teach us that those who are very fond of children within this material world and who therefore enter into marriage to enjoy family life with children can also have the Supreme Personality of Godhead as their child, and the most wonderful thing is that the Lord Himself licks His toe.”[370]


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,


So Sunday morning I thought I was having a heart attack and my neighbor called an ambulance for me. After arriving at the hospital they rushed me into surgery and put two stints in my heart. So, the lesson I learned is I did not die so, there is no excuse, it's Srimad-Bhagavatam time! Oh, how glorious are they whose tongues are chanting Your holy name! Even if born in the families of dog-eaters, such persons are worshipable. Persons who chant the holy name of Your Lordship must have executed all kinds of austerities and fire sacrifices and achieved all the good manners of the Āryans. To be chanting the holy name of Your Lordship, they must have bathed at holy places of pilgrimage, studied the Vedas and fulfilled everything required. Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.33.7.


Thank You For Listening.


Hare Krishna !


Death Is God! Therefore Surrender!


Good afternoon,


I am still slowly recovering from surgery and as long as I can read and write, I will continue to talk Srimad-Bhagavatam. It might be at a slower pace but this is why I am here.


Sañjaya said: O King, after looking over the army arranged in military formation by the sons of Pāṇḍu, King Duryodhana went to his teacher and spoke the following words.[371] My sons are one hundred in number, and they are only five. So certainly my sons will come out victorious, and then the kingdom will be assured." That was his plan. So Kṛṣṇa, in order to satisfy Arjuna, that "I shall not fight, but I shall become your charioteer. I shall drive your chariot.[372] Those who are filled with love of God see God constantly before them. It is not that we saw God last night and He is no longer present. No. For one who is Kṛṣṇa conscious, Kṛṣṇa is always present and can be perceived constantly. We simply have to develop the eyes to see Him.  Since Kṛṣṇa and His energies are nondifferent, we can see Kṛṣṇa everywhere if we are advanced in devotional service.[373]



santaḥ sadaiva hṛdayeṣu vilokayanti


I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is Syamasundara, Krishna Himself with inconceivable innumerable attributes, whom the pure devotees see in their heart of hearts with the eye of devotion tinged with the salve of love.[374] Nobody can avoid death. So atheist will see God. If he denies God, but he will see God in the form of death. see God in the form of death. And theist, Kṛṣṇa conscious devotee, will see God twenty-four hours.[375] But if by practicing remembering God, even at the time of death you continue to remember God, then life is successful. Death will be there. You cannot stop that.[376] So,


ante nārāyaṇa-smṛtiḥ.


ante — at the end; nārāyaṇa — the Personality of Godhead; smṛtiḥ — remembrance


to remember the Personality of Godhead at the end of life[38]


Thank you for listening.


My Heartfelt Effusion Chapter Seven

Hare Krishna !


You Write Something; the Aim Should be Simply to Glorify the Supreme


Good Evening,


I took a shower, cleaned and rested more than normal due to the surgery. I was even able to attend a zoom class tonight. Anyway, Midnight is less than four hours away so, it's Srimad-Bhagavatam time. The mission of the appearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the form of Kapila was to distribute the transcendental knowledge of Sāṅkhya philosophy, which is full of devotional service. Having imparted that knowledge to His mother — and, through His mother, to the world — Kapiladeva had no more need to stay at home, so He took permission from His mother and left. It is best to remain alone as a brahmacārī, sannyāsī or vānaprastha and cultivate Kṛṣṇa consciousness throughout one’s whole life.[378] The opulence of the household of Kardama Muni is described herein. The bed sheets and mattresses were all as white as the foam of milk, the chairs and benches were made of ivory and were covered by cloths of lace with golden filigree*, and the couches were made of gold and had very soft pillows.[379] Unless we are able to transfer our attachment to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, there is no possibility of becoming freed from material attachment. The Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, therefore, confirms that it is not possible for one to become liberated by cultivation of empiric philosophical speculation. Simply knowing that one is not matter but spirit soul, or Brahman, does not purify one’s intelligence. Even if the impersonalist reaches the highest platform of spiritual realization, he falls down again to material attachment because of not being situated in the transcendental loving service of the Supreme Lord.[380]


A great Vaiṣṇava said that he who has no remembrance of his body is not bound to material existence. As long as we are conscious of our bodily existence, it is to be understood that we are living conditionally, under the three modes of material nature. When one forgets his bodily existence, his conditional, material life is over. This forgetfulness is actually possible when we engage our senses in the transcendental loving service of the Lord.


Sri Krishna Govinda Hare Murare

Hey Natha Narayana Vasudeva


A devotee always merges in transcendental happiness, and therefore he has no experience of material distresses. This transcendental happiness is called eternal bliss. According to the opinion of devotees, constant remembrance of the Supreme Lord is called samādhi, or trance. If one is constantly in trance, there is no possibility of his being attacked or even touched by the modes of material nature. As soon as one is freed from the contamination of the three material modes, he no longer has to take birth to transmigrate from one form to another in this material world.[381]



daiva — by the Lord; guptam


“Protected by the Supreme Personality of Godhead”

One who fully engages in His service will not go unprotected by the Supreme Lord.[382]


The description of the dealings of Kapiladeva and His mother is very confidential, and anyone who hears or reads this narration becomes a devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is carried by Garuḍa, and he thereafter enters into the abode of the Supreme Lord to engage in the transcendental loving service of the Lord.[283]


That ends Canto Three Chapter Thirty-Three of Srimad-Bhagavatam and the end of the Third Canto. Stay tuned for the Fourth Canto!


* filigree -NOUN- ornamental work of fine (typically gold or silver) wire formed into delicate tracery.


Rascals Want Meat Eat Rat!


Prabhupāda June 7, 1976 Los Angeles


Rādhā-vallabha: There was another article in the magazine that was talking about rats in India. This article was talking about rats in India.

Prabhupāda: Rats?

Rādhā-vallabha: Yes, they said how there's a big problem. There's too many rats. And it says that... And at the end of the article they made a sly comment about how many people considered the rats sacred. So this is a big problem. Whenever they make some report about India, they always make some joke about how the people will think the animals are sacred and how this is actually the real problem.

Prabhupāda: So why do they not go and eat the rats? Then why these people do not go there and eat the sacred rats? Huh? Please go there and eat the sacred rats. [laughter] Because you are expert in eating animal, so go and eat the sacred rats---India is a good field---and clear their problems. You write one article and send them. It is a good opportunity for the animal eaters to go to India and eat the rats, sacred rats, and solve their problems. [laughter]

Mahendra: It won't even cost anything.

Prabhupāda: Yes, free. They can take them free.


Thank you for listening.


Hare Krishna !


Good Morning,


It's 1 a.m. and I am still weak, especially in my arms and hands. I have to type slower than normal and that is frustrating.


By his divine grace let us offer our respectful obeisances unto Lord Caitanya, who began this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement of Bhāgavata-dharma five hundred years ago, and through His grace let us offer our obeisances to the Six Gosvāmīs, and then let us offer our obeisances to Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, the spiritual couple who enjoy eternally in Vṛndāvana with Their cowherd boys and damsels in Vrajabhūmi. Let us also offer our respectful obeisances to all the devotees and eternal servitors of the Supreme Lord.[384]


Yato vā imāni bhūtāni


Bhrgu the well known son of Varuna approached his father, Varuna and requested: ‘O revered Sir, teach me Brahman.’ Varuna said, thus to him (Bhrgu): Food, Prana, the eyes, the ears, the mind and the speech are Brahman. To him (Bhrigu) he Varuna again said: ‘Crave to know well that from which these beings are born; that by which, having been born, these beings live and continue to exist; and that into which, when departing, they all enter. That is Brahman.’ He, Bhrgu performed penance; and after having done penance…[385] The Vedic mantras give us information of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, so Atri Muni concentrated his mind upon that Supreme Personality of Godhead, even without knowing His name, just to beg from Him a child exactly on His level. [386] Kratu’s wife, Kriyā, gave birth to sixty thousand great sages, named the Vālakhilyas. All these sages were greatly advanced in spiritual knowledge, and their bodies were illuminated by such knowledge.[387] Anyone who hears the descriptions of this dynasty with faith will be relieved from all sinful reactions.[388] That Nara-Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi, who is a partial expansion of Kṛṣṇa, has now appeared in the dynasties of Yadu and Kuru, in the forms of Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna respectively, to mitigate the burden of the world.[389]


That Ends Chapter One of the Fourth Canto.


After Hospital  Sun oct 3 2021


Heart Disease? Srimad-Bhagavatam Heart Cure!


Good Morning,


I finally came home from the hospital after having a heart attack on Thursday. I am super weak and unable to cook or clean or do anything. The three things I can do is hear Kirtan, Chant, and Read Srimad-Bhagavatam. So, It's Srimad-Bhagavatam Time! These are my final days in this body. I wish to pass in front of a keyboard with Srimad-Bhagavatam on the monitor and Kirtan on the headphones. Email from anonymous Devotee; Just For The Record: Srila Prabhupada finished 2nd Canto and started 3rd Canto in 1969. He then took a break to write the Krishna Books and Nectar of Devotion. Sometime in 1970 - 1971 he resumed 3rd Canto and oversaw the publication of the Bhagvad-Gita As It Is by McMillan in 1972. By 1973 the 4th canto was finished and His Divine Grace next wrote the 17-volumes of Sri Caitanya-Caritamrita, which he completed in Nov 1974. He then began working on the 5th Canto which was completed in early 1975. His transcendental literary output, year after year, averaged one volume per month between 1970-1977- which is by any standard a miracle in writing! 

Traveling the world, managing a growing worldwide revolutionary movement, writing dozens of letters a day, giving morning & evening class lectures, giving loans to buy and build temples throughout the world, meeting dignitaries, reporters, guests and of course meeting with his disciples- with all those distractions no author in the history of the world could have concentrated, let alone authored one volume every month (average) for years.He gave up his sleep for all those years; no, he gave his life to give the world these transcendental literatures.


Svayambhuva Manu was the father of Akuti, Devahuti and Prasuti. The son, Yajna born of Akuti was returned to Svayambhuva Manu. During the life of Svayambhuva Manu six kinds of living entities were generated who expanded their progeny to observe the order of the Lord to fill the universe with living entities. Daksha was the son of Brahma. Daksha was married to Prasuti. Devakulya was the water which washed the lotus feet of SPG and which later on transformed onto Ganges of the heavenly planets. The parents of Soma, Dattatreya and Durvasa were Atri and Anusuya. Soma is the partial representation of Brahma, Dattatreya of Vishna, Durvasa of Shiva. Lord Brahma’s carrier is a swan and carries kusa grass in his hand. Lord Shiva’s carrier is a bull and carries a drum in his hand. Lord Vishnu’s carrier is Garuda and carries a disc in his hand. The parents of Ravan, Kumbhakarna and Vibhishina were Visrava and Kesini. The Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared as Nara Narayana Rsi in the house of Dharma. Nara and Narayana appeared in Kuru and Yadu Dynasty as Arjuna and Krishna.


Lord Shiva is also known as Bhutanaatha. Vaishnavaanaam yatha Shambhu means Lord Shiva is the best of all Vaishnavas. Lord Shiva’s Sampradaya is Rudra. The leader of the Prajapatis was Daksa. Daksa was cursed by Nandishwara to have the face of a goat. Daksa cursed Lord Shiva as follows. Lord Shiva will not be eligible to share the oblations of sacrifice with demigods. Nandishwara cursed the Brahmans of the side of Daksa as follows. Those who accepted Daksa as an important personality and neglected Lord Shiva would be bereft of transcendental knowledge. After hearing the curses and counter curses, Lord Shiva left the arena of the sacrifice silently. Sati was the wife of Lord Shiva and daughter of Daksa.


The word śiva means “all-auspicious.” No one can be an enemy of Lord Śiva’s, for he is so peaceful and renounced that he does not even construct a house for his residence, but lives underneath a tree, always detached from all worldly things.[389] Lord Viṣṇu takes charge of persons who are advanced Kṛṣṇa conscious Vaiṣṇavas, and Lord Brahmā takes charge of persons who are very much attached to material activities, but Lord Śiva is so kind that he takes charge of persons who are in gross ignorance and whose behavior is lower than that of the animals. Therefore Lord Śiva is especially called auspicious.[390] There is a long-standing dissension among some of the neophyte Vaiṣṇavas and Śaivites; they are always at loggerheads.* When Dakṣa cursed Lord Śiva in harsh words, some of the brāhmaṇas present might have enjoyed it because some brāhmaṇas do not very much admire Lord Śiva. This is due to their ignorance of Lord Śiva’s position. The entire issue was so complicated that those who were not strong enough forgot their positions, and thus cursing and countercursing went on in that great assembly. In other words, the material field is so unsteady that even personalities like Nandīśvara, Dakṣa and many of the brāhmaṇas present were infected by the atmosphere of anger.[391]


Persons who identify with bodily existence are attached to the fruitive activities described in the Vedic literature. For example, in the Vedas it is said that one who observes the cāturmāsya vow will attain eternal happiness in the heavenly kingdom.[392] Chaturmas (Sanskrit: चातुर्मास, Cāturmāsa) is a holy period of four months (July to October), beginning on Shayani Ekadashi—the eleventh day of the bright half, Shukla paksha, of Ashadh (fourth month of the Hindu lunar calendar)—until Prabodhini Ekadashi, the eleventh day of the bright half of Kartik (eighth month of the Hindu lunar calendar) in Hinduism. Chaturmas is reserved for penance, austerities, fasting, bathing in holy rivers and religious observances for all. Devotees resolve to observe some form of vow, be it of silence or abstaining from a favourite food item, or having only a single meal in a day.[293]


That Ends Chapter Two of the Fourth Canto.


Therefore in Sanskrit the word for woman is strī, which means “one who expands the field of material enjoyment.” A woman attracts a man, and in that way the scope of material activities, involving house, wealth, children and friendship, increases, and thus instead of decreasing one’s material demands, one becomes entangled in material enjoyment.[394] The word yoṣit means “one who is enjoyed.” Therefore woman is called yoṣit. In spiritual advancement, association with yoṣit is always restricted because if one is like a play doll in the hands of yoṣit, then all his spiritual advancement is at once stopped. It is said, “Those who are just like playthings in the hands of a woman (yoṣit-krīḍā-mṛgeṣu) cannot make any advancement in spiritual realization.”[395] Although the six qualities education, austerity, wealth, beauty, youth and heritage are for the highly elevated, one who is proud of possessing them becomes blind, and thus he loses his good sense and cannot appreciate the glories of great personalities.


Kuntīdevī, while offering prayers to Kṛṣṇa, addressed Him as akiñcana-gocara, one who is easily approached by those who are bereft of all material acquisitions. Material exhaustion is an advantage for advancement in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, although if one is conscious of his eternal relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one can utilize one’s material assets, such as great learning and beauty and exalted ancestry, for the service of the Lord; then such assets become glorious. In other words, unless one is Kṛṣṇa conscious, all his material possessions are zero, but when this zero is by the side of the Supreme One, it at once increases in value to ten. Unless situated by the side of the Supreme One, zero is always zero; one may add one hundred zeros, but the value will still remain zero. Unless one’s material assets are used in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, they may play havoc and degrade the possessor.[396]


I am always engaged in offering obeisances to Lord Vāsudeva in pure Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Kṛṣṇa consciousness is always pure consciousness, in which the Supreme Personality of Godhead, known as Vāsudeva, is revealed without any covering.[397]


Asaṅgo hy ayaṁ puruṣaḥ[398]


The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (Sanskrit: बृहदारण्यक उपनिषद्, Br̥hadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad) is one of the Principal Upanishads and one of the first Upanishadic scriptures of Hinduism. A key scripture to various schools of Hinduism, the Brihadaranyaka Upanisad is tenth in the Muktikā or "canon of 108 Upanishads".[399]


In the Vedic literature it is said that the soul is always pure and uncontaminated by material attachment. Actually, the living entity, the spirit soul, is neither hog, neither dog, nor brāhmaṇa, nor this, nor that. It is simply a covering. But this covering is developed by our association with the particular type of modes of nature.[400]


Kāraṇaṁ guṇa-saṅgaḥ asya sad-asad-janma-yoniṣu


kāraṇam — the cause; guṇa-saṅgaḥ — the association with the modes of nature; asya — of the living entity; sat-asat — in good and bad; yoni — species of life; janmasu — in births.


The living entity in material nature thus follows the ways of life, enjoying the three modes of nature. This is due to his association with that material nature. Thus he meets with good and evil among various species.[401] All these Vedic injunctions prove that both the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the minute soul are individual. One is great, and the other is small, but both of them are the cause of all causes — the corporally limited and the universally unlimited.[402] The living entity is not really connected with this material world, but due to his tendency to enjoy the material senses, he is put into the material condition.[403][404][405] When two birds enter a tree, one may foolishly think that the birds become one or merge with the tree, but actually they do not. Rather, each bird keeps its individual identity. Similarly, the individual soul and the Supersoul do not become one, nor do they merge with matter. The living entity lives close to matter, but this does not mean that he merges or mixes with it (asaṅgo hy ayaṁ puruṣaḥ), although material scientists mistakenly see the organic and inorganic, or animate and inanimate, to be mixed.[406] The living entity is liberated. His material contamination is temporary, and his actual position is that he is liberated. This liberation is achieved by Kṛṣṇa consciousness, which begins from the point of surrender. Therefore it is said here, “I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Person.[407] For one who is meditating on sense gratification, material life, although lacking factual existence, does not go away, just as the unpleasant experiences of a dream do not.[408]


That Ends Chapter Three of the Fourth Canto.


Since Lord Śiva could not be persuaded to give her permission, Satī took shelter of a woman’s last weapon, weeping, which forces a husband to agree to the proposal of his wife.[409] We have anger, and that anger can be a great quality when directed against a person who is envious of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or His devotee. One should not be tolerant when a person is offensive towards Viṣṇu or a Vaiṣṇava. The anger of Satī towards her father was not objectionable, for although he was her father, he was trying to insult the greatest Vaiṣṇava. Thus Satī’s anger against her father was quite applaudable.[410] There are some highly qualified persons who accept only the good qualities of others. Just as a bee is always interested in the honey in the flower and does not consider the thorns and colors, highly qualified persons, who are uncommon, accept only the good qualities of others, not considering their bad qualities, whereas the common man can judge what are good qualities and what are bad qualities.[411] Satī decided to give up her body because she thought herself to be among the śūdras and vaiśyas.[412] Since Satī was the representation of the external potency of the Lord, it was in her power to vanquish many universes, including many Dakṣas, but in order to save her husband from the charge that he employed his wife, Satī, to kill Dakṣa because he could not do so due to his inferior position, she decided to give up her body.[413] It is therefore instructed in the Vedic literature that one should always be free from the association of atheists and non devotees and should try to associate with devotees, for by the association of a devotee one can be elevated to the platform of self-realization.[414]


sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmo yato bhaktir adhokṣaje


saḥ — that; vai — certainly; puṁsām — for mankind; paraḥ — sublime; dharmaḥ — occupation; yataḥ — by which; bhaktiḥ — devotional service; adhokṣaje — unto the Transcendence


The supreme occupation [dharma] for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendent Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted to completely satisfy the self. If one can develop his unflinching love for the transcendental Supreme Personality of Godhead, that can give complete satisfaction; otherwise there is no possibility of satisfaction in the material world or anywhere else. Everyone should engage himself in that transcendental loving service of the Lord, even in the present conditional state of material existence. That will gradually give one the clue to actual life and please him to complete satisfaction. [415][416]


Dakshayani is another name of Sati. Lord Shiva is also addressed as Nilakantha. Sati was keen to go to her father’s place because Sati was specifically invited by Daksa to attend the ceremony. Sati was advised not to go to her father’s house by Shiva because Daksa was too proud and would not treat his daughter properly. Being in Vasudeva state means being free from material contamination and situated in pure Krishna Consciousness. Sati, after hearing words of wisdom from her husband Lord Shiva, Sati still went to her father’s place due to womanly weakness. When Sati with her followers reached the arena only her mother and sisters welcomed her. Lord Shiva is also called as Asutosa for he can be easily satisfied. A highest quality of a Vaishnava is to see an insignificant goodness and to magnify it. Sati decides to give up her body because she has received it from Daksha and Daksha had insulted Lord Shiva. 

Lord Shiva does not belong to any varna or ashrama because He is in the paramahamsa stage. While giving up her body, Sati meditated on the lotus feet of her husband, Lord Shiva. Sati gave up her body by absorbing herself in the process of Mystic Yoga.


That Ends Chapter Four of the Fourth Canto.

While all the people talked amongst themselves, Dakṣa saw dangerous omens from all sides, from the earth and from the sky.


bahv evam udvigna-dṛśocyamāne

janena dakṣasya muhur mahātmanaḥ


bahu — much; evam — in this manner; udvigna-dṛśā — with nervous glances; ucyamāne — while this was being said; janena — by the persons (assembled at the sacrifice); dakṣasya — of Dakṣa; muhuḥ — again and again; mahā-ātmanaḥ — stronghearted


A mahātmā is always under the guidance of the internal energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and thus how could such a misbehaved person as Dakṣa be a mahātmā? A mahātmā is supposed to have all the good qualities of the demigods, and thus Dakṣa, lacking those qualities, could not be called a mahātmā; he should instead be called durātmā, a degraded soul. The word mahātmā to describe the qualifications of Dakṣa is used sarcastically.[417]


When Sati passed away, giving up her body, Narada conveyed this news to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva, in reply to this insult, wanted to kill Daksha. The gigantic demon to destroy Daksha was created from a strand of hair of Lord Shiva. Prajapati Daksha was arrested by the black demon Virabhadra. Bhrgu Muni was arrested by Maniman.


That Ends Chapter Five of the Fourth Canto.


vedāhaṁ samatītāni vartamānāni cārjuna


veda — know; aham — I; samatītāni — completely past; vartamānāni — present; ca — and; arjuna — O Arjuna


O Arjuna, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, I know everything that has happened in the past, all that is happening in the present, and all things that are yet to come. I also know all living entities; but Me no one knows.[418] Lord Viṣṇu is omniscient, and He therefore knew what would happen at Dakṣa’s sacrificial arena. For this reason neither Nārāyaṇa nor Lord Brahmā attended the great sacrifice performed by Dakṣa.[419]


Has anyone ever heard this story? She thinks, “Krishna and the boys are hungry, but they are still playing.” She sends Rohini-devi to Krishna and the sakhas, to bring them home so that they can be fed. Yashoda tells Rohini that she will bathe them first and then feed them. Rohini goes there and calls out, “Oh Krishna, Oh Baladeva, come on! Come on!” But They are not hearing. She runs after Them to catch Them, but Krishna runs around a tree to avoid being caught. Krishna tells Rohini “No mother, not yet, we are still playing!” They (Krishna and Baladeva) are hungry but yet They are playing. So, how glorious sakhya rasa is! You can see! Rohini then tried to catch Krishna, Baladeva, and the sakhas but was unable to as they were all running here and there. When it seemed that Rohini would catch the two brothers, They would escape her grasp by running in a zigzag way. She went to Yasoda and said, “Oh sakhi, sister, I could not catch Them, They are playing and sinking in sakhya rasa. So, They are not listening.” Yasoda then called out “Oh Krishna, Oh Baladeva, You should come and take Your bath as Your father, Nanda Baba is also there waiting for You. He is also calling for Your friends and You. Nanda Baba has not taken anything yet, so You should come.” But Krishna is not coming, so she played a trick and told Krishna, “Oh Krishna, it is going to be night now and if You will not come, a ghost will come and catch you!” Saying this, Yasoda started to act afraid and scared. Seeing His mother, Krishna at once ran to her and caught hold of her hand and began to question her by asking, “Mother, what is a ghost?” Yashoda replied, “You don’t know? The ghosts are Hau, Bhilau. They are there in Nandagaon, have You seen? They will come and catch You at once and keep You in their pockets. So You should not stay, call all the boys at once!” All the boys became afraid and Yasoda caught Krishna by the hand and she took Him to feed Him. She gave laddu, puri, rasagulla, amrtakeli, rasakeli, and so many other kinds of sweets Srimati Radhika has prepared. Yasoda then bathes Krishna, strokes Him with her soft hands, and bathes Him with cold water and holds Him in her hands. The sakhas cannot do like this, there is no ‘mineness’ there, the mood that “Krishna is mine.”** More to come!


So My final conclusion is;


Sri Krishna Govinda Hare Murare

Hey Natha Narayana Vasudeva


Govinda Damodara Madhaveti

He Krishna, he Yadava, He Sakheti

Govinda Damodara Madhaveti


Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead!


* loggerhead -archaic- a foolish person

** Unverified Sources


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