Saturday, February 21, 2015

Animals Attracted by Krishna's / Flute

Sometimes the gopis spoke thus to their friends about Krsna: "Dear friends, our Vrndavana is proclaiming the glories of this entire earth because this planet is glorified by the lotus footprints of the son of Devaki. Besides that, when Govinda plays His flute, the peacocks immediately become mad. When all the animals and trees and plants, either on the top of Govardhana Hill or in the valley, see the dancing of the peacock, they all stand still and listen to the transcendental sound of the flute with great attention. We think that this boon is not possible or available on any other planet." Although the gopis were village cowherd women and girls, they had knowledge of Krsna. Similarly, one can learn the highest truths simply by hearing the Vedas from authoritative sources.

Another gopi said, "My dear friends, just see the deer! Although they are dumb animals, they have approached the son of Maharaja Nanda, Krsna. Not only are they attracted by the dress of Krsna and Balarama, but as soon as they hear the playing of the flute, the deer, along with their husbands, offer respectful obeisances unto the Lord by looking at Him with great affection." The gopis were envious of the deer because the deer were able to offer their service to Krsna along with their husbands. The gopis thought themselves not so fortunate because whenever they wanted to go to Krsna, their husbands were not very happy.

Flute Is Only Instrument That Is Played In All Corners Of World

Everyday Krishna would go in the garden and say to all the plants, “I love you”. The plants were very happy and responded back and said “Krishna, we love You, too”. One day Krishna rushed quickly into the garden very alarmed. He went to the bamboo plant and the bamboo plant asked, “Krishna, what´s wrong with you?” Krishna said “I have something to ask you, but it is very difficult”. The bamboo said “Tell me: if I can, I will give it to you”. So Krishna said “I need your life. I need to cut you”. The bamboo thought for a while and then said “You don´t have any other choice. You don’t have any other way?” Krishna said, “No, no other way”. And it said “OK, I surrender to you”. So Krishna cut the bamboo, made holes in it, and each time, while he was doing that, the bamboo was crying with pain, because he was paining the bamboo so much. Krishna made a beautiful flute out of it. And this flute was with Krishna all the time. 24 hours a day, it was with Krishna.

Even the Gopis were jealous of the flute. They said, “Look, Krishna is our Lord, but yet we get to spend only some time with him. He wakes up with you, He sleeps with you, all the time you are with him”. So one day they asked the bamboo, “Tell us the secret of it. What secret do you have, that the Lord treasures you so much?”

And the bamboo said “The secret is that I´m empty inside. And the Lord does whatever he wants with me, whenever he wants with me and however he wants with me”. So this is complete surrender: where God can do whatever He wants with you, whenever He wants, as He wants. And for that you don’t need to be scared, you know, you have just to give yourself. And who is yourself in reality? It’s just Him!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Homage to you Krishna in your ten forms

vedaan uddharate jagat nivahate bhuu
golam ud bibhrate daityam daarayate
balim cchalayate kshatra kshayam
kurvate paulastyam jayate halam kalayate
kaarunyam aatanvate mlecchaan muurcchayate
dasha akriti krite krishnaaya tubhyam namah
  1. Upholding the Vedas (Matsya Avatara)
  2. Supporting this world (Varaha Avatara)
  3. Raising this globe of earth (Kurma Avatara)
  4. Killing the Daitya, Hiranyakasipu (Narasimha avatara)
  5. Cheating Bali (Vamana Avatara)
  6. Bringing about the destruction of Ksatriyas (Parasu Rama Avatara)
  7. Conquering Ravana (Rama Avatara)
  8. Wielding the plow (Balarama Avatara)
  9. Spreading compassion (The Buddha Avatara)
  10. Causing swooning (routing) of mlecchas (Kalki Avatara)


Lord Krishna, the 

  1. Jagatprabhu (the Lord of the Universe) and 
  2. Jagadguru (The Teacher of the Universe)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015