Year
Location
Sydney

SB Saptah Day 7A - Mother Teaches Vedic Culture

Category
Bhagavad Saptah
Canto
4
Chapter
9
Verse
6
Transcription

[Maharaj lovingly sings Srila Prabhupada Pranati and a beautiful kirtan.]

Nama om visnu-paadaaya krsna-presthaaya bhu-tale

Srimate bhaktivedaanta-svaamin iti naamine

 

Namas te saarvasate deve gaura-vaani-pracaarine

Nirvisesa-sunyavaadi-paascaatya-desa-taarine

 

Jaya sri-krsna-caitanaya prabhu nityaananda

Sri-advaita gadaadhara srivaasaadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda

 

                                                                                                                                                 Jaya sri-krsna-caitanaya prabhu nityaananda

Sri-advaita gadaadhara srivaasaadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda

 

Jaya sri-krsna-caitanaya prabhu nityaananda

Sri-advaita gadaadhara srivaasaadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda

 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

 

Govinda jaya jaya, Gopaala jaya jaya, Raadhaa-Ramana Hari, Govinda jaya jaya,

Govinda Govinda Hare Murari, Govinda Govinda Hare Murari,

Govinda Govinda Rathangapane, Govinda Govinda Rathangapane,

Govinda Govinda Mukunda Krishna, Govinda Govinda Mukunda Krishna,

Govinda Govinda namo Namaste, Govinda Govinda namo Namaste,

Govinda Govinda Govinda Govinda, Gopala Gopala Gopala Gopala,

Govinda Gopala Govinda Gopala, Govinda Gopala Govinda Gopala,

Gopala Govinda Gopala Govinda, Gopala Govinda Gopala Govinda,

 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

 

Nitai Gaura Hari bol, Hari bol, Hari bol, Nitai Gaura Hari bol.

Hari bol, Hari bol, Hari bol, Hari bol

Hari bol, Hari bol, Hari bol, Hari bol

 

Jaya Radha-Madana Mohan Radha-Madana Mohan Radhe

Jaya Radha-Govinda Radha-Govinda Radhe

Jaya Radha-Gopala Radha-Gopala Radhe

Jaya Radha-Rasabhihari Radha-Rasabhiari Radhe

Jaya Radha-Gokulananda Radha-Gokulananda Radhe

Jaya Radha-Gopinatha Radha-Gopinatha Radhe

Jaya Radhe Jaya Radhe Jaya Radhe Jaya Sri Radhe

Jaya Radhe Jaya Radhe Jaya Radhe Jaya Sri Radhe

 

Jaya Jaya Srila Prabhupada Prabhupada Prabhupada Prabhupada

Jaya Jaya Srila Prabhupada Prabhupada Prabhupada Prabhupada

 

Jai Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai! Sri Krishna Janmahostava ki Jai!

 

Today we are lucky to have darshan of Supreme Absolute Truth Sri Krishna. 

 

oḿ ajñāna-timirāndhasya

jñānāñjana-śalākayā

cakṣur unmīlitaḿ yena

tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ

 

śrī-caitanya-mano-'bhīṣṭaḿ

sthāpitaḿ yena bhū-tale

svayaḿ rūpaḥ kadā mahyaḿ

dadāti sva-padāntikam

 

he kṛṣṇa karuṇā-sindho

dīna-bandho jagat-pate

gopeśa gopikā-kānta

rādhā-kānta namo 'stu te

 

vamshi vibhushita karan nava nira dabhat

pitambarah aruna-bimba phala darushta

purnendu mukha aravinda netra

krsnat param kim-api-tatvam aham na jane

 

Krishnah sharanam samasta jagataam

Krishnam vina ka gatih

Krishnena prati hanyate kali malam

Krishnaya padyam Krishnaat trasiti kalah bhima bhuja go

Krishnasyaata susmiram

Kirshne bhaktir akandita bhava tume

Bho Krishna tvam eva ashraya

 

Shanta Karam Bhujaga Shayanam

Padmanabham Suresham

Vishvadharam Gagana Sadrsham

Megha Varnam Shubhangam

Lakshmi Kantam Kamala Nayanam

Yogibhir Dhyana Gamyam

Vande Vishnum Bhava Bhaya Haram

Sarva Lokaiaka Natham

 

yam brahma varunendra rudra marutayi stunanvanti devai stavai

vedai sangpadokramopanishadai gayanti yam samaga

dhyanavasthit tadgatena manasa pashyanti yam yoginah

yashyatmam na me vidu suraganah devaya tasmai namah

 

kasturi tilakam lalata phalake vakshasthale kaustubham

nasagre vara mauktikam karatale venum kare kankanam

sarvange hari chandanam su lalitam kanthehecha muktavali

gopastri pariveshtito vijayate gopala chudamani

 

janmādy asya yato 'nvayād itarataś cārtheṣv abhijñaḥ svarāṭ

tene brahma hṛdā ya ādi-kavaye muhyanti yat sūrayaḥ

tejo-vāri-mṛdāḿ yathā vinimayo yatra tri-sargo 'mṛṣā

dhāmnā svena sadā nirasta-kuhakaḿ satyaḿ paraḿ dhīmahi

(SB: 1.1.1)

 

tapta-kāñcana-gaurāńgi rādhe vṛndāvaneśvari

vṛṣabhānu-sute devi praṇamāmi hari-priye

 

vāñchā-kalpatarubhyaś ca kṛpā-sindhubhya eva ca

patitānāḿ pāvanebhyo vaiṣṇavebhyo namo namaḥ

 

śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu-nityānanda

śrī-advaita gadādhara śrīvāsādi-gaura-bhakta-vṛnda

 

hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare / hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare

 

Then you can sing Kunti Prayers 4, 5 verses [SB 1.8.18 to 1.8.22]. 

 

kunti uvāca

namasye puruṣaḿ tvādyam īśvaraḿ prakṛteḥ param

alakṣyaḿ sarva-bhūtānām antar bahir avasthitam

 māyā-javanikācchannam ajñādhokṣajam avyayam

na lakṣyase mūḍha-dṛśā naṭo nāṭyadharo yathā

 

tathā paramahaḿsānāḿ munīnām amalātmanām

bhakti-yoga-vidhānārthaḿ kathaḿ paśyema hi striyaḥ

 kṛṣṇāya vāsudevāya devakī-nandanāya ca

nanda-gopa-kumārāya govindāya namo namaḥ

 

namaḥ pańkaja-nābhāya namaḥ pańkaja-māline

namaḥ pańkaja-netrāya namas te pańkajāńghraye

 

hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare / hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare

 

hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare / hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare

Not loud enough, loudly

hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare / hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare

In Kunti prayers, there is again one nice verse from Srimad Bhagavatam.  Srimad Bhagavata maha puran ki jai!

 

srnvanti gayanti grnanty abhiksnasah / smaranti nandanti tavehitam janah

ta eva pasyanty acirena tavakam / bhava-pravahoparamam padambujam

[O Krsna, those who continuously hear, chant and repeat Your transcendental activities, or take pleasure in others' doing so, certainly see Your lotus feet, which alone can stop the repetition of birth and death.] (SB 1.8.36)

Fortunately our all languages are near to Sanskrit and whenever the verse comes in front of us half of the verse we may know already.  Smaranti, srnvanti, gaayanti, grnanty abhiksnasah.  Abhiksnasah word, we don’t know, we know srnvanti – suniye, sunte rahiye, aur sune se yi hum sab seek jate hai. [listen, keep listening, and by keep listening we learn everything].  We learn so many things by hearing.  Before we got to kindergarten or school or whatever we learn so many things from our mother.  Mother teaches half of the education, which we have.  After mother stops teaching we always learn nonsense.  Mother is the real teacher. And that’s why in the pages of Bhagavatam it is clearly said

 

gurur na sa syat sva-jano na sa syat / pita na sa syaj janani na sa syat

daivam na tat syan na patis ca sa syan / na mocayed yah samupeta-mrtyum

 

[One who cannot deliver his dependents from the path of repeated birth and death should never become a spiritual master, a father, a husband, a mother or a worshipable demigod.] (SB 5.5.18)


Mother always teaches us how to get rid of this janma mrtyu jara vyadi. Vedic mothers are trained in this direction.  They only have two [types of] knowledge at their disposal.  One is they are expert in cooking. It’s not that for a week or one week we cook and stuff it into our refrigerator and then eat chunk every day.  No! That is not Vedic mother. She immediately cooks very nice, never sits with husband … if you are not attached to your man, one man, then you have to obey hundreds of persons.  That is the constitution Krishna [has] given.  Always the mothers must be protected.  It is better to be, good or bad, have one man with her and cooking must be very immaculate. Somehow or other the times are very precarious, we don’t know really, may be wife is working husband is not working so somebody else has to cook.  So equivalently men also must learn cooking and the women also, but by their own constitution they are expert in cooking because the service is the main quality of mataji’s.  They serve without any discrimination. Always there is some service they will do that.  So, this is, as soon as they learn cooking then whoever their dependents are they are very happy.  Their health is quite alright and nothing goes wrong generally. 

 

Then second thing they learn is the Vedic traditions.  They always remember when ekadasi is there and how to make delicious dishes on ekadasi also. So that you will be tempted to carry on further with ekadasi. Srila Prabhupada is used to call ekadasi feast, you know.  He was not able to starve; he said there is no need of that.  We may have ekadasi feast.  So mothers are very expert and they cook very nicely.  Our mataji fromSingapore, Devaki’s mother-