Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Mathajis,
Please accept my humble pranams. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Gurudev.
In the purport of verse 5.26 in Srimad Bhagavat Gita, the following verse is referred wherein Krishna tells Brahma :
darshana dhyaana samsparshair
matsya kuurma vihangamaah
svaany apathyaani pushnanti
tathaaham api padma-ja
"By vision, by meditation and by touch only do the fish, the tortoise and the birds maintain their offspring. Similarly do I also, O Padmaja!"
This verse was referred by Vaijayanthi Mala Mataji in one of the classes. While hearing this verse, I felt an instant attraction for Sri Krsna's words. Whatever I could gather with my limited knowledge I am explaining here.
1) The fish brings up its offspring simply by looking at them.
2) The tortoise brings up its offspring simply by meditation. The eggs of
the tortoise are laid on land, and the tortoise medidates on the eggs while
in the water.
3) The bird brings up its offspring simply by its touch.
Similarly we can think of Krsna always by these three processes :
1) Darshanaa - By looking at the deity of Krsna
2) Dhyana - By meditating upon Krsna always. A devotee in Krishna
Consciousness although away from the Lord's abode, can elevate himself to
that abode simply by thinking of Him constantly, by engagement in Krishna
3) Samparshair - By doing devotional service (by the sense of touch - serving the Dieties)
When we surrender ourselves to Krsna, He nicely takes care of us, since we are His offsprings. We always like to be cared for or looked after lovingly by others. In this verse Krsna gives this assurance to Brahmaji that He is always taking care of his offsprings. We are part and parcel of Krsna and are eternal servitors of the Lord. If we realize this and immerse ourselves in Krishna Consciousness we do not feel the pangs of material miseries. Constant endeavour in devotional service leads to perfection. As H.H.Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj always stresses "we should always intensify our devotional service".
I pray at the Lotus Feet of Srila Prabhupada and Gurudev to help me to follow these instructions sincerely in my devotional service.
Your humble servant,
Sindhu Devi Dasi,
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