Drink the Nectar of Bhakti - Part 12

Drink the Nectar of Bhakti - Part 12

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Sudarshana devi dasi

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in continuation of the transcription of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Belgium on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 10.8.21, on 26th July 1997. In the previous offering we heard 8 points. 

9. Krishna is Supreme Absolute Truth: As soon as we are able to overcome the senses then we are able to go to the Supreme Person with all humility. Krishna, as soon as He appeared, from the first day, He was Absolute Truth. He was Supreme from the first day. He was hardly 2-3 days old when Putana came to Him and Putana was, in her previous life, the daughter of Bali Maharaja. Her name was Ratnamala. And when Vamandev walked into the sacrificial arena of Bali Maharaja, He appeared very beautiful with nice small umbrella, kamandalu, nice sacred thread etc. And like a small boy, He walked. Krishna's walking is also very sweet, you know. So she was in that arena and seeing Him, she thought, "I must have a child like Him. I must feed Him". This was her inner desire and Krishna fulfills everybody's desire. So He thought, "Alright. When I come as Krishna, I will give you the chance." And this is how Ratnamala took birth as Putana and she got associated with Kamsa. When Kamsa deputed her to go to Gokul and find out Krishna and kill Him immediately, Putana being a demoness, she had all mystic power. She could change her face, form. She took a beautiful lady's form. And she enters Yashoda's house. Nobody knew that she is going to Krishna. Because Gopis were coming to Yashodamayi's house and going without any restriction to Krishna. They love Krishna . So nobody stopped her. 

And Krishna recognised her that she is the one whom He had benedicted in the sacrificial arena of Bali Maharaja. And He closed His eyes. It is very nicely described in this pastime as to why He closed His eyes. He did not want to see her face, because she had come to kill Him. And there are so meanings given here. The pastimes of Krishna, they are simply wonderful since childhood. He was completely conscious that He is Krishna. We knew from the pastime of His appearance that He appeared in the form of Narayana, four handed form.  And then He showed that form to Devaki and Vasudeva. Then because of the request of Devaki, He transferred His form to that of a small child. Devaki was very scared that if Kamsa learns that Krishna has appeared, he will kill Him. Devaki was afraid because Krishna always stopped Devaki and Yashoda to think of Him as Supreme Person. But He was always Supreme. So He was always showing these pastimes to His mother and everybody. So Putana then approached Him and she just wanted to feed Krishna because she had kaal-koot poison around her breast. And Kaal-koot is so very powerful poison that only by smelling the poison, the person is killed. She was definite that as soon as Krishna is served milk, He will immediately pass away.

Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva, 

Sudarshana devi dasi.