Presence of Krishna - Part 5

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

This is in continuation of the previous topic titled, "Presence of Krishna" wherein we we saw the below points. 

1) we can realise the presence of Krishna by purifying our consciousness and His presence instills fearlessness in us.
2) when Krishna resides in our hearts, nothing material touches us.
3) Residence Vs Accomodation
4) Purpose of going to dhama.
5) Presence of Krishna makes everything glorious.

Now we shall see further. 

6. Present Krishna to all:
In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 10.2.18, while continuing to narrate the appearance of Krishna, Sukadev Goswami says to Parikshit Maharaj

sā devakī sarva-jagan-nivāsa-
nivāsa-bhūtā nitarāṁ na reje
bhojendra-gehe ’gni-śikheva ruddhā
sarasvatī jñāna-khale yathā satī

Devakī then kept within herself the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the cause of all causes, the foundation of the entire cosmos, but because she was under arrest in the house of Kaṁsa, she was like the flames of a fire covered by the walls of a pot, or like a person who has knowledge but cannot distribute it to the world for the benefit of human society.

Herein the words sarva-jagan-nivāsa and nivāsa-bhūtā are worth meditating. sarva-jagan-nivāsa - refers to Lord Krishna who is also glorified as param-dhāma - the Supreme shelter of living being. Srila Prabhupada translates sarva-jagan-nivāsa as the sustainer of all the universes (mat-sthāni sarva-bhūtāni).  nivāsa-bhūtā  is translated by His Divine Grace as, "the womb of Devakī has now become the residence."  

So how come Lord who is Param-dhāma or sarva-jagan-nivāsa choose to reside in the mind of Vasudev and Devaki? In the previous birth both of them underwent severe asuterities and pleased the Supreme Lord by their sincere devotional service and they yearned to have the Supreme Lord as Their son. So pleased with their devotion and good behaviour, Lord out of His causeless mercy agreed to be their son in 3 births. So that is why Lord resided in Devaki mata's womb.

Sukadev Goswami then goes on to explain as to how Devaki appeared when the Lord entered her womb. His Divine Grace very nicely says in the purport of 10.2.18, "Devakī became the residence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is one without a second and the cause of all creation. Devakī became the residence of the Absolute Truth, but because she was within the house of Kaṁsa, she looked just like a suppressed fire, or like misused education. When fire is covered by the walls of a pot or is kept in a jug, the illuminating rays of the fire cannot be very much appreciated. Similarly, misused knowledge, which does not benefit the people in general, is not very much appreciated. So Devakī was kept within the prison walls of Kaṁsa’s palace, and no one could see her transcendental beauty, which resulted from her conceiving the Supreme Personality of Godhead."

The constitutional position of fire is to give heat and light. But if it is kept covered by vessel, then it is of no use to others. Likewise knowledge is best used when it is shared with others. In fact knowledge increases when we share with others. Transcendental knowledge is Krishna and so more we give Krishna to others, more Krishna will reveal His presence to us. Srila Prabhupada presented Krishna to everyone through his books, temples and personal example. By his causeless mercy, Krishna is residing in the hearts and lives of so many souls all over the world and that's why Srila Prabhupada is being glorified all over the world. In his wonderful purport to verse 10.2.19 Srila Prabhupada very nicely refers to this transcendental knowledge and insists on the importance of spreading the messages of Gita and Bhagavatam all over the world. The power of Krishna katha and the need for broad-casting the same are very nicely revealed by the Gopis also in Srimad Bhagavatam 10.31.9

tava kathāmṛtaṁ tapta-jīvanaṁ 
kavibhir īḍitaṁ kalmaṣāpaham 
śravaṇa-maṅgalaṁ śrīmad ātataṁ 
bhuvi gṛṇanti ye bhūri-dā janāḥ 

The nectar of Your words and the descriptions of Your activities are the life and soul of those suffering in this material world. These narrations, transmitted by learned sages, eradicate one’s sinful reactions and bestow good fortune upon whoever hears them. These narrations are broadcast all over the world and are filled with spiritual power. Certainly those who spread the message of Godhead are most munificent

By the causeless mercy of Srila Prabhupada and all the acaryas, we are presented (gifted) with presence of Krishna in our hearts, homes and lives - in the form of Holy Names, Deities, scriptural knowledge etc. So it is our ardent duty to present this to all, so that everyone can experience the presence of Krishna and have a blissful life.

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi