Just Chant - Part 3

24th Nov 2021
Srilakshmi devi dasi

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 offering, "Just Chant", which is transcription of one of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 12.13.23. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj that

1. Krishna's name is the Supreme medicine for all situations.
2. Meeting others is like re-birth

So let's hear further from Maharaj.

3. Hear about Krishna:

barhāpīḍaṁ naṭa-vara-vapuḥ karṇayoḥ karṇikāraṁ
bibhrad vāsaḥ kanaka-kapiśaṁ vaijayantīṁ ca mālām
randhrān veṇor adhara-sudhayāpūrayan gopa-vṛndair
vṛndāraṇyaṁ sva-pada-ramaṇaṁ prāviśad gīta-kīrtiḥ

Wearing a peacock-feather ornament upon His head, blue karṇikaara flowers on His ears, a yellow garment as brilliant as gold, and the Vaijayanti garland, Lord Kṛṣṇa exhibited His transcendental form as the greatest of dancers as He entered the forest of Vṛndaavana, beautifying it with the marks of His footprints. He filled the holes of His flute with the nectar of His lips, and the cowherd boys sang His glories.

barhāpīḍaṁ - barhā barhā means peacock feather you know; āpidam means on His crown; barhāpīḍaṁ naṭa-vara-vapuḥvapuḥ vapuḥ means His vigraha, His form like a natavar - like an actor, stands like this, three bending forms. This is the special quality of Krishna. Rama is completely straight you know. He is a king. So He cannot have natvar. But Krishna..(laughs) This is the speciality of the form.

 barhāpīḍaṁ naṭa-vara-vapuḥ karṇayoḥ karṇikāraṁ, nice bluish karnikā flowers in His ears. He puts flowers in the ears and we want to have diamond and gold and you know. You don’t follow Krishna at all. As soon as you follow Krishna, you will leave the gold. That we don’t want. As gold is very dear, because kali yuga is sitting there. So whatever kali yuga offers us we say, "thank you kali yuga, I’ll get it." And then this is how kali yuga enters you know. Kali yuga enters there. And then as soon as kali yuga is there, destruction is there. Highly elevated living entity like Vishwamitra, just by hearing the ankle bells of Menaka’s feet, she was not in front of him, just she was coming cham cham cham cham cham cham and finished. Vishwamitra forgot everything. This is kali yuga.

Even now we don’t understand that what this human form is meant for and because we are not going to that side, we are Krishna-vimukh, we are bereft of Krishna consciousness. And as soon as you are bereft of Krishna consciousness, the meetings like this or pravachan-reading from Bhagavatam, even if there is nobody, you can read from Bhagavatam, Prabhupada talks. When Prabhupada talks, our talking is nothing. That is best to hear. Please fortnightly or somewhere you must assemble. These are namahatt programs you know and we should have thousands of namahatt programs and you already had.

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

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Srilakshmi devi dasi