Appearance of Krishna

Dear Vaishnavas,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

Devotees at the New Raman Reti community in Alachua, Florida are blessed with invaluable association of HH Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj. Following are short notes of his discussion about how appearance of Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarakadhish solved all the problems that he and his team had to face in Dwaraka. The verse SB 10.3.2 of Bhagavatam describes the four qualities that are present during the appearance of Krishna:

diśaḥ prasedur gaganaṁ
nirmaloḍu-gaṇodayam
mahī maṅgala-bhūyiṣṭha-
pura-grāma-vrajākarā

 They are:

1. The entire universe is surcharged with the qualities of goodness.
2. Everything is beautiful.
3. Everything is peaceful.
4. All the constellations of stars are very peaceful.

Our Gurudev met with his first problem in Dwaraka as the person who occupied the building which was donated to ISKCON, will not evacuate the place. Moreover he threatened Maharaj of his death if he ever stepped back into that street again. (Jinda rehna hai tho is gali me fir kabhi mat aana) Maharaj was very peaceful even after listening to such non-sense from the tenant there. He kindly told him to understand that the tenant's fight is not with him, but with Krishna. So it is up to tenant to decide whether he wants to fight with Krishna or surrender himself at His lotus feet. Maharaj also told him that "Krishna happens to be one of those persons who doesn't like to lose(laughter)." And secondly, Maharaj said, "If things go according to your plan, and you kill me, then it's also very auspicious. Not everyone gets a chance to die in Dwaraka Dham." From this one incident we could understand that how many troubles Maharaj must have gone through to build the temple in Dwaraka.

I'll write more regarding this later.

All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

Your Servant,
Jay Shri Krishna das
Alachua.