Effects of Glorifying Supreme Lord - Part 5

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

This is in continuation of the previous topic "Effects of Glorifying Supreme Lord", wherein we were transcribing verse the class given by our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.6.33. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj as to how,

1) Krishna is non-different from transcendental sound vibration
2) By not going to these vibrations, by false-pride we are losing Krishna.

Maharaj was narrating a nice pastime of how once Garuda, Sudarshan cakra and Satyabhama became proud. Now we shall continue to hear from Maharaj as to how Krishna corrected everyone.

Maharaj:  Krishna called Garuda one day and Garuda replied back with pride, "Yes Lord, what can I do for You?" Krishna said, "You go to Gandhamaadhana mountain and Hanuman is there. You please tell him that Lord Ram wants to see him today and see that he comes immediately. I want him to come immediately. If he doesn't agree, you please carry him on your back and bring him here immediately." Garuda said, "Alright Bhagavan. I am going now." He went to Gandhamadana mountain.

And once Garuda disappeared, Krishna told Satyabhama, "Please, go to Rukmini and ask her to be like Sita and come here near Me immediately."  Satyabhama asked Krishna, "Is Rukmini more beautiful than me? Why can't I be Sita? I will be Sita." (laughter) Krishna said, "I have told you what needs to be done. Now it is up to you. You do whatever pleases you." So Satyabhama got ready and came and sat beside Him. So Krishna said, "Alright. tathaastu'.

Then Krishna called Sudarshana cakra and said, "Cakra saahab, you have to go to the gate today." Cakra said, "Alright. What should I do?" Krishna said, "You make sure that no one comes inside." (laughter) He wanted Hanuman to come and now He is asking Cakra to go to the gate and ensure that nobody should enter the gate. Cakra said, "Alright, I will not allow anyone."  Cakra went to the gate. So all three were disposed like this.

Garuda went to Gandhamadhana parvat and saw Hanuman there. He said, "Hanuman!" Hanuman looked at him and said, "What brings you here Garuda?" Garuda replied, "Ram wants you now." Hanumanji was in the middle of something and so he said, "I am coming." But Garuda replied, "No I am coming business. I am going to carry you right away as Lord wants you immediately." Hanumanji said, "See, don't speak like this. You just go and I will be there even before you reach there." Garuda said, "No. No. What do you mean by saying, 'I can go before you'? There is no one powerful like me. I can carry you and I can carry your father Vaayu also." (laughter)

Hanumanji thought, "Today he is speaking about my father also. This person is proud and is candidate to be corrected. That's why the Lord has sent him to me." (laughter) So he said, "Stop arguing. I am requesting you. You please go. I will be there before you." Garuda didn't listen and again began to boast, "I am very powerful. I carry Vishnu also." Hanumanji said, "Now you please go, else I will have to send you." Garuda said, "You can't send me. Even your father can't do anything to me." Real pride (laughter) Hanumanji then caught hold of tail of Garuda and moved him around and threw him away and Garuda went straight near Dwaraka and fell into the ocean. He was thrown with such force that he went to the bottom of the ocean.

Krishna willing, we shall 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,
Sudarshana devi dasi.