Transcendental Qualities of the Lord

Dear Prabhujis and Matajis,
Hare Krishna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

HG Kalacakra Krishna das Prabhu had written a wonderful mail on the Transcendental prayers of the Pracetas sometime back. It inspired me to go through the entire prayers. Interestingly, the prayer in SB 4.30.24, seems to be a complete explanation for the prayer in SB 4.30.22 which was posted in granthraj and which gives the transcendental qualities of Lord Krishna.

SB 4.30.24
namo viśuddha-sattvāya haraye hari-medhase
vāsudevāya kṛṣṇāya prabhave sarva-sātvatām

Dear Lord, we offer our respectful obeisances unto You because Your existence is completely independent of all material influences. Your Lordship always takes away the devotee's miserable conditions, for Your brain plans how to do so. You live everywhere as Paramātmā, therefore You are known as Vāsudevā. You also accept Vasudeva as Your father, and You are celebrated by the name Krishna. You are so kind that You always increase the influence of all kinds of devotees.

1. Viśuddha-sattvāya: Krishna's existence is free from all material influence.

This is the reason that Krishna is prayed to as "sarvaksa-margair agatadhvane" in 4.20.22. That is the Lord cannot be perceived by material senses. The way to perceive Him is indicated here. When one has developed Krishna consciousness which is Suddha sattva (transcendental to material qualities), then Krishna is revealed without any covering.

2. Haraye:  who takes away all miserable conditions of devotees.

In SB 4.20.22, the Lord is referred to as kleśa-vināśanāya - One who destroys material distress. This the Lord does by completely taking away all the inauspicious conditions in their lives.

3. Hari-medhase:  whose brain works only for the deliverance of the conditioned soul.

This is the crowning jewel of Krishna's causeless mercy. In verse 4.20.22, He is described as mano-vaco-vega-puro javaaya- You go faster than the speed of mind and words. Krishna as Hari-medhas is always planning ways to deliver the conditioned souls from the clutches of maya with Daya vega i.e the speed of His Mercy which is faster than mano vega and vaco vega.

4. Vāsudevāya kṛṣṇāya - Krishna is the all pervading Paramātmā.

This is the 'āhvayāya', the name referred to in 4.20.22. Because of being the Paramātmā within all living entities, Krishna responds mercifully whenever His Holy names are called out, as He proved Himself for Draupadi and Gajendra.

5. Prabhave sarva-sātvatām -Krishna increases the influence of all kinds of devotees.

This explains the "nirūpitodāra-guṇa"-the already concluded magnanimous qualities of the Lord mentioned in 4.20.22. Unless the magnanimous quality is there , how is it possible for anyone to advertise the glories of others and increasing their influence instead of thinking about our own name and fame. This Krishna exhibited in various instances, like making Bhishmadeva explain the dharma to King Yudhishtira in Krishna's very presence and Krishna is "dharmasya prabhur acyutaḥ" - He is the master and expounder of all dharmas but He wanted to increase the glory of His dearmost devotee.

The transcendental qualities of the Lord are unlimited and these wonderful qualities attract all the conditioned souls to His lotus feet.

Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Vaijayantimala devi dasi
Abu Dhabi.

Moderator's Note: HG Vaijayantimala Mathaji is very familiar to our group as she is one of the regular contributors of Granthraj. She is a very dedicated and sincere devotee and is successfully running a class for Mathajis in the middle-east. Maharaj has given a transcendental name for her class - "Rukmini Sabha". More than 40-50 Matajis regularly and enthusiastically attend the weekly class and spend their time in the best way - discussing Krsna-katha. Her son Karthik also writes to Granthraj frequently and her husband HG Sajjana Priya Krsna das actively co-ordinates and organizes all the programs along with the other enthusiastic devotees. Their family is a great inspiration to the devotee congregation in Abu Dhabi.