Srila Prabhupada repeatedly insists that this narration of Krishna-katha is very much advised for all sorts of human-beings and so we should engage ourselves in spreading this to all mankind. By his own life,...
We saw in the previous offering that the effulgence of the Lord’s feet nails will remove the ignorance in the heart of the devotee/yogi. We will see how the effulgence of the feet nails will remove the suffering in the heart of the devotees.
If there is an epidemic, infection, so in that condition, first of all what is the necessity? First thing is to disinfect the epidemic. In the infected area you cannot derive any benefit by discussing morality or immorality."
In this world many times it so happens that we have to travel from one place to another, sometimes alone and sometimes in a group. In all situations - what should we learn from such travels is nicely taught by Narada Muni by his own personal examples.
'Go' can mean the spiritual world and one who bestows (vindati) the spiritual world is called Govinda (gaam moksham vindati iti govinda). Kunti Maharani addressed the Lord as 'Govinda' while concluding her prayers.
In Dvapara yuga, the Lord incarnated as Vyasadeva for the benefit of fallen souls in Kali yuga. He divided one Veda into four and taught it to four of His disciples who spread the Vedic knowledge through their disciples. ..
This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Govindam Adi Purusham'. We will see how the name Govinda is applicable the Lord's incarnations as the three Ramas (Parasurama, Daasarathy Rama and Balarama).
Once Hiranyaksha, who was all-powerful due to the powers he obtained from his penance, pushed Bhoomidevi into the depths of the ocean. At that time, Lord Hari took the form of a white Boar, vanquished Hiranyaksha, rescued mother Earth on His tusks and reinstated her to her former glory.
Once devatas were soundly defeated in their fight with asuras. So they approached Lord Brahma who took them to Svetadipa, where Lord Vishnu was residing and offered bona-fide prayers from the Vedic literature. In response to the prayers, the Lord appeared in person and advised them to churn the ocean of milk.
At the end of Brahma's day, because Lord Brahma sleeps during the night, annihilation took place, and the three worlds were covered by the water of the ocean. At the end of Brahma's day, when Brahma felt sleepy and desired to lie down, the Vedas were emanating from his mouth, and the great demon named Hayagriva stole the Vedic knowledge.
In this month we have the most auspicious Govardhan puja celebrated all over the world. On Govardhan puja, Lord Krishna arranged for a grand worship of the Govardhan hill. Lord Indra became infuriated with this and inundated the complete Gokula with torrents of rains.
Sometimes we keep deliberating on some unfavourable incidents over and over again and waste lot of time and forget our sadhana and service. By sharing those incidents with others, we commit further sin of wasting others' time as well.
We saw that the most important work is whatever duty we are engaged in at the moment is ordained by the Lord and we can please the Lord by doing that duty nicely. Now we shall see the answers for the remaining questions.
We are all aspiring to be surrendered devotees at the lotus feet of the Lord. But many times we are unable to practically understand what it means to be a surrendered devotee. The following is a letter written by Srila Prabhupada in which he very wonderfully mentions the secret of surrender to Lord Krishna.