Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Short Name
BG
Category
BG 2.13

Sober Devotees do not Lament for Anything

Year
Location
Houston
Category
BG 3.27

Throw away your False Ego (Gujarati)

Year
Location
Rajkot
Category
BG 3.36

Bhakti is the Only Way to Vanquish Sins (Gujarati)

Year
Location
London
Category
BG 3.17

Verse Explanation - BG 3.17

Year
Location
Auckland
Category
BG 2.60

With patience, we can make progress

Year
Location
Minneapolis
Category
BG 3.41

Regulated Activities are Beneficial Activities

Year
Location
Abu Dhabi
Category
BG 8.9

We can Understand Krishna Only by His Mercy - Part 2

Year
Location
Rajkot
Transcription

Maharaj: And as soon as you come to this, then you try to go to the scriptures very sincerely. (Maharaj speaks in Hindi) 

BG 8.9
kaviṁ purāṇam anuśāsitāram
aṇor aṇīyāṁsam anusmared yaḥ
sarvasya dhātāram acintya-rūpam
āditya-varṇaṁ tamasaḥ parastāt

Eight qualities are there. And this verse is in the 8th Chapter, and the verse number is 9. And because it is in the 8th Chapter, it has 8 qualities. kaviṁ, means Krishna knows everything. Knowledge, all knowledge is His monopoly. (Maharaj sings a few lines of bhajan by Narsinh Mehta in Gujarati) kaviṁ means who knows everything. This bhajan is by Narsinh Mehta, it is beautiful. You should learn Gujarati for that. We are going to have a nice temple, here we will have a small temple. He is from Junagad, and it is not far from here. One day we will go. We will try to. (Maharaj inquiries from a devotee: You are here up till which date?) You are a rascal number one (laughter). Anyway, we will try to find out, it is not very far, I think it is 2 and the half hour journey by driving. We went to Upleta which was not very far from..we will see. 

As the date is nearing, we are crowded by so many things here. We will see anyway. The thing is, even in this crowded situation also, we should always be with Bhagavatam. Life is always going to be crowded by nonsense (laughter). So, this kaviṁ is the first quality of Krishna. kaviṁ, purāṇam. Then purāṇ means original person. This is again His quality. Nobody can claim these qualities, that is transcendence. All these qualities, they transcend the material sphere. In the material sphere, you will never find anybody who knows everything. You will never, never, never, never find out who is the original One. Never. So, this material sphere is transcended by these qualities, that’s why they are known as transcendental. 

Then kaviṁ, purāṇam, anuśāsitāram, that’s why He is controller. Because He is the original, that’s why He is the controller anuśāsitāram. aṇor aṇīyāṁ, aṇor aṇīyāṁ means smaller than the smallest and greater than the greatest – mahato mahīyan. He can be very small. Prabhupada was always saying that we are glorifying the scientist, because they have made a nice jet, and 700 people can sit, and die at once (laughter). And that science is glorified (ho ho). And Prabhupada said, they can create, they can copy Krishna, but they have to create so many giant things. They cannot manufacture a mosquito (laughter). Such a small (being). Radar is there, everything is there in the mosquito, and everything works by your blood. It sucks the blood, and everything works (laughter). And here, you have to have the petrol from Saudi Arabia, money is going to Saudi Arabia, and we are flying. 

Please, our things are not perfect. Once it was decided in England by some scientist that he will construct a brain, human brain. So, he studied how many signals are there, how it works and this and that. So, the study took nearly 15 years (laughter). Then after that he said that I am ready now to construct the brain. So, he had to have 200,000 kilometers of iron, (laughter). And a big thing was created then. It was higher than that Cathedral. I don’t know, you have seen in London? In Trafalgar Square the main Cathedral is there. So it was higher than the Cathedral. That is the brain (laughter). Then quite a few thousand bulbs (laughter). And even then the signals were not reaching, with all this endeavor. And my brain works so perfectly that if you come in front of me, then I will only talk about you. I have so much talk. I see different people. We have so many different people. But as a soon as you come in front of me, everything will be relevant to you. And those whose brain doesn’t function; they are regarded as mad. 

Murali comes and they talk about Janardhan (laughter). Chemical combination is wrong. Our (unclear) Maharaj, he was cooking for me. One boy about 7-8 years ago. So, I went to New Zealand for the first time. And they put the mad man for me for cooking (laughter). He said Maharaj “My chemical combination is wrong, so I have to sleep now” (laughter). So, my prasadam was gone. So I asked the President- did you not find any other servant? No no, they said, we wanted to purify him by your association (laughter). I told that he is purifying me (laughter). That fellow one day – I taught him how to cook kichadi, how to cook chapati, everything I taught, puris. So for 15 days I taught him. Then he said “Maharaj I am ready now, so you do your work and at 1 ‘o clock prasadam will be ready”. So, I was very happy, I thought now 15 days I have shown him, so he will do exactly. 

Then what happened that, he mixed dhal and rice and put on the fire to make kichadi. In the meantime he did not have the carrots to make a side sabji. So, he went to buy the carrots from the market and meanwhile the kichadi was burning (laughter). And in the market he remembered his grandfather that he didn’t see him for the last 2 months. So, he went to see his grandfather. By the time he came back the kichadi was completely like a coal (laughter). And the whole thing was full of smoke. And I was sitting on the other side, so I did not know anything. I thought he is making. I did not know that he is gone and came back or what. He must have a car at the door, he said that if I don’t see the car, my chemical combination goes wrong (laughter). So, car must be there, anytime he can hop on the car and go to buy the yogurt. Then what happened that he didn’t want me to know that the kichadi was burnt. So, he put another kichadi. And then kichadi was burning he was there, he made a dough to prepare the chapati. So, he wanted to make the puris, so dough was very hard. For puri dough should be a bit harder, so he made a puri dough. Then he forgot that he is making a puri, he rolled into chapatis, that dough. Then he remembered that no, no I want to make puri, so he fried the chapatis (laughter). And in the end, in all this muddle, the second kichadi was also burning (laughter). Again, he did not want to let me know, so he had fried all the chapatis, and again kichadi also a problem. So again he put the kichadi, Then it was about 1.30 pm, and I shouted from my room, hey (unclear)? “Maharaj” he responded, “I am ready”. And then half cooked kichadi he had taken out. Because I was in a hurry, and I was hungry. So he brought me the prasadam, very nice prasadam-all fried chapatis, half cooked kichadi. I said (unclear)… and he said “In the middle my chemical combination went wrong” (laughter). 

This is how, men are all imperfect, but they try to be perfect. That is Krishna, perfection is His monopoly. And we people who run after Him should be somewhat perfect, may not be purna. He is complete. But because we are running after Him, so we are much better than the ordinary lot. That is how. And to be very kind to us, He provides us nice places, so that we can be a bit organized. 

Murali Prabhu: (Unclear) In sastra it is said that mind is in the heart, mind is located in the heart. 

Maharaj: Who told that? No, mind is Me, He says. In Bhagavad Gita manaś cāsmi, in 10th Chapter, 22 verse, He writes there that I am mind and He is situated in the heart, not mind. No mind, you can’t locate. It is very powerful. Very powerful. You can’t locate Vajpayee, I mean the Prime Minister. You can’t locate where he is, but everywhere his power is going on. You steal something and Vajpayee will stand in form of the police. You drive wrongly, here wrong is done. Driving it doesn’t matter. (Referring to the convoy when politicians go) they come in front and they are allowed, the cars go, somebody is coming. Anytime you break the rule, then the prime minister is standing. This is how Krishna also is not seen, but as soon as His order is broken, then He is there. And it is very difficult to visualize, because these eyes can’t visualize. We are discussing about Him - these 8 qualities may require 8 years to understand. So many references are there, that’s why Krishna is known as Ananta. There is no end. An-Anta, Anta means end, no end means Ananta. One of His names is Ananta. His discussion is never ending. You can go on and on and on and on and even then we can’t touch. Because even now to understand means we are on the mental platform. But we can understand Him (Maharaj sings very lovingly):

BG 8.9
kaviṁ purāṇam anuśāsitāram
aṇor aṇīyāṁsam anusmared yaḥ
sarvasya dhātāram acintya-rūpam
āditya-varṇaṁ tamasaḥ parastāt

This is the understanding. But in order to understand Him, on the mental level we must know what He is like. So then we are pushed to the transcendental area by these śāstric injunctions. And as I told you, very few verses give the idea. And to be very clear about it, there is no mention of Gopi or Radha or anything. Gopi and Radha and everything, is our own earning source. There is one verse in Bhagavatam that I have written somewhere. That anything apart from sincere Krishna Bhakti is a money collection center. Money collection or follower collection or whatever. But even follower collection, is also money collection. I want, I want, I want, I want.

Somebody was sitting on the Vyasasan and he said that I don’t have any time, don’t ring me, don’t write me any letter, I am very busy. And he initiated 208 people. Aare man, existing followers cannot get in touch with you, so why are you taking again 200? But he thought that because I am very strict with them that I don’t have time, I am very busy, nobody should ring me. So that’s why I am taking the whole lot (laughter). Please, unending greed is in us. And till we are full of these kasmal, it is called kali kashmal nasanam, iti sodasakam namnam
kali-kalmasa-nasanam. These sixteen words in the Maha Mantra, they can eradicate all the Kali Yuga inebrieties. This we don’t know at all. Because we don’t chant lovingly. We have made it a ritual if at all we chant. So, this is the main thing. In chanting He is there, in sound vibration He is there. And that is aṇor aṇīyāṁ. 

And samanusmared yaḥ, to search Krishna I should always remember, smarana. And unless we come to the remembrance stage, we will not go straight in our life. There will always be by lanes. And you have to reach from one city to the other city, so you have to have the highway. By lanes you will be unnecessarily wandering here and there. We were coming from Dwarka one day and somehow or other we lost the way, it was night, so the driver didn’t know. So for 100 Kilometers we ended up going straight, and then came back again. So, instead of arriving at 12 midnight, we arrived here after 2 ‘o clock. This is how. At least we arrived. But otherwise, there is no chance, time is running out. This is the poor condition we have. As soon as we lose the highway, and go into by lanes, we lose the direction. By lanes may take us back to the same destination from where we had started, and that is our condition. And that’s why this knowledge is required. To that extent it is required. 

But then knowledge also has to be shed off, we cannot continue to cling on to it. The example is very nice- this spacecraft they want to put in the orbit, (satellite). So there are three stages, (Maharaj clarifying with the devotees) the things we shoot, the rocket, three rockets are there. The first rocket takes you to a certain height, then that rocket drops. Then second rocket again takes you to a certain height, then it drops, and then third rocket puts it in the orbit. This is our scriptures. First rocket is Bhagavad Gita, second is Bhagavatam, study of Bhagavatam is the third one, and then we are in transcendence. Third one is deep study of Bhagavatam, what you are doing (referring to a devotee). And that will put us in transcendence. But one thing we miss, that these rockets, are highly active. Highly active, otherwise they cannot take it. So, action (in) devotional service; this is the thing. Mere going through the scriptures also will not help us. The active nature should be there. 

(Devotee asks a question but it is unclear).

Unless the rocket is in order, how can it push it? It has got to be in order isn’t it? This body must be in order. And in order to have the body in order, you have to have some exercise. And Bhagavatam condemns exercise for exercise sake. ṛte ’rthaṁ yat pratīyeta na pratīyeta cātmani, that which is not connected to Me is Maya. So you go to gymnasium, or you do whatever, weight lifting or whatever, is all Maya. One jogger was there in America, they are very fond of jogging. So every day he was jogging. So he wrote a nice book on jogging. He wrote in that, that I will definitely survive up till 125 years. And as soon as the book was published, he was dead (laughter). This is how, please, we want to do the exercise, but please, please, please try to understand this point – that, that exercise must be useful. 

Otherwise, our ladies had a sitting kitchen always. The standing kitchen is nonsense. (Referring to West) Your nonsense we are taking, and we are suffering now. But even now we are not understanding it. The standing kitchens are increasing. Doctors are increasing and X-rays, bandages, and then you have to put on the knee-caps and what not. You know those knee socks and so many things we have, and even then the misery doesn’t decrease. This simple misery could be just decreased if the constructive exercise is there. The lady will sit and stand maybe 100 times a day and she would not have any arthritis. Nothing at all, always active. Men folk also, never they will sit on the table. There was no table, table we didn’t know at all. Table – we saw the pictures in the books. To my surprise I went to learn that this is a table. I didn’t see a table. I had to see the picture and then I know that ‘oh this is the table’. And now before the birth there is a table. Birth is also on the table (laughter). 

Man, it is a mockery of the whole thing. Mockery. I don’t know how to go back and to what limit we should go back. But there is no limit. Prabhupada said that better we go 200 years back. This is the thing. Please, try to understand these things and save yourself from cheating. Try to find out the original thing, so that our human existence doesn’t get wasted. Everywhere, everywhere, cheating is rampant in this field at least. And because we have a cheating nature, so, everywhere there is cheating. Pure milk we cannot get in the Western world. It is pasteurized. Arey man, already Krishna has pasteurized, why you are taking Krishna’s job, I don’t know. We get this without butter milk and without, it is nonsense. Please, it is all chemical combinations. Different chemicals are added and that’s why the bodies they get very fat and there is no health. 

In Western world without exception, health is completely absent. If you are healthy in a western country, we are surprised. We should be surprised that he is healthy. It is all mechanical health. So many drugs are pumped into your body. May not be oral drugs I meant to say, may not be tablets, but through all this processed food, so many things are going into the stomach. And then food has got to be preserved, so there must be some chemical added to it. And apart from chemical, again deep freeze is there. Deep freeze. And he told that we prepare the samosas, and for 1 month we can keep. After a month what is he eating then? As it is it is a rubbish, fried and everything, and then again deep freeze. (Murali Prabhu: Then we put in the Microwave) (laughter) Crow, microwave again (laughter). So on top of the deep freeze again Micro; my crow is there. Crow chews and throws it to you. I don’t know, we are saving ourselves from these thing, for how long I don’t know. So far we have saved ourselves from the refrigerator. But now Vaman was crying yesterday. His throat is always choked up, even then he wants the ice -cream. (Devotee: Otherwise, I’ll stop kirtan). He wouldn’t beat his drum. Vaman is monopolistic to beating drum. He just ties around and beats the drum. Please, try to understand these things. We are away from Bhagavatam. (laughing). 

So, shall we recite these verses? Go to kaviṁ purāṇam. Still there are still a few qualities, only four qualities we discussed. kaviṁ purāṇam anuśāsitāram aṇor aṇīyāṁsam anusmared yaḥ sarvasya dhātāram. sarvasya dhātāram, He is the sustainer of everything. This sustaining power is the magnetic field. Krishna is the supreme powerful magnet. And because He is the supreme powerful magnet, being part and parcel we helplessly are attracted to Him. Magnet is also iron, iron pieces are also iron and that’s why they are attracted. The wood pieces will never be attracted to the magnet. So you have to have the same kind, this goes without saying. (Maharaj explains the same thing in Gujarati) Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. So, sarvasya dhātāram, He sustains everything. And that is what He does. All the innumerable living entities are sustained by Him in the form of food or whatever. We saw that there are so many mosquitoes or some other insects at night. And then we just wipe them out and the dogs eat. So, this is how one jiva is the food for the other jiva. jivo jivasya jivanam, this is how. Then, we are all moving around and thousands of dead cells from our body, they fall down, and they are the food for the insects. How much of population is here, how much population, how many dead cells should be flying around. And every minute millions of cells are dying and millions are created. The more kichadi goes, millions are creatures. 

This is how please, all these things are automatically arranged svābhāvikī jñāna-bala-kriyā ca, He doesn’t have to do anything, everything is arranged and that is sarvasya dhātāram. He doesn’t have to come and feed me, He doesn’t have to come and digest my food, but His energies are doing. And that energies are so powerful, then the energetic should be very powerful. To that limit our mind goes. (Maharaj explains the same in Gujarati). Mind is like a rocket, it takes your Sputnik to the orbit, then you have to survive. And in the scientific principle, the rocket doesn’t require fuel. Once it is in orbit, it automatically goes on. No fuel is required. This is what it is. So, as soon as we enter that field, our requirements are minimized. Definitely that should be the way, isn’t it?

SB 1.2.7
vāsudeve bhagavata bhakti-yogaḥ prayojitaḥ
janayaty āśu vairāgyaṁ jñānaṁ ca yad ahaitukam

Detachment must be there, because we are in the orbit, so you are not attached to the fuel. So, what is detachment? That we have purified our food, and meagre food will do, in that also ekadashi is there, again there are so many celebrations, half the day we fast. These are all detachments. jñānaṁ ca yad ahaitukam, and automatically the knowledge is supplied. And as soon as this we understand, then we only take the help of the rockets up to a certain level. And then we and Krishna are there. And to the extent we approach Him without deviation of your mind, to that extent you relish Him. That is sarvasya dhātāram. 

And acintya-rūpam, can’t think about Him and we want to think about Him. (Maharaj speaks the same in Gujarati) And this is lifelong, that again we have to understand. Never get fed up that “Ooh ho what is to be done, I have done so many things and there is no sign of Krishna”. Krishna is not that free that he will come to your rascaldom (laughter). Please remember this- acintya-rūpam. 

Then āditya-varṇaṁ- His varna, His color is like the sunshine. And thousands of suns put together cannot even compete with His effulgence. And because of this unlimited effulgence, unlimited reservoir supplies all the electricity all over the manifestation including material and spiritual. This is the secret of it. And because He supplies everything, so that’s why nityābhiyuktānāṁ yoga-kṣemaṁ vahāmy aham (BG 9.22), whatever you lack I supply, and whatever you have, I preserve. This is the truth. 

Then āditya-varṇaṁ, tamasaḥ parastāt, where there is āditya-varṇaṁ, where there is sunshine, the darkness cannot survive. This Is how. In front of Krishna, the darkness cannot survive. And if you want to come out of the darkness of ignorance, Krishna is the only resort, otherwise without taking shelter of Him, we cannot come out. 

Taking shelter of the Supreme Absolute Truth, it becomes essential for our survival. And that’s why in Bhagavatam, 7th Canto is known as Pushti, Posan, there is nourishment. Prahlad Maharaj was tortured like anything by his own father. Because father was on the mental level. Prahlad was not on the mental level, so, he could endure anything and everything. This is what happens. On the mental level, all the torture is there because the pride is there. And pride means we torture ourselves and we torture anybody who comes in contact with us. That is pride. Because, before torturing others, we are definitely tortured. Pride is the greatest enemy. Ravana’s whole dynasty was wiped out just for one Sita, this is the thing. As soon as you go out of the way, you are completely destroyed. Safe way is to cooperate, with the scriptural injunctions and Krishna Consciousness. That is what Krishna says. This is why ISKCON is here. And to the extent it remains pure, it will be successful. Impurities will definitely be wiped out. There are so many creeping impurities. Where there are material possessions there will always be impurities. But we should transcendental to those possessions also. That is the way. 

Now we have so much here, or we may amass again, but we should completely be transcendental. Prabhupada had 108 temples, and he never claimed any temple by himself. It was his, and even then he did not claim. This is transcendence. He was completely with Bhagavatam. So, what stops us? These things are going to go on, a bit of arrangement is required and that’s it. Otherwise, things take their own shape, we are not doing anything. This is the correct thing to understand. And this is only one verse in Bhagavad Gita. The same way we have innumerable verses in Bhagavatam, the same way we have innumerable references in Prabhupada’s books. Then again he has given us conversations and letters and so many things he has given. Just concentrate on those things, and try to understand Krishna in the right way. Don’t be misguided by anything. (Maharaj explains in Hindi). Anywhere you poke your nose except Krishna, then you will be beaten. You know dog? He wants to eat something, and he will hit him, any way your mouth will be smashed, this is the thing. Please continue like this. I must stop here. We have to chant these prayers in the afternoon, we will complete. (Maharaj discussing with devotees to fix the time to chant the verses at 4pm - Prayers of the unborn child) 

Jai Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai

Jai His Holiness Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj Ki Jai

Category
BG 8.9

We can Understand Krishna Only by His Mercy - Part 1

Year
Location
Rajkot
Transcription

Maharaj: In your own way you should be peacefully singing. This is the clue of the devotional service. Unless you have feeling, why should we come here? Or why should we enter into this domain? Otherwise, our whatever hellish domain in alright. Half-hearted we should not come here. I mean to say we may have thousands of desires, but as you are here now, for an hour at least, you should concentrate. That is what Prabhupada always insisted that you have 24 hours, just take an hour or two give it to me, and you be with me. So, it doesn’t matter, you may be working or doing anything, doesn’t matter at all. But whatever time you are with Krishna, you be with Krishna. Sincerely. Otherwise, don’t come. He doesn’t invite, nobody invites, but we are attracted helplessly. 

What is it, I forgot the wording. But the verse is that if the powerful magnet is in the middle of the room, then all the iron pieces wherever they will be helplessly attracted. And then maybe there may be so many iron pieces, so they will be clinging on to the magnet from all the sides. And suppose there maybe more, so those magnetic pieces which are already with the magnet they become magnet, and the other pieces they cling on to those magnets, those pieces. Very nice example, that those who are sincerely attached to Krishna, they are Krishnaised. So, somebody can be attracted to them- provided you are unflinchingly attracted to the magnet, then only you become magnet. Till that time, He becomes magnet. As soon as the pieces are separated from the magnet, they are pieces. So, our attraction must be always with Him to be surcharged with His energy. And as soon as we are surcharged, then anybody can touch us and get the same thing. This is what Paramapara means, magnetic Parampara. Big magnet passes the Parampara to the small piece. Then the small piece again passes the Parampara to some other piece. That that piece also becomes magnet and passes it to some other piece. 

This is how we should be extra sincere. And all other things, all, all, without exception, all, everything should be completely kept aside. Otherwise, that thing will creep in your mind. Don’t keep anything in the mind- ananya-cetāḥ satataṁ, an anya. anya means anybody else, an means no, nobody else, no-body else. We are attracted to body. No-body else. No other body should be there. And we are unflinchingly attached to bodies - everybody, my body, your body, some body, body, always body. English language is a horrible language (laughs). (Maharaj inquiries from a devotee, I don’t think in your language also.., have you any language? You don’t have any language (laughter)), that is the best language. No language at all. Please, otherwise in Sanskrit also body is not mentioned. Śarīra is not mentioned. Śarīr is naśvar, it is always getting dilapidated- every day, every minute, every hour we are helplessly deteriorating. Unless you check this deterioration by continuous seva, and in order to fix into seva, you have to have the scriptures, otherwise you will not be fixed. (Maharaj explains the same in Gujarati). Otherwise, our mind will be going berserk, unless you are hammered by śāstric injunctions. Scriptural injunction must be in our mind. Then only you will be able to do seva, and seva is a must. Otherwise, your body will not function. 

(Murali Prabhu discusses something with Maharaj and Maharaj says you are rascal number one (laughter)). Murali, how many more years you are going to take? (laughter) I think when you will be rejected from all the corners, then you may come to Rajkot (laughter). And we have a nice place for you. You can come here and sleep (laughter). So, in Yugoslavia you have slept and whatever remaining sleep is here, you will get (laughter). We are very, very eager to sleep. Very eager. I am at least, I don’t know about you (laughter). And the Vedic culture is that when we slept at night, in the morning the beds were rolled and kept. So, during the day, you will not see the bed. But now our culture is bed must be ready- anytime, come on (laughter). This is our culture, very up to date, very advanced. We have 6 bedrooms, 12 beds are ready (laughter), anytime. And then double bed is ready, triple bed is ready, so I don’t know really, anyway. The Vedic culture must be followed. During the daytime there should not be any bed. They should be out of our sight. 

We were sleeping in a hall like this, and as soon as the morning day dawns, all the beds were folded and kept somewhere, where you didn’t see for the whole day. And if you want to sleep during the day, then there were only mat, not on the bed, only mat. So, you can only have a bit of nap, that’s it. It was not the sleep during the day. But at 9 ‘o clock at night, we were completely gone. And healthy family, 25 people were there, nowhere doctor was seen. In the whole of the village, there was only one doctor, and he was completely free, so he went swimming (laughter). And he said ‘how are you, how are you’. In the evening he will come out, and everybody will say we are all alright. And he will say because you are all alright and I am starving (laughter). And now the same village has 150 doctors and all X-Ray machines and dialysis machines and this machine and that machine. And even then, everybody is sick. There must be something wrong with them. Because the bhāv is wrong. We don’t have sufficient bhāv. We have converted everything into ritual. It is mechanical. Bhāv must be there. And if you don’t have, then don’t touch. That is how. Who forces you to do? But when you do it, do it properly. (Referring to someone: - You understand English? Shall I speak in Chinese? He only understands what he wants to understand (laughter). Rascal. Jai) So, sing nicely, lovingly. 

Maharaj sings Jaya Radha Madhava very lovingly and devotees follow. 

Maharaj: We should not take revenge on kartals. (Maharaj demonstrates how we bang the kartals very loudly) The kartals are just to support our nād. Our sound vibration should be supported. More than that we don’t want this. Otherwise, our Jayadvaita Swami, he has gone deaf because of the kartals. Now wherever he goes, kartals should not be played (laughter). Because we take revenge on kartals. Come on, come on and (Maharaj shows how we take revenge on the kartals) No, this is not the way. It is just to support. The thing is, we should learn to handle our things very carefully. That is devotional service. (Referring to a devotee) You remember that. Even our shaving kit must have the working razor only. Otherwise, we have 3-4 razors and they lay here and there and then we find out something. Then the whole thing is dirty with soap and everything. We are not really immaculate from the beginning. That is abhakta, non-devotee. 

Devotee means very careful regarding everything. And as soon as you become very careful, your things are in order. Everything is there, and we have plenty of time to sort out our own these things. But even then, we are so very lazy. And then “Why Prabhu, why is everything is not alright”? “Kali Yuga Maharaj” (laughter). I told that Man, don’t blame Kali Yuga for your own foolishness (laughter). It is very easy to accuse. “Why are you sleeping”? “Kali Yuga Maharaj” (laughter). At the time of prasadam, there is no Kali Yuga (laughter). Our Sundar Gopal for prasadam he is ready (laughter). Rest of the time, Maharaj don’t disturb me (laughter). Our Sankarshan, God, where is he? See how warm he is, by looking at him, I become warm (laughter). (Maharaj speaks in Gujarati and laughs). 

Maharaj continues to sing Jaya Radha Madhava followed by Hai Govinda Hai Gopal.

Maharaj says prema dhvani.

Maharaj: (Maharaj speak in Guajarati with devotees) Today we are going through The Prayers of The Unborn Child. 3rd Canto. (Maharaj requesting devotees to find the chapter in the 3rd Canto.) These all prayers must be studied. There are so many prayers. (Maharaj asks devotees to look up at the book index to find where the chapter is) SB 3.31.12. (Devotee looking up from the laptop) Is it working? You have complicated the things for me (laughter). For Macmillan, they have complicated everything. Jay, jantur uvāca, how many slokas are there? 10? We have to recite, come one. No English, Sanskrit. Read, read. Read son. 

Atma Prasada Prabhu: jantur uvāca.
Maharaj: This is Kavim kaviṁ purāṇam lyric. Maharaj sings the verse and devotees repeat.

BG 8.9
kaviṁ purāṇam anuśāsitāram
aṇor aṇīyāṁsam anusmared yaḥ
sarvasya dhātāram acintya-rūpam
āditya-varṇaṁ tamasaḥ parastāt

Maharaj: Those who have books, they can go outside (laughter). (Maharaj talks to devotees). This verse gives you the different qualities of Krishna. As we have seen that majority of the verses are on our behaviour. But few verses give the insight into Krishna. And that insight of Krishna should be combined with our experience about Krishna. And then you see everything clearly. Those who are devotees, without understanding they understand. We don’t try to understand, we experience. Understanding is certain level, and understanding means mind, mental level. And we are well aware that on the mental level you cannot experience Krishna. As soon as you try to experience on a mental level, He vanishes. That’s why mind should not come in your way. (Maharaj explains the same in Gujarati). 

If you are not on a mental level, if you are not thinking about Krishna, then even if you have only Darshan, it is enough, more than enough. In Nathdwara, beautiful form is there – Sri Nathji. People just go there, no kirtan, nothing, no pravachan nothing, only Darshan. Same, in Dwaraka there is nothing. The brahmins are after the money and we are after Dwarkadish (laughter). People come from far distances and these brahmins they say “come on let us open the shop”. (Unclear) (laughter). ye yathā māṁ prapadyante tāṁs tathaiva bhajāmy aham, they get money, no Dwarkadish. Please, try to understand these things. And this whole endeavour is not to be misdirected on the wrong path. The whole civilisation unfortunately is completely misdirected. Because every living entity is very eager to find out what is transcendence. Transcendence we don’t have any idea, that is what the transcendence means. And because we don’t have any idea, any jiva, all the jivas without exception they are after transcendence. And in that field, because it is unknown, lot of cheating is going on. I think it is 99 and a half percent is cheating. Because nobody knows, so whatever I tell it is a fact. Somebody finds out something, somebody finds out something, somebody finds out something, and in the end there is nothing. 

There was one lady, she was performing very nice kirtan. And at about midnight, she will just throw her hands like this (Maharaj demonstrates) and the kumkum will come out, the red powder. So, we were also surprised. I didn’t believe really, but we went to see, and at midnight she will come and (Maharaj demonstrates) and the kumkum will come out. Oh ho, she was so much worshiped, plenty of money was given to her just for Kumkum. And nobody could understand anything, but just to see. Her name was Sakha-mata (laughter). She was Sakhi, but she was being called Sakha (laughter). Sakha-mata. I very exactly remember, and I was working that time, quite young I was. But I didn’t believe really. But even then, it was obvious that there was something. So, what happened that she collected nearly 2 Lakhs of rupees at that time. I am talking of nearly 70 years ago (laughs), 60 years ago nearly. That time 2 Lakhs of rupees means ooh, too much. So, what happened that after 1 month, we read in the newspaper that in Surat she was arrested. The police doubted what she was doing. And then they examined her and there were bags of kumkum under the (unclear) (laughter). 

So, what I mean to say, that any miracle, we should never believe. Never believe. (Devotee says something). No, no there is no miracle, there is some trick. If there is a miracle there must be some trick. Because all these miracles, so-called, they are misdirection. As I told you, the field which is beyond the scriptures, scriptures give some idea, but the field which is beyond it, we have to experience. If you eat rasgullas, you will have the taste of rasgullas, but that’s it. Once rasgulla goes in, it is out of your control. So, we may read scriptures, we may try to understand in our own capacity, but after that there is nothing. Understanding means mind, so still you are on a mental platform. And that reality doesn’t touch the mental platform. That is the secret of it. Otherwise, if you could touch the mental platform, then everybody would understand. But nobody can understand. Then beyond mental platform, is a darkness for everybody, because there is no guidance. And this beyond mental platform, if you want to go, your whole lifestyle should be immaculately clean. That goes without saying. Your lifestyle if somewhere it is dirty, (Maharaj explains the same in Guajarati). 

I am telling them, that misdirection has no limit. In India particularly, by the side of the road, they start Shiva temple. Shiva, all over, everywhere. Shiva temple means you can do anything and everything and your work will be done (laughter). And they build Shiva temple. And then they give the name Siddheshwar, means all your things will be perfect. Done. So, people want to buy the houses, buy the land, buy this, buy that. Again the cheating is so much. Land is so, so very vast. Nobody knows his own boundary (laughter). The maps are there in the office, but actually on the land you don’t know where your land is. So, I may move to that side and then who knows? I may say that my land is this, he doesn’t know, I don’t know. So cheating is there, too much. And for sanctioning our cheating, we go to Mahadev, Shiva (laughter). 

This is how. Everywhere except Krishna bhakti, it is a cheating thing. Krsna surya-sama maya haya andhakara. Krishna is like the sun, maya is like darkness, where there is Krishna there cannot be no darkness. This is the thing. And Krishna bhakti also, it doesn’t depend upon money. In any situation you can have, anywhere you can have, niyamitaḥ smaraṇe na kālaḥ, there is no regulation. That is real Krishna bhakti. You just please for a while forget. Prabhupada was always telling that we had millions and millions of lives, different lives. And this is only one life. So, please for a change you just sacrifice this life. I may tell you that don’t sacrifice your life, sacrifice one hour only. That is more than enough, kali yuga. 23 hours you do all nonsense, and one hour come, and devote one hour at least. Half hour you chant your rounds whatever, 2,3, whatever, and the other half hour you please be with Prabhupada. He will guide you properly. And he knows the area which we are completely ignorant of. He knows, we don’t know, so follow him. And run after the people who are following him. This is again a test. Only one thing we should see that whether he is reading Prabhupada, whether he is following Prabhupada, then it’s alright. Then even a stone is alright. Our Kishore doesn’t know anything, but he follows. He is an acharya (laughter). This is how. 

Because the sincere followers are absent. Showy followers are many – silken clothes and what not, computer in the hand. In the head there is nothing (laughter). I have seen, they open the computer, now we will see what Mr Computer says. No, Sri Computer, not Mr. Computer. This computer is also Vedic, Sri Computer (laughter). And then he will push the button and yes, ‘the computer says like, Yes’. Computers we may use, but for assisting us. We should not be dictated by computer. And my experience is that unless we have book to read, you cannot really read. In computer we may refer, but reading is impossible. It is not a reading thing, you must have the book to read. And if there is nothing, at least from computer you write in your diary and then read. That is how it should be done. Don’t go straight away there. “No, no I have got everything there, all the books are there”. And this rascal vanishes and lose all the books (laughter). Till he is here I am very happy, but he is going to go away anyway, he has his own wife and children everywhere (laughter). Man, I am criticising you. You understand? (laughter) Doesn’t hear. This is the fact. 

Jai Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai!

Jai His Holiness Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj Ki Jai!

Category
BG 2.13

Unflinching Bhakti Facilitates the Activities of Soul

Year
Location
Rajkot
Transcription

Maharaj and devotees responsively: Narsimha deva ki jai. Prahlad maharaj ki jai.

narasimha-kavacham vakshye
prahladenoditam pura
sarva-raksha-karam punyam
sarvopadrava-nashanam

(Narsimha kavach)

Maharaj: sarva upadrava nashanam.

Upadrava means all mentally concocted things. They are completely destroyed. As soon as you come to the full faith in the Supreme Personality of Godhead, all other things should get away. Some rest is required. Some nice food is required, simple food is required. That’s all. Otherwise, if there is any disturbance, you please shut the mouth. Don’t speak,chant continuously and don’t eat. One day you don’t eat, next day you take a revenge on thali (meal plate). So please remember this. And one thing we should try to follow that unless we are hungry, we should never eat. That’s the best medicine. And we know whether we are hungry or not. At least delay the meal. If you cannot forgo the meals during the day, delay it. (And) Because the transcendence is flowing throughout our body. Because of the different energies of the Lord, the body is functioning. It’s not functioning by food alone. Food is detrimental really.

Our blood circulation goes on because of the air. And of all the …Aakash, sky. There is a sky in our lungs. There is a sky in our stomach. There is a sky in our intestines. There is a sky in our heart. Everywhere is a hollow part. That’s why the blood can move. So these energies are protecting the body. Not food alone nor medicine. The best medicine is to remove the obstacles in the circulation. Food is an obstacle and that too, solid, hard food. It’s very much obstacle. You just. If you want to relieve your body from the tension, of the sickness, or uneasiness, then fasting is a must. We should only…because this is the only place wherein something goes into our body. So we have to be very careful about what’s going in and how much. That we have to be very careful. These are the few things we should take care. 

We have the false idea that easiness will be back by taking medicines. Even Ayurvedic medicines are very harmless, or so called I don’t know..Homeopathic or this or that. But medicines are medicines. You know Ayurvedic also, should be touched only to the required effect. Otherwise not, nothing. And maybe as the age advances, some of the.. some of our own limbs, they are going to be stiff. So the sky decreases, then air pressure is not there. So many things are there. For that we have to surrender to Krishna. Eventually that surrender is helping us. Nothing else. 

Please try to shun from this, that is, so far as possible. In young age, try to regulate your life. So far we haven’t regulated our life. Regulate your life. Regulation always helps, you know. See, if there is a congestion of traffic, the traffic warden go and remove the congestion and the traffic flows. They don’t destroy the cars and traffic. We are doing that. Arre,, congestion is there in the stomach, so you don’t destroy it by taking these medicines. And the doctors also.. Hey, doctor is very good. He said you can eat anything and everything and any amount. Go on! I will clear you. Man, that’s just like destroying the cars for the congestion. Remove the…The junk is there lying already. So junk creates more congestion. Atleast, the car is working, it can move. Junk can’t move. 

Please try to think about these things. It’s not only the..from Vyasasan I am telling you. But it’s a fact. We just kill the whole thing. Particularly cancer. It should never be treated. That is the opinion of doctor even. As it is, the patient is dying. So let him die peacefully. All the operations, and chemotherapy. So much expense you know. Running around. Why for? Because we don’t want to die. And death is bound to come. That’s why we are running around here and there. Death we should accept. It’s a fact.

BG 2.13
dehino 'smin yathā dehe
kaumāraḿ yauvanaḿ jarā
tathā dehāntara-prāptir
dhīras tatra na muhyati

(As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change.)

What do you understand from this? C’mon, tell me in Tamil. What do you understand from this?

Gopal Krishna prabhu speaking (Indistinct)

Maharaj: Tamil, I want to hear Tamil.

Gopal Krishna prabhu speaking (Indistinct)

Maharaj: Not ‘So’. Tamil. (Background laughter)

Gopal Krishna prabhu speaking.

Maharaj: You understand what is he telling? Devaki?

Devaki prabhu: (Indistinct with some reference to Kaalchakra prabhu)

Maharaj: (laughter). Kaalchakra,you are here for that. C’mon, explain it to us. Dehi. Dehi nah asmin. How nice words, Sri Krishna’s words. Dehi. Dehi is the main thing. Deha is not the main thing. That’s the first instruction... Dehi. What is the meaning of Dehi, son? Dehi? You don’t know. We are not in that world. You? What is the meaning? No. It’s not..Don’t worry eh? sleep. You want to sleep? No 

Dehi, dehi is the main thing. And we have to facilitate Dehi. We create difficulties in there by our irregulation, by our thinking also. Our mind is the main thing. First mind goes wrong then the body can do. Once we were traveling from Calcutta to Bombay. At that time, it was very long journey, you know, 36 hours. So we had booked the berth. And with us there was another family also. So (any) every station, they will buy poori bhaaji, or this vada or this and that. Whatever is available they will take and eat. And we were sitting chanting you know, We bought some oranges or some fruits and this and that but it was negligible. So when Bombay, we were approaching Bombay. So they could realize that we haven’t eaten anything and they ate so much. So he asked, you didn’t eat anything. When are you going to eat? So I told, now we are going to the temple. We will wash ourselves and then have Prasadam.

“yes”, he said, “those who eat, they die. Those who don’t eat, they don’t die”. (Laughter)

It’s a common man. So, please this is golden rule. And this will facilitate dehi.

dehino 'smin dehe. These three words gives us a clue. Dehi, Atma is there with Paramatma and our duty is just to facilitate it. And (the) who are we again to facilitate? So again we have to be having unflinching faith in the working of Krishna. Man, who can organize these things like this. Sun daily rises at particular time. The whole globe is moving, not only this but crores of, billions of globes are there. They are moving. They have their own motion. Everything is maintained. Have you seen the garages of (the) these globes anywhere? We have cars, in one street there are twelve garages. And we don’t see any garage for this and the movement is, near equator it is one thousand mile per hour. So kilometers. How many kilometers? One thousand six hundred really. How fast? And there is no jerk at all. Who can organize? So He can very well organize your body. Is it very difficult for Him to organize this body? Just you have to keep quiet and go to Him. Pariprasnena, no no. What is it?

BG 4.34
tad viddhi praṇipātena paripraśnena sevayā
upadekṣyanti te jñānaṁ jñāninas tattva-darśinaḥ

First, praṇipātena. praṇipāt, You cannot, “hey Krishna, c’mon, correct my body”. You can’t, you have to praṇipāt. And anything wrong, stomach. Particularly stomach, you please come here and wash this floor…by hand. And by the end of the thing, your stomach should be allright. This is our pratigraja’s medicine. He will not go to the doctor. Put on shorts, wash the floor. I like him very much for that. Otherwise he is not..he is rascal really. I liked him. His medicine I like. Doctor..he should be head of Govinda. Gondiya. He is, all these patients will be very active. The action is needed. And this is very easy. 

dehino 'smin dehe. Dehe is bhautik, body is..regarding the five elements. So they are jad. They are gross. And gross elements always create trouble than the subtle elements. So what to talk of very subtle, atma or parmatma. It’s more subtle than anything. So how much obstruction He might be feeling in our body. This is the main thing. You please remember these three words only- dehi, dehinah, asmin, dehe. That’s it. In this deha, dehe must be facilitated. It’s so easy, you know. 

dehino 'smin (yathā) dehe

Again kaumāraḿ.

This fellow will never touch the medicine. Even if he has a fever,it (fever) will run away. That is our Bharata-girja’s [Maharaj Laughs]. Best thing. Please, you stop this thing, and just work hard. Nothing will happen. dehino 'smin. And always you will be kaumaram. If you do this, you are always young in age. Why Krishna was looking always 20-22 years old when He was hundred and twenty five? Because it was all dehi. There was not deha. There was no deha. Unfortunately, we have deha. So, if you follow Krishna’s way, then we have to be dehi and not deha. This deha as it is, we know this is temporary, it’s going to go away. But it’s very easy to tell. When it comes to ourselves, I will also have operations and this and that, and that and that. Our that, one of the sanyasi is suffering like anything and he says now, that instead of undergoing the pain of these operations better I pass away. Fast upto death. There is no need of fasting upto death, just keep quiet, have full faith in Krishna and leave it to Him. If He wishes, we will be all right. If He wishes, we are ready to go. And that stops all the whole paraphernalia, chain of complications. Otherwise, you complicate. And come to this kavacha. It’s the best …

sarva upadrava nashanam

Surrender to Nrsimhadeva, sarva upadrava nashanam.

And as it is we have to surrender when we are all right also. Frankly speaking we are never all right. Never. And that’s why these doctors, they take advantage. Our doctor is very good. Because he is getting fixed income from the hospital, so he doesn’t run after that much for money. Otherwise, you go anywhere, God, they will kill you before you die. This if. And India particularly. Never. If I have to take, I want to take allopathic medicine, take maybe in Singapore or some foreign country where the medicine is genuine. Here, don’t know really what we are taking. The counterfeit medicine is there. And these chemists don’t know what they are giving it to you. So please here everything is risky. Don’t take any medicine here otherwise I don’t know really what we are taking.

(Speaking Gujarati to Gaur Sundar prabhu). He says I don’t understand these things. And you just get up and fill up the buckets and go and water the trees. And he is happy. Please the shram should be there. And that’s why because shram is there, that’s why the residence of shram is known as ashram. Ashram, in ashram, shram is there. We are in ashram. Ashram means shram is there. As soon as shram is there, whatever little ailment we may have according to our age, it will go away till He wishes. Again, the will of the Lord prevails. We have full faith. That’s why please chant (Maharaj recites responsively with devotees- narsimha kavach)

narasimha-kavacham vakshye
prahladenoditam pura
sarva-raksha-karam punyam
sarvopadrava-nashanam

I shall now recite the Narasimha-kavaca, formerly spoken by Prahlada Maharaja. It is most pious, vanquishes all kinds of impediments, and provides one all protection.

sarva-sampat-karam chaiva
svarga-moksha-pradayakam
dhyatva narasimham devesham
hema-simhasana-sthitam

It bestows upon one all opulences and can give one elevation to the heavenly planets or liberation. One should meditate on Lord Narasimha, Lord of the universe, seated upon a golden throne.

vivrtasyam tri-nayanam
sharad-indu-sama-prabham
lakshmyalingita-vamangam
vibhutibhir upashritam

His mouth is wide open, He has three eyes, and He is as radiant as the autumn moon. He is embraced by Lakshmidevi on his left side, and His form is the shelter of all opulences, both material and spiritual.

catur-bhujam komalangam
svarna-kundala-shobhitam
saroja-shobitoraskam
ratna-keyura-mudritam

The Lord has four arms, and His limbs are very soft. He is decorated with golden earrings. His chest is resplendent like the lotus flower, and His arms are decorated with jewel-studded ornaments.

tapta-kancana-sankasham

pita-nirmala-vasasam

indradi-sura-maulishthah

sphuran manikya-diptibhih

He is dressed in a spotless yellow garment, which exactly resembles molten gold. He is the original cause of existence, beyond the mundane sphere, for the great demigods headed by Indra. He appears bedecked with rubies which are blazingly effulgent.

virajita-pada-dvandvam

shankha-chakradi-hetibhih

garutmata cha vinayat

stuyamanam mudanvitam

His two feet are very attractive, and He is armed with various weapons such as the conch, disc, etc. Garuda joyfully offers prayers with great reverence.

sva-hrt-kamala-samvasam

krtva tu kavacham pathet

nrsimho me shirah patu

loka-rakshartha-sambhavah

Having seated Lord Narasimhadeva upon the lotus of one's heart, one should recite the following mantra: May Lord Narasimha, who protects all the planetary systems, protect my head.

sarvago ’pi stambha-vasah

phalam me rakshatu dhvanim

nrsimho me drshau patu

soma-suryagni-lochanah

Although the Lord is all-pervading, He hid Himself within a pillar. May He protect my speech and the results of my activities. May Lord Narasimha, whose eyes are the sun, and fire, protect my eyes.

smrtam me patu naraharih

muni-varya-stuti-priyah

nasam me simha-nashas tu

mukham lakshmi-mukha-priyah

May Lord Nrhari, who is pleased by the prayers offered by the best of sages, protect my memory. May He who has the nose of a lion protect my nose, and may He whose face is very dear to the goddess of fortune protect my mouth.

sarva-vidyadhipah patu

nrsimho rasanam mama

vaktram patv indu-vadanam

sada prahlada-vanditah

May Lord Narasimha, who is the knower of all sciences, protect my sense of taste. May He whose face is beautiful as the full moon and who is offered prayers by Prahlada Maharaja protect my face.

narasimhah patu me kantham

skandhau bhu-bhrd ananta-krt

divyastra-shobhita-bhujah

narasimhah patu me bhujau

May Lord Narasimha protect my throat. He is the sustainer of the earth and the performer of unlimitedly wonderful activities. May He protect my shoulders. His arms are resplendent with transcendental weapons. May He protect my shoulders.

karau me deva-varado

narasimhah patu sarvatah

hrdayam yogi-sadhyash cha

nivasam patu me harih

May the Lord, who bestows benedictions upon the demigods, protect my hands, and may He protect me from all sides. May He who is achieved by the perfect yogis protect my heart, and may Lord Hari protect my dwelling place.

madhyam patu hiranyaksha-

vakshah-kukshi-vidaranah

nabhim me patu naraharih

sva-nabhi-brahma-samstutah

May He who ripped apart the chest and abdomen of the great demon Hiranyaksha protect my waist, and may Lord Nrhari protect my navel. He is offered prayers by Lord Brahma, who has sprung from his own navel.

brahmanda-kotayah katyam

yasyasau patu me katim

guhyam me patu guhyanam

mantranam guhya-rupa-drk

May He on whose hips rest all the universes protect my hips. May the Lord protect my private parts. He is the knower of all mantras and all mysteries, but He Himself is not visible.

uru manobhavah patu

januni nara-rupa-drk

janghe patu dhara-bhara-

harta yo ’sau nr-keshari

May He who is the original Cupid protect my thighs. May He who exhibits a human-like form protect my knees. May the remover of the burden of the earth, who appears in a form which is half-man and half-lion, protect my calves.

sura-rajya-pradah patu

padau me nrharishvarah

sahasra-shirsha-purushah

patu me sarvashas tanum

May the bestower of heavenly opulence protect my feet. He is the Supreme Controller in the form of a man and lion combined. May the thousand-headed Supreme enjoyer protect my body from all sides and in all respects.

manograh purvatah patu

maha-viragrajo ’gnitah

maha-vishnur dakshine tu

maha-jvalas tu nairrtah

May that most ferocious personality protect me from the east. May He who is superior to the greatest heroes protect me from the southeast, which is presided over by Agni. May the Supreme Vishnu protect me from the south, and may that person of blazing luster protect me from the southwest.

pashchime patu sarvesho

dishi me sarvatomukhah

narasimhah patu vayavyam

saumyam bhushana-vigrahah

May the Lord of everything protect me from the west. His faces are everywhere, so please may He protect me from this direction. May Lord Narasimha protect me from the northwest, which is predominated by Vayu, and may He whose form is in itself the supreme ornament protect me from the north, where Soma resides.

ishanyam patu bhadro me

sarva-mangala-dayakah

samsara-bhayatah patu

mrtyor mrtyur nr-keshari

May the all-auspicious Lord, who Himself bestows all-auspiciousness, protect from the northeast, the direction of the sun-god, and may He who is death personified protect me from fear of death and rotation in this material world.

idam narasimha-kavacham

prahlada-mukha-manditam

bhaktiman yah pathenaityam

sarva-papaih pramucyate

This Narasimha-kavaca has been ornamented by issuing from the mouth of Prahlada Maharaja. A devotee who reads this becomes freed from all sins.

putravan dhanavan loke

dirghayur upajayate

yam yam kamayate kamam

tam tam prapnoty asamshayam

Whatever one desires in this world he can attain without doubt. One can have wealth, many sons, and a long life.

sarvatra jayam apnoti

sarvatra vijayi bhavet

bhumy antariksha-divyanam

grahanam vinivaranam

He becomes victorious who desires victory, and indeed becomes a conqueror. He wards off the influence of all planets, earthly, heavenly, and everything in between.

vrshchikoraga-sambhuta-

vishapaharanam param

brahma-rakshasa-yakshanam

durotsarana-karanam

This is the supreme remedy for the poisonous effects of serpents and scorpions, and Brahma-rakshasa ghosts and Yakshas are driven away.

bhuje va tala-patre va

kavacam likhitam shubham

kara-mule dhrtam yena

sidhyeyuh karma-siddhayah

One may write this most auspicious prayer on his arm, or inscribe it on a palm-leaf and attach it to his wrist, and all his activities will become perfect.

devasura-manushyeshu

svam svam eva jayam labhet

eka-sandhyam tri-sandhyam va

yah pathen niyato narah

One who regularly chants this prayer, whether once or thrice (daily), he becomes victorious whether among demigods, demons, or human beings.

sarva-mangala-mangalyam

bhuktim muktim cha vindati

dva-trimshati-sahasrani

pathet shuddhatmanam nrnam

One who with purified heart recites this prayer 32,000 times attains the most auspicious of all auspicious things, and material enjoyment and liberation are already understood to be available to such a person.

kavachasyasya mantrasya

mantra-siddhih prajayate

anena mantra-rajena

krtva bhasmabhir mantranam

This Kavaca-mantra is the king of all mantras. One attains by it what would be attained by anointing oneself with ashes and chanting all other mantras.

tilakam bibhriyad yas tu

tasya graha-bhayam haret

tri-varam japamanas tu

dattam varyabhimantrya ca

Having marked ones body with tilaka, taking acamana with water, and reciting this mantra three times, one will find that the fear of all inauspicious planets is removed.

prasayed yo naro mantram

narasimha-dhyanam acharet

tasya rogah pranashyanti

ye cha syuh kukshi-sambhavah

That person who recites this mantra, meditating upon Lord Narasimhadeva, has all of his diseases vanquished, including those of the abdomen.

kimatra bahunoktena

narasimha sadrsho bhavet

manasa chintitam yattu 

sa tacchapnotya samshayam

Why should more be said? One acquires qualitative oneness with Narasimha himself. There is no doubt that the desires in the mind of one who meditates will be granted.

garjantam garjayantam nija-bhuja-patalam sphotayantam hatantam ( repeats couple lines)

dipyantam tapayantam divi bhuvi ditijam kshepayantam kshipantam

krandantam roshayantam dishi dishi satatam samharantam bharantam

vikshantam purnayantam kara-nikara-shatair divya-simham namami

Lord Narasimha roars loudly and causes others to roar. With His multitudes of arms He tears the demons asunder and kills them in this way. He is always seeking out and tormenting the demoniac descendants of Diti, both on this earth planet and in the higher planets, and He throws them down and scatters them. He cries with great anger as He destroys the demons in all directions, yet with His unlimited hands He sustains, protects, and nourishes the cosmic manifestation. I offer my respectful obeisances to the Lord, who has assumed the form of a transcendental lion.

iti shri-brahmanda-purane prahladoktam shri-narasimha-kavacam sampurnam

Thus ends the Narasimha-kavaca as it is described by Prahlada Maharaja in the Brahmanda Purana.)

(Responsively)

Jai. Narsimha bhagvan ki..jai. Sri Prabhupada ki..jai.

We will have our Gayatri. And chant five rounds. Till you complete five six rounds, don’t get up.

(Hare Krishna )

Category
BG 6.13-14

Every Activity is Successful when Dovetailed with Krishna

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