Surrender to Krishna. Krishna states in the Bhagavad Gita that after one reaches His supreme Kingdom one does not return to the material world. He is the third Pandava, Arjuna, son of my father’s sister. Also the Vyasa in the disciplic succesion,- Is that the same person who compiled ALL the Vedas ?Is Srimad Bhagavatam part of The Mahabarata ? I appreciate all your hard work and devotion in informing to us all about our father (Krishna); I love to learn as much as I can about our father in an attempt to better myself little by little. Maya is simply forgetfulness of Krishna. You have to understand that a devotee is a person who does everything for the pleasure of God and a demon is a person who does things for his own pleasure or for the pleasure of others with no connection to God. This little side story to the Mahabharata only accents the commitment and devotion that Arjuna holds for Krsna (Katz 234). Hare Krishna Madhudvisa Das ji, We are the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Sampradaya so what we are teaching is coming through Madhavacharaya and his philosophy of dualism is not rejected by us but Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has extended this to acintya abeda beda tattva “Simultaneously one and different.” So Lord Caitanya has brought everything together. So it is the same here in the material world. Yes. So everyone heard it. Surrender to Krishna and do what Krishna wants. as the Supreme and First Manifestation and his Sons, means that BRAHMA as the emanation of the Oneness Himself, and Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva as the tree aspects of the Divinity? We need the guidance of a pure devotee like His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada who guides us in our understanding of Bhagavavd-gita through his Bhaktivedanta purports. But if we hear the transcendental sound vibrations of the Hare Krishna mantra that creates a spiritual mentality within us. Not that one is either the ying or the yang but that they both complete each other and make full contributions to the relationship (Katz 83). I am doing his service almost like a layman and I don’t know how to love and serve him as told by Srila Prabhupada ji. Unsubscribe from KrishnaConnect Mailing List. We have to surrender. this story can be thought of as a connection of the two men’s souls as the growth of their friendship causes them to act as one/two people with one mind. He lies on Sesa-Naga, an incarnation of Balarama in the form of a giant serpent and rests there. He does not care actually: Heaven, Hell, the Spiritual World. It is useless to get initiated from ISKCON gurus. Krishna and Arjuna were born on the same day. Maybe you have misunderstood what is maya. When the fighting was going on, Ashvatthm, the son of Dronacharya, unceremoniously attacked Krishna, although according to the prevailing rules of chivalry one's chariot driver should never be attacked by the enemy. Coming back to Krishna’s words to Daruka on Arjuna, we can see through his love for the third Pandava. I liked this presentation except for the concern that you had mentioned about serving maya in the final phrase. Krishna and Arjuna discussed the Bhagavad Gita in the middle of the Battlefield of Kuruksettra and they did this because the Gita was not really for the benefit of Arjuna. I read the Newsletters several times. Once when roaming in the Khandava Vana, Arjuna and Krishna met the god of fire, Agni. Soulmates. You are confusing this with the Brahman effulgence. Together the two of them are unbeatable and working as equals who are supportive and respectful of one another, it is the perfect relationship between two people-god and man. He asks God how this can be, how this killing can be right, and Krishna responds in a stern and loving manner. Hare Krishna I think it was sent out in the wrong order and you should have received it by now. I also want to be a friend of Krishna. Arjuna then sneaks into the kingdom where the princess lives and he causes her to fall in love with him. Please accept my humble obeisances.All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Still Bangalore ISKCON consider them self that they are following prabhupada . Hare Krishna Prabhu, We have to know that is because we are diseased, we are contaminated by the material disease. To surrender to Krishna and follow the instructions of Krishna. It is started up by Krishna with the manifestation of the material world and stopped again with the unmanifestation of the material world. The illusion that you can be happy by adjusting things in the material world for example. To always remember Krishna and never forget Krishna. Another similarity taken from this story would be that the two men know how to complement one another and by doing so how to fight off other warriors sufficiently. When put together these two men makeup a great team, which seems to represent god and man working together as one. B. Vedic Religion and the Sanskrit Language, a. Hindu Conceptions of Time and Creation, b. He finds the Pandavas and appears to them in the forest. No other friendship from our ancient past was as celebrated as the friendship between Krishna and Arjuna. Most people think Lord Shiva is the supreme personality of godhead. And it is only one fortunate soul who after wandering from planet to planet and universe to universe who gets this rare opportunity to associate with the bona fide spiritual master and gets the chance to get this seed to the plant of devotion. Here are Arjuna and Krishna, his charioteer, in between the opposing armies just before the battle, as Krishna reveals to Arjuna the two crucial secrets to our lives: how to know and do your duty, and how to live. Mahabharata is an introductory book for the less intelligent generally speaking. Everything related to Him is spiritual whereas the conditioned soul is different from his material body. Yes. http://www.hinduhumanrights.info/why-did-krishna-choose-arjuna-instead-of-karna-drona-o-bhishma/, http://krishna.org/arjuna-is-krishnas-friend-eternally/, http://www.krishna.com/dharma-bhagavad-gita. Don’t wait. Just get it and read it. Even material sound really changes your consciousness. They may be able to put on a good show and ‘look the part’ but in actualityh they are completely unable to connect you to Krishna and completely unable to take you back home back to Godhead. If Krishna didn’t want Arjuna to fight then he wouldn’t have fought in the battle. But Arjuna was furious at this event and slew the wife of Takshaka with three well placed arrows. So if one is not a devotee he is a demons. The devotion that is shown by Arjuna for Krsna is a model throughout the Mahabharata. At some points it is said that Arjuna is Krsna’s companion and in others it is said that Krsna is Arjunas companion (Katz 82). Hare Krishna Prabhu, Arjuna is already Krishna’s eternal devotee and already a soul completely surrendered to Krishna. Like giving up sense gratification for example. Sound is very powerful. The two gods have a friendship themselves and the friendship between Arjuna and Krsna hints at the same friendship as the one shared between the two father gods (Katz 83). It means that one very fortunate living entity gets the opportunity to associate with a bona fide spiritual master and by pleasing him, by getting his mercy he gets the ‘bhakti lata bija’ which is the seed of the plant of bhakti or devotion. He is like a very expert doctor and he knows our disease and he also knows the cure. ok, i agree with you that Krishna didn’t stop time while preaching the Mahabharata to Arjuna. Krishna explains in the First Verse of the Forth Chapter of Bhagavad Gita: “I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvan, and Vivasvan instructed it to Manu, the father of … That is the important thing. arjunan status in tamil,arjunan whatsapp status in tamil, krishna and arjuna friendship This shows a preference for Krsna’s friendship with Arjuna over that of his family’s wishes. my mistakes and give me a clue that u r their with me but baba not yet I read some stories from Brhad Bhagavadamrta written by Sanatana Goswami. So we can understand that The pastimes of Krishna in Vrindavan are very relishable because Krishna is there with all the residents of Vrindadvan and from this example we can see what spiritual life actually is. There is no point in arguing with Krishna. Sorry about that. dear sir, Katz, Ruth Cecily (198) Arjuna in the Mahabharata: Where Krishna is, there is Victory. Service. To become a devotee of Krishna we have to give up this idea that we can be happy by trying to satisfy our senses by sex and nice food and by ‘partying’ and by falling in love and by relationships or by family or so many other material attachments we have. It is very easy, you can just get up early in the morning and chant Hare Krishna. Thanks for reading the emails! In the beginning Arjuna did not want to fight and kill all his friends and family members. We only come here if we misuse our independence and want to be the lord and master ourselves instead of accepting Krishna as the lord and master and surrendering to Him. Srila Prabhupada gives us a very nice description of Arjuna in SB 1.12.21p and Karna in SB 1.15.16p. But Krishna encouraged him to fight because Krishna wanted the fight. this is the humility required in serving the lord. Before he surrendered to Krishna Arjuna put forward good arguments as to why they should not fight but his arguments were all based on the bodily concept of life. If Krishna has some service for him in the material world obviously he is happy to go there. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. There is no question of inferior or superior. 1. You see young people listening to very loud heavy music and that creates a particular mentality, you see people listening to nice classical music and that creates another mentality. ISKCON only has bogus gurus everywhere. Many many thanks Prabhu. Their duo is an epitome of friendship and love. How an I to understand that in the beginning You instructed this science to him?” (Bg. In some versions of the story, this was the first time Arjuna meets Krishna. The two men comply with his requests and decide to burn down the entire forest and all the creatures within it (Rajagoplachari 41). That is the success of life. In this story the two men show the reciprocity of their respect for one another and the equality of their relationship by teaming up and defeating gods and animals. They GBC have set up a system that means only bogus gurus can operate within ISKCON. i want to know how the message preached in this book is relevant to the world we live in. if Lord Krishna didn’t stop time while preaching Gita to arjuna, if everyone could here the Lord’s preachings, then everyone in the battlefield would have come to know the essence of life and everyone would have surrendered to the Lord. Rajagopalachari, C. (1950) Mahabharata 6th ed. You could say he compiled it, but he did not write it, actually he recorded the existing Vedic knowledge that had been being passed down in the disciplic succession since the beginning of time, starting from Visnu then to Brahma, so Vyasadeva did not write anything really, he recorded the already existing Vedic knowledge in written form. Arjuna’s mother was the sister of Krishna’s father. So Arjuna questioned Krishna: “The sun-god Vivasvan is senior by birth to You. Prabhupada, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (1970) Krsna: The Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is represented in many different stories throughout the Mahabharata. No. Arjuna is Krishna’s Friend Eternally. Whatever realizations I have, whatever knowledge I have, it is simply from chanting Hare Krishna and reading Srila Prabhupada’s books. Hare Krishna! There is a nice example of the friendship between Krishna and Arjuna on the Battlefield of Kuruketra. The friendship between Arjuna and Krishna is the most celebrated bond and comes second only to the relationship between Hanuman and Lord Rama, in the Ramayana. Sometimes, I(as small child) imagine playing with Krishna and embracing Him. So there are six kinds of opulences: beauty, strength, wealth, fame, knowledge and renunciation. So Krishna was speaking to Arjuna to encourage him to fight. 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Krishna’s connection with his childhood friend Sudama was ethereal. d) Lord Shiva . Ultimately you need to realize this yourself by seriously studying the Gita yourself…. As far as how the Gita was transferred though the disciplic succession it was put into the Mahabharata as one chapter by Veda Vayasa and that is how the Gita has been preserved and how the knowledge of the Gita has been handed down to the current generation. We will see in the Tenth Chapter that Arjuna knows perfectly well that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the source of everything and supreme authority of transcendental knowledge. That is the problem. But this constant changing is not spiritual. does a liberated soul return bsck to the cycle of birth and deat and if yes then under what circumstances. It is the extra characteristic he holds that completes him as a perfect being. Gite will say Krishna is Supreme because gita does not speak of any other Gods only Krishna. The total is 4,300,000 about, just the Kali-yuga is 432,000 years… So one day of Lord Brahma is around 4,300,000,000 and he has a night also of the same length and he has years with 360 days and lives for around 100 of these years so you can calculate it, you can work it out… It is a long time by our calculation, but for him it is just like our 100 years. Krishna is present within our hearts and this chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra simply awakens our original spiritual consciousness. Basically, Krishna is the mind and Arjuna is the action. Agni started blazing away at the forest once more. Hiltebeitel, Alf (1990) The ritual of Battle: Krishna in the Mahabharata. And you have to consider that 5000 years ago people could live longer than 100 years. But the difference between Krishna and Arjuna is that Krishna can remember speaking the Bhagavad Gita to the sun-god millions of years ago but Arjuna, although he was there with Krishna, can not remember anything about this incident or anything about any of his past births. A taste for hearing from Prabhupada and a taste for chanting Hare Krishna. He is a year younger than me. Krsna draws me back to him after many years. All I can do is ask you to chant the Hare Krishna mantra at least 16 rounds a day and follow the four regulative principles [no illicit sex, no meat eating, no gambling and no intoxication] and read Prabhupada’s books. So if this baba is so blind that he can only see the sunshine and so foolish that he is ignorant of the existence of the sun you should abandon him and instead study the books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Krsna then gives Arjuna the choice of either using Krsna’s army for the war or Krsna himself as an advisor. Hare krishna….guruji… Guruji i came to know about u from my We can also read a very interesting and detailed point by point comparison of Karna vs Arjuna made by HG Chaitanya Charan Prabhu here. I know that eternally I belong only to him. You can look at the honey through the jar, you can lick the jar but you will never be able to taste the honey unless you open the jar. When Arjuna learnt about the gopis of Krishna – who are always around him, Krishna tells Arjuna about the 108 gopikas in Vrindavan and how they are perceived as goddesses. The two men’s bond grows even stronger when Arjuna takes Krsna’s sister, Subhadra, as his wife. Everything was still and immobilized. ISKCON will not encourage you to surrender to a a bona fide spiritual master. But i have one doubt, can Krishna really stop time (scientifically speaking no one knows the exact definition of time, but what according to you is stopping time..but scientifically stopping time leads to nothing, there will be breakage in boson exchange and nothing is held together), indeed Brahma re winded time (when he stole cows of Krishna and all those) but is there any account of someone stopping time? So it is only for the benefit of the demons that Arjuna inquires on this point, as if he himself was not aware of the Personality of Godhead, Krishna. how come we can understand all the good lord has created and this things….let us just be happy in whatever we can contemplate and be happy and hope through his divine grace and his grace alone, we would be granted more insight…till then, let us all be happy in just chanting the name …. And it is not that even in Prabhupada’s physical presence devotees did not have problems. And will not benefit you in any way whatsoever. so form my point of view, Lord Krishna did stop time to preach Gita to arjuna and Guru Vedavyasa being His incarnation would surely know the Gita, and so he compiled it in the Mahabharata. So Lord Brahma performed tapasya, austerity, and through that austerity he was instructed by Krishna from within his heart the seed verses of the Vedas. So as Arjuna surrendered to Krishna in the Gita we also have to surrender to Krishna by surrendering to Krishna’s pure devotee as Krishna directs in the Gita Himself: tad viddhi pranipatnena… “Just approach a bona fide spiritual master, surrender to him, offer obeisances to him, inquire from him submissively, such a pure devotee can give you real knowledge because he has seen the truth.”. The Supreme Lord descends to earth from time to time. can skilfully use both his left and right hand), Gudakesha (one who has overcome slumber) and Dhananjaya (one who brings … Its my only wish that he keep my devotional service intact , eternally…. please guide us, There is no need for physical presence. Thank you for your all news letter, about guru only His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Is real guru others are only respectable, not for worship . It so happened at this time on the battlefield of Kuruksettra that Krishna wanted this war and during the conversation which is Bhagavad Gita Arjuna came to understand this and he surrendered to Krishna telling Him that “I am a soul surrendered unto you, I will do whatever you ask, please instruct me.” So this is the point of the Gita. The problems will be there anyhow. Published on July 13th, 2020 | So you can understand that the battlefield is just an example. And the cure for that disease is reading Prabhupada’s books and chanting Hare Krishna. But more that that Krishna’s names are not different from Krishna. how and what kind of change it’ll bring to us gradually ? b) Because of his power. 100% nonsense and they can not help you advance in Krishna consciousness, rather they will drag you away from Prabhupada and away from Krishna. Right after the Pandavas are exiled for thirteen years by Duryodhana they begin their journey into the forest. There is an example of the honey in a jar. That we can represent it by: is very fortunate, Krishna’s mercy, but these are not ordinary material vibrations. He accepts the dualism and at the same time accepts the oneness. Reading Prabhupad’s books and Listening to his lectures. It is about two men who are about to prove themselves to their fathers, themselves and their worlds (Rajagoplachari 79). To do what Krishna wants us to do. All the energies, power and potency is present in full in the holy names of Krishna. Sometimes also physical association with a great personality can be dangerous because one may consider him an ordinary person. Agni was in great hunger and needed to burn down the entire Khandava Vana to quench his hunger. In some cases the spiritual master of disciple had already left his body before the disciple accepted the spiritual master. He is the supreme absolute truth, and entire creation rests upon him. I want to receive the gift of the Bhagavad Gita again but I am afraid. So you need to try it seriously for yourself. Article written by Jolene Anderson (April 2013) who is solely responsible for its content. So whatever apparent contradictions we see on further investigation we will find they come from our incomplete understanding.
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