Radhanath Swami explains Being freed from attachment, fear and anger, being fully absorbed in me, and taking refuge in me, many many persons in the past became purified by knowledge of me and thus they all attained transcendental love for me. Today we are celebrating the most auspicious and holy event of Sri Janamashtami. Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared out of his causeless mercy, into this world of Birth and Death, to give everyone the opportunity of enjoying an eternal life of bliss and knowledge.
Radhanath Swami says “Our Offering to Krishna is not limited by time” nehābhikrama-nāśo ‘sti pratyavāyo na vidyate sv-alpam apy asya dharmasya trāyate mahato bhayāt Any endeavor in Krishna Consciousness is eternal; so nothing ends. This wonderful Pune yatra that we have all participated…
A person in full Krsna consciousness is not unduly anxious about executing the duties of his existence. The foolish cannot understand this great freedom from all anxiety. For one who acts in Krsna consciousness, Lord Krsna becomes the most intimate friend. He always looks after His friend’s comfort, and He gives Himself to His friend, who is so devotedly engaged working twenty-four hours a day to please the Lord.
In fact Srila Rupa goswami explains in His Bhakti rasamrita sindhu,that its an essential vaishnava principal in a very wonderful way to celebrate the various festivals that the previous acharyas has given us. Why do we celebrate this festivals? we celebrate to create unity amongst One another, exclusively for the purpose of expressing our desire to love and serve the Supreme Personality of Godhead… and how do we celebrate this festivals?
Pure devotees whose characteristics are mentioned here engage themselves fully in the transcendental loving service of the Lord .Their minds cannot be diverted from the lotus feet of KRISHNA. Their talks are solely on the transcendental subjects. The symptoms of the pure devotees are described in this verse specifically- devotees of the Supreme Lord are twenty-four hours daily engaged in glorifying the pastimes of the Supreme Lord.
There are spiritual masters who have brought us, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, Gaur Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj, Bhaktivinod Thakur and all of the previous acaryas. They have all, with such humble devotion, made the sacrifice of their very lives, to bring to us, the supreme gift of the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. And what is that mercy?
The Personality of Godhead is omnipresent by His diverse potencies everywhere, just as the power of electricity is distributed everywhere within space. Similarly, the Lord’s omnipresence is perceived and manifested by His unalloyed devotees like Vidura, just as electricity is manifested in an electric bulb. A pure devotee like Vidura always feels the presence of the Lord everywhere.
Creation of this universe starts with Brahma The hard way but that is our choice. So when it is describe in the Bhagavat purana how the Lord creates this material world. Krishna personally has nothing to do with material existence,…