bhaktyä nirmathitäçeña-

kañäya-dhiñaëo ‘rjunaù



Arjuna’s constant remembrance of the lotus feet of Lord Çré Kåñëa rapidly increased his devotion, and as a result all the trash in his thoughts subsided.




Material desires in the mind are the trash of material contamination. By such contamination, the living being is faced with so many compatible and incompatible things that discourage the very existence of spiritual identity. Birth after birth the conditioned soul is entrapped with so many pleasing and displeasing elements, which are all false and temporary. They accumulate due to our reactions to material desires, but when we get in touch with the transcendental Lord in His variegated energies by devotional service, the naked forms of all material desires become manifest, and the intelligence of the living being is pacified in its true color. As soon as Arjuna turned his attention towards the instructions of the Lord, as they are inculcated in the Bhagavad-gétä, his true color of eternal association with the Lord became manifest, and thus he felt freed from all material contaminations.

This afternoon, we are reading from the 15th chapter of the 1st canto of Srimad Bhagvatam. Herein we find the beautiful and instructive story of the Pandavas retirement from all their worldly activities and from this material world itself and why they left everything behind.


Pandavas Retirement Decision:

Arjuna, after the battle of Kurukshetra, after the Pandavas were coordinated as kings, he went to visit Lord Sri Krishna in Dwarka Dham. When he arrived there, he found that Krishna and Balaram had finished or concluded their earthly pastimes and had returned to the spiritual world: Goloka. Arjuna was so heartbroken. “That without my friendship, without my loving relationship with Lord Sri Krishna, what is there that has any meaning in my life.” Because of his broken heart he did not return to Hastinapur on his scheduled time because he was thinking ‘How will I possibly explain this most devastating news to my beloved brothers: Yudhishtir, Bhima, Nakul, Sahadev. How will I explain this to my beloved mother Kuntidevi? Krishna was her very life, the very soul and Draupadi, who Krishna saved again and again and again whenever she would call out his Holyname’. Yudhishtir was waiting long time and he saw many inauspicious signs in the atmosphere which was indicating that the age of Kaliyuga had begun. Kaliyuga cannot exist in the presence of Krishna. It was not until Krishna left this world that the age of Kali began. When Arjuna arrived his complexion was pail. Tears streaming from his eyes, he was a broken man. Yudhishtir enquired in so many ways and Arjuna began to explain to him that Krishna and Balaram along with all of their eternal associates of the Yadu dynasty have left us. They have returned to the spiritual world. On hearing this news all of the brothers, they only had one thought in mind – to be with Krishna.


Atrocities Done On Pandavas

Try to understand the situation at hand. Yudhishtir and his brothers – the Pandavas they were meant to be the king of the whole world, the whole planet Earth. And the whole planet was taken away from them by so many cheating devices: Duryodhana, Dhushasana, and Shakuni. They were banished to the forest for many long years. And then ultimately in order to gain the throne of Hastinapur and power over the world in the service of Krishna they were willing to fight the most terrible battle that ever took place in our History in Kurukshetra. And there so many millions upon millions of people were killed. You know how Arjuna, he did not want to fight this battle. “How to kill my grandfather Bhishma, how to fight against my beloved teacher Drona, everything I know I learnt from him. How can I use the gifts that he has given me against him?” But for the service of the Lord they fought this battle. Their own beloved son Abhimanyu was ruthlessly killed. After the war the five sons of Draupadi were killed by Ashvathama while they were sleeping. And finally after so much trouble and turmoil, so much incredible pain and endeavour they were given the kingdom of the world.



The Purpose Of Rajsurya Yagya :

But try to know that they only wanted kingdom for one purpose because it was the best way that they could serve Krishna. They didn’t care for anything but except devotional service. There is a story of how maharaj Yudhishtir desired to perform Rajsuya Yagya. So he approached Lord Krishna and he said, “I want to perform this Yagya only for one purpose – To establish you as the Supreme Personality of Godhead so that the whole world will worship you.” Because you see when there is a Rajsuya Yagya before a king is allowed to perform this sacrifice first he has to conquer the entire world and every other king and every other leader in the whole planet has to bow down to his feet and say that I am subordinate to you. And at the beginning of the Rajsuya Yagya is a ceremony called the Agrapuja where the greatest person in the entire world is called and worshiped. And the king on behalf of all the other kings and all the other citizens of the planet worship this great personality before the Rajsuya Yagya begins. So maharaj Yudhishtir, he wanted to establish Krishna as the Supreme Lord and he wanted on behalf of whole planet to worship Krishna and make everyone Krishna conscious. That was his only motive for performing this Rajsuya Yagya. Other kings, they perform that just so that they have the pride, the prestige and power so that everyone knows that they are supreme. But Yudhishtir maharaj did only so that they would recognize Krishna as the Supreme.


Bhima’s Arrival At King Samudrasen’s Palace :

In order to perform this Yagya the king has to send his messengers to every part of the world and every of king: North, South, East and West has to admit that I am the servant of maharaj Yudhishtir. So Yudhishtir maharaj sent Sahadev, Arjuna, Nakul and Bhima in all the four direction and everyone was accepting, “Yes, he is such a noble, pious and Godly man. We accept that he is our master.”  But Jarasand would not accept. That is a wonderful story how they finally relived the Earth of the burden of this terrible demon Jarasand. But Bhima, he came to a place called Koladweep which is in the modern day Navadweep, the place of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s birth and the place of first 24 years of his loving pastimes. But of course this story took place at the end at the very end of the Dwaparyuga. There was a king living in Koladweep, his name was Samudrasen. And Bhima, he was very confident about who will accept a challenge from me. Everybody he met would just immediately bow down and he had massive – massive army. And he sent the messenger to Samudrasen’s palace that Bhima has come on behalf of Yudhishtir maharaj, the great king of Hastinapur. He wants to perform the Rajsuya Yagya so Bhima and Yudhishtir demands that you accept subordination to him. Samudrasen was great devotee. He was thinking, ‘That I know this Pandavas are so dear to Krishna. He always protects them no matter what happens, Krishna always come to protect them.’


Draupadi’s Mystical Pot

When Duryodhana sent Durvasa muni and 60000 disciples to Kamyavan for the purpose of getting some Prashad, he sent them just after Draupadi had finished eating. Draupadi had this mystical pot. That pot would feed as many people as would come until she ate her Prashad. Then it became an ordinary pot until the next day.  So, Durvasa muni came. Maharaj Yudhishtir received him. “I have come for Prashad and I have my 60000 disciples. I know you are such a wonderful king you will certainly give me nice food. And also you know I am such a famous for cursing people. If you do not give us all nice Prashad to our full satisfaction then you know what I can do.” We know what he tried to do Ambrish maharaj. He is an expansion of Lord Shiva. He is very easily pleased but he is also very easily angered. So maharaj Yudhishtir said, “Oh yes! Please take you bath in Yamuna and soon we will bring you all nice Prashad.” So they went to Yamuna. What to do. “Draupadi, Draupadi get your pot.” She said, “I’ve already finished eating. Pot is finished. Nothing is left. There is no food in the house. There is nothing. Our lives are going to be ruined by this Durvasa muni. We are committing such an offense against such a great sage. He comes to our home, we have nothing to offer.”


Krishna Protecting Pandavas :

But that time Draupadi she began to just pray in her heart of hearts, with tears in her eyes, wanting to protect his beloved husbands from disgrace, she began to pray Krishna. “Save me. Please Krishna save me.” At that time Krishna came. He just came to Kamyavan and he said, “Draupadi, Yudhishtir maharaj I have come. I am very hungry. Give me Prashad.” They were thinking now this is even worst. We don’t have anything to offer Krishna and their heads were hung down. And Krishna said, “Surely there must be something. Bring me the pot.” And there was just one tiny sliver of Prashad stuck to the bottom of Prashad and Krishna ate it. And upon eating it, Durvasa muni and all the 60000 disciples became so full that they were thinking ‘that we cannot put even another morsel of Prashad in our mouth. And Yudhishtir maharaj, we know what a charitable king he is. He must have cooked a wonderful and incredible, exotic, opulent feast for us and won’t even be able to put one spoon in our mouths. We are so full.” So then Krishna told Bhima, “ That you take your club and you go and you ask Durvasa muni that come Prashad is ready” Bhima surrendered to Krishna could not understand this things but he went. And Durvasa muni and his disciples saw Bhima come with his club and they were thinking ‘Oh no! If we don’t accept Yudhishtir’s invitation and we don’t eat his Prashad then Bhima may beat us with his club so they all just ran away as fast as they could. Haribol!!!  In this way Lord Sri Krishna saved the Pandavas. Again and again and again Krishna would be there to save the Pandavas.


Samudrasen Challenges Bhima :

Samudrasen knew this. He was thinking that ‘I have worshiped Krishna my whole life but I have not yet seen the beautiful darshan of Krishna. For me he may not come but for Bhima he will always come. So I will fight with his Bhima and I will fight so hard that Krishna will have to come to rescue him.’ So he sent the message to Bhima that, “I will not subordinate myself to you. If you choose to fight me then let us fight.” Bhima was shocked. “What nonsense is this? He wants to fight with me but he doesn’t know who I am! What kind of armies I have.” So Bhima surrounded the entire city of Samudraghar. And they began to blow conch shells ready to attack. And then Samudrasen and all of his armies came out charging. And Samudrasen was fighting so expertly and so violently that he was just killing everything. And Bhima was just helpless. He was thinking ‘what can I do? This man is such an empowered devotee of Lord. I’ll never be able to defeat him’ and he began to pray to Krishna, “Please save me. Please protect me. We’ve come here to establish you as the Supreme Godhead. I’ve come here in the name and dignity of Yudhishtir. Please save us we are going to be defeated” and as Bhima was praying from the core of his heart in this way for Krishna’s mercy behind Bhima on his chariot Krishna appeared.


Samudrasen’s Ardent Wish To See Sri Krishna :

Sri Bhagvan Krishna ki. Jay! He appeared as a beautiful cowherd boy, playing on a flute with a beautiful peacock feather adorning his head with wonderful golden Dhoti silk. The colour of shining lightening, with the beautiful complexion like a Tamal tree and his Lotus eyes were so mercifully and elegantly glancing upon Samudrasen. Now nobody but Samudrasen could see this beautiful darshan of Krishna. So right in the middle of this terrible war, Samudrasen got off his chariot and with folded palms he began to offer prayers to Krishna, “That all my desires are now fulfilled. I have had your blessed darshan. And you have proven to the world that you always protect your devotees.

kaunteya pratijänéhi

na me bhaktaù praëaçyati

But I have heard that in the age of Kali, which is rapidly approaching, you will appear here in Navadweep Dham in your beautiful form of Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu. Please allow me to see this most merciful and beautiful incarnation I have heard of.” And just as he was saying this, Krishna transformed himself into the beautiful forms of Radha and Krishna. And the whole land of Vrindavan was revealed before Samudrasen. And then Radha Krishna became one in the beautiful golden form of Gauranga Mahaprabhu. Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu ki, Jay!!! And he raised his arms and he started chanting. Lord Gauranga raised his arms, his beautiful elongated arms chanting the Holyname

“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare”

But he was chanting loudly 

  “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare”

When Samudrasen witnessed this most beautiful darshan of the Supreme Personality of Godhead he got down from his chariot and he was offering his prostrated obeisance’s, weeping and crying in ecstatic love. And Bhima, he didn’t know what was happening. He was thinking ‘what kind of inconceivable potency is this that in the middle of the fight, although, he was defeating me and about to conquer me all of a sudden now he is bowing down and surrendering to me.’ Nobody knew it. Krishna (Mahaprabhu) was behind it. So then after Samudrasen bowed down to Bhima, he took his army and went back to the city fully satisfied. And Bhima, “Yes! Krishna saved me again.”


Shishupal’s Salvation :

And maharaj Yudhishtir performed the Rajsuya Yagya. And you know at the beginning of that Agrapuja, when Yudhishtir maharaj told Krishna to be the Supreme most worshipable person for the whole Earth to adore, Shishupal could not tolerate it. And it was in that occasion that ultimately Shishupal started blaspheming Krishna with so many terrible insults. He was give a benediction that up to one hundred blasphemes consecutively he was allowed, but he so much lost control over his senses that he spoke one hundred and one blasphemes. At that time Krishna took his Sudarshan Chakra and his head was finished, felled to the ground. And the light from his body merged into the body of Krishna right in front of Yudhishtir and everyone else.


World Is Empty Dreary Void Without Krishna :

So what the Pandavas did to try to serve Krishna! And here all of their lives mission had fructified in complete success. They were the kings of the world, unparallel and everyone was bowing their heads at the Louts feet of Yudhishtir, Arjuna, Bhima, Nakul and Sahadev. But when they received the news that Krishna had left this world they were thinking ‘What is the use of being great king of this kingdom that we worked so hard for. If we don’t have Krishna it’s all like an empty, dreary void.

yugäyitaà nimeñeëa

cakñuñä prävåñäyitam

çünyäyitaà jagat sarvaà

  govinda-viraheëa me

Gauranga Mahaprabhu prayed in this way, “Krishna, even a moment of separation from you seems like 12 years or more and without your beautiful vision this whole world is nothing but a dreary void.”

A devotee understands that without Krishna there is no meaning to anything in our life. The whole world is a void. Sometimes businessmen they work so hard throughout their lives to build big-big Empire of business. They think ‘Now I am successful. Now I have conquered my competitor. Now I am established. Now I am the Lord of all I survey.” But if you don’t have Krishna, a devotee will see it is all simply useless nothing without Krishna.

Saravabhauma Bhattacharya, the greatest of all scholars, who scrutinizingly   understood all Vedanta and had all great- great Sanyasis, Gyanis coming to his Lotus feet to learn Vedanta from him. After he became Krishna conscious he realized that ‘All my studies, all my knowledge is dreary, empty, and void without Krishna consciousness, without Krishna.’ And Yudhishtir maharaj, after so many long-long years of so many terrible ordeals he finally attained the kingdom of the world as the Supreme monarch and ruler, but he felt what is the use without Krishna.

Krishna surya sun may ahoy andhakar…………….

Krishna is like the sun and Maya is like darkness. Without Krishna, the whole world is darkness. Our family, our businesses, our nations everything we have without Krishna in the centre, it is all simply a painful illusion. With Krishna in the centre, the Pandavas were willing to fight and give up their for that kingdom. But when Krishna left that kingdom they wanted nothing to do with it any more. A devotee is willing to fight and do anything for Krishna but without Krishna he has no business toward anything for anyone. This is Krishna consciousness.


Arjuna: The Puppet In The Hands Of Krishna

Arjuna, he was so desperately feeling separation. He was giving instruction to protect the queens of Krishna and to bring them Hastinapur. And while he was travelling to Hastinapur, a land of infidel cowherd men came to attack him. And Arjuna with his mighty Gandiva bow, he began to fight against them. The same hands and the same Gandiva bow that can completely conquer the greatest warriors in all universes, that Gandiva bow put Bhishmadev, who even Parashuram; the supreme Personality of Godhead Krishna could not defeat Bhishma. But Arjuna defeated him. How was it that now some ordinary man came and attacked him and Arjuna was utterly defeated? Because he realized that Krishna gave me this potency for particular reason but now my mission is been fulfilled. Krishna has withdrawn his potency and now I can do nothing. The realization that we all gain from this beautiful story


Krishna: The Supreme Doer

prakåteù kriyamäëäni

guëaiù karmäëi sarvaçaù


kartäham iti manyate

That Krishna is the doer: that he has the power that we all live by. He is the strength of the strong. He is the intelligence of the intelligent. In his all Krishna’s power he gives us the power to see, to hear, to smell, to taste, to walk, to talk, to think. He gives us all the facilities of this world. Everything is happening by the mercy of Krishna. We are never the doer of our activities. Bewildered soul thinks himself the doer of this activities but Krishna gives us independence: the power, the knowledge, the strength, the wealth, all that he has given us, we have the choice to properly use it or misuse it. He gives us this body, this mind and these senses. We have the choice to use it in his loving service or to use it for our own selfish pleasurable purposes. But in either case that power is coming from Krishna. It’s not us. All we have is the choice how to use it, either for Maya or for Krishna but it’s all coming from Krishna. So therefore the greatest foolishness, the ignorance is pride, false pride-To take credit for anything. To think I am the doer is ignorance. Krishna is the doer. We are just instruments, we are puppets. We are either puppets directly in his hand or indirectly in the hands of Maya Devi. But the power is ultimately coming from the same source.

haà sarvasya prabhavo

mattaù sarvaà pravartate

iti matvä bhajante mäà

budhä bhäva-samanvitäù

That whole Maya potency is what you do under Krishna’s direction for those who are rascals. So people have misconception that if Krishna is the doer that even if I do bad things, I am not to be blamed, Krishna is to be blamed. Because Krishna says that he is the doer of everything. This philosophy is very dangerous. In fact, it is one of the offenses against the Holy name- To commit sins and the ( at the Holyname. To try to justify immoral activities that Krishna is the doer is the greatest illusion. As long as we try to justify in this way there is no possibility of salvation from our sinful activities. We find that the greatest Vaishnavas they don’t say, “Krishna, all of my sins is your mercy. I am not at fault. You are at fault.” But the most sinless Vaishnavas they pray, “I am so sinful Krishna. I am so wretched. I am so fallen but you are so merciful that you are still willing to allow me to associate with your devotees and to chant your Holynames

“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare”

This is the consciousness of the real devotee of the Lord.


Giving Credit, Taking Blames :

Yes, Krishna is the doer but he gives the choice to us what we will do with the gifts that he has given us. But we should never take credit for what we do good but we should always accept blame for what we do wrong. Materialistic people do not like this philosophy. They want to put their own mistakes and blame on everyone else including God and when it comes to credit they like to take all the credit themselves. Sometimes they will even go to the extent saying, “I didn’t do it. Krishna did it so you should give me credit for being such an saintly person to say this.” In this way their false ego is such a fastidious and dangerous enemy. How is it that a devotee realistically is able to give Krishna credit for everything he does good and take all the blame for everything he does bad and even take the blame for what he doesn’t do bad. Philosophically we can understand that this is correct. It is not simply a sentiment or emotion. Yet Krishna is giving us all the power and if we use that power right, all we get credit for is that we just did it Krishna’s way but Krishna did it and we are just willing to do it in his way. But if we take same power, that same Shakti that he is giving you and if you use it against his will you are to blame for the results of all the consequences. In this way we must discriminate what is Krishna’s desire.


All Credit Belongs To Krishna :

We must surrender to Krishna’s desire. And after we surrender to Krishna’s desire in a positive spiritual way, we must know that all credit goes to Krishna. Material thinking is thinking of I, me and mine. I have done this. I have done that. And I am this and just see me and all this things are mine. But spiritual consciousness is

Bhogtaram jagat (0: 37: 51: 1)

That everything is the property of Krishna. Everything is being done by Krishna. I am simply here to be enjoyed by Krishna. Not to enjoy and even if we do something wonderful we should not enjoy the credit we should give the credit to Krishna. This is what it means that Krishna is the enjoyer of everything. I knew one devotee. He was wonderful Kirtan singer and he was getting so much credit for singing such a beautiful wonderful Kirtans and getting everyone to chant and to dance. And then one day his voice went (khhh) finished, couldn’t even talk what to say of singing. And the doctor said you will never be able to sing again. In fact, you never be able to give lecture again. And for several years all he could do is

(in a low voice)

“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare”

They got a good realization. All that power to make people dance, make people chant was that mine? It was Krishna’s and the proof that it’s Krishna’s is that he had the power to take it away.


Being Instruments In The Hands Of Krishna :

We know the story of the magician. He gave the mouse the power to become a cat and then dog and then tiger. But when he used that power of being a tiger against the magician, the magician said, “Again become mice.” He became mouse. Whatever we have is Krishna’s gift. But he can also take it away. And Krishna is taking it away is the mercy just to prove to us and give us the realization that it was never ours in the first place. It was never ours to enjoy either on the gross or subtle platform. Either to enjoy with our senses or our body, or even to enjoy with our mind through distinction, and the credit and the prestige that comes with whatever we have done. It is all meant to be enjoyed by Krishna. So anyways this nice Kirtan leader after some years Krishna miraculously gave him his voice back and now he is singing nice Kirtans again but he understands that, “I am not doing it. Krishna can make sounds through my voice however he likes.” Sometimes when devotees when they are very learned they can speak very eloquently through their own brain substance. But other devotees “Krishna please give me something to say” and sometimes he doesn’t give you anything to say. You are blank. Something like I am today. Don’t know what to do. And you realize, “Krishna you are the doer. You can speak through me or you cannot speak through me. You have any right to make me a hero or a fool. In any way you like, I am your servant unconditionally.” This is Krishna consciousness. Krishna will sometimes make you a fool and sometimes he will make you a hero. We don’t mind. We just, “Krishna you do anything. I am your servant.”


Krishna: Source Of Knowledge, Remembrance And Forgetfulness

So Arjuna had this realization. That I had been defeated, that Krishna has withdrawn power and therefore I am like an ordinary man.” And when he came to Hastinapur he was weeping, he was crying. “What to do Yudhishtir maharaj. Krishna is gone and he has taken with him all of the opulence that he has given us.” He was so sad but then, Arjuna, by the mercy of the Lord began the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita that he had heard from Sri Krishna just prior to the battle of Kurukshetra.

sarvasya cähaà hådi sanniviñöo

mattaù småtir jïänam apohanaà ca

vedaiç ca sarvair aham eva vedyo

vedänta-kåd veda-vid eva cäham

Krishna says that “I am the source of all remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness.” Do you think you have the power to remember Krishna? Do you think you have the power to forget Krishna? That power is given by God according to our desire. If we are sincere Krishna will give us the power to remember him. And if we are insincere Krishna will give us the power to forget him. Srila Prabhupada use to tell us, “That all this arguments of the atheist and even the very sophisticated scientific atheists is from where they are getting all of these arguments to deny God? – From God. He is the source of all knowledge, remembrance and forgetfulness according to our sincerity, submissiveness and desires so miraculously in this state of utter despair, by the grace of Sri Krishna, Arjuna began to remember the wonderful instructions that he heard in the form of the Bhagavad Gita. And all of his strength, and all of his hope encourage, came back to him, because Krishna is non-different then the sound vibration of his words, then the sound vibration of his Holyname.


Always Remember Krishna, Never Forget Krishna :

The verse we are reading today, Arjuna’s constant remember of the Lotus feet of the Lord Krishna rapidly increased his devotion and as a result all the trash in his thoughts subsided. This is the verse an most essential of all instructions to always remember Krishna. But how to always remember Krishna? Krishna explain

amäninä mänadena

kértanéyaù sadä hariù”

Amongst the Gaudiya Vaishnavas this verse is supreme most all the slokas. To be more humble then the blade of grass, to be more tolerant then a tree, to be ready to give all respects to other living beings and to expect no respect for oneself. Only in this state of mind can one chant the Holyname of the Lord constantly.

kértanéyaù sadä hariù

And we are talking about kértanéyaù sadä hariù, always chanting the name, this means always remembering Krishna.

anta-käle ca mäm eva

smaran muktvä kalevaram

yaù prayäti sa mad-bhävaà

yäti nästy atra saàçayaù


taà tam evaiti kaunteya

sadä tad-bhäva-bhävitaù

Krishna says that, “Whatever you think at the time of death that you will attain without fail. If you think of me at the time of death you will attain me without fail” but how to think of Krishna? – Through sound vibration. Through remembering his instructions as Arjuna was doing or through remembering his Holyname, but unless we truly aspire for the principle of humility and tolerance Krishna will not grant us the power the to remember his Holyname when it is most essential in our life. Through transcendental sound we can always keep our mind fixed on Krishna. And that is why Sri Krishna himself he appeared again in this world to teach us this sublime process. In this chapter we find that Krishna has just left the world and Kaliyuga begins. And Arjuna, remembering his sound vibration finds solace and hope and he and his brother, they put Parikshit in-charge of the kingdoms and they left for Swargaloka and ultimately for spiritual sky, Vaikuntha.  But after Krishna left, he remained always through the sound of the teachings of the Gita and through the sound of his Holyname. And in this age of Kali Krishna appears again as the Gauranga Mahaprabhu to teach us

yäre dekha, täre kaha ‘kåñëa’-upadeça

ämära äjïäya guru haïä tära’ ei deça

That you always remember the teachings of Srimad Bhagvatam and Bhagavad Gita and you always chant the Holynames in the association of devotees and you will always remember me. That is the simple sublime instructions for all living beings in the age of Kali. We absolutely, desperately require the association of devotees, because in that association we will properly hear the sound vibration of Gita and Bhagvat. And in that association we will be encouraged, enlived and get inspired to strive attentively chant the Holynames.

“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare”

So we should all aspire to cultivate the same consciousness as Arjuna. That without you Krishna, my whole life, my family, all of what I have done it is all nothing but a dreary empty miserable void unless it is being utilized for your pleasure, in your remembrance Krishna.”  And to establish that consciousness it is so easy by learning to humbly serve the devotees and in that mood to sincerely chant his Holyname.

“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare”

Written by

Radhanath Swami

H.H Radhanath Swami is one of today’s most beloved and respected spiritual teachers. A Bhakti Yoga practitioner for 40 years, he is a guide, community builder, philanthropist, and acclaimed author.Born and raised in Chicago,at the age of 19 he discovered India's Mystical devotional tradition and now spread his message of compassion and love around the world.

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Radhanath Swami

H.H Radhanath Swami is one of today’s most beloved and respected spiritual teachers. A Bhakti Yoga practitioner for 40 years, he is a guide, community builder, philanthropist, and acclaimed author.Born and raised in Chicago,at the age of 19 he discovered India's Mystical devotional tradition and now spread his message of compassion and love around the world.