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Day 3

Chapter 12

Keshava Keshava Kukiye

[The following is the 3rd day of Bhagavata Saptah Given by His Divine Holiness Sri Mahavishnu Gosvami Maharaj recorded on 1st October, 2001 Sydney Australia.]


[Maharaj Singing: Guru Vandana and Hare Kṛṣṇa Mahamantra]


Nama Om Vishnu Padaya

Kṛṣṇa Presthay Bhutale

Srimate Bhakti Vedanta

Swami Iti Namine
Namaste Saraswati Deve

Gauravani Pracharine

Nirvisesha Sunya Vadi

Paschatya Desa Tarine
Jai Sri Kṛṣṇa Caitanya

Prabhu Nityananda

Sri Advaita Gadadhar

Srivasadi Gaura Bhakta Vrnda
Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa

Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare

Hare Hare Rāma Hare

Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare



[Bhajan By Maharaj – Keshava Keshava Kukiye]


Kesava Kesava Kokiye

Na kokiye asar (3)


The meaning is obvious you know. Always you should speak out loudly Kesava Kesava Kesava Kesava is one of the Kṛṣṇa's name.

Kesava Kesava Kokiye

Na kokiye asar


Don't waste your breath in unnecessary speaking. That is the instruction.

Kesava Kesava Kokiye

Na kokiye asar

Raat divas ke kukate

Kabhi to sune pukar


If you continuously chant Kṛṣṇa's names, sometime your vibration of the names will definitely fall on his ears.

Kesava Kesava Kokiye

Na kokiye asar

Raat divas ke kukate

Kabhi to sune pukar


This kokiye word in Hindi is a special word. You can't really exactly translate in English. Can anybody translate Kokiye? Mahajan...Aah...Kokiye.Bolna yaise bol. It’s just...It’s not really exact you know. speak out. Kokiye Kuku hoti  hai na?...aah...(audience respond)..hainji....Koyal kuki karti hai na that is kokiye. We can't kuku. We are not koyals. But even then we have to do kokiye you know. Kesava Kesava. Except Kṛṣṇa's names we should never speak anything else.


What is the benefit of feelingly uttering the names of Kṛṣṇa?

See Ambarisha Maharaja was the king of the whole planet. It was not only one country or one town like Singapore. But whole planet he was the king, how much busy he should be. But he had taken vow that he will not speak anything else than Kṛṣṇa. Always he will speak Kṛṣṇa. Even now in dhams particularly we have four dhams in India. Particularly in Ayodhya Dham there are many people who just speak Rāma Ram Rāma Ram... They will not speak anything else. That’s the best way to save ourselves from so many unwanted reactions. Whatever we speak, it is very nicely said in the pages of Bhāgavatam, that even the walls have the ears. Wall also hear. We think that I am talking about you and you are not here and you are not hearing. But somebody takes the message to somebody and eventually the person hears and he becomes your friend or enemy as the way you speak out. So please all these material vibrations they have the horrible reactions.


tato 'nyatha kincana yad vivaksatah [SB 1.5.14] Whenever you speak anyatha… Don’t speak anyatha. tato 'nyatha kincana yad vivaksatah. As soon as you speak anything else, it will have the good or bad reaction and good or bad everything is bad in the material world. There is no good here. So you may speak something good about some body. You are just applying maska they call it. maska kyon laga raha hai? [Why are you flatering?] There is nothing good. Except the person uses his breath sincerely in uttering the names of, feelingly uttering the names of Kṛṣṇa, everything has its own reaction and we are suffering from actions and reactions and again the horrible result is, that we are unknowingly throwing ourselves into the ocean of this material existence which has a vicious circle of birth, death, disease and old age. That is the instruction of this.


Kesava Kesava kokiye

Na Kokiye Asar

Raat Divas Ke Kukate

Kabhi To Sune Pukar
If you really feelingly chant, He will definitely hear our scream and immediately He will pay attention. As soon as you utter His name, He knows immediately [baby cries...], even now here we speak and we are heard miles away on the other side of the planets also. With all the technical advancement we have this facility that you speak here and you are heard all over the world. So very easy! And He has all the transcendental apparatuses everything you think about and He is there immediately. And that is the meaning of the omniscient. He knows everything. This is the meaning of it that He knows what is going on in each living entity's mind. In Bhagavad-gītā He says that out of all indriyas, out of all the senses I am the mind.... manas casmi [BG 10.22]. Mind is very powerful in destroying and in creation both. If you utilize it very nicely it can help you to get out of this vicious circle of birth, death, disease and old age. And that is what our goal of human existence is. And if you want to follow this, then you have to utter Supreme Absolute Truth Kṛṣṇa's names. He has millions and millions of names, any name. There is no binding that only chant maha-mantra or you only chant this. No, No. We are not fanatics. Everybody which ever names you have faith in, Please chant, but don’t chant anything else. That is the meaning of this.


keshav keshav kookiye

na kookiye asaar

raath divas ke kookte

kabhi to sune pukaar


Rāma naam ratathe raho

Kṛṣṇa naam ratate raho

jab lag ghat me praan (2)

kabahun tho deena dayaal ke bhanak paregi kaan
aaj kahen mein kaal bhajun

kaal kahen phir kaal

aaj kaal ke karath hi

jaasi avsar chaal
kaal bhajantaa aaj bhaj

aaj bhajantaa ab

do phal me parlay hoyegi

phir bhajegaa kab


This is the instruction. You please don’t delay these things. We are not guaranteeing even a single second in this existence. All this time is passed because of the mercy of the Supreme Absolute Truth Kṛṣṇa. Otherwise within a second He can just annihilate the whole manifestation.

How to become fearless?

That is how He does, and that’s why in the pages of Bhāgavatam it is insisted


āpannaḥ saḿsṛtiḿ ghorāḿ

yan-nāma vivaśo gṛṇan

tataḥ sadyo vimucyeta

yad bibheti svayaḿ bhayam

 [Living beings who are entangled in the complicated meshes of birth and death can be freed immediately by even unconsciously chanting the holy name of Krsna, which is feared by fear personified.](SB 1.1.14)

It is beautiful you know. This “samsar” word comes from saḿsṛtiḿ and saḿsṛtiḿ means this vicious circle of birth. Everybody has to take birth in order to obtain this material body, and then those who are born must die and in between birth and death you have to be sick many times, you have to be old also. The material arrangements cannot save from these things. But Bhāgavatam says the yan-nāma vivaśo gṛṇan.

Those “jivas” those fortunate living entities yan-nāma vivaśo, vivas- helplessly, he does want to chant the names. Ajamila did not want to chant the name, because he wanted to call his younger son and he helplessly chanted “Narayan, Narayan, Narayan” and we know instead of the Yama dutas, the Vishnu dutas took him to Goloka vrindavan. This yan-nāma vivaśo gṛṇan if you helplessly chant… Many times we hear Ram’s names or  Kṛṣṇa’s names in our families and when we are in difficulty, “Hey Rāma !, Hey Kṛṣṇa ! ” they call it. And as soon as we speak out tataḥ sadyo vimucyeta, sadyo-immediately. As soon as we speak out, there is no delay for fraction of second tataḥ sadyo vimucyeta yad bibheti svayaḿ bhayam, because even the bhaya, fear personified is also afraid of the name of the Supreme Absolute Truth. It’s beautiful you know. Fear is afraid to this name, so how can you be fearful? If you want to have fearlessness, in this always fearful material existence and then this is the only way out. . [Hindi] yehi hai ek rasta hai. Bhay to hamara ko lagta hi rehta hai hemesa. Ki bhai Koyi bimare to nahi aa jayegi. Mar to nahi jayenge .hamare paise chale ne, bank to tut nahi jayengi. Australia to hamare ko yahaan se nikal nahin degi. So many bhayas. Kitne kitne bhay hai hamara peeche. Hamesha byah lagta rehta hai, abhay hone ki liye ye ek hi raasta hai. [This is the only way. We are always fearful, “Will I get some disease?” “Will I die?” “Will my money go away?” “Will the bank collapse?” “Will Australia drive me out?”] So many fears we have. So many fears are chasing us. Always we feel that way. There is only one way to become fearless.

Somehow or the other you must spare time to chant His names. Study is altogether a different thing. You may study Bhagavad-gītā, you may study Bhāgavatam, you may study other scriptures. But please, the whole sum total of all the instructions of all the scriptures is to chant Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare.Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare.


 alodyam sarva shastrani [From Skanda purana] He says alodya sarva sasthrani. I have scrutinizing read all the scriptures. And not only read that but vicharya cha punah punah again and again I have thought over it. Its not only he has read alodya means scrutinizing read.  [Hindi] Bhaut dyan se maine sab kuch padh liya hai. Aur uske baad bhi ye padhayi par maine baar baar soch liya hai. [I have studied this with concentration, and after that, I have thought over it vicharyacha punah punah again and again I have thought over it.] idam ekam sunispannam. Only one thought comes out. Its only one thing, idam ekam sunsispannam. There is nothing else. idam ekam sunsispannam. And what is that? dehyo always meditate on Narayana sada. Always the name of the Kṛṣṇa should be meditated on, nothing else. If you want to elevate yourself spiritually it is so very easy in this age Keshava Kirtana.

As soon as you chant the names of Kṛṣṇa, you are completely elevated whichever material condition is, it does not matter at all. You may be in the material miseries completely buried. [Hindi] Bilkul gadgaye ho aap , ye prakriti ke dukhon se, roz ke family problem, Daily hamare business ka problem, hamare service ka problem, ye problem, woh problem, bacche problem, maa baap problem, Sabhee problem. Sabhi sabhi sabhi taraf se. [You are completely buried under miseries of nature. Everyday family problems; daily business problem; our service problem; this problem; that problem; children problem, parent problem, everything problem.] From every direction we are squeezed. It feels like somebody is squeezing the neck. If you have to stop this “neck squeezing” then this is the only way.
Please don’t waste your time.


Kesava Kesava Kokiye

Na kokiye asar

Raat divas ke kukate

Kabhi to sune pukar



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