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Lord Brahma’s Prayers

Atma cannot live independently

This is how, please, come to this conclusion, and we come back to Brahma. Brahma eventually found out a way, to construct. And he knew there is a Lord. Karanadayi Vishnu is lying on the bedstead of shesha and he prayed to the Lord and that is the second page we are taking. [Canto] Three, [chapter] nine page. These prayers are beautiful. If you have time please go through the whole chapter, but few verses we are giving you, just as the sample.

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
This is a very nice lyric, Brahma Samhita it is called, like Brahma samhita we sing these verses.

[Maharajji recites this thrice]



ye tu tvadiya-caranambuja-kosa-gandham

jighranti karna-vivaraih sruti-vata-nitam

bhaktya grhita-caranah paraya ca tesam

napaisi natha hrdayamburuhat sva-pumsam
[O my Lord, persons who smell the aroma of Your lotus feet, carried by the air of Vedic sound through the holes of the ears, accept Your devotional service. For them You are never separated from the lotus of their hearts.] (SB 3.9.5)

govindam aadi purusham tamaham bhajami
ye tu tvadiya, di, dee is long

ye tu tvadiya-caranambuja-kosa-gandham

jighranti karna-vivaraih sruti-vata-nitam

bhaktya grhita-caranah paraya ca tesam

napaisi natha hrdayamburuhat sva-pumsam

govindam aadi purusham tamaham bhajami

In this verse, Brahma being aadi gata, is a great, great, great grand father of all the living entities. In our house also, if fortunately grandfather is alive, we are very respectful to him. And whatever he says we obey. Much more than that, we must obey Brahma’s instructions. Here he has shown us that how we must not separate Krishna from our own heart. You can’t separate; as a super soul, plenary expansion again, He enters into everybody’s heart. In the atom He is present. And because the super-soul is there, it always gives us strength to our own soul. Our soul being very tiny cannot exist on its own. The measurement of the soul is only given in the pages of Bhagavatam, in no other scripture all over the world. We are very much trying with all our advancement to see the soul; we are not able to see it, because it is very, very tiny spiritual spark. The measurement is that you take a hair, one hair, and the tip of hair is very small. Again that tip of hair you have to divide into ten thousand parts and one that, I don’t know what to call it, a very tiny thing. Ten thousand part of the tip of the hair is the size of the soul. And such as small soul is situated in heart and it has to derive the strength from the supreme soul, and that is known as the Supersoul. Ours is atma, but there must me Paramatma with it. Atma cannot survive. [Atma cannot live independently.] Atma must be accompanied. [It has to have Paramatma along with it.] Without Paramatma, we cannot be alive. This is super soul. And he is always there [however we don’t know that Krishna is sitting here.]


sarvasya caham hrdi sannivisto / mattah smrtir jnanam apohanam ca
[I am seated in everyone's heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness.](BG 15.15)
I am situated in everybody’s heart, and remembrance, knowledge, etc. comes from me alone. [He sits in our heart] and brahmayan sarva bhutani. [He causes us to wander.] We have to wander, he makes us wander. brahmayan sarva bhutani. All living entities, even cat is moving, dog is moving, insect is moving, mosquito is moving, everybody is moving. brahmayan sarva bhutani yanra rudhani mayaya “I have created machine for them to move about”, and that is machine of the external energy.

There are two energies that are important. Millions of energies are there. Internal and external, these two energies are very important. Krishna always appears before us through His internal energy. And always He is in His own form. And because He is always Krishna, whether He is one hour old or He is 125 years old. Always He is Krishna. As soon as He was born, He was few days old, He could kill Putana. So Krishna is always Krishna. And how is that? One bushy Krishna is there in south India. And since last so many years he was promising, that I am going to be Krishna, when I will be 75 years old. Now already that time has passed away, now he says in the next birth I’ll be Krishna. Krishna doesn’t promise like this. Krishna is always Krishna. Anybody tells, as I told you yesterday, that Prabhupada very jokingly told, that if anybody claims that he is God, he is reverse of it. D-O-G, God is G-O-D, reverse it D-O-G. We cannot claim that we are Gods. He is always [God]… and why, because He controls His internal energy and then appears before us, atma-mayaya.

ajo 'pi sann avyayatma / bhutanam isvaro 'pi san

prakrtim svam adhisthaya / sambhavamy atma-mayaya
[Although I am unborn and My transcendental body never deteriorates, and although I am the Lord of all living entities, I still appear in every millennium in My original transcendental form.](SB 4.6)
“In ourselve I take birth.” Janma never is used. sambhavamy, “I appear”. And how He appears? He controls Himself, through His atma-maya and His atma-maya, His internal agency, internal potency, wherein the external potency cannot touch it. External potency no doubt is coming from Krishna, but it can never touch the internal potency. And that’s why scriptures advise us that we are very busy in the external potency.

[Have to open the shop, have to get married, children need to be given education, have to collect money, all these things are external potency and we are very in this.] 24 hours a day we are busy in this. And there are so many miseries, concomitant miseries we have to suffer. Sometimes miseries are less and that we regard it as enjoyment. You know, even the sick person …suppose from the bed, he is sitting on the wheel chair, ask him “John how are you today?” “Very fine”, he says. And he feels completely … he cannot walk he cannot do anything, but he thinks he is very fine. Bit better, bit less misery and that we regard it as happiness. Real happiness is not here. Bliss is not in this life. Bliss is only the monopoly of Krishna, Sat-Cit-Ananda. We cannot have ananda. These are all things, niraananda. There is no ananda in it. Otherwise the whole world would have been very happy. But everybody is completely miserable. We fully depend upon Him for our Ananda. And that’s why the scriptures have shown us the short-cut, that you are busy with the external energy, please go to His internal energy. And as soon as you start chanting, Krishna, Krishna Krishna, we are in His internal potency. And that’s why we escape the misery at least till that time. We may not escape, but till that time we are with this, we escape the misery. And this is what Brahma says here.


ye tu tvadiya-caranambuja-kosa-gandham

Smelling the lotus feet by the scriptures

The lotus flower, Your lotus feet is just like lotus flower, and nice aroma is coming from the lotus flower. Generally in the material world we smell by the nose. But this aroma of the lotus flower of Krishna can only be smelled by the ears. karna-vivaraih, jighranti means I smell. By my own ears I am smelling, aroma of your lotus flower. And how? Because this aroma comes through the scriptures. And as soon as we read, appreciate the scriptures, then we can have the aroma of the lotus feet.

ye tu tvadiya-caranambuja-kosa-gandham

kosa is the inside red part, inside of the lotus flower. Then we can have the aroma. And His lotus feet it only could be smelled, by struti-vata-neetam. And struti-vata-neetam is all these Vedic literatures. And this Vedic literature insists that only the name will take you ahead. And name is glorified in so many verses. Every page, of Bhagavatam is full of this, that you please come to this point if you want to go to the spiritual nature. And just be engaged in this.
Lord’s name is greater than Lord

There is very nice bhajan also, gives examples from Mahabharat, Ramayana and Bhagavatam and he insists on the name, you know. So please sing after me.



Hari se bada Hari ka naam

(‘Name’, he says, ‘your name is greater than you.’)



Hari se bada Hari ka naam

Prabhu se bada Prabhu ka naam

Hari se bada Hari ka naam (2)

Prabhu se bada Prabhu ka naam

Ant mein nikala ye parinaam

Sumiro naam rupa bina dekhe (2)

Kaudi na lage daam, (There is no expense)

Kaudi na lage daam


Naam ke bandhe khichayenge (2)

Aakhir ek din Shyam

He is bound by His names, He has to appear there, He is very kind.

See, we know thousands of people may be, because so many friends, relatives, other acquaintances, but those who ring us or send email now, then we reply immediately, you know. That’s what He also does. He knows every living entity. He knows what is going on in their mind. But those who call Him through the names, He pays attention to them.
Naam ke bandhe khichayenge

Aakhir ek din Shyam

Then he gives example from Mahabharat, Draupadi’s example.



Droupadi ne jab naam pukara, jhat aa gaye ghansyam,

Draupadi said to Him, ‘You are late in coming’

He said: “Mata, I am not late, you called me late.” Because she wanted to see Bhishma, that Bhishma may deliver, from this misery, then Bhishma could not do anything, he just looked down. Then she looked to Drona Acharya, then Drona Acharya also …The five husbands… completely gone. And then she started calling Krishna, and immediately Krishna appeared. And she said that, “You are late”

“Mata, I am not late”, He said, “You are late”. We are late in calling Him.  


Droupadi ne jab naam pukara,

Jhat aa gaye ghansyam,

Saree khechata araadha dushasana

Saree Badayee Shyam
Hari se bada Hari ka naam

Prabhu se bada Prabhu ka naam

Ant mein nikala ye parinaam
Then there is nice example from Bhagavatam, you know.
Jal dubata Gajraja pukaro,

Aaye adhe naam

Just he could not speak out, Gajraj was in difficulty. The elephant was in difficulty, his leg was already caught by crocodile and he was reeling in difficulty, for 12 months the whole struggle was going on. And he was weak because he was not a water animal. So he could not speak out even, but then just adha-naam you know, half name, Govin, Govin, Govin, even then He came in.

Jal dubata Gajraja pukaro,

Aaye adhe naam
Nami ko chinta rahti hai

Naam na ho badnaam
He is worried, somebody chants His names, and if He does not go there and relieve him or her then His name will be spoiled, nobody will chant His names. He is very compassionate. In the same ways, the devotees are also very compassionate you know.

Story: Compassionate sadhu and the horse thief

There was one sadhu in one village, so village people gave him nice cottage, and nice sleeping arrangement and he was chanting Krishna’s names and he was passing his time in bhakti. So village people thought that sadhu baba is alone, let us give him one nice horse, so that he can ride the horse and go out, you know, or Mercedes car may be. So every day sadhu was very pleased, you know, had nice horse. So everyday in the evening he will go out and come back and again continue his devotional service, you know.

So one day what happened, that one nice horse rider was there in the village. So he saw this sadhu with the beautiful horse. So wanted to take his horse away. So how to take it … So in the evening he goes out and plays some trick and [child crying in background] somehow or other I’ll take his horse. So what he did, he pretended as if he is a lame man, and he just lied down on one side of the road.

And when sadhu was passing he said: “Please, please sadhu you are very kind. I can’t walk to the other village. Please let me sit on the horse. Just leave me there and you can come back.”

Sadhu was very compassionate, the thought “He cant walk, let me help him. As it is the horse is for everybody.(you know).”

So he allowed him to sit on the horse. As soon as he sat on the horse, he was nice rider, so he kicked out sadhu and he ran with the horse. So sadhu came running after him.

He said, “Horse is yours but stop, horse is yours but stop.”

So he heard sadhu telling that horse is yours, stop. So he thought horse is already mine, so let me hear what he says. So sadhu went to him running he said, “Hey, don’t tell anybody how you got the horse from me, otherwise in future nobody will help the lame persons.”

This is the fine sentiment. This Krishna also feels. If I don’t help the living entity who is feelingly chanting the day and night my names ‘kabhi to sune pukar’, sometime He will definitely hear. And as soon as he hears, he will definitely work out subtly, we don’t know how. But somehow or other the miseries vanish.
How can we remove our miseries?

Frankly speaking the miseries don’t have factual existence. It is not a fact. Because we identify with our bodies, that’s why we feel miserable. It is very easy for me to tell, but when we are really in misery, we don’t think about these things. But we should. The more miserable condition we have, the more we should go to chanting and go through the scriptures. That time is very disturbing times. But please, somehow or other try to make a habit of going through the scriptures or chanting, daily, regularly. And if you do that then you will have the same habit in the miseries also. And they will work out. Kunti devi prays:



vipadah santu tah sasvat / tatra tatra jagad-guro.

bhavato darsanam yat syad / apunar bhava-darsanam

[I wish that all those calamities would happen again and again so that we could see You again and again, for seeing You means that we will no longer see repeated births and deaths.] (SB 1.8.25)

He said please Jagat guru, you please inflict all the miseries upon me again and again. Don’t make us comfortable. bhavato darsanam yat syad. Because as soon as the miseries are there we have Your audience. Within misery we chant very nicely.

 

Story: Within misery we chant very nicely


You know we were in Fiji once. Fiji is not very far from here. This Fijian airline, what is its name, moon…moon or something …. Sunflower [laughs] Sunflower airlines. And our Jagannath bought the ticket of Sunflower. Those planes are thrown by America and reconditioned by Fijians. [laughs]. And the plane is so small you know. Hardly six or eight seat they take. And the pilot is just near us. We can see everything there. And a black pilot was there, he was chewing sandwich and flying the aeroplane. And as soon as you start, grorrrrrr…so much noise was these, I don’t think it would take off you know. Then somehow it took off and lights went off, because everything was dark there. I thought that, this is the end now. Sunflower is going to finish us now. [laughs]. And we were right on the top of the hill. And so nice chanting was there, because danger was in flight. I never chanted my rounds that nicely, again. [laughs]

The meaning is, if we really see the danger, we are really are very engrossed. So we should have the Sunflower airlines, to make us chant very nicely.
Krishna is there, but we are not there with Him

Please, this is the way. As soon as we are in danger, we definitely follow these things very nicely. And if we have unflinching faith, that is required, undeviated attention.


ananya-cetah satatam / yo mam smarati nityasah

tasyaham sulabhah partha / nitya-yuktasya yoginah
[For one who always remembers Me without deviation, I am easy to obtain, O son of Prtha, because of his constant engagement in devotional service.] (BG 8.14)
tasyaham sulabhah partha / nitya-yuktasya yoginah, ananya-cetah satatam. An-anya – not anybody else, ONLY Krishna. ananya-cetah satatam / yo mam smarati nityasah. Those who remember Me nityasah, you know, regularly, everyday, every moment of their existence, if they can.

ananya-cetah satatam / yo mam smarati nityasah

Those who always remember me. tasyaham sulabhah partha. For him I am very easily attained. He is not far. Very near us. But there is no ananya-cetah. Our attention is divided in so many ways. We don’t have the pointed attention to His lotus feet. If it does not work then the defect lies with us and not with Him. We blame Him, “Where is Krishna? So many people died. Where is Krishna?” Krishna is there, but we are not there with Him. As soon as there is tasyaham sulabhah partha then nitya-yuktasya yoginah. These yogis, they are always there, bhakti yogis, are always with Him and that is spontaneous devotional service. We don’t have to invite somebody to clean the place or to serve prasadam or cook prasadam. Just spontaneously the living entities come. They know that this work belongs to everybody and everybody has to help, otherwise we won’t be able to vacate the hall within the time limit. So this is spontaneous. But it’s only for today, only for five minutes we are spontaneous. Then again we are lethargic.

Laziness is the main symptom of Kali yuga. And laziness is another name of the mental concoction. Our mind is fertile. It will try to drag you away from Krishna’s lotus feet. Bring it again and again to Krishna’s lotus feet. And stop the concoctions. Half the time, more than half the life, we are just concocting. Don’t concoct. Living entities may behave favorably or unfavorably. That is going to go on. Because every living entity has its own way of behaving, every living entity has his own choice. Every living entity has his own guidance or misguidance, whatever it is. So we should not worry about these things. We should only save time, from all these concoctions. And that time that we save should not be wasted again, as I tell you again and again, please save that time and utilize, invest in the pages of scriptures, so that you will have un-deviated attention to the lotus feet of Krishna. And that is what this Gajraj had.
Jal Dubata Jagaraja pukaro,

Aye Ade naam

Naami chinta rahati hai

Naam na ho badnaam
Now there is a nice example from our Ramayana
Jis saagar ko langh sake naa

Bina pull ke Raam
Raam wanted to cross over from south India to Lanka and he had to take all the monkey army also. So he wanted Raam Setu.
Jis saagar ko langh sake naa

Bina pull ke Raam

Kuud gaye Hanuman usi ko

Leke Hari Ka Naam
Naam is more powerful. Hanuman took the help of the name, and just within a step he was in Lanka, you know.
Jis saagar ko langh sake naa

Bina pull ke Raam

Kuud gaye Hanuman usi ko

Leke Hari Ka Naam
Hari se bara Hari ka naam

Wo dil wale duub jayeinge

Jinme nahin hai naam

[break]


[This prasadam is]… very tasty. Offer it to Krishna and take it with you. This is the simplest way. As it is, those whose that gland is removed, I don’t know what gland it is known as. But if it is removed, in old age particularly, then they can only can eat khicheri. Its better to think that your glands are removed. [laughs]. And always please, stick to simple food. Don’t go for so much fried food or this or that and your health will be alright. This is how, Krishna looks after us from every corner. And unless, we try to understand and convince all this factual points to our mind, it will never allow you to come to the lotus feet of Krishna.
I am sitting here because I am worried about prasadam. I am very much attracted. “Now it is prasadam time, I must stop.” You know. Because, I am here for prasadam, I don’t know about you. You are all unflinching devotees of the Lord. You don’t come for prasadam. Prasadam is byproduct for you. For me it is the main thing ..because I am not a devotee. This is the main thing. We are all attracted by prasadam. “O, let us go to the hall, nice prasadam he is serving, and have change of air and change of prasad you know.” This is…please please. Its very nice of you that somehow or other we are all here, make best of it and try to utilize this Purushottam maas, and again the days to come. Every maas is Purushottam maas for us. Every time is granted by him, we don’t know when we are to go away. So utilize this, and please come to this conclusion.
There are four five verses again [in SB 3.9], you can go through it, we go to the next topic now. And that’s the best thing.
Chapter 26



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