Jai Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai! Sri Krishna Janmahostava ki Jai!
Today we are lucky to have darshan of Supreme Absolute Truth Sri Krishna.
cakṣur unmīlitaḿ yena
tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ
sthāpitaḿ yena bhū-tale
svayaḿ rūpaḥ kadā mahyaḿ
he kṛṣṇa karuṇā-sindho
gopeśa gopikā-kānta rādhā-kānta namo 'stu te
vamshi vibhushita karaan nava neera dabhaat
pitaambaraat aruna bimba phalaadaroshtaat
purnendu sundara mukhaat aravinda netraat
krishnaat param kim api tattvam aham na jaane [Vamshi vibhishita karaan - His hand is decorated with flute, nava neera daabhaat - His bodily hue is that of the fresh water laden cloud, pitaambaraat - He is dressed with the pitaambara colored dress, aruna bimba phalaadaroshtaat - His lips are reddish like the bimba fruit, purnendu sundara mukhaat - His countenance is perfectly round like the full moon, aravinda netraat - His eyes are as beautiful as the lotus petal, krishnaat ......jaane - I do not know any other tattva beyond this Krishna]
Krishnah sharanam samasta jagataam
bhakti-yoga-vidhānārthaḿ kathaḿ paśyema hi striyaḥ
kṛṣṇāya vāsudevāya devakī-nandanāya ca
nanda-gopa-kumārāya govindāya namo namaḥ
namaḥ pańkaja-nābhāya namaḥ pańkaja-māline
namaḥ pańkaja-netrāya namas te pańkajāńghraye
hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare / hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare
hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare / hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare Not loud enough, loudly
hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare / hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare In Kunti prayers, there is again one nice verse from Srimad Bhagavatam. Srimad Bhagavata maha puran ki jai!
ta eva pasyanty acirena tavakam / bhava-pravahoparamam padambujam
[O Krsna, those who continuously hear, chant and repeat Your transcendental activities, or take pleasure in others' doing so, certainly see Your lotus feet, which alone can stop the repetition of birth and death.] (SB 1.8.36)
Fortunately our all languages are near to Sanskrit and whenever the verse comes in front of us half of the verse we may know already. Smaranti, srnvanti, gaayanti, grnanty abhiksnasah. Abhiksnasah word, we don’t know, we know srnvanti – suniye, sunte rahiye, aur sune se yi hum sab seek jate hai. [listen, keep listening, and by keep listening we learn everything]. We learn so many things by hearing. Before we got to kindergarten or school or whatever we learn so many things from our mother. Mother teaches half of the education, which we have. After mother stops teaching we always learn nonsense. Mother is the real teacher. And that’s why in the pages of Bhagavatam it is clearly said
gurur na sa syat sva-jano na sa syat / pita na sa syaj janani na sa syat
daivam na tat syan na patis ca sa syan / na mocayed yah samupeta-mrtyum
[One who cannot deliver his dependents from the path of repeated birth and death should never become a spiritual master, a father, a husband, a mother or a worshipable demigod.] (SB 5.5.18)
Two types of knowledge of Vedic mother
Mother always teaches us how to get rid of this janma mrtyu jara vyadi. Vedic mothers are trained in this direction. They only have two [types of] knowledge at their disposal. One is they are expert in cooking. It’s not that for a week or one week we cook and stuff it into our refrigerator and then eat chunk every day. No! That is not Vedic mother. She immediately cooks very nice, never sits with husband, serves him. If you are not attached to your man, one man, then you have to obey hundreds of persons. That is the constitution Krishna [has] given. Always the mothers must be protected. It is better to be, good or bad, have one man with her and cooking must be very immaculate. Somehow or other the times are very precarious, we don’t know really, may be wife is working husband is not working so somebody else has to cook. So equivalently men also must learn cooking and the women also, but by their own constitution they are expert in cooking because the service is the main quality of mataji’s. They serve without any discrimination. Always there is some service they will do that. So, this is, as soon as they learn cooking then whoever their dependents are they are very happy. Their health is quite alright and nothing goes wrong generally.
Then second thing they learn is the Vedic traditions. They always remember when ekadasi is there and how to make delicious dishes on ekadasi also. So that you will be tempted to carry on further with ekadasi. Srila Prabhupada is used to call ekadasi feast, you know. He was not able to starve; he said there is no need of that. We may have ekadasi feast. So mothers are very expert and they cook very nicely. Our mataji from Singapore, Devaki’s mother-in-law she cooks rasagulla so nice, that for rasagulla we always visit Singapore [laughs mildly]. Very nice cooking and side by side the Vedic traditions are there. Prabhupada said now it is other way. The daughters will become Krishna consciousness first and then mother will [Maharaj laughs]. So please this should not be the case.
It is very easy to have this purified consciousness. Extra purified consciousness is correctly known as Krishna consciousness. And as soon as we accept grinanti, srunanti, gayanti, as soon as you hear you are going to sing or you are going to talk. Even talking about Krishna is also singing. In Vaikunta nobody talks they sing. Nobody walks they dance because they are always in bliss. There is no anxiety, mental anguish is completely absent and that is the main gift of Krishna consciousness. It is very easy as soon as you pronounce maha mantra I don’t know somehow or the other subtly your anguish vanishes till that time atleast. So please it’s your duty to accept the authority of Krishna in this age it is very difficult for us, for young people particularly, our young one’s are lost completely. They don’t have any idea of this root culture. This root culture has got to put into the practice and as soon as you follow this culture the same way, at the same moment, you will become very simple and as soon as the simplicity and the culture goes hand in hand, then no way you are going to suffer. Even sufferings will also become very easy. We can just carry on. Those who are always with Krishna, remembering Krishna, seeing Krishna, visiting some places where Krishna pastimes are told or making their own houses Krishna consciousness then their ocean of misery becomes like of woof print. You know calf, cow has woof and during the rainy season cow walks in the mud so there are woof prints there and sometimes water fills in the woof print. So this ocean becomes like a woof print full of water and then just crossover. It is so easy. And this is nothing to be doubted every syllable in the sentence is very correct. I’ll tell you the secret of [what] the misery is. That there is no factual existence for our misery. Ye hakikat nahi hai. Hamare jo dukh hain o humare mann se sochke nikale hain, ye hakikat nahi hai. [This misery is not factual. This is our mental concoction. It is not factual.] There is no factual existence of the misery and with Krishna consciousness the whole house will become very lively just because they accept Krishna.
Today we got a nice phone call from Brisbane our Murali Manohar son’s, grandson’s and they are all speaking. How nice? Congratulations Murali. You have converted the whole house into Vaikunta really. They are all 3 sons, 3 daughter-in-laws they all spoke and that 5 year old boy Prahalad and the young one Sundar, what is his name Sundar, he also pa pa pa doing. He knows that dada does pa pa so he also does. [laughs] So, please it is so easy and then so easy to control under roof 6+2=8 plus Murali Manohar and his wife and mother (9,10,11), how many 11, 12 people under the same roof. It is impossible; it is not possible at all without Krishna consciousness. Please somehow or the other as soon as you come to Krishna, this, all these things which look in this age as impossibility they become very easily possible and everybody is happy.