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  • The Appearance of Krishna in the Kali-yuga

    The Appearance of Krishna in the Kali-yuga

    Author: Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj Uploaded by: Radha Raman das Created at: 19 November, 2012
    Duration: 00:15:05 Date: 2007-10-21 Size: 17.28Mb Place: SCSMath Veracruz Downloaded: 2651 Played: 6142
    Edited by: Sadhu Priya das Audio Edited by: Sadhu Priya das

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    Mahārāj [has] already declared the name of the Deity, Gandharvvā Nanda-Nandana. The Deity is now sleeping in the room, [and will] wake up maybe friday.
    And you are all [the] pious devotees of Gandharvvā Nanda-Nandan present here. And you are worshipable also.
    Śrīla Bhakti Vinod Ṭhākur and Śrīpad Viśvanath Chakravartī Ṭhākur [have] both given some direction [about how] to proceed in the line of Kṛṣṇa consciousness to us because Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Everywhere it is manifested in India and now all over the world, we know.
    Everywhere we are seeing the power and [the] manifestation of power, miraculous. We are seeing [it] now [in the] present age, [the] age of [the] scientist.
    Bhakti Vinod Ṭhākur told,
    āmnāyaḥ prāha tattvaṁ harim iha paramaṁ sarva-śāktiṁ rasābdhiṁ
    Amnāya means what has descended, transcendental knowledge [descends] in this material world for us.
    Hari, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is the all in all, Creator of all creation, and all the power [is] with Him. It is stated in the scriptures. We are seeing [there are] so many scriptures in India, because there religion is life and life is religion.
    We are seeing everywhere the result of power, even we know the hydrogen bomb, atom bomb, [their] manifestation and other [things], the atom, electron, proton, power is fully grown. And [the] Creator of all creation, He won’t be powerless.
    And Bhakti Vinod Ṭhākur mentioned that, He is sarva-śaktim and rasābdhiṁ. Only power can show some [of His] own beauty.
    But it will be full [beauty] when there will manifest the relation with everything. Relation [is] coming through rasa, that word [is] used in the scripture. Śanta, dasya, sakhya, vātsalya, madhur, this is [the] five kinds of principle rasa, that [is] fully existing within [the] Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    For that [reason] our Guru Mahārāj told, He is the emporium of all rasa. Actually all the source of rasa, that [is] existing within Kṛṣṇa. And coming from Him everywhere like mana sarovara and other sources of pious rivers like [the] Ganges.
    Then Kṛṣṇa [is] not only [the] Supreme Personality of Godhead, He is also [the] emporium of all rasa. And Rūpa Goswāmī Prabhu said, He is the, “akhila-rasāmṛta-mūrtiḥ”(Bhakti Rasāmta Sindhu 1.1.1) Mūrtti here [is] mentioned specially [by] Rūpa Goswāmī. Divine form of ecstasy, that is akhila-rasāmṛta-mūrtti.
    Mercifully, that appears in this material world in two ways. One, vachya and another vachak. [The] transcendental Divine form of Lord, that is vachak. And [the] other divine form as Kṛṣṇa, that is vachya, but [it is] transcendental divine form vibration. That [form] is so merciful for all the conditioned souls and [also the] liberated souls.
    We know [this] through the representative of [the] Lord, the sādhu, guru, vaiṣṇava and scriptures. That divine vibration form of [the] Lord, in this age of Kali-yuga, appears as Hare Kṛṣṇa mahāmantra.
    You [are] all the devotees of Lord Kṛṣna, [and] you know that [the] Hare Kṛṣna mahāmantra is the super mantram, highest mantram, of all mantras the best mantram in this age of Kali-yuga. Kali-yuga have so many faults, so many bad qualities but this [is the] only good quality in this age of Kali-yuga. [It is] giving us material to transcendental upliftment, and that [transcendental] platform forever.
    That mahāmantra giver is Śrī Chaitanya Mahāprabhu, who is [the] non-different form of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa and [He] appeared more than five hundred years [ago] in Nabadwīp Dhām.
    This mahāmantra is [the] supreme gift and [the] supreme giver. Fortunately we have got [it], after getting birth in this material world. For that [reason], Mahāprabhu Śrī Chaitanyadev, Gaurasundar, is the parama-karuṇa (supremely merciful) and [the] worshipable Deity in this age of Kali-yuga.
    And we are all fortunate [to be the] servitors of Parama-Karuṇa Nitāi-Gaurachandra. They [have] so many servitors and we are [also] serving them and worshipping them.
    And [we are] very fortunate, Mahāprabhu and Nityānanda Prabhu instructed us: ‘bhaja kṛṣṇa, kaha kṛṣṇa, kara kṛṣṇa śikṣā’(Śrī Chaitanya-bhāgavata 2.13.9) Nityānanda Prabhu and Haridas Ṭhākur; Mahāprabhu engaged them for preaching Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
    That Kṛṣṇa consciousness still [has] overflooded all over the world. We are so fortunate we have got [a connection] through [the] preceptorial line. This Kṛṣṇa consciousness [comes] from Śrīla Bhakti Sidhhānta Saraswatī Ṭhākur, Śrīla Guru Mahārāj Oṁ Viṣṇupād Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣak Śrīdahr Dev-Goswāmī and Oṁ Viṣṇupād Śrīla A. C. Bhaktivedānta Swāmī Mahārāj in this material world.
    That proper channel overflooded within us and we are also holding that property for distribution in this material world.
    You are seeing Śrīpad Aśram Mahārāj, Śrīpād Goswāmī Mahārāj, Śrīpād Janardan Mahārāj, Śrīpād Siddhānti Mahārāj, Śrīpād Parvat Mahārāj, Śrīpād Giri Mahārāj. Where is Giri Mahārāj, not come here? You are hiding Mahārāj, a big mountain and hiding… what shall I do? And all the principle, all the brahmācharī, everyone, enlightened by Kṛṣṇa consciousness and preaching Kṛṣṇa consciousness after getting that from Śrīla Guru Mahārāj, Śrīla Prabhupāda, Śrīla Bhakti Siddhānta Saraswatī Ṭhākur, etc.
    Today we are very fortunate that we got some opportunity [for] glorification of the devotees and Deity and Lord Kṛṣṇa and His representative.
    And our scripture said, [whoever] is practicing Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he is worshipable. Kṛṣṇa Himself told that. He may be proceeding [in the] wrong way or [the] right way [in] this material world, but who is āśraya, who [has] got shelter in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he must be worshipable.
    I bow down to you all. [I] pray to Kṛṣṇa He will give more and more strength to you all for practicing His divine conception and praise to the future devotees and pay daṇḍavat to them also. They will come in the line of Kṛṣṇa consciousness for their supreme, super-benefit of spiritual life.
    Here [the] temple is so beautiful, it is impossible to think which way and how [much] service [has] got this temple [to become manifest]. And here also I do not know – it is so much – but full support our temple has got from this city authority and government.
    It is our good fortune and happiness. Also before, I came here and [I] have got much affection from them and this time also I am seeing so much affection [from] that authority.
    That all happened by the grace of Nitāi-Gaurachandra and Gandharvā-Nanda-Nandana's mercy. Then I want to finish with a song, to sing [a song].