Monday, 11 February 2013

Lord Rsabhadevs teachings to all yogis

Hare Krsna to all
Glories to Prabhupada
This is a very nice lecture by Srila Prabhupada-
Because he explains that God is not just an opulent God, surrounded
by millions of  goddesses of fortune and a huge family, not that He
gives us a fragment of transcendental knowledge in His Bhagavad Gita, not
that He lifts a mountain when He was only 7 years old, but that He also
exhibits His complete opulences-as vairagya, or renunciation of this material world.
Krsna did this as Ramchandra when He gave up His princely right to the throne by
the next day walking out of His fathers palace and into the forest for exile, as Krsna
when He ran away from fighting some demon king, and as Lord Rsabhadev by giving
up His world kingdom and assuming the position of an avadhuta/madman who was
completely oblivious to the material world.
Prabhupada tells us that we must be self realized and completely zero with material desire before we
leave this body, if we expect to go back Home. But this takes time and one starts this
process of going back to Godhead by the morning program, getting up early for mongol arotik,
chanting, worshipping the Deity,tulsi devi, hearing SB daily ,associating with the devotees,etc etc.
He also gave the example of how Lord Caitanya was once benedicted by a brahmana on the banks
of the Ganges with a nice wife and happy family life. When He heard this He blocked His ears not
wanting to hear this "benediction". Then the brahmana reversed his blessings saying you will
never be happy in your family life-in other words He, Lord Caitanya would take sannyasa-This
Lord Gauranga liked very much !!
Only a devotee could understand this benediction.
Hare Krsna
Damaghosa das
761128SB.VRN                   Lectures                 
Pradyumna: "Lord Rsabhadeva was the head of all kings and emperors
within this universe, but assuming the dress and language of an
avadhuta, He acted as if dull and materially bound. Consequently, no
one could observe His divine opulence. He adopted this behavior just
to teach yogis how to give up the body. Nonetheless, He maintained His
original position as a plenary expansion of Lord Vasudeva, Krsna.
Remaining always in that state, He gave up His pastimes as Lord
Rsabhadeva within the material world. If, following in the footsteps
of Lord Rsabhadeva, one can give up his subtle body, there is no
chance that one will accept a material body again."
Prabhupada: So this is also opulence of Krsna. Jadavad
avadhuta-vesa. Although He is the proprietor, sarva-loka-mahesvaram,
still, this is another opulence, how to become renounced
. This is
another opulence. It is as good as the other opulences
. ...
And He says, Krsna, sarva-loka-mahesvaram. Not only in one
planet but all the universes, all the planets within the universes,
they are all the properties of Krsna. Sarva-loka-mahesvaram.
... So yasasah sriyah jnana-vairagya. This is vairagya.
Not that Krsna is simply enjoying sixteen thousand palaces, sixteen
thousand queens, and millions of descendants, yadu-vamsa. This is
another side, and this is another side, vairagya
. Jnana-vairagya.
Jnana. We can understand a little piece of His contribution of jnana,
Bhagavad-gita. That is a little piece of His stock of knowledge. Five
thousand years He spoke, and still it is being continued, not only in
India, but also all over the world. This is jnana
. So
anyway--strength. When He was seven years old, Krsna, He lifted the
Govardhana Hill
. Jnana- vairagya, everything complete. That is God.
Nothing less. Not that, that "I am rich man, but I cannot lie down on
the street." Not that kind of vairagya. He is complete, completely
different from a rich person. Akhila-loka-pala. He is the controller
of the whole universe; still, you see His vairagya
But here Krsna as Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Krsna as
Rsabhadeva, Krsna as Krsna Himself, They are teaching us how to become
pure devotee
, because sva kalevaram jihasur atmanah. Before leaving
your, this body, you must be self-realized. That is the aim of life
Bahunam janmanam ante. 
niskincanasya bhagavad bhajanonmukhasya. Niskincanasya. If you
actually want to become a pure devotee, then you have to make this
material way of life completely zero. Anyabhilasita-sunyam. Then it
will be possible. If you have still a pinch of attraction for material
life, then it will be stopped
, your promotion to the other, spiritual
Simply attachment to Krsna, that will make you advanced.
   So anyone who has accepted this material world as very
comfortable... It is not comfortable; it is simply suffering
. Krsna
says, duhkhalayam asasvatam. And still, if we want to be happy in this
material world, bahir-artha-maninah. These fools, they are trying to
be happy within this material world. Material means external energy.
Bahir-artha-maninah. Na te viduh svartha gatim hi visnum durasaya.
This is durasaya, the hope which will never be fulfilled. But this we
do not... Maya-sukhaya bharam udvahato vimudhan. So unless there is
vairagya, there is no question of happiness. But we cannot attain
vairagya immediately; therefore the vidhi-marga, vidhi-marga-bhakti,
to rise early in the morning, to attend mangala arati, to offer Deity
flowers, fruits, and in this way we shall be engaged twenty-four
hours. Then vairagya-vidya will gradually develop
saksad bhakti-yogam adhoksaje. Then the anartha... This material life
is simply anartha, has no meaning, because we are creating another
Without any spiritual knowledge, if we simply give ourself to
the action and reaction of material nature, then we are making
progress on the path of mrtyu- samsara vartmani
. And if we attain
Krsna, then mam upetya kaunteya duhkhalayam asasvatam, napnuvanti.
   This sloka can be applicable to Caitanya Mahaprabhu's life. He also
became a sannyasi, arya-vacasa. One brahmana cursed him. Caitanya
Mahaprabhu, to receive some blessings from the brahmanas, when He was
boy He was voluntarily trying to give some service to the brahmanas
who were engaged in bathing in the Ganges. He'll clear the place
because the brahmana, after taking bath in the Ganges, would sit down,
would chant mantra. So He'll cleanse and He'll wash the cloth, and
in... Voluntarily He was doing that, service. So one brahmana blessed
Him, "My dear boy, You'll be very happy in your family life. You'll
have good wife, very opulent position." And Caitanya Mahaprabhu was
blocking the ears. The brahmana said, "What is this?" "No, this is not
blessing, sir." "Oh, it is not blessing? Then You'll never be happy in
Your family life." "Yes, this is the..." (laughter) "This is all
So therefore He took sannyasa. Arya-vacasa yad agad aranyam.
Similarly, Lord Ramacandra, arya-vacasa yad agad aranyam. These are
the characteristic of the Personality of Godhead. Try to follow Them,
not imitate, but follow them.
   Thank you. (end)

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