Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A rememberance to Lord Krishna as flashed on the f.b. on Jan.20,2011.

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Let us join to pay our humble obeisance to the lotus feet of Lord Krishna who was not only a precocious child, an invincible hero, and a mahayogi, but He was the very God Whose contact transforms even sinners into saints, ignorant men into sages, sense-bound beings into spiritual ecstatics, and even animals into devotees. Lord Krishna is the human version of the metaphysical Satchidananda Bhagwan (existence-consciousness-bliss) of the Upanishads .He is widely adored as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu who is God of

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Bishwa Nath Singh :
Throughout the long period of history since the time of Lord Krishna, there have been many myths developing around the life of Krishna, but the truth of his Divine manifestation and Divine realization have been celebrated and sung by the... great Seers, Saints and Avatars that have followed Sri Krishna - the unique descent of Vishnu in human form. We have come to know about the life of Krishna comes from two sources, the Shrimad Bhagavata and the Mahabarata who are widely known as great epics. The Mahabarata deals primarily with the Battle of Kurushetra, and the epic dialogue between Krishna and his devoted disciple Warrior Arjuna. The fascinating early life of Lord Krishna is covered in the Shrimad Bhagavata.Krishna’s parents Vasudeva and Devaki were the devout followers of God, they both suffered imprisonment at the hands of Devaki’s tyrant brother Kansa.. After Krishna’s birth, he was taken to the safety of Gokhula, where he was brought up and very well groomed by his foster parents Nanda and Yashoda.As a child the Bal Krishna delighted the villagers with his grace, beauty and innocence. But, hidden within this childlike beauty that enchanted the villagers, Krishna embodied the miraculous power’s which stemmed from his own unity with the Absolute Supreme. He cultivated friendship with Radha- a gopi from Bar wih her and other gopies ,he had done the Ras-lila. At the age of twelve, Krishna defeated his maternal uncle Kansa; freeing the region from his tyrannical rule, but not only did Krishna kill Kamsa; he was able to grant him liberation, because of Kansa's one pointed focus on the life of Krishna even though it had been constant thoughts of defeating Lord Krishna.From the woodlands of Vrindavan Krishna travelled to Dwaraka, his capital on the Eastern sea of India. Here he became a great leader of men helping to establish dharma in the political and cultural life of India.Lord Krishna played an instrumental role in the great war of the Mahabarata. Although he didn’t fight, he acted as the charioteer for his devoted disciple, Warrior Arjuna. The epic conversation between LordKrishna and Warrior Arjuna, and recorded by Sanjaya, is the source of the Bhagavad Gita. Exorting Arjuna to follow the path of righteousness, dharma and overcome man made morality, the Bhagavad Gita remains a living monument of spiritual philosophy delivered by God.Sri Krishna incarnated in a time when unrighteousness prevailed, and the world was being assailed by hostile forces. He came to defeat the evil forces and bring peace to the world. In Bhagwat Gita, one finds mention of Lord Krishna who had very clearly stated that "Whenever virtue declines and unrighteousness rises, I manifest Myself asan embodied being. To protect the good, to destroy the evil and to establish righteousness, I am born from age to age."At the time of Krishna, the ordinary people had no direct access to religion. The wisdom of the Vedic Seers was only studied by an elite of priests and Brahmins. The Vedic religion had been elaborated into a vast and complicated system of rituals that required learned priests to perform them. On the other hand Sri Krishna offered a path of love and devotion that could be practiced without the necessity of deep intellectual knowledge. Sri Krishna, as being an incarnation of Lord Vishnu who is known as God of Savior provided a conduit for aspiring seekers to reach God directly, through devotion and selfless service. Adi Shankaracharya had very rightly said “At the end of your life, your knowledge of grammar is not going to save you, O foolish man! Therefore, adore the Supreme Lord, Govinda, for in that alone lies your salvation”Lord Krishna’s divine Romance with the Gopi’s of Vrindavan was the great foundation for the devotional path of Bhakti. This devotional path of Vaishnavism inspired seekers throughout the centuries notably through other Saints and Masters such as Mirabai, Sri Chaitanaya Mahaprabhu, Sri Ramakrishna and many others. The worship of a deity or hero called Krishna, in the form of Vasudeva, Bala Krishna or Gopala, can be traced to as early as 4th century BC, His benevolence could be seen as how dearly he had hold his childhood friend of Gurukul Sudama, a poor Brahmin who was most poorly dressed with no shoes in his when he had visited his kingdom at Dwarka. He not only worshipped him but made him very affluent and rich by his divine powers. Let us join to pay our humble obeisance to the lotus feet of Lord Krishna and pay our respectful homage and floral tribute to Him as our Savior and seek His bliss for well-being of all living-being of this universe!



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