In this talk, Swamiji continues to discuss the most-adored figure of Sri Krishna.
Discussing and analyzing Krishna’s personality, Swamiji says that Sri Krishna is called Bhagavan in the text. Swamiji enumerates the six qualities that give a Godly dimension to a human being.
Quoting various examples from the life of Krishna, Swamiji says that Krishna was replete with wisdom, abundance, dispassion, radiance, righteousness and completeness. He was a human but had Godly dimensions in him. Swamiji assures us that every human being can elevate himself to a Godly dimension.
Krishna has an enigmatic personality with seeming contradictions. Swamiji recounts some anecdotes from Krishna’s life to reveal this fascinating aspect and says that it takes a subtle and perceptive intelligence to understand Sri Krishna’s personality.
Narrating various conversations between Uddhava and Sri Krishna, Udhava and Maitreya, and a sporting conversation between Krishna and Rukmini, Swamiji emphasizes that these stories may delight the heart but the inherent wisdom behind Sri Krishna’s words should not be missed. The dominant underlying message always is about the inner supreme presence.
Verses Discussed: (3.4.16) (10.31.4) (10.60.14)
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Narayanashrama Tapovanam, an Ashram located in Thrissur, Kerala, embodies the unique tradition of Guru-shishya Parampara, disseminating Brahmavidya (Science of Self-knowledge) through regular classes, satsangs, and above all, through learning in the association of a realized spiritual master.
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Those days, there were many rats staying in various pockets of the tiled roof. My room had a very low ceiling and I could even touch the roof tiles. At night, I would see big, big rats running around just near me.
I got back to my daily chores, but the scene remained in my mind – the old man’s wrinkled face, his gleaming eyes, the contentment he enjoyed, his refusal to accept more than ‘his minimum needs’! How many of us can take such a stand?
Bhakti is not so much in the worship with flowers, garlands, lamps or incense sticks. Neither it is in chanting His names and praises. It is verily in living and acting according to the wish of the Lord, pleasing Him, imbibing qualities and attitudes that He wants us to imbibe.