domingo, 19 de julho de 2009

"Swami Maharaja and his Association with Srila Bhaktiprajana Kesava Maharaja".

2. Ibid. "Swami Maharaja and his Association with Srila Bhaktiprajana Kesava Maharaja". pg. 33.

"During their preaching together in Allahabad, there was a famous leader, an advocate, who was very influential. He wanted to associate and hear the discussions of Swamiji and Gurudeva. This advocate also brought the head-priest, the Archbishop of the Church of Prayag, or Allahabad. He brought him for discussion. This Archbishop was very learned and knew so much logic. He was one of the highest officials of the Catholic Church.

Our Gurudeva became very happy. He said, 'You can ask my any questions." That Padre (Father) said, 'I know that Krsna is black. Why do you worship a black person?" Gurudeva told, "That is a very good question. Black has no colour. The scientists have discovered this. It is beyond all colours. Colour means material things. Krsna is black; black is no colour. Krsna is not in any colour. So we worship Krsna because He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, not in any triguna. All the demigods and all others are within triguna, that is why we don't worship any other, only the black colour. If you mix any colour with black, the black is so powerful that white, red, yellow, green, all else will be black. So anyone who is doing Krsna-bhakti, he will be out of maya by worshipping Krsna. Krsna is so powerful. So you should also try to worship Krsna.'

Again the priest asked, 'But I know that you also worship 'Gaura'. Why do you worship Gaura since He has a colour?" The priest was puzzled. He thought that this was a very logical question and he wanted to see how it would be answered. But our Gurudeva, smiling, answered very easily saying, 'When all colours are mixing, then that colour is golden colour. So gaura is also beyond colours. When all the colours are mixing and serving black Krsna, then they become six or seven colours:indigo, green, white, orange, and so on. All the akarvikas (qualities) are mixing. Like Radha and Krsna, this means that all the sakhis are mixing with Krsna. It is Srimati Radharani with the gaura colour, and Krsna Himself has also taken Radhika's beauty. So that black has become gaura. We worship this same Krsna; both are the same.' That advocate then became so worried and he said, 'Oh! Hearing you, we will all become Vedantic.'"

3. Their Lasting Relation. "Letter of Condolence" from Srila Prabhupada to Srila Trivikrama Maharaja. Seattle, Wa. Oct. 22, l968. pg. 37-38.

"...I have a very close connection with Sri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti. Yourself, and particularly Sripad Vaman Maharaja, are well aware of the fact that I am one of the three persons who founded Sri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti. We had conceived of the idea of the formation of Sri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti at Bosapada Lane, Calcutta, even before Srila (Kesava) Maharaja accepted sannyasa. Within a few days of the formation of the Samiti, Sria Narottamananda Brahmacari (presently Tridandi Swami Sri Srimad Bhakti Kamala Madhusudana Maharaja) separated himself from the Samiti..."

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Sri Guru-vandana

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The Worship of Sri Guru
(from Prema-bhakti-candrika)
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1
sri-guru-carana-padma, kevala-bhakati-sadma,
bando mui savadhana mate
jahara prasade bhai, e bhava toriya jai,
krsna-prapti hoy jaha ha'to

2
guru-mukha-padma-vakya, cittete koriya aikya,
ar na koriho mane asa
sri-guru-carane rati, ei se uttama-gati,
je prasade pure sarv asa

3
cakhu-dan dilo jei, janme janme prabhu sei,
divya-jnan hrde prokasito
prema-bhakti jaha hoite, avidya vinasa jate,
vede gay jahara carito

4
sri-guru karuna-sindhu, adhama janara bandhu,
lokanath lokera jivana
ha ha prabhu koro doya, deho more pada-chaya,
ebe jasa ghusuk tribhuvana

TRANSLATION

1
The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can attain pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and reverence. By his grace one can cross the ocean of material suffering and obtain the mercy of Krsna.

2
My only wish is to have my consciousness purified by the words emanating from his lotus mouth. Attachment to his lotus feet is the perfection that fulfills all desires.

3
He opens my darkened eyes and fills my heart with transcendental knowledge. He is my Lord birth after birth. From him ecstatic prema emanates; by him ignorance is destroyed. The Vedic scriptures sing of his character.

4
Our spiritual master is the ocean of mercy, the fiend of the poor, and the lord and master of the devotees. O master! Be merciful unto me. Give me the shade of your lotus feet. Your fame is spread all over the three worlds.

Maha Mantra

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare



LOTUS

Jaya Srila Gurudeva , Srila Prabhupada Ki Jay !

All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga!

All glories to Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada !

Gaura premanande Haribol!