KRISHNA: THE PERFECT ATMARAMA

KRISHNA: THE PERFECT ATMARAMA– Shrimad Bhagavatam 1.11.36: Although the queens’ beautiful smiles and furtive glances were all spotless and exciting, and although they could conquer Cupid himself by making him give up his bow in frustration, and although even the tolerant Shiva could fall victim to them, still, despite all their magical feats and attractions, they could not agitate the senses of the Lord.

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WILL OF KRISHNA IS FINAL: EXECUTE IT BY CHOICE OR BY FORCE

WILL OF KRISHNA IS FINAL: EXECUTE IT BY CHOICE OR BY FORCE- Shrimad Bhagavatam 1.11.34: The Lord was pacified after killing those kings who were burdensome to the earth. They were puffed up with their military strength, their horses, elephants, chariots, infantry, etc. He Himself was not a party in the fight. He simply created hostility between the powerful administrators, and they fought amongst themselves. He was like the wind which causes friction between bamboos and so sparks a fire.

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SHIKSHASHTAKAM: TOPMOST DEVOTEE PRAYING TO THE TOPMOST LORD

SHIKSHASHTAKAM: TOPMOST DEVOTEE PRAYING TO THE TOPMOST LORD – Lord Chaitanya (Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu) appeared in Navadwip in 1486 AD at Mayapur (Antardwip). He appeared in the form of devotee although he is Krishna himself. Lord is called triyugi because he doesnt appear in kaliyuga. In kaliyuga, he appears in the form of his devotee. Lord Chaitanya performed pastimes for 48 yrs and taught the process of Krishna bhakti. Lord Chaitanya didn’t compose much literature. Rather he instructed his followers to read Shrimad Bhagavatam. The only literature composed by lord Chaitanya is Shri Shikshashtakam, a set of his teachings composed in 8 verses. These verses sequentially explain the process of Krishna bhakti. These 8 verses should be the garland in every devotee’s neck. If lord himself has written something, we need not read anything else.

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Reincarnation: A Matter Of Chance Or A Matter Of Consciousness

Reincarnation: A Matter Of Chance Or A Matter Of Consciousness – A conditioned soul has certain consciousness and according to that consciousness, the supersoul brings it to the semen of a man and guided to the womb of a woman. Thereafter there is formation of a single cell and from that single cell again by the guidance of the supersoul starts to multiply. So if there is the consciousness of a dog, the soul would go to a dog’s body. So the subtle body consciousness is very important. The consciousness has a form which depends on whether one has performed piously or sinfully in prev births. And therefore it gets guided to a particular species where it gets a form accordingly. The body creates a restriction on the consciousness. So if one is a rich man but has consciousness of a dog, his subtle body would then carry the soul to the body of a dog. Similarly, in a certain body one commits sinful activities alone lile family of butcher.


The consciousness is invisible. The body contains subtle body engaging the soul. Like ghosts hobgoblins have subtle body alone without gross body. And subtle body has a form of its own. So we are ordained to get bodies as per our enjoyment propensity. And those bodies might minimize or enhance pur enjoyment depending on our pious or sinful activities. We might want to fly in the sky but might end up forced to take body of a dog. So let us not allow out mind to carry us towards the body of a dog. The mind is hollow and accepts that identity which is aligned with the kind of body it gets. Mind and body are related. Body is forced upon the mind and not the kind of body the mind desires. Mind expands and takes of body but that body is forced upon the mind. Depending upon the order of the supersoul. Mind pervades the body through the consciousness and therefore identifies with the body. The body is acquired according to the consciousness and therefore mind is not a causal structure for the body. By the arrangement of material nature, mind is forced to wear a particular type of body. Shrila Prabhupada says daiva chodita. When the baby is in the womb, it first experiences sound followed by touch followed by form. The supersoul ordains that.
The mind is prakriti so from where does it get that identity as prakriti is impersonal. Because of contact with the soul. The soul always has a sense of identity of the self and therefore mind in contact with the soul acquires that tendency. The subtle body and the gross body both acquire that individuation from the soul. Soul’s consciousness pervades the mind amd mind’s consciousness pervades the body. So mind serves as a connect between soul and body.
Our mind, intelligence and false ego they are the responsibility of soul. Lord always comes to us in the form of his holy name, scriptures or his deity form. But if we do not accept it, the mind, intelligence and false ego will remain filled with sin. And according to that, the body we will get we cant decide only Krishna will decide. and material nature or orchestrates the same.

Q&A

🤔How the child in the womb gets consciousness in the seventh month?

The gross body takes 7 months to develop so as to become fully conscious. Like sex desire manifests at puberty thay doesnt mean sex desire isnt there from before. Similarly, body takes 7 months to become matured at the gross platform to become mentally and spiritually conscious.

🤔How soul, mind and gross body communicate through consciousness?

The consciousness cannot be caught as it is not an electromagnetic signal. And through this consciousness the soul mediates on the mind which mediates further on the gross body. In the spiritual state, mind becomes pure due to association with the soul or the self. The more we associate the mind with Krishna consciousness, the more it becomes spiritual. And then the mind becomes situated in the mode of goodness and reveals the self. The body in the conditioned state becomes an instrument to satisfy the mind. The mind relies on the false identity of the body. Depending upon the association of the body with the three modes, the mind is also influenced naturally. So mind and body can communicate both ways through the consciousness. We can see only the biological signals but the signal of the soul and mind can be tracked by mind and soul themselves alone. The biological markers can only indicate these signals indirectly. And for that a scientific study is required.

🤔Is mind independent?

Mind’s desire is not independent so also of the body. Freewill is only possessed by Krishna and his part and parcel. The soul also can either use or misuse the freewill. If it chooses to remain situated in the Absolute truth, it exercises the freewill correctly. And when it misuses that freewill, it comes in contact with material nature where there is no freewill. The kind of mode we associate that kind of disposition we develop. We are marginal potency of Krishna and therefore we can either choose to be with Krishna or away from.him. Once we choose to be away from.Krishna, mahamaya takes over and we become puppet. Once we choose to be with Krishna, yogamaya takes over and we become puppet again.

So the only independence we have is that of becoming someone’s instrument, whether Krishna’s or of prakriti. And even after becoming puppet of prakriti, we get an opportunity to become puppet of Krishna repeatedly by exercising their freewill properly. And when we use our freewill correctly, we develop in terms of how much surrender we have towards Krishna. The more we practise, the more we tend to give up our ignorance based on the false identities we have. So we are challenged by different layers of ignorance when we practise Krishna consciousness. So how much we can depend on Krishna on ang kind of situation, that is what devotional life is all about. So the freewill that we have has to circumvented from being misused until we become perfect or no longer have any possibility of falldown.

🤔Do we have multiple levels of consciousness?

At the pure state, we have only one level of consciousness. But in the conditioned state, our gross bodies might be associated with diff levels of consciousness. Like if we are poor, our sense enjoyment might be restricted. And the mind which is repository of so many lifetimes has its own consciousness. So the consciousness is made up of the three modes of material nature in different proportions. And in the perfect state, it becomes situated in pure goodness. Depending on the ratio of the three modes, infinite levels of consciousness may be created. Bodily consciousness will be active when we are physically active. Similarly for intellectuals, mental consciousness will be active. So our occupational duty will define our level of consciousness. If we are preacher and have dedicated our life to Krishna or if we are also doing job along with Krishna consciousness, how much our job is connected with Krishna consciousness that will decide our level of consciousness.

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The Change of Heart

The Change of Heart

The Change Of Heart – When we look around our present society, we find there is a constant rise in violence, rape, murder, suicide, unemployment, drug addiction, divorce, corruption, mental stress and so on. The reason is very simple. The heart of the people is contaminated with lust, anger, greed, illusion, madness and envy. In order to have a pure atmosphere around us, we need a revolution to change our heart. The whole process of spiritual culture is aimed at changing the heart of the living being in the matter of his eternal relation with the Supreme Lord as subordinate servant, which is his constitutional position. The change of heart takes place when we associate with saintly persons, hear from them and live by the teachings of Bhagavad Gita imparted by them. 

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Significance of Chandan yatra

Significance of Chandan yatra

Significance Of Chandan Yatra – On the auspicious third day of the waxing moon in the month of Vaishaka, the festival of akshay tritiya, which is said to bestow all auspiciousness on any undertaking being started on this day,  is observed all over India, to commemorate various pastimes of the lord. This day also marks the beginning of Chandan yatra, in which the lord is smeared with sandalwood paste due to the scorching heat of the summer season. In this blog we will discuss the significance of Chandan Yatra

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Why do we fight?

Why do we fight?

Why do we fight – You might have heard the idiom – “Under the same roof“. Normally loved ones, they live under the same roof. As family and friends, although we live under the same roof but often we also fight under the same roof. This is an old problem in every civilization, nationality, community and society. Why do we get divorced? Why we go to the court for different issues? In this blog, I will give a philosophical reasoning based on Bhagavad Gita which would surely help to resolve all your fighting issues.

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The Goal of Education

The Goal of Education

The Goal Of Education – Seers in the past advocated of an education that helps one to attain freedom from nescience. In fact, a gifted individual with no morals is a threat to the society. Of late, the primary objectives have been to impart skills that will help our kids to make a career. We teach history to enable students to understand human behavior. Science is taught to understand the physical world. Mathematics is taught to quantify the world around us. We use the language to describe the world. Human creativity is nurtured through arts and culture. In spite of all our endeavors, we have failed to create people of character. This article will critically look at the model of education as imparted worldwide today.

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POISON & NECTAR

POISON & NECTAR

Poison & Nector – Why do poison come out first while chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra just like the first product that came out from the churning of milk ocean was Halahala – the poison.? This article will delve into this question philosophically.

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Can we build a conscious machine?

Can we build a conscious machine?

Can we build a conscious machine – There is a buzzing among AI researchers in regard to building a conscious machine. But do we understand what consciousness is? In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna talks about consciousness as that which is immutable, immovable, indestructible, un-burnt, un-cut, un-wet and always existing (eternal) – the qualities that are not observable in physical realm. When situated in consciousness, one becomes free from ignorance– always situated in knowledge and transcendental joy. Moreover consciousness cannot be created and destroyed. This is an experience that is beyond our current experience of mundane space and time. What kind of conscious machine can we build then?

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