So because the sweet rice had been prepared by the brahmana very recently, he wanted to touch it so that he could know whether it was fit for eating by the Lord. As soon as he touched the sweet rice pot with his finger, he immediately was burnt by the heat of the pot. In this way, his meditation broke.get link
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Now, when he looked at his finger, he saw that it was burnt, and he was wondering in astonishment how this could have happened. Because he was simply meditating on touching the hot sweet rice, he never thought that his finger would actually become burnt. While he was thinking like this, in Vaikuntha Lord Narayana, seated with the goddess of fortune, Laksmi, began to smile humorously. On seeing this smiling of the Lord, all the goddesses of fortune attending the Lord became very curious and asked Lord Narayana why He was smiling.
The Lord, however, did not reply to their inquisitiveness, but instead immediately sent for the brahmana. When the brahmana was thus present before the Lord and the goddesses of fortune, the Lord explained the whole story. The brahmana was then fortunate enough to get an eternal place in Vaikuntha in the association of the Lord and His Laksmis.
This shows how the Lord is all-pervading, in spite of His being locally situated in His abode. Although the Lord was present in Vaikuntha, He was present also in the heart of the brahmana when he was meditating on the worshiping process. Thus, we can understand that things offered by the devotees even in meditation are accepted by the Lord, and they help one achieve the desired result.
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Questo sito utilizza alcuni Cookies di supporto per una migliore esperienza di navigazione. This obviously brings into question the potency of the garbhadana-samskaras performed in the brahmana community today. In actual fact, the followers of Sri Caitanyadeva do not condemn anyone according to their birth, religion, social status etc. The followers of Mahaprabhu hailed from all walks of life, thus confirming that the transcendental designation of 'Vaisnava' is above the social laws of varnasrama.
We have given evidence from Srimad Ananda Tirtha Muni Madhvacarya stating that brahmana is not necessarily by birth. This evidence is also acknowledged by many Madhva scholars today.
Although Sri Madhvacarya has stated that it is the jiva-svabhava which determines his varna , this is not being followed by the Tattvavadis today. We challenge our opponents to find us one specific quote of Madhva wherein he clearly states that brahmanatva is based upon one's birth. In reality the challenging party is doggedly following in the footsteps of Adi Sankara who shamelessly declares in his Taittiriyopanisad Bhasya that he rejects any Vedic statement that does not suit his philosophy.
Similarly, as a frog jumps from one pond to another, our challengers oscillate between denying the smrti when it does not conform to their narrow-minded social dogmas and accepting the smrti when it does. They would do well to learn that their cacophonous croaking does not resemble the sweet vibration of the Vedic literatures, rather it is a disturbance to all sincere devotees of Lord Hari.
Skip to Navigation. Sri Narasingha Chaitanya Ashram Search this site:. The Ontological Position of the Vaishnava over the Brahmana. Swami B. Topic: Vaisnava-tattva. Sridhara Swami B. Narasingha Videos - Swami B. Arcana 7. Culture 9. Dhama-tattva Gaura-tattva Guru-tattva So he went to each and every vaisnava Vrindavan of the qualified devotees and besieged with all humility their blessings and only after receiving the blessings of all the devotees did he approach the Lord himself in the form of Madan Mohan.
So he was receiving the confirmation of the Lord through his devotee. Now by their blessings, by their mercy I will be empowered to this great work. Please, take this soul from this body before you leave this world. So the next day Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu came with many of his most confidential principal devotees to siddha-bakula, the place of Srila Haridas Thakur in Jagannath Puri and Caitanya Mahaprabhu he requested that the kirtan begin and as the devotees were chanting what did Haridas Thakur do?
Devotees give their blessings to Rupa and Sanatana Goswami:. So upon seeing the love of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu for Rupa and Sanatana all the devotees of Gaudiya Vaisnavas they all bestowed their heartfelt blessings and prayers and good wishes upon Rupa and Sanatana. Even the Lord himself who was playing the part of a devotee, even he would not act without the blessings of the vaisnavas. When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu decided to go to South India, he brought all of his devotees together and he took them by the hand and.
That is impossible for me. Therefore I can understand that my love for you is greater than the love for my own self.
You are all more dear to me than my very own life. He said, my brother Vishvarupa, he left home many years ago to take Sanyas. It has been heard that he has been travelling somewhere in South India and it is my desire to find him. So now if you all give me your blessings, if you all give me your auspicious prayers of confirmation then I can begin my trip to South India. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu would not leave without the blessings of the vaisnavas because he knew as a devotee he had to set the proper example that there is nothing auspicious without the blessing of the vaisnavas.
And these blessings if they are not offered with love then they are meaningless, we cannot pay someone for blessings. What is a blessing? Does anyone even know? Blessing is not a mechanical thing blessing is when a genuine and sincere soul prays to the Lord on your behalf, to be merciful and kind upon you.
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That is what a real blessing is. So Caitanya Mahaprabhu asked them and they would not give, therefore he would not go. It is only for our own sake. To live in separation is very difficult. Caitanya Mahaprabhu would never leave without the blessing of the devotees:.
Will you allow me to go? But still without the auspicious blessings of the vaisnavas he would not go.
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Finally they gave and then he left. Srila Prabhupada is given instruction by his Guru Maharaj:. In this way nothing is auspicious in our life from a spiritual point of view, unless the good wishes and the prayers of sincere devotees are along with that. That is very important to understand. Therefore a sincere devotee who understands this principle will never act independently.
When he first met Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati in at Ulta Danga Junction Road in Calcutta, he was given this instruction that you are an intelligent young man, bring this message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu to the whole world through the English language, this will be a great service. It will be good for you and good for the world.
And several times after that he was given the same instruction. Please, instruct me how I can best serve you? Then within two weeks after that letter was written Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur left this world.
So Srila Prabhupada knew that this was his final instruction to him. So he began to prepare himself in this way. Srila Prabhupada begins his voyage by the prayers of vaisnavas:. Before he embarked on the Jaladutta across the Atlantic Ocean, for this very, very historical voyage, he approached so many of his senior god brothers Sanyasis, Grihasta and all and he begged them to give their auspicious instructions and blessings to him before he began his journey.
He went to various ashrams he explained the order of his guru , he explained the order of Mahaprabhu and what he was feeling in his plan and they were all very, very happy, both in Vrindavan as well as Mayapur and various places and then he understood that now it is all auspicious. Now whatever the material result is, it is a perfect success that is a fact. A devotee is not concerned with the result a devotee is concerned with the service.
If we are following the instruction of gurudeva and if we have the good wishes and the prayers of the vaisnavas behind us and we are trying our level best to execute that order that in-itself is the perfection of our life. Therefore Srila Prabhupada was fearless he had the blessings of the guru and the vaisnavas there was nothing else he needed.
Whether he lived or died, whether the whole world became devotees or nobody heard his message, his mission was all auspicious because he had the prayers of the vaisnavas, the good will of the vaisnavas and he had the instruction of his gurudeva. Pleasing the devotees of Krishna is pleasing Krishna:.
This is sum and substance of our life, the instructions of our spiritual master and auspicious blessings of the vaisnavas. If Krishna is not pleased then you can independently leave and go to Vrindavan and you can travel through the 12 forest of Vrindavan for the rest of your life but if the guru and the vaisnavas are not pleased, if they do not give you their auspicious blessings then you will not find Krishna in Vrindavan.
Sentimentally you may have some idea that I am experiencing the happiness of Krishna but factually the realization of Krishna in truth will not be there. According to Krishna there is no other way. He loved to use this word about himself — the postal peon.
Do you know what peon is? It is the most menial class of laborers. Peon is someone who gets no distinction no recognition they are just considered very, very lowly servants, doing the most menial dirty jobs.
Postal means one who simply delivers the message without adulterations- postal peon. One who considers himself a postal peon from the core of his heart, such a person is actually to be trusted, one who considers himself something else Krishna will not empower him to reveal the truth, may reveal so many other things but not the truth — As it is. In this way Nanda Maharaj he is seeing that Garga Muni, he is a genuine sadhu a real devotee of the Lord and because Nanda Maharaj obviously loves these two beautiful children more than his own life, you know, Nanda Maharaj he had a hard time having children, they were living in Nandgaon and he was worshiping Lord Shiva, trying to have a child for many, many years and he could not have any children no matter how many times he tried there was no success.
So his father and his brothers they all decided that maybe it is not auspicious to have a child here, the Yamuna is very sacred pure river if we relocate close to the Yamuna then perhaps it will be more auspicious atmosphere to have a child. So just for the sake of Nanda Maharaj to have a child after so many years of no success, the whole Vraja community shifted from Nandgaon to Gokul on the banks of Yamuna and it was there that finally Nanda Maharaj had a beautiful child and such a beautiful child — Krishna the Supreme reservoir of all beauty appeared to him and Balaram had just appeared recently before.
Although, Balaram was born sometime before, he never had the name giving ceremony or the reformatory activities for Balaram, why?