This page is dedicated to the teachings of Lord Krishna.The humble sage, by virtue of true knowledge, sees with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater [outcaste].
A Krsna conscious person does not make any distinction between species or castes. The brahmana
and the outcaste may be different from the social point of view, or a dog, a cow, or an elephant may be different from the point of view of species, but these differences of body are meaningless from the viewpoint of a learned transcendentalist. This is due to their relationship to the Supreme, for the Supreme Lord, by His plenary portion as Paramatma, is present in everyone's heart. Such an understanding of the Supreme is real knowledge. As far as the bodies are concerned in different castes or different species of life, the Lord is equally kind to everyone because He treats every living being as a friend yet maintains Himself as Paramatma regardless of the circumstances of the living entities. The Lord as Paramatma is present both in the outcaste and in the brahmana,
although the body of a brahmana
and that of an outcaste are not the same. The bodies are material productions of different modes of material nature, but the soul and the Supersoul within the body are of the same spiritual quality. The similarity in the quality of the soul and the Supersoul, however, does not make them equal in quantity, for the individual soul is present only in that particular body whereas the Paramatma is present in each and every body. A Krsna conscious person has full knowledge of this, and therefore he is truly learned and has equal vision. The similar characteristics of the soul and Supersoul are that they are both conscious, eternal and blissful. But the difference is that the individual soul is conscious within the limited jurisdiction of the body, whereas the Supersoul is conscious of all bodies. The Supersoul is present in all bodies without distinction. Chapter 6. Sankhya-yoga
yo mam pasyati sarvatra
sarvam ca mayi pasyati
tasyaham na pranasyami
sa ca me na pranasyati
--in Me; pasyati
--he sees; tasya
--am lost; sah
--to Me; na
TRANSLATION For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me.
A person in Krsna consciousness certainly sees Lord Krsna everywhere, and he sees everything in Krsna. Such a person may appear to see all separate manifestations of the material nature, but in each and every instance he is conscious of Krsna, knowing that everything is the manifestation of Krsna's energy. Nothing can exist without Krsna, and Krsna is the Lord of everything--this is the basic principle of Krsna consciousness. Krsna consciousness is the development of love of Krsna--a position transcendental even to material liberation. It is the stage beyond self-realization at which the devotee becomes one with Krsna in the sense that Krsna becomes everything for the devotee and the devotee becomes full in loving Krsna. An intimate relationship between the Lord and the devotee then exists. In that stage, the living entity attains his immortality. Nor is the Personality of Godhead ever out of the sight of the devotee. To merge in Krsna is spiritual annihilation. A devotee takes no such risk. It is stated in the Brahma-samhita:
santah sadaiva hrdayesu vilokayanti
yam syamasundaram acintya-guna-svarupam
govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami
"I worship the primeval Lord, Govinda, who is always seen by the devotee whose eyes are anointed with the pulp of love. He is seen in His eternal form of Syamasundara situated within the heart of the devotee." (Bs.
At this stage, Lord Krsna never disappears from the sight of the devotee, nor does the devotee ever lose sight of the Lord. In the case of a yogi
who sees the Lord as Paramatma within the heart, the same applies. Such a yogi
turns into a pure devotee and cannot bear to live for a moment without seeing the Lord within himself. http://www.slide.com/r/Kvc8ywAm3D-S05aWx7wt14bi__yfrDHQ?previous_view=lt_embedded_urlTaught by His Grace Sriman Sankarshan Das Adhikari
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There must be a pathway out of here. God would not be so cruel to keep us in this suffering condition, the cycle of repeated birth, death, old age, and disease. If we sincerely desire to find that pathway, the Lord within our hearts will gladly reveal it to us. There is nothing that He wants more for us than that we return to our original identities as His servants in the spiritual world. Each one of us actually has an identity in the spiritual world in any one of five primary types of relationships. These are known in Sanskrit language as "rasas."
Someone is serving the Lord in neutrality. Someone is serving the Lord as a servant. Someone else is serving as a friend. And then there are those who are serving in the mood of parent and those who are serving in the mood of a lover. Every living being throughout the vast material existence is originally from the spiritual sky, and thus has a natural innate propensity to serve the Lord in a certain capacity. This tendency becomes fully revived when one attains the liberated platform of spiritual perfection, pure love of Godhead.
At the present moment we are foolishly entangled in so many false conceptions of the self. These false conceptions are keeping us bound up tightly in karma-cakra birth after birth after birth. Someone is thinking they are male. Someone else is thinking they are female. Someone is thinking they are American, while someone else is thinking that they are Russian. In this way everyone is caught up in so many varieties of misconceptions and thus obliging themselves to continue taking birth after birth after birth in this material existence, which is full of so many miserable conditions. This is foolish and completely unnecessary.
One simply has to submissively hear the Vedic wisdom from the lips of the bona fide spiritual master. Everything will become revealed to such a person who gives aural reception to the supreme knowledge. And if that person will abide by the instructions given to him by the bona fide spiritual master, he will become delivered from all forms of temporality, illusion and misery. He will immediately begin to enter into his eternal, blissful, knowledge-full existence far, far beyond the madness, confusion, and delusion of this material prison.
Sankarshan Das Adhikari
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