10th November 2019 “DEAR MIND, GO TO VRNDAVANA AND STAY THERE” There is detailed report by HG Jagannath Asktak Prabhu. You should write less in chatting, but he wrote it in detail. We thank him. He is from Bhuvaneshwar. He likes the japa talk also. Loot sake tor loot. Jagajivan, I thought you are travelling by foot, but you are travelling by bus or car. So you are taking this great pleasure. Today we have 382 participants. The number is less today. It seems devotees are still in yatra. Many devotees from Greater Noida are doing yatra of Vrindavan.They returned yesterday from Vrindavan. They also did Govardhan Parikrama. Like that the devotees who are doing Braja-mandala Parikrama are very fortunate. They are observing this Kartik Vrata for the past one month. Now only two days are left. This is the best thing to do. They will go to Vrindavan in the next 2 days. So, leave all material duties and reside in Vrindavan during Kartik month. sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja Vraj means to go. So the Lord is asking us to come to His shelter. Also some devotees explain this as the Lord is saying: sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisysmi ms sucah TRANSLATION: Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.(BG 18.66) mam ekam saranam vraja means He is asking us to come to His shelter by residing in Vraj. So this is another meaning of this verse that devotees would say. When we say Vrindavan dhama Ki Jai! This means that Krsna Kanhaiya Lal Ki Jai! Bhakti Caitanya, do you understand Hindi ? Or you know only Oriya? Those who were unable to visit Vraja during Kartik can read one chapter of Vraja-mandala darsana every day. In this way not only your mind, but your soul will reach Vrindavan. You will remember Vrindavan, Damodara Lila, and many other lilas. Many different pastimes were performed by the Lord there. namas te ‘stu damne sphurad-dipti-dhamne  tvadiyodarayatha visvasya dhamne  namo radhikayai tvadiya-priyayai  namo ‘nanta-lilaya devaya tubhyam TRANSLATION: O Lord Damodara, I first of all offer my obeisances to the brilliantly effulgent rope which binds Your belly. I then offer my obeisances to Your belly, which is the abode of the entire universe. I humbly bow down to Your most beloved Srimati Radharani, and I offer all obeisances to You, the Supreme Lord, who displays unlimited pastimes. O Damodara Dev ! Your lilas are anant. We should remember the lilas which the Lord has performed in Vrindavan. As His pastimes are anant, we should remember Them for anant kaal, eternally. We should not contemplate on one lila for some time, but we should always think and remember that pastime. We live only to remember his pastimes. By remembering those pastimes we will enter into those pastimes. Also the Lord has said : My birth and activities are Divya, Lord doesn’t do karma, he performs pastimes. Lila is the one which is done by his own desire. He plays the pastimes. So he said in Bhagavad-gita that those who understand my birth and pastimes properly, as mentioned in scriptures, or one who knows those pastimes as it is. tyaktva deham punar janma naiti mam eti so 'rjuna So I was thinking on the same.Those who will understand these pastimes will also get this thought and would hanker to be the part of that lila, Can we also perform these pastitimes with Krsna? When one will continuously hears these pastimes, gradually he will develop ruci for these pastimes. From ruci (taste) he will attain asakti(attachment), then bhav (emotional attachment) will develop and then we will get prem(pure love). So the Lord said that such a person will not return to this material world. He would not take birth again. So what will happen next ? janma karma ca me divyam evam yo vetti tattvatah tyaktva deham punar janma naiti mam eti so 'rjuna TRANSLATION One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.(BG 4.9) I will also explain this verse. The Lord is saying it in Sanskrit that if we understand His vani then we will understand these verses also. So here na means no, eti – go , so such a person will not take birth again. So where will he go – mam eti . Here the Lord used the word eti two times. Mam eti and na eti – the one who will not take birth again – it is one eti. So what will happen next ? He will attain Me – mam eti . You should look in Bhagavad-gita for these verse. This is sandhi viched – mam eti – mam means Me. Me is the Lord . The Lord is saying he will attain Me. So that person or you will get the Lord. I was thinking this is only Nitya Lila Pravisht - Like this we can enter into His lila. There are many kinds of Mukti, but a devotee doesn’t need this mukti. The 5 types of mukti are: Sayujya mukti - Mayavadis get it and a bhakta rejects this mukti. Merging with the body of the Lord (means merging into the Brahman effulgence of the Lord.) Salokya mukti - In this liberation one gains residence on one of the Vaikunṭha planets where the Narayana forms reside.  Sarupya mukti - In this liberation you get the same form as the 4 armed Lord Narayana and live in the Vaikuntha planets. Sarsti mukti - When one attains this liberation, he acquires the same opulences(wealth) as the Lord and lives in the Vaikuntha planets.  Samipya mukti - In this liberation one becomes a personal associate of the Lord and stays in His direct association. This liberation attained by devotees like Arjuna. He was always a friend of the Lord. We become only soul. The body becomes ashes, and the soul gets its eternal form. It won’t get more bodies. So the soul has its own form. And Sarupya Mukti means we will get a form like the Lord Himself. Our form is also saccidanand. Man is made in image of god.The Lord has made humans in the same form of the Lord. As we are the soul, He is the Super soul. This is acintya-bheda-bhed. Sastri means we will get the wealth and opulence like the Lord. Like Father, like son. So getting these means we get the dhama of the Lord. I was thinking in the beginning of the japa talk that this is what nitya lila pravistha means. Bhakti sadhna , mam ekam saranam vraja, taking shelter at His lotus Feet, and then aham tvam sarva-papebhyo – means the Lord will free us from all sins. I would like to tell you a short story. Yesterday I read one pastime mentioned in Padma Purana. It is entitled the Glories of Kartika Vrata. There was a man. His name was Dhaneshwar. He was born in A brahman family, but he became dwija bandhu, This is a term which means if someone is born in a brahmin family, but his activities are not like a brahmin. So like this Dhaneshwar was also involved in bad activities. He left his home and went out for business. Anyaayen dhan sanchayan – he used to get wealth by anyaay. Like this travelled from one city to another, one state to another. And like this he reached one place where many people were gathered together to perform Kartik Vrata and celebrate Damodara month. By the mercy of the Lord he also get involved in this Kartik Vrata. He also got sadhu sanga. He would have also performed deep daan. He would have also heard the pastimes of the Lord and he would have eaten prasada also. In this way he performed all these, but one accident took place. One snake bite him and he died. As soon as he died Yamadutta came there to take him to Yamalok. They took him to Yamalok and when the Chitragupta checked his database, he checked the account of Dhaneshwara and recited his details to Yamaraja. So in his account there was no pious activity performed. Since his childhood he was involved in bad activities. Yamaraja asked his Yamaduttas to take Dhaneshwar to Narak loka. There are total 28 kinds of Narak loka . Take him to Kumbhipakam narak – boil oil in a big pan and then deep fry him in that oil. So the Yamadutas took Dhaneshwar to Kumbhipakam. The oil was boiling and as soon as they threw Dhaneshwar in that pan the boiling oil became cool. Yamadutta became astonished and they came to Yamaraja and informed him that as soon as we threw him in the boiling oil, the oil became cold. Now how shall we punish him now? Then Narada Muni came there. Narada Muni was a witness of the Damodara vrata that Dhaneshwar had performed for 1 day in that city. So Narada Muni noted this service that he performed in Kartik maas for 1 day, but it was not there in the record of Chitragupta. Narada Muni said, “He performed sankirtana and satsang there. He was dancing in the kirtana there. He heard katha and also honoured prasada. He also ate the butter of Damodara lila. Yamaraja understood that there is some defect in his record. And immediately he asked for forgiveness from Dhaneshwara. As we know Yamaraja himself is a Maha-bhagavat. He is one of the dwadash (12) Maha-bhagavat. He is very merciful. He can’t do anyaay with anyone. In Padma Purana it is stated that he was sent to Swarga to the city of Kuber, instead of sending him to narak. The Lord freed the sons of Kubera, Nalakuvera and Manigriva in this Damodara lila and sent them back to the city of Kuber. Like wise the Lord sent this Dhaneshwar also there, and he also became free. So what he did to become free? He performed Damodara Vrata only for 1 day. So like this he was freed from all sins, as the Lord said, aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisysmi ms sucah By this the Lord’s promise comes true. Now I won’t explain it further, you yourself should think and contemplate on this pastime. Don’t sleep …. So I was saying loot sake tor loot. We have only q few more days for Kartik month and we encourage others also to observe Kartik month. Jai Sri Rama .. Ayodhya dhama ki jai … We should celebrate Diwali today or you would have celebrated it yesterday. The Supreme court gave the verdict yesterday and it is very joyful news for all of us, We should celebrate Diwali today… We say satyamev jayate which means always truth wins, and Jai Sri Rama, ho gaya kama. The whole world and specially Indians would have felt satyamev jayate and Jai Sri Rama. So now there will be an opulent temple in the dhama of Sri Rama in Ayodhya . You should also see how you all can participate in this temple. Gaur Premanande Hari Haribol …