10th August 2019
Kirtan means glory
kirti means glory. So, glories of maya are chanted day and night in commercial. Maya's glories are broadcasted. Maya's kirtan are on all the time. So, Sukadev Goswami says, ‘kirtana eva krsna sya,’ also meaning that the demigods considered their names equal to three worlds, independent on name of the Lord is an offence. So, Sukadev Goswami empahsised the best quality or guna in this age of Kali is kirtan only and kirtan only of Krishna. Bhagavatam chants the glories of Krishna, Bhagavan's glories are chanted and it becomes Bhagavat, Krishna related. mukta sanga param vrajet - by chanting the holy names, Krishna's names, mukta sangah, we become free from attachment for infinity.
There's no sanga.’astanga tyagat ei vaishnav acar’. Vaisnava is seen or vaisnava is known for giving up, denouncing or renouncing the poor association, worldly association, by chanting the holy names of the Lord and we become attached to Krishna, we become attached to the chanting of the holy names of the Lord and the devotees. Devotees are also Lord’s in some form, they are parts and parcels of the Lord and devotees are very dear to the Lord. So, you develop attachment to the devotees. By chanting Hare Krishna, we become mukta person, all that is false, all that is Maya, all that is symbolic; we become free from the concepts and theology and faith.
‘sarva dharman parityaja’ - You give up all varieties of so-called religions.
‘param vrajet ‘, that person transcends and he goes beyond this material existence. It’s not that the Vaikuntha vimaan come and he boards on and goes back to Vaikuntha. He has become jivan mukta. While he is still around, he is not bound anymore. He is jivena mukta. Like the lotus is in the mud but it cannot be muddied by the mud. He is transcendental touched but is not touched, he is not influenced by the things around him. ‘mam ekam sharanam vraj’, all varieties of religion are not very easy to understand. “sarva dharman, mam eka sharanam”, surrender unto Me only. So, chanting of the holy names of the Lord is surrendering unto the Lord.
nama ashraya kari jatan tumi takah apana kaje,
taking shelter of the holy name. While chanting our japa we are taking shelter of the holy name. The more attentive chanting you do is indication you are more surrender unto the holy name. If our chanting is offence less then we are surrendered more unto the holy name of the Lord. So, ‘mam ekam sharanam vraj’ is same as a nama ashraya. The chanting of the holy name is equal to taking shelter to the Lord, or surrendering unto the Lord
Here He says, mam ekam sharanam vraj aham tvam sarva papebhyo. aham, also; tvam, yours; papebhyo, not one, two, but all the sins that you have committed. Meaning, the reactions or the resulted actions of the sinful activities. moksyayisyhmi, Lord will free you from all the sins, sinful activities and from all the reactions and results and sufferings of the sins.
Ultimately, we fully surrender unto the Lord, unto the holy name of the Lord then we become truly free from, papa chi vasana, the thoughts of committing sins, concepts, ideas of committing sins. There're various ideas for us to boost these inspiration or dictation, these vasanas, these desires, and then we commit the sins, and then there are reactions dictated by the kama vasana; there are inspirations and desires to commit sins, sinful activity dictated by kaam vasana. Then the reactions of sinful activities become the cause and effect. Sinful activities cause sufferings.
So, when Lord is talking here, mam ekam sharanam vraj, I will make you free from the sin. That means you have received full benediction of the Lord, then no more desires to commit sin. You will not commit sin and there will be no reaction to any sinful activity. And ma sucah, do not fear, there is no reason. Do not doubt, go ahead, surrender unto Me. I am here, come here, my dear, do not fear, I'm right here, ma sucah. ma means do not. So, the Lord, originally, who is the creator of all problems are there, He created problems, we can't blame the Lord because it's all our fault. We embraced the world of problems and we turned against the Lord with our back to Him and we came to this world with bhoga van cha with vasana, with the desire to enjoy. As soon as there is bhoga van cha, the desire to enjoy, immediately nikita starts. Maya dragged us then Maya started handling us. We made bad use of the independence that we had. We chose this world of problems. So, we cannot blame the Lord, but we could rectify the fault by giving up this mentality to enjoy independently, give the spirit this bhoga mentality. Instead, you could go for yoga, yogi bhava, advised and instructed Arjuna you become a yogi, yogi bhava. So, we could say japa yogi bhava and Maya says bhogi bhava.