3 July 2020
Vrindavan - The land where Krsna lives
Hare Krishna! We have devotees chanting with us from 670 locations. Welcome! Happy to see you all chanting. It's not that only you become happy while chanting, but also the Lord and I become happy.
We can't say that there is a change in the zoom conference time, but we will do it from 6 to 7 am. We will go back to normal. We will begin chanting at 6 am, begin the talk by 6.40 am and end by 7 am. Remember this and let others also know .
jaya sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrinda
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Jagannatha Swami ki jai!
The Lord has returned. The Lord has gone back to Dvaraka from Kuruksetra. I was reminding you how the Dvaraka vasis and Vraja vasis met each other for 3 months in Kuruksetra. By the time the monsoon began, they returned to their respective places. I don't want to repeat all those pastimes again. Krsna didn't agree to return to Vrindavan at that time, but He promised that He would definitely return in the near future. He told them about future pastimes on His returning to Dvaraka and when Dvarakadhisa Krsna would be able to return to Vrindavan and become Kanhaiya.
Then as He had told them, He went to Hastinapur to kill Sisupal. News of the killing of Sisupal reached Dantavakra at Datiha village. He became very angry and wanted to kill Krsna for killing Sisupal. But immersed in anger, he lost his direction to Dvaraka. Narada Muni met him on the way and wanted to help him so he said to Dantavakra,"You don't need to go to Dvaraka. Let me convey the message to Dvarakadhisa that you want to kill Him, and He will come to Datiha Village". Narada Muni went to Dvaraka and told Krsna about Dantavakra. Then Krsna came on His chariot to Datiha and killed Dantavakra. Sisupal and Dantavakra were Jaya and Vijaya and they had appeared earlier as Ravan and Kumbhakarna. After killing Dantavakra, the Lord reached Vishram-ghata and dispersed all His weapons in Yamuna.
paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṁ vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām dharma-saṁsthāpanārthāya sambhavāmi yuge yuge
Translation To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium. (BG. 4.8)
This mission of the Lord was accomplished. Then as He had earlier told the Vraja vasis that He would return to Vrindavan, He left for Vrindavan. Vraja vasis, on returning from Kurukshetra to Vrindavan, were eagerly waiting for Krsna. The Lord was again about to become Kanhaiya. The Lord blew His conch, Pancajanya. As the Vraja vasis heard it and as the Lord's chariot came closer, they started cheering “Ayo re! Ayo re!!… He is here! He is here! …
Then Krsna touched the feet of the elders and those who were younger than Him, touched His feet. In this way, Krsna returned to Vrindavan after 100 years. All the Vraja vasis were celebrating. The Lord stayed in Vrindavan for 2 months in the same way the Lord stays in the Gundicha temple in Jagannatha Puri. Everyone was happy in Vrindavan, but the elders were lamenting because they were thinking that they were impatient and had married their daughters off. They didn't wait for Krsna. Then Yogamaya, who stays in Vrindavan, came there as Purnamasi. She made some arrangements and asked all the Vraja vasis to come with their daughters. She also called Durvasa Muni and prayed to him to ignite the fire of his austerities. Then she asked everyone to look at their daughters. They saw two forms. There were the original Gopis and their shadows. Then she also told the Vraja vasis that the Gopis who are married are the shadows, not the original Gopis.
She asked every gopi to enter into the fire created by Duravas Muni in the same way mother Sita did. The shadow of mother Sita was kidnapped by Ravana and upon the fire the real mother Sita had reappeared. She asked all the Gopis to go through this test. All the Gopis passed the test. Then all of them were married to Krsna. They were all Krsna vallabha. Earlier Krsna had married Radharani and now He married all the Gopis. Everyone was experiencing bliss.
itidrk sva-lilabhir ananda-kunde sva-ghosam nimajjantam akhyapayantam tadiyesita-jnesu bhaktair jitatvam punah prematas tam satavrtti vande
Translation By such childhood pastimes as this He is drowning the inhabitants of Gokula in pools of ecstasy, and is revealing to those devotees who are absorbed in knowledge of His supreme majesty and opulence that He is only conquered by devotees whose pure love is imbues with intimacy and is free from all conceptions of awe and reverence. With great love I again offer my obeisances to Lord Damodara hundreds and hundreds of times. (Verse 3 , Damodarastakam)
All the Vraja vasis enjoyed this duration of 2 months with Krsna.
Krsna Kanaiya Lal ki jai! Vrindavan Dhama ki jai! Vraja vasiyon ki jai! Radharani ki jai! Gopiyon ki jai! Śrila Prabhupāda ki jai! Gaura premanande hari haribol!