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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Explanation of the Maha-Mantra

By Vaishnava Blog

Hare KrishnaBy His uncommon beauty, Sri Krsna Candra takes away the mind of everyone. However, when Sri Radha expands Her own cleverness, She also captures Sri Krsna’s mind. Therefore She is called “Hara.”
2. By His loveliness and by the sweet sound of His flute, Sri Krsna, who is decorated with the most captivating qualities, attracts Radha. Therefore He is called Krsna.
3. It has been heard from the mouths of great souls that Lord Hari led away the fawn-eyed Radha from the Rasa dance to a secluded bower. Therefore Radha is called “Hara.”
4. As He sports with Radha, His blackish effulgence causes shiny gold to also appear blackish. Therefore He is called “Krsna.”
5. In pursuance of the wishes of His beloved Sri Radha, He constructed in the forest near Govardhana a lake named syama-kunda and then drew the waters of all holy bathing places there. Those who know this call Him “Krsna.”
6. By Her unsurpassed love, Sri Radha attracts Him who is the performer of wonderful pastimes to the Vrndavana forest on the banks of the Yamuna River. Those of steady intellect therefore call Him “Krsna.”
7. One day while Krsna was in Vrndavana, He killed the demon Arsta, who was disguised as a bull. At that time Radha affectionately called out to Him “O Hari!” Therefore She is known as “Hara.”
8. Sometimes, due to excessive love, Sri Radha’s voice becomes faint when She sings the glories of Sri Krsna’s pastimes. Therefore those who are expert in discerning spiritual sentiments call Her “Hara.”
9. Once, in the forest of Vrndavana, Sri Krsna dropped His flute due to the intense experience of loving sentiments. At that time Radha snatched up His flute. Therefore She is called “Hara.”
10. Once Sri Krsna put His arms around Sri Radha, took Her into a bower shaped like one of the caves at Govardhana Hill and there enjoyed with Her. Therefore He is called “Rama.”
11. Every day the most merciful Sri Radha bestows (rati) happiness upon them. Therefore She is called “Hara.”
12. The minds of the devotees always find pleasure in Sri Krsna, who is an ocean of transcendental bliss. Therefore that beautiful dark form of Krsna is called “Rama.”
13. Radha is called Rama because She enjoyed Acyuta through loving pastimes in a forest pavilion made of flowering creepers. Because Krsna is with that Rama, He is called “Rama.”
14. When all of Gokula was filled with wailing because of a forest fire, Sri Krsna extinguished it, thus greatly pleasing the Vrajavasis. Therefore He is called “Rama.”
15. Sri Krsna went to Mathura to kill the demons headed by Kamsa. By Her desire to enjoy confidential pastimes with Krsna, Sri Radha brought Krsna back to Vrndavana. Therefore She is called “Hara.”
16. When Sri Krsna came back to Vrndavana, He took away the suffering of the Vrajavasis and by His wonderful pastimes, captivated Radha’s mind. Therefore that son of Nanda is called “Hari.” 

Our whole philosophy is love


Prabhupada: Yes. Without love, nothing can sustain. If I do not love Krsna I cannot surrender. It is not possible. Just like a small child, he is naturally surrendered to the parents because there is love. The child loves also the parents. So without the basic principle of love, the more you love, the more the surrender is also perfect. Just like a small child, you slap the child, he’s crying, yet crying also with the words, “Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy,” because there is love.

Even in distress the child cannot forget. That is natural. Similarly, when you remain fully surrendered to the supreme will, either in distress or in happiness, that is your happiness. That is real happiness. This condition cannot be without love. In any condition, you remain surrendered. It cannot be done without love. When there is lack of love, this kind of mentality cannot develop: “In any condition I shall remain surrendered.” Just like you are; you are, a whole society is carrying my order, not because I am superior person.
There is love. Without love you cannot do so. You have got some bit of love for me, therefore you carry my order. Otherwise it is not possible. And I cannot also. You are foreigners, you are. Americans, I came from another country, I have no account. I cannot also order you: “You must do it, otherwise I will chastise you.” Because there is love. It is a connection of love. I can also become bold enough to chastise you, but you also, what, in whatever condition, you carry my order due to the basic principle is love. And our whole philosophy is love. We are just trying to learn how to love Krsna, that’s all. So without the basic principle of love, these things cannot be conceived.
- Philosophical Discussions with Syamasundara dasa

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