Good morning friends. We celebrated the Janmastami the birthday of our Lord Krishna last September 2. It was very solemn. There are a lot of good things to learn with Lord Krishna. Total devotion to Lord Krishna would help man wash away inner dirt like lust, anger, desire and greed and ego the four sins which makes life miserable.
Speaking on Lord Krishna, the mystic lover’ at Ahmedabad Management Association’s Krishna festival, Pandurang said Lord Krishna is bliss incarnate. Just thinking of his power would lead to purification.
When you think of Lord Krishna, kama or lust is gone and prema replaces it. When sensuousness is handled the right way, desire and possession gets directed towards dharma and moksha. This is the kernel of teachings of the Gita.
Krishna Bhakti constitutes a man’s spiritual bank balance. Krishna bhakti is not spasmodic, not sporadic, not impulsive, and not capricious. It is the cumulative effect of collective penance down the ages.
Lord Krishna cares for his devotees. He came in the past, comes in the present and will come in the future too. Krishna is the youth icon with the most commendable personality traits with handsome physique. He is intelligence incarnate, courage embodied with strength unsurpassed. He is unequalled companion. His proficiency is unquestionable, his diplomacy is enviable, his humility is admirable, and his sense of duty is exemplary.
Lord Rama was great, but he is not accessible. Accessible people are not great. Lord Krishna was both. A parrot could perch on his shoulder. A cow can lick the soles of his feet.
Rama was a king, but Krishna was a king-maker. He did not hesitate to play the role of an ambassador to Pandavas. He readily agreed to be charioteer to Arjuna. He helped the Pandavas to grow from rags to riches. He was born in prison but lived like a prince.
Lord Krishna also gives a unique lesson on the qualities of friendship through Sudama Charitra. He established that a beloved friend has to be a man of self control, happy with what he has. The other important lesson is that one needs to stand up to give because someone is coming to receive. Giving is living, is the essence of Sudama Charitra. If we set aside a part of our earnings, we will never lack anything in life and enjoy the status of a dharmik man or donor. – The Times of India