Who is stopping you?
Atma Tattva : I was cleaning the temple room in Delhi, and a sixty-year-old gentleman came in and paid his obeisances to the Deities. We started talking, and he found out that I was initiated by Prabhupada. He said, "I want to become a disciple of Swami Prabhupada. I've asked before, but they told me that I have to serve in the temple for six months." Then he showed me that his leg was swollen. He said, "I have a big problem with my leg, and I cannot serve in the temple. Can you please ask Prabhupada to accept me as his disciple anyway?" I said, "You can go to Prabhupada and ask him. He sees people every evening. You come tomorrow and be the first person to see him." I told him to bring an offering for Prabhupada. He said, "Yes, yes, I will do." The next day he came with a big plate covered by a cloth. He was the first person there for the darshan, and I went with him. He put the plate on Prabhupada's desk. Prabhupada looked at him and said, "Yes?" Emotionally, he said, "Prabhupada, I want to chant Hare Krishna." Prabhupada smiled and said, "Who is stopping you? Do you know how to chant Hare Krishna?" The man said, "I know the mantra, Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare." Prabhupada said, "Yes," and he took the man's beads and demonstrated, "You start like this and on every bead you chant the whole mantra, 'Hare Krishna mantra" And Prabhupada went to the next bead and then to the next bead. He chanted a whole round and finally said, "Now you chant." I was so blissful. I thought that this man was initiated.
After traveling for a while I met this man again. He was still chanting, and he had a big picture of Prabhupada in his room. The second time I went to meet him, he had passed away. I heard that they could not take the beads from his hand. In the last two to three weeks of his life he didn't do anything but chant. In the last week he sat in one place, looked at Prabhupada's picture, and chanted. When he left the last thing they heard was his chanting.
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- Bathing in the morning and decorating herself with ornaments, Srimati Radharani, invited by Vraja's Queen, cooked
Lord Krsna's breakfast. When Lord Krsna awoke He went to the barn, milked the cows, bathed, and then ate breakfast
with His friends. Let me take shelter of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna.
Meditating on the infallible Personality of Godhead, and filled with the moonlight of pure love for Him, Paurnamasi
completed her early morning duties and quickly went to the palace of Vraja's king.
Arriving at the home of Vraja's king, she saw the pleasant courtyard decorated with drops of butter and yogurt from theday's churning activities the affectionate and jeweled building, she perceived that the entire place was just like Svetadvipa,
where Lord Visnu happily rests on the glistening bed of Ananta Sesa, who floats on the wanes of the milk-ocean. Seeing
all this, Paurnamasi became full of bliss.
The learned Queen of Vraja personally saw the arrival of austere Paurnamasi understanding her exalted position, Vraja's
Queen greeted her with great delight.
Mukunda's mother, Yasoda-devi said: My dear friend, all of Vraja worship you. Please come here. You are most welcome
here. I offer my respectful obeisances unto you. As Yasoda approached, and offered respects, Paurnamasi embraced her.
Paurnamasi greeted Yasoda with many blessings. She inquired about her welfare, as well as that of her husband,
children, and cows. All the while Paurnamasi yearned to see Lord Govinda.
Vraja's Queen Yasoda also expressed her well-wishes to Paurnamasi. The two of them then eagerly entered the bedroom
of Yasoda's son Krsna.
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Chapter 8 : Attaining the Supreme puruṣaḥ TRANSLATION
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is greater than all, is attainable by unalloyed devotion. Although He is present in His abode, He is all-pervading and everything is situated within Him. PURPORT It is here clearly stated that the supreme destination from which there is no return is the abode of Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Person. The Brahma-saṁhitā describes this supreme abode as ānanda-cinmaya-rasa, a place where everything is full of spiritual bliss. Whatever variegatedness is manifest there is all of the quality of spiritual bliss-there is nothing material. All variegatedness is expanded as the spiritual expansion of the Supreme Godhead Himself, for the manifestation there is totally of the spiritual energy, as explained in Chapter Seven. As far as this material world is concerned, although the Lord is always in His supreme abode, He is nonetheless all-pervading by His material energy. So by His spiritual and material energies He is present everywhere-both in the material and in the spiritual universes. Yasyāntaḥsthāni means that everything is sustained by Him, whether it be spiritual or material energy.
It is clearly stated here that only by bhakti, or devotional service, can one enter into the Vaikuṇṭha (spiritual) planetary system. In all the Vaikuṇṭhas there is only one Supreme Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, who has expanded Himself into millions and millions of plenary expansions. These plenary expansions are four-armed, and they preside over the innumerable spiritual planets. They are known by a variety of names-Puruṣottama, Trivikrama, Keśava, Mādhava, Aniruddha, Hṛṣīkeśa, Saṅkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna, Śrīdhara, Vāsudeva, Dāmodara, Janārdana, Nārāyaṇa, Vāmana, Padmanābha, etc. These plenary expansions are likened unto the leaves of a tree, and the main tree is likened to Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa, dwelling in Goloka Vṛndāvana, His supreme abode, systematically conducts all affairs of both universes (material and spiritual) without a flaw by power of His all-pervasiveness.
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