The original form of the lord is ka, as confirmed in brahmasamhita. This is a very old book, supposed to have been written by brahma, the first living being in the universe. Srila prabhupada lecture on mahamantra new york, september 8, 1966 660908le. Krsna, the supreme personality of godhead is the story of krishnas life. Krsna is the supreme person, but at the same time he is beyond the knowledge of brahman and paramatma. This small storefront building,had been a curiosity shop before. Isvarah paramah krsnah saccidananda vigrahah anadir adir govindah sarva karana karanam krishna, who is known as govinda, is the supreme controller. Love for krsna, devotion for krsna is within everyones heart, but we have forgotten. Where is it told that krishna is the supreme personality. This is the definition of krsna given by lord brahma in his book known as brahmasamhita, very authorized book. The lord and all his associates were renunciates, interested not in materialist endeavors, but only in pursuing love of god. The yogis and jnanis are confused in their attempts to understand krsna, although the greatest of the impersonalists, sripada sankaracarya, has admitted in his gita commentary that krsna is the supreme personality of godhead.
The summary pastimes of lord krishna from the tenth canto. Krsna, the supreme personality of godhead krsna book. The devotees should consider that these two books tend to the identical krsna who is the fountainhead of all transcendental and mundane entities and has a. So bhaktisiddhanta sarasvati thakura is gaurasakti. Here is a quote from krsna book which i think is very relevant to your questions. Those who are completely dedicated to the lotus feet of krsna in service are actually sannyasis.
Krsna, the supreme controller, is the cause of all causes. Krsna krsna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare. This is an evaluation copy of the printed version of this book, and is not. He has no other origin and he is the prime cause of all causes. In that brahmasamhita, it is said, isvarah paramah krsnah. The devotees should note that these two books point to the identical krsna who is the. The dress is not sannyasa, but the attitude of service to krsna is.
Why krishna is supreme as vyasa puranas say many gods as. The highest of the demigods, brahma, gave his opinion of this matter in the verse isvarah paramah krishnah saccidanandavigrahah brahma samhita 5. One of the central themes of damodarlila is the service rendered by mother yasoda, who was dutybound to chastise her errant son. Krsna, the supreme personality of godhead tells the story of krishnas life from srimadbhagavatam,the summit of the ancient vedas from india. People are generally under the impression that the demigods are powerful, but people are not aware that krishna is above all of them. This book is presented as a collection of beautiful readable shortstories and illustrations. Bhaktivedanta swami prabhupada, srila prabhupadas lectures.
The book was found in the south some four centuries ago and it is again brought into light in the very same country after a long time, just like the worshiping of the goddess ganges by the offering of her own water. Krishna the ever youthful cowherd boy by his divine grace a. Krsna and the supreme personality of godhead are identical. This is a very old book,supposed to have been written by brahma, the first living being in the universe. Siddhanta sarasvati shree gaudiya math, calcutta, the 1st august, 1932. The word paratmanistha means being a devotee of lord krsna. In a lecture on srimad bhagavatam, detroit, august 5, 1975, srila prabhupada explained. Krsna krsna book 7 krsna consciousness 69 krsna consciousness the matchless gift 2 krsna consciousness. So brahmasamhita says, isvarah paramah krsnah he is the god of gods. Srila bhaktisiddhanta sarasvati thakuras appearance day. In the conditioned state, we are bewildered in our understanding, but in the perfect stage of liberation we can understand that krsna is the cause of everything. The first stanza of sri brahmasamhita hare krishna.
Because unless krsna is the most powerful, how can he be the supreme controller. Srila bhaktisiddhanta sarasvati thakuras appearance day lecture given by his divine grace a. It is understood herein that the predominating deity of every planet can see the supreme lord of this universe, brahma, whenever there is some disturbance in his planet. Bramhasamhita term definition sri brahmasamhita bs 5. The supreme lord is krsna, the original personality of godhead known as govinda.
Now, this sound is transcendental sound, transcendental sound, incarnation, sound incarnation of the absolute truth. Thus end the bhaktivedanta purports of the third canto, eleventh chapter, of the srimadbhagavatam, entitled calculation of time. He has no other origin, for he is the prime cause of all causes. Although the brahmasamhita is a very difficult book, the commentaries of the. Now, some of you members have asked me to explain the meaning of this chanting, hare krishna, hare krsna, krsna krsna, hare hare. The highest demigod, brahma, is giving his opinion, the supreme controller is krsna. So as the residents of vrndavana, they love krsna without any condition, similarly, krsna also loves them without any condition. So our preaching, is this krsna consciousness, that people are searching after god, speculating throughout the whole life, but here krsna is. Lord brahma accepts krsna as god by that definition.
So as the residents of vrndavana, they love krsna without any condition, similarly, krsna also loves them. Srila prabhupada s original iskcon press 1970 krsna book. One of the purposes of scripture or sacred texts is to differentiate between what is true and what is illusion. But his followers do not accept krsna as such, for it is very. Calculation of time, from the atom krishna consciousness. But his followers do not accept krsna as such, for it is very difficult to know krsna, even though one has transcendental realization of impersonal brahman. Definition and purpose of sannyasa iskcon sannyasa ministry. The viratpurusa is also purusa, but he is not adipurusa.
Let us know what srila prabhupada says why krishna alone is the supreme personality of godhead and about the origin and position of demigods. So this krsna consciousness movement is simply meant for. This viratpurusa is considered an incarnation of the lord. Krsna, the supreme personality of godhead pdf download. Krishna is the supreme controller, and his body is full of knowledge, bliss, and eternality. Yes, according to vedic literature, krishna is the supreme god.
Things are explained this way so that we know what to put our faith in. Sometimes a friend will warn us not to trust a person we have j. Supreme personality of godhead sri krishna as guru. In july 1966,in a storefront in new york city,he began the international society for krsna consciousness,iskcon,practically singlehanded.
It is said that there are so many demigods, and there isthe supreme god. Krsna consciousness, the matchless gift bahai studies. So brahmasamhita says, isvarah paramah krsnahhe is the godof gods. This book has been inspired him much for knowing what is the real definition of divine love, though he composed that one. In the vedic mantras, there is a particular type of prayer called puru.
He has been fortunate enough to pass his life watching his own research interests, with widely spread divine love messages, what supreme personality of godhead sri krishna did for his consort srimati radharani. Isvarah paramah krsnah krsna kirtana songs organization. Krsna, one hundred percent god by his divine grace a. Isvarah paramah krsnah, saccidanandavigrahah, anadir adir govindah, sarvakaranakaranam. The topmost yoga system 5 krsna culture in music 1 krsna is the source of all incarnations 14 krsna the supreme personality of godhead 78 krsna s beauty 1 krsna s transcendental scent 1 krsna katha krsnatunes 1. It is said that there are so many demigods, and there is the supreme god.
Sep, canada sun sri caitanya mahaprabhu came to this world to deliver the yugadharma the chanting of the hare krsna mahamantra. Yet there are many foolish men who consider krsna to be merely a powerful. Bhaktivedanta swami prabhupada given on march 2, 1975 in atlanta prabhupada. Krsna who is known as govinda is the supreme godhead. The sampradaya sun independent vaisnava news hare krsna. The summary pastimes of lord krishna from the tenth canto of srimad bhagavatam bhagavat purana. His form is eternal, full of bliss and knowledge, and he is the original cause of all causes. Someone controls in his office, someone controls in his family life, someone controls a few factories, but no one. Generally, the demigods offer their obeisances unto viu, the supreme personality of godhead, by chanting the puru.
Today is the most auspicious day, 101 years ago, srila bhaktisiddhanta sarasvati thakura, he appeared on this day. Of all the demigods, brahma is considered to be the chief being directly empowered by lord sri krsna to create all beings within the universe. Lord balarama again turned toward krsna and said, my dear krsna, a relative, even though he commits such a blunder and deserves to be killed, should be excused. Why krsna comes to this world transcend media service. Isvarah paramah krsnah, saccidanandavigrahah, anadir adir. Brahma himself is an isvarah controller, but in the first verse lord brahma says isvarah paramah krsnah, which means that. So, our inquiry into the absolute truth begins when we ask, why have i come into this material world. Isvarah paramah krsnah, saccidanandavigrahah, anadir. Brahmasamhita text 1 text isvarah paramah krsnah saccid. Krsna consciousness, the matchless gift table of contents chapter one.1633 1282 919 1513 991 1054 85 238 42 704 566 1323 607 1074 1399 219 1673 1184 1192 703 1553 1579 1250 627 1109 702 879 1382 470 1292 982 483 170 96