(Kadamba Kanana Swami15 March 2014, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.7.47)

radha krsnaHow can we understand Krsna, how can we understand that he is so unlimitedly beautiful that he beautifies even the jewels that he wears? We start imagining – imagine how beautiful!  Ha, doctor Frog at work! How can we imagine Krsna, how can we understand Krsna? Therefore we find that when devotees actually see Krsna, they are stunned. They just see Krsna and that is already enough, they don’t even need to be introduced (in a formal tone), “Here is Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead!”

“Oh, pleased to meet you, I always wanted to see you face to face, I have heard SO much about you, oh boy, this is the day I have been waiting for!” No, it does not even get that far, because when you see Krsna you are already stunned.

We find that description in the Krsna Book about brahmana Srutadev and king Bahulasva. The king was thinking, “When Krsna will come, I will give him a royal reception, I will offer him a wonderful seat, a beautiful garland and so many things!” But when the Lord finally came, Srutadev was just standing there. The brahmana was thinking, “I will offer so many prayers,” but all he could do is pay his obeisances and he never get further than that.

sarva maha-guna-gana vaisnava-sarire (Caitanya Caritamrita Madhya 22.75)

Srila_Prabhupada_prayingIt is interesting that all the great qualities of Krsna are manifest in the body of a vaisnava; we see the same qualities. Like when Srila Prabhupada was scheduled to arrive in England, Tribhuvanath was chosen to give Prabhupada a garland. When Prabhupada came, he was standing next to the door, ready, holding a garland. Prabhupada came out of car and Tribhuvanath was holding a garland, ready to go. Then Prabhupada came in and Tribhuvanath was just overwhelmed with Prabhupada’s presence. Many of the devotees had never met Prabhupada before, they just had joined his movement, so this was the first time to meet him, and when they saw him, they were shocked – it was beyond their expectations!

Tribhuvanath also stood there with the garland and he did not move and Prabhupada just walked passed. Then Tribhuvanath tried to jump over all the devotees that were paying obeisances who just stayed down on the ground, nobody got up! Then Tribhuvanath hung the garland around Prabhupada.

So, we see that sarva maha-guna-gana vaisnava-sarire, krsna bhakte krsnera guna sakala sancare that actually all the good qualities of Krsna are manifesting in the devotee, and therefore when Prabhupada was present on the planet, wherever he was, that was the most important place!

 

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