Sri Guru Gita – 18 March 2014 – Episode 88

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    • Rama Krishna Reddy on March 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Harih Om Tatsat || Sri Guru Datta.

    • Archana Penukonda on January 23, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta.
    We discussed that after Lord Krishna killed demon Aghasura, he rested by a lake along with the cows and the cowherds. The cows moved far away while grazing. The cowherds ate the leftover rice they brought with them and set out in search of the cows.

    When they did not find the cows after extensive search, they reported back to Krishna. Lord Krishna set out in search of the cows even while holding the morsel of rice he was eating in his hand. He did not find the cows. When he returned to the lake, he could not find the cowherds either. When he could find neither the cows nor the cowherds, Lord Krishna got suspicious and used his divine vision to find out what really happened. He realized that the creator, Lord Brahma, got slightly envious and was responsible for these disappearances. Immediately, he took on the form of all the cows and cowherds that disappeared.

    The Lord’s behavior in the form of cows, calves and cowherds was true to those forms. He behaved exactly the way those cows, calves and cowherds would behave. Nobody in Gokulam suspected anything. What’s more, parents suddenly began feeling even more love for their children, because it was the Lord who was in the form of those children. They even began feeling more love for the cows and calves. Baladeva was the only one who noticed this. He wondered, “What’s happening to the parents, to the cows and calves? What is this? Everybody seems to have more love and affection.” Baladeva, who had the power of divine vision, was even more surprised when he saw Lord Krishna everywhere. He marveled at the illusion. He enquired with Lord Krishna and was pleased when he found out what happened.

    However, Lord Brahma, who was in the celestial world, got suspicious. He wanted to see what Lord Krishna would be doing since so many cows, calves and cowherds disappeared. He wondered what Krishna might be up to now, whether he would be crying. He was surprised to see the cows, calves and cowherds in Gokulam exactly as they were. “What is this? I made them disappear, but when I come here, they all seem to be right here”. Since, living beings are not born unless Lord Brahma creates them, he was puzzled as to which Brahma created these beings. As he was wondering, he noticed that all the cows, calves and cowherds bathing in the river appeared to him as the blue bodied Lord Vishnu in yellow robes, with four hands, holding the conch, discus, lotus and mace. He saw hundreds of thousands of forms of Lord Vishnu. All cows, calves and cowherds appeared as Lord Vishnu. Lord Brahma realized upon seeing those forms that Lord Krishna was Parabrahman, that Lord Krishna was the Jagadguru (the Guru to all the universe).

    Subsequently, Lord Krishna withdrew his spell and became the cowherd he was, again. Lord Brahma came down to earth, did circumambulation to little Krishna three times, prayed to him and after getting his permission, left for his abode. What a wonderful episode where Lord Brahma himself tested Lord Krishna.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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