Article August 18, 2015

The Supreme Personality of Godhead is to be known as the supreme reservoir of all material opulences by the one fourth of His energy in which all the living entities exist. Deathlessness, fearlessness and freedom from the anxieties of old age and disease exist in the kingdom of God, which is beyond the three higher planetary systems and beyond the material coverings. [Text 19]
The spiritual world, which consists of three fourths of the Lord’s energy, is situated beyond this m....

At the top Krsna is dancing with His purest devotees as a lover. On the lotus petals the Lord is reciprocating with His devotees as a son, as a friend and as a master. Below left, a devotee in the material world is associating with Krsna personally by painting His transcendental form. Next, an impersonalist, by his meditation, is merging with the brahmajyoti, the spiritual effulgence emanating from the Lords body. On the right a mystic yogi is walking on the water. On the far right a fruitive worker is receiving the fruits of his labor.[ Bhagavad-gita 4.11]

Krishna in BhandirvanBhandirvan is celebrated amongst the 12 forests of Vraja as the one where Krishna used to enjoy the pastimes of taking lunch with His cowherd boyfriends. In this forest there are many pastime places to visit, such as Bhandirvata, Venu kupa, Vamshivata, the temple of Shridama etc. The demons Vatsasura and Pralambhasura were killed by Krsna Balaram in Bhandirvan....

गुरु के चरणों की सेवा करने से मनुष्य उन भगवान की सेवा में दिव्य भवनुभूति उत्पन्न करने में समर्थ होता है,जो मधु असुर के कूटस्थ शत्रु हैं और जिनकी सेवा से मनुष्य के भौतिक क्लेश दूर हो जाते हैं | [SB: 3.7.19]
By serving the feet of the spiritual master, one is enabled to develop transcendental ecstasy in the service of the Personality of Godhead, who is the unchangeable enemy of the Madhu demon and whose service vanquishes one’s material distresses.

क्योंकि यदि मैं नियत कर्मों को सावधानीपूर्वक न करूँ तो हे पार्थ! यह निश्चित है कि सारे मनुष्य मेरे पथ का ही अनुगमन करेंगे |

For, if I did not engage in work, O Pārtha, certainly all men would follow My path...

गुरु जी को
भुला कर जिया तो क्या जिया,
इबादत कर और उसे पाकर दिखा,
सजदा हो मेरा ऐसा....

जिससे कोई भी जीव उद्वेग को प्राप्त नहीं होता और जो स्वयं भी किसी जीव से उद्वेग को प्राप्त नहीं होता तथा जो हर्ष, अमर्ष (दूसरे की उन्नति को देखकर संताप होने का नाम 'अमर्ष' है), भय और उद्वेगादि से रहित है वह भक्त मुझको प्रिय है॥
He for whom no one is put into difficulty and who is not dirturbed by anxiety, who is steady in happiness and distress, is very dear to Me.

भगवान: सामान्यतया वे मनुष्य, जो भौतिक जगत की वास्तविक स्थिति का दक्षता पूर्वक विश्लेषण कर सकता है, अपने आपको स्थूल भौतिक तृप्ति के अशुभ जीवन के ऊपर उठाने में समर्थ होते हैं | [SB: 11.7.19]