Monday, August 14, 2017



by Sri Sandip Dasgupta

Welcome to the Janamashtami edition of our electronic magazine. As we celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna, let us recollect some things about Lord Krishna that our Master has told us.
In the bhajan “Krishna Bhaja Mana…” that was revealed to the Master (which can be found on Pg. 139 of the Bengali book, ‘Bhajanamrita’ published by Saccidananda Society, Kolkata) it has been stated:
- Serve Lord Krishna sincerely by loving everybody (and serving them)
- Praise the Lord sincerely by giving up our own ego completely to the Lord (Krishna)
- One will receive the true Darshan of Lord Krishna inside/outside if we can accept each and every one of us as Lord Krishna!
How simple, practical and wonderful is this teaching – yet so hard to follow in our everyday life! We run after the statue of Lord Krishna in the temple once a year – but Sri Sri Babathakur has repeatedly reminded us that the Supreme Lord is in each and every one of us. This is the Science of Oneness that he has espoused – that One Supreme I-Reality is the substratum of each and every Jiva as well as the Jagat that we consider to be real.  So, when we love thy neighbor/friend/enemy – we love the God within (Lord Krishna) and we get tremendous satisfaction.  This is the true love for the Lord – and then there will be no hatred, no war.  The Master has repeatedly reminded us that this “Science of Oneness” is the only panacea for the modern world.

In another question/answer session at New Delhi, India – our Master has highlighted a very unique quality of Lord Krishna. He has pointed out that Lord Krishna had never sought power or post – despite the fact that he possessed everything and had everything at his disposal. He compares that to modern day politicians who are constantly hankering for power and post – yet not interested in serving their constituency. On the other hand, Lord Krishna was only interested in spreading his teachings to Arjuna and the common man, for the benefit of society at large.

Sri Sri Babathakur has also reminded us that we should not get biased and limited by the current incarnation of Lord Krishna (as done by certain sects of this world).  He has reminded us that Lord Krishna has repeatedly come to this world in different incarnations, to make the necessary corrections of the society at that current time – and that this phenomenon will continue for ages to come.  If we remain biased and limited in our thinking, then we will not be able to grasp the teachings of the next incarnation of Lord Krishna.

So, on this holy day, let us pledge to consider every day of the year as Lord Krishna’s birthday, reflect on the Master’s teachings and pledge to make this world a better place to live in.

Joy Babathakur! Joy Babathakur! Joy Babathakur!

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