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Monday, August 6, 2012

Krishna Janmashtami 2012 - The real meaning and significance!

Click here to read latest blog post about Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj's historic Krishna Janmashtami 2012 speech which will be given at Prem Mandir, Bhaktivedanta Swami Road, Vrindavan on August 11th 2012. Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 10th, 2012. What follows is a Krishna Janmashtami message, given a few years ago by a devotee of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj.

Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2012 message by Jagadguru
Kripaluji Maharaj's disciple. Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami 2012
at Prem Mandir, near ISKCON Vrindavan
Krishna Janmashtami is a very auspicious night for those who really desire for God realization. It is the day when the supreme Divine power appeared on this earth.

It seems unbelievable that the creator of almighty God appeared in a province, in a village in India. If you try to intellectualize this, your mind will fail. It will never be able to comprehend it. He has great compassion for all the souls, so He appeared to help the souls. He appeared among us. And what did He do? He did everything to help us.

Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj's devotees celebrated Krishna Janmashtami 2012 at Prem Mandir Vrindavan
Divine scene of Govardhan Leela by Shree Krishna at Prem Mandir,
Vrindavan, founded by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj.  Krishna Janmashtami 2012
will be celebrated  in  Vrindavan on  August 10th and Jagadguru
Shree Kripaluji Maharaj's historic Janmashtami 2012 speech will be on August 11th
In Divine love, the Gopis loved Krishna any way they liked. Mother Yashoda loved baby Krishna. His playmates played with Him in the way they liked. Krishna never showed He was superior to them. He showed equality. Always He was thinking, “How can I give more and more love?” In this way, Krishna revealed the beauty, charm, and intensity of Divine love on this earth, as long as Krishna lived in Braj. There are a few instances…

Once Krishna was playing outside. He came running and rushed to His mother because He was hungry. But Mother Yashoda was going to do some housework. Krishna said, “Mum, Mum, I want curd, butter.” Mother said, “No, I’m working. Go out and play. Come after half an hour.” This was the scene. Young Krishna is pulling His mother’s sari, and trying to see into her eyes. Children know if they look into their mother’s eyes, mother will do what they want. They know her weakness. Mother also knows her weak part. Krishna is trying to look in His mother’s eyes and Yashoda is trying to avoid looking in Krishna’s eyes. With one hand, Yashoda is trying to keep Krishna away from her sari, and says while looking the other way, “Go and play! I’ll give you curd afterwards.”

Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2012! Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj in Vrindavan
Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj and Radha Krishna at Prem Mandir, Vrindavan.  
Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj  will return to  Prem Mandir, Vrindavan  to deliver
a historic Krishna Janmashtami 2012 speech and message from Prem Mandir
There were some Gopis (maidens of Braj) there. The Gopis couldn’t say anything because after all, the mother of Krishna has more authority, and she was liked as the queen of Braj. But the Gopis were thinking, “If mother could do her work afterwards and take Krishna in her lap now, it would be better.” But, Mother Yashoda didn’t want it that way.

At this time, Sage Narad arrived. When he saw this scene he couldn’t believe his eyes or ears. “What am I seeing? O, Yashoda, the Vedas state that God is supreme, and a devotee is humble. A devotee always wants to reach God, but here I am seeing the reverse! Who is greater? Who is smaller? I can’t decide. I know Krishna is the supreme form of God and Yashoda is a Divine personality, yet the supreme God is trying to go into the lap of Mother Yashoda, a Saint. Things have become reversed! I never heard of such a meditation or devotion or worship in the Vedas which can make the supreme form of God as humble, as loving, as devoted as I am seeing now in Braj.” He said a few prayers, kept on looking at that beautiful scene of surrender where the supreme form of God surrenders to a Divine personality.

There are hundreds and thousands of Krishna leelas. All the actions of Krishna are done out of His Grace, done with only one ambition – to help the living beings. Such actions are called leelas. In all the leelas of Krishna, from His appearance to His disappearance, He only showed His love. How humble, loving and devoted He was to all the Brajwasis, to a Gwalbal or friend, or to His mother, or to a Gopi. Whoever was in Braj, He tried to give maximum love. He was trying to serve the Brajwasis.

What did the Brajwasis do? Nothing. They just loved Krishna whole-heartedly, nothing else. Neither Gopis, nor Gwalbals, nor Mother Yashoda, nor Nandbaba (his father), not a person in Braj did any kind of meditation, austerity, devotional rituals, nothing. They only did one thing, surrendered their heart, soul and mind for Krishna. They accepted Krishna as their Divine beloved, that’s all.

Jai Kanhaiya Lal ki, Jai!
Radha Madhav Dham ki, Jai!
Shree Kripaluji Maharaj ki, Jai!
Jai Shree Radhey!
Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2012 to all Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj's devotees in Vrindavan
Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2012 (August 10th 2012) to all the followers  of
Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, and to all the residents of Vrindavan
and everyone everywhere!
Come join the devotees in America for a week of Krishna Janmashtami
Programs at JKP Radha Madhav Dham, the US ashram of
Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. The main celebration will
take place on August 11th, 2012
Click here for more information.
Krishna Janmashtami leela performace at Radha Madhav Dham, the US ashram
of Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj. Krishna Janmashtami 2012 will be celebrated at
Radha Madhav Dham on August 11th, the day after the celebration in India

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