Friday, April 8, 2016


The soul of all souls....The center of everything..
The description of Krishna and Balarama entering
the wrestling arena of Kamsa is so nice.
Krishna was the center....
but He "appeared differently" to different people:
"When Kṛṣṇa entered the wrestling arena with Balarāma and Their friends, He appeared differently to different people according to their different relationships (rasas) with Him. Kṛṣṇa is the reservoir of all pleasure and all kinds of rasas, both favorable and unfavorable. He appeared to the wrestlers exactly like a thunderbolt. To the people in general He appeared as the most beautiful personality. To the females He appeared to be the most attractive male, Cupid personified, and thus increased their lust. The cowherd men who were present there looked upon Kṛṣṇa as their own kinsman, coming from the same village of Vṛndāvana. The kṣatriya kings who were present saw Him as the strongest ruler. To the parents of Kṛṣṇa, Nanda and Yaśodā, He appeared to be the most loving child. To Kaṁsa, the king of the Bhoja dynasty, He appeared to be death personified. To the unintelligent, He appeared to be an incapable personality. To the yogīs present, He appeared to be the Supersoul. To the members of the Vṛṣṇi dynasty He appeared to be the most celebrated descendant. Thus appreciated differently by different kinds of men present, Kṛṣṇa entered the wrestling arena with Balarāma and His cowherd boy friends. Having heard that Kṛṣṇa had already killed the elephant, Kuvalayāpīḍa, Kaṁsa knew beyond doubt that Kṛṣṇa was formidable. He thus became very much afraid of Him. Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma had long hands. They were beautifully dressed, and They were attractive to all the people assembled there. They were dressed as if They were going to act on a dramatic stage, and They drew the attention of all people." KB V1 CH42
There is no discord when there is common center.
Srila Prabhupada often gave the illustration
of throwing stones into a pool of water.
When they are thrown in different locations
there are ripples that form and overlap each other
causing disruption and conflict.
When there is a common center this does not happen.
There is one gigantic ripple that perfectly forms
expanding out more and more.
If there is center then there is a circle or sphere.
There are no sharp edges in a circle of sphere.
Every point that defines the circle is equidistant from the center. There is no hierarchy where one point
has any advantage over another point.
This is the spiritual connection.
This is the spiritual network.
Krishna is the center.

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