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    Shripad Aindra das - Bhajans, Kirtans (1994-2010). Format: MP3. Content: Шрипад Аиндра дас - бхаджаны, киртаны. Формат: MP3. Содержание:


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    Video - Are there new souls and old souls?

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    Even Radha's sakhis are constantly chanting Radhe Radhe

    In the earthly realm of Vrindavan and in the spiritual sky, Radha Rani known as Vrindavanesvari, the Queen of Vrindavan, which means that Radha Rani is the one and only controller of everything including the heart of Shri Krishna. In Vraja Gokula, there are two instances wherein Radha’s sakhis will sometimes chant the Hare Krsna Mahamantra to nourish Radhika’s taste in sambhoga vilasa: When She meets with Krsna and to soothe Radha’s searing heart in times of separation from Her beloved Shyam. At other times, the sakhis will sweetly sing “Radhe Radhe!” as they serve Shri Radha throughout the day. Now let’s consider the reality of the present day Vrindavan where I have been living for the last 27 years. In Vraja Dhama, everyone chants “Radhe Radhe” from the time they wake up until the time they take rest. For Vrajavasis, the name of Radha is inseparable from their breathing. They hear the name of Radhe in the wombs of their mothers; they are born with the name of Radha in their ears; they move with the name of Radha in their lives; they dream with the name of Radha in their minds; and they die with the name of Radha on their tongues. By continually hearing and chanting “Radhe Radhe” in this way, every Vrajavasi automatically becomes full of Radha-bhava or gopi-bhava. And this is the goal that all Gaudiya Vaisnavas hope to attain especially by residing in Vrndavana. In Radha-rasa-sudha-nidhi, verses 95-97, Gaudiya rasika Acharya Shrila Prabodhananda Saraswati glorifies Radha’s completely pure and ecstatic Holy Name thus: “The name of Radha is the liquid rasa of blissful love (premananda rasam). Radha’s name give the greatest joy when chanted with tender loving affection (mahasukha karam uccharitam prematah). The two syllables Ra and Dha, contain all divine knowledge (vidya para dvakshara). Shri Krisna becomes supremely pleased whenever He hears someone chanting “Radhe Radhe!” (japa mudha gayati). “Even once chanting of Radha nama will immediately attract Shri Krishna (japa sakrid gokulapati akarshak). Lord Madhava Himself lovingly chants Radha nama (mantra japa priti svayam madhava). Sometimes, Hari sits with the sakhis and chants Radha nama until tears run down His lotus face (ali svayam japa ashru mukha hari).” “Sometimes, Krishna goes along the banks of Yamuna and enters the bowerhouse alone (kalindi tata kunja mandira gato). Shyama sits down like the King of Yogis to mediate on the radiance of Radha’s sweet lotus feet (pada jyotir dhyana). Krishna starts chanting Radha nama and soon becomes drenched in tears of love (sada japa prema-ashru purno hari) as He relishes the amazing blossoming mellows of Radha’s blissful loving enchantment (adbhutam ullasad rati rasananda sammohitah). “May the most amazing two syllables (Ra and Dha) become manifest to me forever (tad adhbhutam me radheti varna dvayam). The embrosial elixir “Radha” is my life and soul (tad amritam pradeti me jivanam).” Jai Jai Shri Radhe!!
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    Ral-gram : Рал-грам

    Ral-gram Not far from Shakatikara is the Ral-gaon, now known as Rar. Sometimes in search of good pastures Nanda Maharaj stayed here with his entire community. Nearby, in Basounti, lived Vrsabhanu Maharaj, so the Ral was the place of frequent meetings of small Radha and Krishna. Рал-грам Неподалеку от Шакатикары находится Рал-гаон, сейчас известный как Рар. Иногда в поисках хороших пастбищ здесь останавливался Нанда Махарадж со всей своей общиной. Рядом, в Басоунти, жил Вришабхану Махарадж, поэтому Рал был местом частых встреч маленьких Радхи и Кришны.
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    Books: Rama Tirtha : Книги: Рама Тиртха



    Texts by Rama Tirtha: books. Language: English, Hindi. Format: pdf. Content: Тексты Рама Тиртхи: книги. Язык: английский, хинди. Формат: pdf. Содержание:


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    Books: Madhva : Книги: Мадхва



    Texts by Madhva: books. Language: English, Kannada, Sanskrit, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali. Format: pdf. Content: Тексты Мадхвы: книги. Язык: английский, каннада, санскрит, малаялам, тамильский, телугу, бенгали. Формат: pdf. Содержание:


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    Shrila Bhaktipragyana Keshava Goswami - kirtans. Format: MP3. Content: Шрила Бхакти Прагьяна Кешава Госвами - киртаны. Формат: MP3. Содержание:


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    Aja (Annada) Ekadasi

    Sri Yudhisthira Maharaja said, "Oh Janardana, protector of all living entities, please tell me the name of the Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September)." The Supreme Lord, Shri Krishna, then replied, "Oh King, hear me attentively. The name of this sin-removing, sacred Ekadasi is Aja. Any person who fasts completely on this day and worships Hrishikesha, the master of thesenses, becomes free of all reactions to his sins. Even one who simply hears about this Ekadasi is freed from his past sins. Oh King, there is no better day than this in all the earthly and heavenly worlds. This is true without a doubt. There once lived a famous king named Harishchandra, who was the emperor of the world and a person of great truth and integrity. His wife's name was Chandramati, and he had a son named Lohitashva. By the force of destiny, however, Harishchandra lost his great kingdom and sold his wife and son. The pious king himself became a menial servant of a dog-eater, who made him guard a crematorium. Yet even while doing such menial service, he did not forsake his truthfulness and good character, just as soma-rasa, even when mixed with some other liquid, does not lose its ability to bestow immortality. The king passed many years in this condition. Then one day he sadly thought, 'What shall I do? Where shall I go? How can I be delivered from this plight?' In this way he drowned in an ocean of anxiety and sorrow. One day a great sage happened by, and when the king saw him he happily thought, 'Ah, Lord Brahma has created brahmins just to help others.' Harishchandra paid his respectful obeisances to the sage, whose name was Gautama Muni. With joined palms the king stood before Gautama Muni and narrated his pitiful story. Gautama Muni was astonished to hear the king's tale of woe. He thought, 'How has this mighty king been reduced to collecting clothes from the dead?' Gautama Muni became very much compassionate toward Harishchandra and instructed him on the process of fasting for purification. Gautama Muni said, 'Oh king, during the dark fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada there occurs an especially meritorious Ekadasi name daja (Annada), which removes all sins. Indeed, this Ekadasi is so auspicious that if you simply fast on that day and perform no other austerity, all your sins will be nullified. By your good fortune it is coming in just seven days. So I urge you to fast on this day and remain awake through the night. If you do so, all the reactions of your past sins will come to an end. Oh Harishchandra, I have come here because of your past pious deeds. Now, all good fortune to you in the future!' So saying, the great sage Sri Gautama Muni immediately disappeared for their vision. King Harishchandra followed Gautama Muni's instructions concerning fasting on the sacred day of Aja Ekadasi. Oh Maharaja Yudhisthira, because the king fasted on that day, the reactions to his previous sins were completely destroyed at once. Oh lion among kings, just see the influence of this Ekadasi fast! It immediately vanquishes whatever miseries one maybe suffering as a result of past karmik sinful activities. Thus all Harishchandra's miseries were relieved. Just by the power of this wonderful Ekadasi, he was reunited with his wife and son, who had died but were now revived. In the heavenly regions the devas (demigods) began beating on their celestial kettle drums and showering down flowers upon Harishchandra, his queen and their son. By the blessings of the Ekadasi fast, he regained his kingdom without difficulty. Moreover, when king Harishchandra left the planet, his relatives and all his subjects too went with him to the spiritual world. Oh Pandava, whoever fasts on Aja Ekadasi is surely freed from all his sins and ascends to the spiritual world. And who soever hears and studies the glories of this Ekadasi achieves the merit gained by performing a horse sacrifice.
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    Shrila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Bengali: অভয চরণারবিন্দ ভক্তিবেদান্ত স্বামীপ্রভুপাদ, Sanskrit: अभय चरणारविन्द भक्तिवेदान्त स्वामी प्रभुपादः, abhaya-caraṇāravinda bhakti-vedānta svāmī prabhupāda) (1 September 1896 – 14 November 1977) was a Gaudiya Vaishnava teacher and the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), commonly known as the "Hare Krishna Movement". His mission was to propagate Gaudiya Vaishnavism, a school of Vaishnavite Hinduism (the association with Hinduism which Bhaktivedanta Swami frequently sought to dissuade) that had been taught to him by his guru, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, throughout the world. Born Abhay Charan De in Calcutta, he was educated at the prestigious local Scottish Church College. Before adopting the life of a pious renunciant (vanaprastha) in 1950, he was married with children and owned a small pharmaceutical business. In 1959 he took a vow of renunciation (sannyasa) and started writing commentaries on Vaishnava scriptures. In his later years, as a traveling Vaishnava monk, he became an influential communicator of Gaudiya Vaishnava theology to India and specifically to the West through his leadership of ISKCON, founded in 1966. As the founder of ISKCON, he "emerged as a major figure of the Western counterculture, initiating thousands of young Americans." Despite attacks from anti-cult groups, he received a favorable welcome from many religious scholars, such as J. Stillson Judah, Harvey Cox, Larry Shinn and Thomas Hopkins, who praised Bhaktivedanta Swami's translations and defended the group against distorted media images and misinterpretations. In respect to his achievements, religious leaders from other Gaudiya Vaishnava movements have also given him credit. He has been described as a charismatic leader, in the sense used by sociologist Max Weber, as he was successful in acquiring followers in the United States, Europe, India and elsewhere. After his death in 1977, ISKCON, the society he founded based on a type of Hindu Krishnaism using the Bhagavata Purana as a central scripture, continued to grow and is respected in India, though there have been disputes about leadership among his followers. Early life Born on 1 September 1896, the day after Janmastami, one of the most important Vaishnava holidays, in a humble house in the Tollygunge suburb of Calcutta, he was named Abhay Charan, "one who is fearless, having taken shelter at Lord Krishna's feet." Since he was born on the day of Nandotsava ("the celebration of Nanda," Krishna's father, a traditional festival in honor of Krishna's birth) he was also called Nandulal. His parents, Sriman Gour Mohan De and Srimati Rajani De, were devout Vaishnavas (devotees of Vishnu). In accordance with Bengali tradition, his mother had gone to the home of her parents for the delivery, and only a few days later Abhay returned with parents to his home at 151 Harrison Road in Calcutta, where he was brought up and educated. He received a European led education in the Scottish Church College. This school was well reputed among Bengalis; many Vaishnava families sent their sons there. The professors, most of whom were Europeans, were known as sober, moral men, and it is believed that the students received a good education. The college was located in north Calcutta, not far from Harrison Road where Abhay's family lived. During his years in the college, Abhay Charan De was a member of the English Society as well as that of the Sanskrit Society, and it has been suggested that his education provided him a foundation for his future leadership. He graduated in 1920 with majors in English, philosophy and economics. However he rejected his diploma in response to Gandhi's independence movement. His refusal to accept the diploma he had earned was in protest of the British. He also wore the homespun cotton cloth the followers of Gandhi wore in support of home industry and protest of British rule in India. Religious career n 1922, when Abhay Charan De first met his spiritual master, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, he was requested to spread the message of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the English language. Later in 1932 Abhoy Charan De became a formally initiated disciple of Bhaktisiddhanta. In 1944, (from his front room at Sita Kanta Banerjee, Calcutta), Abhoy Charan De started the publication called Back to Godhead, for which he acted as designer, publisher, editor, copy editor and distributor. He personally designed the logo, an effulgent figure of Caitanya Mahaprabhu in the upper left corner, with the motto: "Godhead is Light, Nescience is darkness" greeting the readers. In his first magazine he wrote: "Under the circumstances since 1936 up to now, I was simply speculating whether I shall venture this difficult task and that without any means and capacity; but as none have discouraged me, I have now taken courage to take up the work." (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, Back to Godhead magazine (Vol.1, 1-4, 1944)) In 1947, the Gaudiya Vaishnava Society recognised Abhoy Charan De's scholarship with the title Bhaktivedanta, (bhakti-vedānta) meaning "one who has realised that devotional service to the Supreme Lord is the end of all knowledge" (with the words Bhakti, indicating devotion and Vedanta indicating conclusive knowledge). His later well known name, Prabhupāda, is a Sanskrit title, literally meaning "he who has taken the shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord" where prabhu denotes "Lord", and pāda means "taking shelter." Also, "at whose feet masters sit". This name was used as a respectful form of address by his disciples from late 1967 early 1968 onwards. Previous to this, as with his early disciples, followers used to call him "Swamiji". From 1950 onwards, Abhoy Charan Bhaktivedanta lived at the medieval Radha-Damodar mandir in the holy town of Vrindavan, where he began his commentary and translation work of the Sanskrit work Bhagavata Purana. Of all notable Vrindavana's temples, the Radha-Damodara mandir had at the time the largest collection of various copies of the original writings of the Six Gosvamis and their followers - more than two thousand separate manuscripts, many of them three hundred, some even four hundred years old. His guru, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, had always encouraged Bhaktivedanta Swami that "If you ever get money, print books", referring to the need of literary presentation of the Vaishnava culture. Renunciation Keshavaji Gaudiya Matha was the place where Bhaktivedanta used to live, he had written and studied in the library of this building, here he edited the Gauḍīya Patrikā magazine and this is the place where he donated the murti of Lord Chaitanya who stands on the altar beside the Deities of Radha Krishna (named Śrī Śrī Rādhā Vinodavihārījī). During his visit in September 1959 he entered the doors of this matha dressed in white, as Abhoy Babu, but would be leaving dressed in saffron, a sannyasi. He received the sannyasa name Swami (स्वामी Svāmi), not to be confused with the title Swami. In this matha, in Mathura Vrndavana, Abhoy Charan Bhaktivedanta took Vaishnava renunciate vows,sannyasa, from his friend and godbrother Bhakti Prajnana Keshava, and following this he single-handedly published the first three volumes covering seventeen chapters of the first book of Bhagavata Purana, filling three volumes of four hundred pages each with a detailed commentary. Introduction to the first volume was a biographical sketch of Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He then left India, obtaining free passage on a freight ship called the Jaladuta, with the aim and a hope of fulfilling his spiritual master's instruction to spread the message of Caitanya Mahaprabhu around the world. In his possession were a suitcase, an umbrella, a supply of dry cereal, about eight dollars worth of Indian currency, and several boxes of books. Mission to the West A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami sailed to USA in 1965. His trip to the United States was not sponsored by any religious organization, nor was he met upon arrival by a group of loyal followers. As he neared his destination on the ship, the Indian freighter Jaladuta, the enormity of his intended task weighed on him. On 13 September he wrote in his diary, "Today I have disclosed my mind to my companion, Lord Sri Krishna." On this occasion and on a number of others, he called on Krishna for help in his native Bengali. Examining these compositions, academics regard them as "intimate records of his prayerful preparation for what lay ahead" and a view on "how Bhaktivedanta Swami understood his own identity and mission." "I do not know why You have brought me here. Now You can do whatever You like with me. But I guess You have some business here, otherwise why would You bring me to this terrible place? How will I make them understand this message of Krishna consciousness? I am very unfortunate, unqualified and most fallen. Therefore I am seeking Your benediction so that I can convince them, for I am powerless to do so on my own." By journeying to USA, he was attempting to fulfill the wish of his guru, possible only by the grace of "his dear Lord Krishna". It is in July 1966 "global missionary Vaishnavism" was brought to the West by Bhaktivedanta Swami, "the soul agent", founding the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in New York City. Bhaktivedanta Swami spent much of the last decade of his life setting up the institution of ISKCON. Since he was the Society's leader, his personality and management were responsible for much of ISKCON's growth and the reach of his mission. When it was suggested to him at the time of founding the ISKCON in 1966 that a broader term "God Consciousness" would be preferable to "Krishna Consciousness" in the title, he rejected this recommendation, suggesting that name Krishna includes all other forms and concepts of God. After a group of devotees and a temple had been established in New York another center was started in San Francisco in 1967. From there he traveled throughout America with his disciples, popularizing the movement through street chanting (sankirtana), book distribution and public speeches. Once ISKCON was more established in the USA a small number of devotees from the San Francisco temple were sent to London, England. After a short time in London they came into contact with The Beatles, of whom George Harrison took the greatest interest, spending a significant time speaking with Bhaktivedanta Swami and producing a record with members of the later London Radha Krsna Temple. Over the following years Bhaktivedanta Swami's continuing leadership role took him around the world some several times setting up temples and communities in all of the major continents. By the time of his death in Vrindavan in 1977, ISKCON had become an internationally known expression of Vaishnavism. In the twelve years from his arrival in New York until his final days, he: circled the globe fourteen times on lecture tours that took him to six continents; initiated many disciples, awarding sannyasa initiations; introduced Vedic gurukul education to a Western audience; directed the founding of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, which claims to be the world's largest publisher of ancient and classical Vaishnava religious texts; founded the religious colony New Vrindavan in West Virginia; authored more than eighty books (with many available online) on Vedantic philosophy, religion, literature and culture (including four published originally in Bengali); introduced international celebrations in the capitals of the world like that of Jagannatha processions; watched ISKCON grow to a confederation of more than 108 temples, various institutes and farm communities. It is believed that Bhaktivedanta Swami's most significant contribution are his books. Within the final twenty years of his life Bhaktivedanta Swami translated over sixty volumes of classic Vedic scriptures (such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Srimad Bhagavatam) into the English language. For their authority, depth, and clarity, his books have won praise from professors at colleges and universities like Harvard, Oxford, Cornell, Columbia, Syracuse, Oberlin, and Edinburgh, and his Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is was published by Macmillan Publishers, in 1968 and unabridged edition in 1972, and is now available in over sixty languages around the world and some other books by Bhaktivedanta Swami are available in over eighty different languages. The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust was established in 1972 to publish his works, it has also published massively researched multivolume biography, Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta, that in opinion of Larry Shinn will "certainly be one of the most complete records of the life and work of any modern religious figure". Prabhupada reminded his devotees before his disappearance that he would live forever in his books, and through them would remain present as a spiritual master or guru. Bhaktivedanta Swami had instilled in his followers an understanding of the importance of writing and publishing not only with regard to his works, but also their own initiatives. His early disciples felt Prabhupada had given them Back To Godhead for their own writings from the very start. A prominent Gaudiya Vaishnava figure, Shrivatsa Goswami, who as a young man had met Bhaktivedanta Swami in 1972, affirmed the significance of book publishing and distribution in spreading the message of Caitanya in an interview with Steven Gelberg: "Making these Vaisnava texts available is one of Srila Prabhupada's greatest contributions. Apart from the masses, his books have also reached well into academic circles and have spurred academic interest in the Chaitanya tradition ... The significance of making these texts available is not merely academic or cultural; it is spiritual."
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    Нандотсава - фестиваль, который проводил Нанда Махарадж, отец Господа Кришны, чтобы отпраздновать день явления Господа Кришны. Ягья в честь рождения Кришны Хотя Кришна был сыном Васудевы и Деваки, из-за злого Камсы Васудеве так и не удалось отпраздновать день рождения Кришны. Зато Нанда Махарадж во Вриндаване устроил большой праздник в честь рождения Кришны. Этот праздник называется «Нандотсава» и его празднуют на другой день после Джанмаштами. Нанда Махарадж объявил всем во Вриндаване: «Харибол! Харибол! У меня родился сын! У меня родился сын!» Затем он позвал ученых брахманов и астрологов, чтобы провести ягью в честь рождения сына. Нанда Махарадж, мама Яшода и другие члены семьи надели красивые одежды и драгоценности и пришли на ягью. Брахманы читали «Брахма-самхиту» и лили масло в огонь со словами: – ом бхух сваха, идам вишнаве идам на мама ом бхувах сваха, идам ачьютая идам на мама ом свах сваха, идам нараяная идам на мама ом бхур бхувах свах сваха, идам анантая идам на мама Ученые астрологи составили гороскоп Кришны и рассказывали всем о замечательных играх, которые Он будет совершать. В честь рождения Кришны Нанда Махарадж раздал брахманам 200 000 богато украшенных коров, целые горы риса, красивые ткани с золотой каймой и чудесные украшения. В этом материальном мире всегда есть опасность совершить какие-то оскорбления. Поэтому нам нужно обязательно очищать свою жизнь, богатство и сердце. Чтобы очистить свою жизнь, нужно каждый день принимать омовение, мыть рот после еды и пройти все самскары. Чтобы очистить своё богатство, нужно делать пожертвования, служить Божествам и угощать преданных прасадом. А чтобы очистить своё сердце, нужно повторять Харе Кришна мантру и читать книги про Кришну. Когда мы рождаемся, мы являемся шудрами. Когда затем мы пройдём все самскары, мы становимся двиджами. Когда затем мы изучаем Веды, мы становимся випрами. Когда мы понимаем, что Кришна – Бог, мы становимся брахманами. А когда мы служим Кришне всем сердцем и душой, мы становимся преданными. Поэтому преданные – это самые замечательные люди на свете, и мы должны всегда служить им. Харе Кришна! Праздник в доме Нанды Махараджа Во время праздника по случаю рождения Кришны брахманы произносили благоприятные ведические мантры: – ом тад вишнох парамах падам сада пашйанти сурайо дивива чакшур ататам тад випрасо випанйаво джагривамсах саминдхате вишнор йат парамам падам Суты, магадхи и ванди декламировали шлоки и поучительные истории, а певцы пели красивые песни: – говинда джая джая гопала джая джая радха-рамана хари говинда джая джая Снаружи трубили в раковины: «Ту-у-у! Ту-у-у! Ту-у-у!» и били в литавры: «Бум! Бум! Бум!» Эти радостные звуки были слышны на всех пастбищах и во всех домах. Бриджабаси разукрасили свои дома благоприятными янтрами, нарисованными рисовой мукой. В предпраздничной суете повсюду были слышны возгласы – Прабху, не забудь украсить потолок и крышу нашего дома флажками и гирляндами! – Смотри, Экантика, какие прекрасные арки из зеленых листьев и цветов! – А это что за маленькие счастливые радуги, которые ходят повсюду и мычат: «Му-у-у! Му-у-у!»? – Это коровы, быки и телята! Их разукрасили в желтую, синюю, красную и зеленую краски, покрыли красивыми тканями и повесили на шеи гирлянды из павлиньих перьев и золотые бусы. Узнав о рождении маленького Кришны, все пастухи и гопи оделись в самые нарядные одежды и украшения и в ликовании поспешили к дому Нанды Махараджи. В руках они несли разные подарки – для Кришны, Нанды и Яшоды. С губами, накрашенными помадой, и глазами, подведенными черной маскарой, они были очень красивыми. В ушах у них были жемчужные серьги, на шеях – драгоценные ожерелья, а на руках – изящные золотые браслеты. Все эти украшения покачивались от ходьбы и тихонько звенели: «Динь-динь-динь!», а цветочные гирлянды, висевшие у них на шеях, осыпались на землю как настоящий дождь из цветов. Так гопи подошли к дому Нанды и Яшоды и стали благословлять маленького Кришну: «Дорогой малыш, живи долго и всегда защищай нас!» Радостные гопи брызгали на Него и на всех остальных смесью куркумы с маслом, йогуртом, молоком и водой. Пастухи развеселились и в ответ начали тоже поливать гопи йогуртом, молоком, топленым маслом и водой. Вот началась потеха! Они начали бросать друг в друга маслом и перемазались с ног до головы. Но зато все были счастливыми и радостными. Нанда Махарадж раздавал всем несметные подарки, отдавая гостям всё, что они пожелают. Затем он провёл пуджу Господу Вишну, прося Его, чтобы маленький Кришна был счастлив. Кришна – это Верховная Личность Бога. Все-все-все – даже Господь Вишну – служат Ему. Но жители Вриндавана, бриджабаси, не думают, что Кришна – Бог. Они просто любят Его как своего чудесного ребенка, верного друга или дорогого возлюбленного. Переживая за Кришну, они молятся Господу Вишну, прося Его о защите. Хотя Кришна больше миллионов вселенных, Он становится очень маленьким и приходит к нам в образе Божеств, чтобы мы могли заботиться о Них, служить Им, одевать и предлагать вкусные блюда. Кришна, несомненно, будет доволен нашей искренностью, и у нас дома воцарится настоящий Вриндаван. Харе Кришна! Нанда Махарадж встречается с Васудевой После Кришниного дня рождения, Нанда Махарадж решил отправиться в Матхуру, чтобы заплатить налоги царю Камсе. Злой Камса и его слуги-демоны уже начали преследовать детей, поэтому Васудева решил подарить Камсе подарки, чтобы он не трогал Кришну и Балараму. Прежде чем уехать, Нанда Махарадж созвал опытных пастухов своей деревни и попросил их защищать Кришну в его отсутствие. Когда Нанда Махарадж прибыл в Матхуру, Васудева услышал об этом и, горя желанием поздравить своего друга, немедля отправился в дом, где остановился Нанда Махарадж. «Харе Кришна!» – с энтузиазмом закричал Васудева. «Харе Кришна!» – радостно отозвался Нанда. Когда Васудева увидел Нанду после долгой разлуки, он почувствовал, что жизнь, наконец, вернулась к нему, и Нанда тоже тут же встал и крепко обнял Васудеву. Васудева беспокоился о своих двух сыновьях – Кришне и Балараме, которые росли во Вриндаване под опекой Нанды Махараджи. Нанда знал, что Баларама был сыном Васудевы и мамы Рохини, но про то, как Васудева поменял Кришну с Йога-майей, ему ничего не было известно. Итак, Васудева начал с нетерпением расспрашивать Нанду о своих любимых Кришне и Балараме: – Нанда, мой любимый брат, Я за тебя ужасно рад. Столько лет ты жил один. Теперь же у тебя есть сын. Я думал, что надежды нет Тебя увидеть – десять лет В тюрьме у Камсы я томился. Теперь – как заново родился. Законы кармы не обманешь. Мы как травинки в океане: Сегодня вместе мы смеёмся, А завтра с плачем расстаёмся Всё ль хорошо во Враджа-дхаме? Как наши Кришна с Баларамой? Довольны ль, сыты и здоровы? Быки, телята и коровы? Тот, кто заботится о ближних, Спокойствием и счастьем дышит. Своих детей не смог спасти я И оттого страдаю сильно. В ответ на это, Нанда ответил: – Мой милый Васудева, знаю, Что ты сейчас в большой печали. Всех сыновей убил злой Камса, И даже с дочкой ты расстался. Те, кто законы кармы знают, Что всеми нами управляют, Спокойно трудности встречают И ум от счастья не теряют. Затем Васудева сказал Нанде: – Если ты заплатил налоги, то возвращайся поскорее домой, потому что я боюсь, что во Вриндаване может случиться что-то недоброе. Нанда Махарадж так и поступил. Он заплатил все налоги Камсе и вместе с другими пастухами отправился домой во Вриндаван. Вот такая история.