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The Bhagavatam is an epic that encloses the most confidential knowledge of how to access the dancing downpour of love of Godhead. Every page is adorned with floods of sweetness whilst its pages also scrutinises the depths of creation. The intense love of Uttara reveals many secrets of how to attain Krishna, the ultimate goal.

Just before Krishna was leaving to go Dwarka, Asvattama released a deadly Bramastara towards the pregnant Uttara in order to eradicate a heir to the Pandeva Dynasty. Uttara, only taking Krishna as her shelter, surrendered, pleading Krishna to save her unborn child, who would be later be known as the formidable Maharaja Pariksit. Krishna who is always under the complete control of his pure devotees, happily agreed and protected the embryo whilst simultaneously subverting the Bramastara.

In this material world, we face the deadly Bramastara every single day. The arrows of material desires are continuously piecing our consciousness and just like an unborn child we are almost powerless to withstand the calculations of Maya.

We must all take the same shelter of Uttara and surrender our mind, body and heart to Krishna, not knowing anything else. The power of total surrender will eclipse all material desires and destroy all illusion in our path. However, the deeper purpose and mood of surrender is to unveil our eternal, intense pull of emotions towards Krishna.

 All the qualities of Krishna are saturated with his unique quality of madhurya. Therefore, by taking shelter, we will be able to soak our hearts in thoughts of Krishna, by binding him in our hearts with transcendental ropes of love, causing us to enter a state where at every second, our hearts are continuously being overflowed with the never ending sweetness of Krishna.

 

 

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Posted : 30/06/2020 4:46 pm
Sutapa
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Great writing - thank you! Please submit this to harikasharma@krishnatemple.com so it can be included in an upcoming School of Bhakti publication on the Srimad-Bhagavatam!

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Posted : 02/07/2020 2:04 pm

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