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Srimad Bhagavatam and SURRENDER

Sharanyah
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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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Topic starter Posted : 30/06/2020 3:46 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 1:04 pm
Harika_
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Dear Sharanyah what a beautiful way to capture the essence of the Bhagavatam, in just a few words you have inspired us all in our hearts, "the dancing downpour of love of Godhead." Thank you for giving us this subtle but substantial reminder, "Every page is adorned with floods of sweetness."

This is truly the highlight of it all as we fight everyday to stay inspired we know deep inside who will come to rescue us, "Krishna who is always under the complete control of his pure devotees, happily agreed and protected them.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." 

What we want you to think now is about your topic, what elements of surrender can we practice in our daily lives and where do you find evidences of this in the Bhagavatam. So start reading and digging for those verses that can help you explain surrender to let's say your classmate who has no idea what it is about. Let me know if you need any help. 

Thank you for sharing your inspiration story, i loved it!

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Posted : 14/07/2020 12:10 pm

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