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  • ISKCON Hawaii Friday, 2013 August 2 Hanumatpresaka Swami ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
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  • rmad Bhgavatam 1.7.55 sta uvca arjunah sahasjya harer hrdam athsin manim jahra mrdhanyam dvijasya saha-mrdhajam
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  • SYNONYMS stahstah Sta Gosvm; uvca said;uvca arjunaharjunah Arjuna; sahas just at that time;sahas jya knowing it;jya harehhareh of the Lord; hrdam motive;hrdam atha thus;atha asin by the sword;asin manimmanim the jewel; jahra separated;jahra mrdhanyam on the head;mrdhanyam dvijasyadvijasya of the twice-born; saha with;saha mrdhajam hairs.mrdhajam
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  • TRANSLATION Just then Arjuna could understand the motive of the Lord by His equivocal orders, and thus with his sword he severed both hair and jewel from the head of Avatthm. PURPORT Contradictory orders of different persons are impossible to carry out. Therefore a compromise was selected by Arjuna by his sharp intelligence, and he separated the jewel from the head of Avatthm. This was as good as cutting off his head, and yet his life was saved for all practical purposes. Here Avatthm is indicated as twice-born. Certainly he was twice-born, but he fell down from his position, and therefore he was properly punished.
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  • 1.7.56 vimucya raan-baddham bla-haty-hata-prabham tejas manin hnam ibirn niraypayat TRANSLATION He [Avatthm] had already lost his bodily luster due to infanticide, and now, moreover, having lost the jewel from his head, he lost even more strength. Thus he was unbound and driven out of the camp. PURPORT Thus being insulted, the humil iated Avatthm was simultaneously killed and not killed by the intelligence of Lord Krsna and Arjuna.
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  • 1.7.57 vapanam dravindnam sthnn nirypanam tath esa hi brahma-bandhnm vadho nnyo 'sti daihikah TRANSLATION Cutting the hair from his head, depriving him of his wealth and driving him from his residence are the prescribed punishments for the relative of a brhmana. There is no injunction for killing the body.
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  • 1.7.58 putra-okturh sarve pndavh saha krsnay svnm mrtnm yat krtyam cakrur nirharandikam TRANSLATION Thereafter, the sons of Pndu and Draupad, overwhelmed with grief, performed the proper rituals for the dead bodies of their relatives. Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the First Canto, Seventh Chapter, of the rmad-Bhgavatam, entitled "The Son of Drona Punished."
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  • SB 1.7.1SB 1.7.1: Rsi aunaka asked: O Sta, the great and transcendentally powerful Vysadeva heard everything from r Nrada Muni. So after Nrada's departure, what did Vysadeva do? SB 1.7.2SB 1.7.2: r Sta said: On the western bank of the River Sarasvat, which is intimately related with the Vedas, there is a cottage for meditation at amyprsa which enlivens the transcendental activities of the sages thus he saw the Absolute Personality of Godhead along with His external energy, which was under full control SB 1.7.5SB 1.7.5: Due to this external energy, the living entity, although transcendental to the three modes of material nature, thinks of himself as a material product and thus undergoes the reactions of material miseries.
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  • SB 1.7.6SB 1.7.6: The material miseries of the living entity, which are superfluous to him, can be directly mitigated by the linking process of devotional service. But the mass of people do not know this, and therefore the learned Vysadeva compiled this Vedic literature, which is in relation to the Supreme Truth. SB 1.7.7SB 1.7.7: Simply by giving aural reception to this Vedic literature, the feeling for loving devotional service to Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, sprouts up at once to extinguish the fire of lamentation, illusion and fearfulness. SB 1.7.8SB 1.7.8: The great sage Vysadeva, after compiling the rmad- Bhgavatam and revising it, taught it to his own son, r ukadeva Gosvm, who was already engaged in self-realization. SB 1.7.9SB 1.7.9: r aunaka asked Sta Gosvm: r ukadeva Gosvm was already on the path of self-realization, and thus he was pleased with his own self. So why did he take the trouble to undergo the study of such a vast literature?
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  • sta uvca tmrm ca munayo nirgranth apy urukrame kurvanty ahaitukm bhaktim ittham-bhta-guno harih TRANSLATION All different varieties of tmrmas, especially those established on the path of self-realization, Though freed from all kinds of material bondage, Desire to render unalloyed devotional service unto the Personality of Godhead. This means that the Lord possesses transcendental qualities and therefore can attract everyone, including liberated souls.
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  • SB 1.7.12SB 1.7.12: Sta Gosvm : Now I shall begin the transcendental narration of the Lord r Krsna and topics of the birth, activities and deliverance of King Parksit, the sage amongst kings, as well as topics of the renunciation of the worldly order by the sons of Pndu. SB 1.7.13-14SB 1.7.13-14: When the respective warriors of both camps, namely the Kauravas and the Pndavas, were killed on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra And the dead warriors obtained their deserved destinations, And when the son of Dhrtarstra fell down lamenting, his spine broken, being beaten by the club of Bhmasena, The son of Droncrya [Avatthm] beheaded the five sleeping sons of Draupad and delivered them as a prize to his master, foolishly thinking that he would be pleased. Duryodhana, however, disapproved of the heinous act, and he was not pleased in the least.
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  • SB 1.7.15SB 1.7.15: Draupad, the mother of the five children of the Pndavas, after hearing of the massacre of her sons, began to cry in distress with eyes full of tears. Trying to pacify her in her great loss, Arjuna spoke to her thus: Vows of Revenge. Chase. The Horrible Weapons. Asvattama Judge. Asvattama Punished. What Happened Next? Kunti Yuddhistira Detain Krsna Birth of Maharaja Pariksit. Disappearance of Krsna Pandava. Activities of Maharaja Pariksit. Birth of Srimad Bhagavatam. Srimate Urmilla Devi Dasis Class
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  • Cosmic Control
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  • THE HIPPOPOTAMUS by: T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) THE broad-backed hippopotamus Rests on his belly in the mud; Although he seems so firm to us He is merely flesh and blood. Flesh-and-blood is weak and frail, Susceptible to nervous shock; While the True Church can never fail For it is based upon a rock. The hippo's feeble steps may err In compassing material ends, While the True Church need never stir To gather in its dividends.
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  • The 'potamus can never reach The mango on the mango-tree; But fruits of pomegranate and peach Refresh the Church from over sea. At mating time the hippo's voice Betrays inflexions hoarse and odd, But every week we hear rejoice The Church, at being one with God. The hippopotamus's day Is passed in sleep; at night he hunts; God works in a mysterious way The Church can sleep and feed at once.
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  • I saw the 'potamus take wing Ascending from the damp savannas, And quiring angels round him sing The praise of God, in loud hosannas. Blood of the Lamb shall wash him clean And him shall heavenly arms enfold, Among the saints he shall be seen Performing on a harp of gold. He shall be washed as white as snow, By all the martyr'd virgins kist, While the True Church remains below Wrapt in the old miasmal mist. "The Hippopotamus" is reprinted from Poems. T.S. Eliot. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1920.
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  • All Glories to Srila Prabhupada! All Glories to The Sankirtana Of Sri Sri Guru- Gauranga!


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