seeing through the eyes of scriptures
dear Ekalavya Prabhu
Please accept my humble obaisences
all glories to Srila Prabhupada
We have no idea really how exalted Narada Muni is, every Purana you read as well as in Srimad Bhagavatam, Narada Muni is
part of the Lords many pastimes in .various incarnations.He is the spiritual master of so many great exalted vaisnavas, born from
Lord Brahmas intelligence, He is a saktyavesa avatar of Bhakti .He is Naradiya Gopi also as I previously mentioned, he is Srivasa Thakura
in Gaura lila . The socalled falldowns of Narada (and even Lord Siva ) is not done by Mahamaya but my Yogamaya.In Kali yuga
a jiva so often is fully emerged in unlimited maya, even a neophyte devotee, struggles a lots even having been a devotee for many years
are we able to always fully control our senses? Even sannyasis and renunciates sometimes have some relapses unless very careful.
For sure we should never look for maya, or pray to Krishna to see His maya or be in maya.
we all know Lord Gaurangas famous prayer:
ayi nanda-tanuja kinkaram
patitam mam vishame bhavambudhau
kripaya tava pada-pankaja-
O son of Maharaja Nanda (Krsna), I am Your eternal servitor, yet somehow or other I have fallen into the ocean of birth and death. Please pick me up from this ocean of death and place me as one of the atoms at Your lotus feet.
In Srimad Bhagavatam Lord Kapila states:
SB 3.27.23: The influence of material nature has covered the living entity, and thus it is as if the living entity were always in a blazing fire. But by the process of seriously discharging devotional service, this influence can be removed, just as wooden sticks which cause a fire are themselves consumed by it.
SB 3.27.24: By discovering the faultiness of his desiring to lord it over material nature and by therefore giving it up, the living entity becomes independent and stands in his own glory.
SB 3.27.25: In the dreaming state one's consciousness is almost covered, and one sees many inauspicious things, but when he is awakened and fully conscious, such inauspicious things cannot bewilder him.
SB 3.27.26: The influence of material nature cannot harm an enlightened soul, even though he engages in material activities, because he knows the truth of the Absolute, and his mind is fixed on the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
SB 3.27.27: When a person thus engages in devotional service and self-realization for many, many years and births, he becomes completely reluctant to enjoy any one of the material planets, even up to the highest planet, which is known as Brahmaloka; he becomes fully developed in consciousness
In these teachings of Lord Kapila we clearly see the nature of conditioned life and Krsna has also explained
in the 11 Canto for example the Aila Gita the danger of maya.
Lord Caitanya has given us a save way to cross the ocean of ignorance by constant chanting Hare Krishna, in kirtana or on beads.I am not sure if you have read some of the glories of chantings 64 rounds.?
I pray to the lotusfeet of Narada Muni and in his Nitay svarupas as Naradiya Gopi and Srivasa Thakura that he (she) will bless me to constantly chant Hare Krishna and be saved from Maya.May Lord Gauranga and the Pancatattva save us from the bondage of repeated birth and death and allow us nitya seva
your humble servant
anandambudhi-vardhanam prati-padam purnamritaswadanam
sarvatma-snapanam param vijayate sri-krishna-sankirtanam
Glory to the Sri-Krsna-Sankirtana, which cleanses the heart of all the dust accumulated for years and extinguishes the fire of conditional life, of repeated birth and death. This sankirtana movement is the prime benediction for humanity at large because it spreads the rays of the benediction moon. It is the life of all transcendental knowledge. It increases the ocean of transcendental bliss, and it enables us to fully taste the nectar for which we are always anxious.
namnam akari bahudha nija-sarva-shaktis
tatrarpita niyamitah smarane na kalah
etadrishi tava kripa bhagavan mamapi
durdaivam idrisham ihajani nanuragaha
O my Lord, Your holy name alone can render all benediction to living beings, and thus You have hundreds and millions of names, like Krsna and Govinda. In these transcendental names You have invested all Your transcendental energies. There are not even hard and fast rules for chanting these names. O my Lord, out of kindness You enable us to easily approach You by Your holy names, but I am so unfortunate that I have no attraction for them.
trinad api sunichena
taror api sahishnuna
kirtaniyah sada harih
One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street; one should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige, and should be ready to offer all respect to others. In such a state of mind one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly.
na dhanam na janam na sundarim
kavitam va jagad-isha kamaye
mama janmani janmanishvare
bhavatad bhaktir ahaituki twayi
O almighty Lord, I have no desire to accumulate wealth, nor do I desire beautiful women nor do I want any number of followers. I only want Your causeless devotional service, birth after birth