Agree with the Lord and disagree with Lord’s external energy or Maya


“tam krsna-padabhinivista-cetasam baddhanjalim prasraya-namra-kandharam
sunanda-nandav upasrtya sasmitam pratyucatuh puskaranabha-sammatau” (SB 4.12.22)

Translation and purport by Srila Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada ki……….. jai)

Dhruva Maharaja was always absorbed in thinking of the lotus feet of Lord Krsna, his heart was full of Krsna. When the two confidential servants of the Supreme Lord, who were named Nanda and Sunanda, approached him, smiling happily, Dhruva stood with folded hands, bowing humbly. They then addressed him as follows.


In this verse the word ‘puskaranabha-sammatau’ is significant. Krishna, or Lord Visnu, is known for His lotus eyes, lotus navel. These sentences are to be meditated; you could meditate as we go through these sentences. He has lotus eye, lotus feet and lotus palms, here He is called Puskara-nabha, which means “the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has a lotus navel” and sammatau means “two confidential or very obedient servants”.
Where is this two coming from? sammatau that means two, not only sammata but sammatau there is difference. krishno –two krishnas, ramo- two ramas, sammatau- two confidential servants and they are obedient . The materialistic way of life differs from the spiritual way of life in that one is disobedience and the other is obedience to the will of the Supreme Lord. All living entities are part and parcel of the Supreme Lord and they are supposed to be always agreeable to the order of the Supreme Person; that is perfect oneness.
In the Vaikun?ha world all the living entities are in oneness with the Supreme Godhead because they never defy His orders. Here in the material world, however, they are not sammata- agreeable, but always asammata- disagreeable. This human form of life is a chance to be trained to be agreeable to the orders of the Supreme Lord. To bring about this training in society is the mission of the Krsna consciousness movement. Prabhupada says one of the mission statement of Krishna consciousness movement- “To bring about this training in the society is the mission of Krishna consciousness movement”.

As stated in the Bhagavad-gita, the laws of material nature are very strict; no one can overcome the stringent laws of material nature. You agree? Agreeing- disagreeing is the topic, this is the truth accept truth as it is. But one who becomes a surrendered soul and agrees to the order of the Supreme Lord can easily overcome those stringent laws.

“mam eva ye prapadyante mayam etam taranti te” (B.G 7.14)

Including the stringent laws, one of the stringent law is “jatasya hi dhruvo mrtyur” (B.6 2.27) dhruvam Dhruv Maharaj, “jatasya hi dhruvo mrtyur” you have taken birth the death is ‘dhruvam’- death is certain. Also if you die, birth is also certain both. Stringent laws could be transcended by being agreeable to the Supreme Lord that’s the point here.

The example of Dhruva Maharaja is very fitting. Simply by becoming agreeable to the orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and by developing love for Godhead, Dhruva got the chance to personally meet the confidential servants of Lord Visnu face to face. What was possible for Dhruva Maharaja, listen to this; what was possible for Dhruva Maharaja is possible for everyone Haribol!! Good news, good morning news (Laughter) very encouraging, it is also food for thought in the early morning hours, thinking more about this all day. Anyone and Srila Prabhupada concludes the purport with this statement saying anyone who very seriously engages in devotional service can obtain, in due course of time, the same perfection of the human form of life.

You had darshan you develop love for the Lord and what is happening right now here through the stages towards the end of this episode Dhruva maharaj prasanga. He is getting ready to take off go back home that is also part of the perfection. Dhruv Maharaj is attaining “tam krsna-padabhinivis?a-cetasam baddhanjalim” anjali- palm, baddha- together tight baddhajalim,

“tam k?sna-padabhinivis?a-cetasam baddhanjalim prasraya-namra-kandharam sunanda-nandav upasrtya sasmitam pratyucatuh puskaranabha-sammatau”

Dhruva Maharaj was always absorbed in the thinking of lotus feet of Lord Krishna; his heart was full of Krishna.
Jai Radha Madhav ki………jai

When the two confidential servant of the Supreme Lord who were named Nanda and Sunanda approached him smilingly, smiling happily Dhruva Maharaj stood with the folded hands bowing humbly they then addressed him as follows. The viman has appeared descended and in there these Nanda and Sunanda confidential servants of Lord, they are coming down the aircraft and they are described even their beauties are described.

“deva-pravarau catur-bhujau” (S.B 4.12.20) how many hands, ‘shyamau’ their complexion and ‘kisorav’ – they are young not old folks and they also have lotus eyes and they have club in the hands and beautiful clothing and they have a crown and ‘kundalau’- earring, beautiful personality out of this world they coming from another world no one like them they were seen ‘sa dadarsa’. Dhruva Maharaj saw such personalities ‘vijnaya’-soon he realized “uttamagaya kinkara”. Oh! These are ‘kinkara’ – servants of Uttamagaya, Uttamsloka -Supreme Lord’s servants are here. ‘Utthitah’- immediately Dhruva Maharaj stood up ‘sadhvasa-vismrta-kramah’ but he is bit bewildered also not sure what to do now? ‘Nanama’ this could not go wrong, so he goes forward and he is offering his obeisance.

“namani grnan madhudvisah” (S.B 4.12.21)
chanting the holy names of ‘madhudvisah’ madhud-visah, not madhu visa, you get visa for this country that country. madhudvisah -this is the name of our God brother but he is always addressed not correctly, pronounced not correctly, madhudvisah enemy of madhu, dvisah- enemy madhudvisah. These names are chanted, Lords name he is chanting and as this all happening immediately by seeing those two ‘gaya-kinkarav’ the two servants immediately he is remembering Lord “tam krsna-padabhinivista-cetasam” Dhruva Maharaj started remembering the lotus feet of the Lord starting with the lotus feet of Lord his remembrance begins, totally absorbed full absorption 100% cetasam. ‘mac-citta’- Krishna says like that “mac-citta mad-gata-prana bodhayantah parasparam”

Sri Krishna glorifies or He does introduction of His devotee, what kind of my devotee? mac-citta – his chetna his consciousness ‘mac-citta’- glue down to me. ‘padabhinivis?a-cetasam’ this is his consciousness internally he is absorbed as he is remembering the lotus feet of Lord. ‘Baddhanjalim’ natural manifestation of what is inside what he is thinking about external manifestation immediately his hands are ‘Baddhanjalim’ folded hands ‘prasraya-namra-kandharam’- his shoulder he is bowing down namra with humility bow down, ‘ashraya’ he is taking shelter of the Lord he is bowing down.
“sunanda-nandav upasrtya” and he is noticing those two ‘kinkarav’ the servants are ‘upasrtya’ – they are gradually coming towards him and he is also noticing ‘sasmitam’ – they are smiling they are very happy ‘sasmitam’ and now these two personalities are described “puskaranabha-sammatau” puskaranab- Lord with the lotus naval and seven part of His body are lotus like some of them four five of them are mention already in purport 7 parts are like lotus like, seven parts are pinkish in complexion and total 32 symptoms of Personality of mahapurush the great personality, Personality of Godhead 32 symptoms long arms reaching the knees, broad shoulders ,raised nose.

Dhruva Maharaj was informed by Narada Muni in advance as you will follow the proper channel follow the process the “om namo bhagvate vasudevaya” follow the particular process you will be seeing the Lord and in advance I tell you, when you look at the Lord when you see the lord- He is going to be like this. So that no one could come and cheat “I am Bhagvan!!!!” so he did not know what Bhagvan looks like, then he would go for that Bhagvan. No! No! When you will see the Lord whole description was there, first dialogue there are several verses Narad muni goes on and on Lord like this. His nose would be raised nose not like this; somehow sign of beauty is considered having raised nose is sign of beauty .When matchmaking going on atleast in India they look at the nose of the bride (laughter) bride or bride groom which one? I get confused. Bridegroom is male or female? Bride, so unknowingly they know the standard of beauty is raised nose. Lord has raised nose try to look for such kind of nose and Lord has deep voice, when He talks it’s like rumbling of the clouds His voice deep and loud and clear could go all over universe without microphone could reach everywhere.

When Lord Narsimha was roaring whole world was trembling, so they were hearing lion coming lion coming they were scared. when Krishna plays flute its sound goes all over but again it is, Lord has complete control over that sound also when Krishna plays flute sound is goes all over Braj but not that everyone is listening. Two persons sitting next to each other one of them listens Gopis are listening and they are getting up and running away hey! What happen? What happen? They know what happen they heard. So Lord has complete control who hears, who is allowed to hear, who is not allowed to hear. So not that He just throws like free cookies and wherever it lands. He has whole plan, he listens, he does not listen, he does not listens, he listens. His intelligence is very deep, deep intelligence, naval is deep also. So some part of His body are deep deep naval, deep intelligence like that some part are raised so grand total is 32. Narad muni had given these hints Lord will be looking like one of this “puskaranabha-sammatau”. So when Dhruv Maharaj had seen this “puskaranabha-sammatau” these authorized persons, confidential servants of the Lord, he was infact momentarily bewildered he did not know what to do next so what does this mean.

“sadhvasa-vismrtathe krama?” (S.B 4.12.21) same thing also happened to Dhruva Maharaj, when he had darshan of the Lord now here he is getting ready to go back to Godhead but when he darshan of the Lord for the first time in Madhuvan. You had been hearing Madhuvan Madhuvan but how many of you know where Madhuvan is? How many of you? You may say Vrindavan. He went to the forest we have heard those mention but which forest did he go to? Which forest? Vrindavan forest and then Vrindavan has 12 forest , Radharaman maharaj knows he is sitting here and Madhuvan is forest not far from Mathura Vrindavan next time you are in Vrindavan Mathura you go to Madhuvan its few kilometers outside Mathura infact. When we go on Brajmandal Parikrama that’s easy way don’t go alone come with us (Laughter) this year. (Maharaj says) could I do little commercial here (Laughter) 2011 Brajmandal Parikrama is 25th Brajmandal Parikrama

Brajmandal Parikrama Silver Jubilee Ki…. Jai……..Haribol

So we have very special Parikrama coming up go with us. So as we start our Parikrama very first forest is Madhuvan just outside Mathura and we spend one whole day and one night also he did not meet Narada Muni there he met Narada Muni in Mathura on the banks of Jamuna called as Dhruva Ghat and Narada Muni said – “You go to Madhuvan” and then he went to Madhuvan.

So we spent there because Parikrama is little tapasya program (laughs) don’t be scared, so coincidence first place we go to the place where tapasya was performed by Dhruva Maharaj. So we pray we pray and pray for his mercy so that we are also able to perform some austerity some tapasya. So madhuvan is where? Some idea now, so that’s where he had darshan of the Lord in Satyuga. Madhuvan is also very special, in all the four yugas Lord appeared there in Satya, Treta, Dwapar, Kali this is very significant thing about madhuvan.
So in satyuga He appeared to give darshan He is always there but then He appeared and this pastime took place right there in Madhuvan. So where Dhruva maharaj was performing austerities. This is beginning of pastime of Dhruva maharaj what he was doing is described here he had very intense, very intense program and when there was fruit of that “tivrena bhakti-yogena” Dhruva maharaj is known for this he is serious, very intense “tivrena bhakti-yogena”.
“satatam kirtayanto mam yatantas ca dridha-vratah” (B.G 9.14)

“dridha-vratah” – vow, Dhruva means fixed, how many of you would like to get fixed up? I would like to be fixed up, so it’s very befitting that we are by hearing about the fixed up devotees by being with around the fixed up devotees. Dhruva means fixed, immovable or unstoppable nothing could stop him. Oh! You are just a child, “no….no… whatever I want to meet the Lord” and then he was in that forest. The other day we went to the Bhaktivedanta School and they had a school drama very wonderful drama the topic was Dhruva maharaj and then whole light and sounds very facts like walking through the pages of Bhagvatam or Life of Dhruva maharaj. So especially when this scene, Nanda and Sunanda coming down and to bring him back home very mystical the colors and lights and sounds like real thing, like face to face witnessing that.

So Dhruva maharaj he has already spent six month in Madhuvan within six months he managed to have the darshan of the Lord, he broke all the records within six months. Even it took six years for Buddha to become enlightened in Gaya he spent six years then some enlightenment something came in his direction. But Dhruva maharaj just six month and I was not even six months in the movement in Bombay I had a service of going door to door and begging for rice for food for life, during that time, I was a new bhakta and people would as, O! Have you seen God? (Laughter) and I was thinking give me a break. I just started atleast Dhruva maharaj had six month and I am just few month old bhakta give me some more time. Then six month passed, six year passed (laughter) I am still waiting.

So within six month he managed first month he lived on fruits only then leaves only then water only then air only and then no air Lord only then Lord appeared. But again Dhruva maharaj was so much absorbed, perfection of all that he had been doing austerities and yoga, meditation, mantra chanting he was so much absorbed. He was seeing the Lord inside and Lord had come personally and was standing before him but because he was so much absorbed he did not even take note of Lord standing before him. Lord was wondering O! What happened? Hey! Dhruva hey! I m here, He is trying to get his attention; Dhruva is just absorbed seeing the Lord within with the spiritual vision not with this chakshus but divya chakshu.He was seeing the Lord, Lord soon realized he is taking darshan my darshan within. So Lord turned off that screen inside and then immediacy Dhruva maharaj, hey! What happen did I lose him? As he opened his eyes, Lord that was within was in front of him Haribol….

And now as he was seeing the Lord “tad-darsanenagata-sadhvasah” (S.B 4.9.3) same thing same word this ‘sadhvasah’ which was infact in yesterdays verse, Dhruva maharaj as he was seeing the Lord he was temporarily bewildered not know what to do, what next and again the same symptoms he starts offering prayers. So very similar when he had first darshan and the ultimately he is going back to home two times he is going through very similar emotions dealing with the Lord and here dealing with the confidential servants of the Lord. He is offering prayers as he saw the Lord in Madhuvan dandvat very humbly bowed down and as he saw Lord in front of him he is drinking the beauty of the form of the Lord drinking the beauty of that form of Lord with his eyes.

And of course the Gopis they are very expert in drinking the beauty of Lord and they drink whole beauty they drink the beauty of form of Lord with eyes they drink they drink bring the Lord and as soon as Lord is inside they close these windows these eyes. They take Him to the heart make Him sit down on the throne and then they deal with Him communicate; reciprocate with Him they couldn’t do that outside so many social pressures and customs and netiquettes to be followed they couldn’t meet outside in public. So they would drink the Lord His form beauty and contemplate. So Dhruva maharaj was doing something similar here he is drinking the beauty of Lord with his eyes and with mouth he is kissing the feet of the Lord there is talk of feet when he had first darshan as he is now getting ready to go, he is remembering the same lotus feet of the Lord “padabhinivista-cetasam” absorbed in same lotus feet he had darshan before now he is remembering same darshan of the Lord with his arms he is trying to embrace the Lord. Thus he is practicing, remembering the Lord’s form, beauty trained like that total agreement with the Lord, he is now remembering the Lord at the final moments his life.

Some of the devotees were in Haridwar and they noticed that so many truck loads of coca cola bottles they were distributing freely distributing freely free coca cola right on the bank of Ganga. Some of our preacher asked, what’s happening you are distributing right on the banks of Ganga this coca cola jal not ganga jal whats the idea? So they said when our father was about to leave body we knew he was a devotee of Shiva and so we were reminding “please daddy please daddy remember Bhola” one of the name of Shiva is Bhola Bhola Bhole nath but this father was saying cola (laughter) no no daddy only few more breath to go please say Bhola few more minutes to go please say Bhola no no get me coco cola (laughter) now only one more breath to go please daddy please daddy make attempt to say Bhola atleast no get me coca cola. And he went probably to coca cola loka (laughter). So they the foolish sons they thought last will of our father was coca cola he wanted coca cola so they went to Haridwar distributing coca cola thousands of bottle of coca cola.

So Prabhupada most significant words in this verse Prabhupada has pointed out “puskaranabha-sammatau” pushkarnabh lotus naval Lord and sammatau one who agrees one who agrees, sammautau recognize, approved by the Supreme Personality of Godhead or agreed upon by Supreme Personality of Godhead sanctioned favored by . This word appears in Srimad Bhagvatama and so many other scriptures everywhere 18 entries for this sammata word.

“puskaranabha-sammatau” so agreeing with the the Pushkarnabh, “puskaranabha-sammatau” agreeing with the Supreme Personality of Godhead and then it comes sadhu sammata, shastra sammata approved by sadus, shastra sammata approved by the shastra, acharya sammata approved by the acharya and like that. Then this is all spiritual and desirable all this sanctions, approvals and expectants this kind of agreement with Lord, sadhu, shastra, acharya or Prabhupada sammata, Prabhupada sammata approved by Srila Prabhupada sanctioned by Srila Prabhupada, authorized by Prabhupada and our all Parampara parampara sammata approved by disiplic succession.

So that’s one whole set of approvals or sanctions, agreement and there is whole world out there and they have their sanctions and approvals and agreements and that is you get by agreeing with them with their approval their authorization that’s all brain washing goes on in this world life after life “bahunam janmanam ante” and then comes movement in our life “jnanavan mam prapadyate” (B.G 7.19)

By lords causeless mercy person becomes bhagyavan and he goes for “vasudeva? sarvam iti” he has jnana now, what is his knowledge? “ Vasudev sarvam iti” only this much “Vasudev is all in all” how much knowledge “ Vasudev is all in all” this much knowledge “sa mahatma sudurlabhah” that Mahatma such soul is rare.

So Srila Prabhupada is pointing out in the purport that this Hare Krishna movement is this is the program to train the souls the devotees from other kind of agreement get rid of that, agreeing with the people like asses, like the stool eaters they are agreeing upon different things and praising each other and what not. So get out of that kick all that “sarva-dharman parityajya” and go for “mam ekam saranam vraja” go for such training to train ourselves to agree with the Lord –Radha Madhav sammataha. Sammataha root word is ‘mata’- means obedient of the Lord, His approvals, things authorized by Him. This is Hare Krishna movement with this mission learning to agree with the Lord and to disagree with Lord’s external energy or Maya and agreeing with Krishna if we did that then Prabhupada says same thing could happen to everybody, everyone has a chance. Anyone who very seriously is in devotional service can obtain in due course of time same perfection of human form of life as it was attained by Dhruva Maharaj… …………jai.

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