Hare Krishna Friends, Chapter 3: Karma-yoga GM: Kindly Ignore the previous mail. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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, May 8
Hare Krishna Friends,
Chapter 3: Karma-yoga
GM: Kindly Ignore the previous mail. Sorry for the inconvenience.
saha-yajnah prajah srstva purovaca
prajapatih anena prasavisyadhvam esa vo 'stv ista-kama-dhuk
saha--along with; yajnah--sacrifices; prajah--generations; srstva--creating; pura--anciently; uvaca--said; praja-patih--the Lord of creatures; anena--by this; prasavisyadhvam--be more and more prosperous; esah--certainly; vah--your; astu--let it be; ista--all desirable; kama-dhuk--bestower.
In the beginning of creation, the Lord of all creatures
sent forth generations of men and demigods, along with sacrifices for Visnu, and blessed them by saying, "Be thou happy by this yajna [sacrifice] because its performance will bestow upon you all desirable
The material creation by the Lord of creatures (Visnu) is a chance offered to the conditioned souls to come back home--back to Godhead. All living entities within the material creation are conditioned by material nature because of their forgetfulness of their relationship to Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Vedic principles are to help us
understand this eternal relation, as it is stated in the Bhagavad-gita: vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyah. The Lord says that the purpose of the Vedas is to understand Him. In the Vedic hymns it is said: patim
visvasyatmesvaram. Therefore, the Lord of the living entities is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu. In the Srimad-Bhagavatam also (2.4.20) Srila Sukadeva Gosvami describes the Lord as pati in so many ways:
The praja-pati is Lord Visnu, and He is the Lord of all living creatures, all worlds, and all beauties, and the protector of everyone. The
Lord created this material world for the conditioned souls to learn how to perform yajnas (sacrifices) for the satisfaction of Visnu, so that while in the material world they can live very comfortably without anxiety and after finishing the present material body, they can enter into the kingdom of God. That is the whole program for the conditioned soul. By performance of yajna, the
conditioned souls gradually become Krsna conscious and become godly in all respects.
......................to be continued. Source: Bhagavad
Gita As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila
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