Carrying the Weight of the Parampara

January 6, 2012 |

English; Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India

Play (1 h 23 m)     Download (28.8 MB)    

[53:00] „...The message of Kṛṣṇa very heavy. Guru means one who speaks message of Kṛṣṇa. So, it is a very heavy message, in as much as…it is shocking. It is unwelcome to almost everyone: Surrender to Kṛṣṇa, take the position of the servant of Kṛṣṇa. Practically, who wants to hear this? It is a very heavy message. The message is that whatever you are doing is all wrong, so you should simply just give all that up and surrender to Kṛṣṇa. Whatever hogwash you have learned, Śrīla Prabhupāda used to quote, just forget it and surrender at lotus feet of Caitanya Candra.So, it is a very heavy message. Those who accept a guru, they receive that message. The message is placed in heart, the guru transmits the knowledge of Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa consciousness, Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa bhakti. He gives this heaviness…

So, how can we carry that message, we are tiny jīvas? How can we carry that what guru has to give, there is nothing light, it is very heavy, so how can we carry that? How can we be strong enough to carry that message? I had some idea about this when Gokulacandra prabhu was showing me pillars for the temple in Salem. That one pillar has to carry so much weight, much more weight than the pillar itself. But for the pillar to do that, it has to be absolutely straight standing up. It has to be free of any defect, has to be strong. If you just bring some cheap stone, with all the cracks in it, it can’t hold a weight. If you put a little bit of an angle, it can not hold the weight. So, it has to be under certain conditions, by which one pillar can carry so much weight. So the disciple also has to be straight, not crooked…It has to be of superior quality, without any cracks. Then we can actually carry the weight of carrying Kṛṣṇa, carrying the message of Kṛṣṇa…”

You can mark interesting parts of the page content and share unique link from browser address bar.


Related Lectures

Demigod Worship Described in Bhagavad-gita

June 30, 2012 |

English; Zurich, Switzerland

Entering Vaikuntha

December 22, 2004 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Offences Against The Name of Love

May 24, 2015 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Bogus Gurus

April 17, 2016 |

English; Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India

Complex and Simple Reality

May 26, 2014 |

English; Los Angeles, California, USA

Babhru – Part 1

August 20, 2012 |

English; Berkeley, California, USA

Don't be a Eunuch

May 5, 2015 |

English with தமிழ் translation; Karumandurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Press Conference on Ratha-yatra

February 4, 2015 |

English with తెలుగు translation; Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India



English; Kovvur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Elusive Simplicity, Part-2

July 20, 2016 |

English; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Hayagriva Avatar

May 6, 2011 |

Question: I would like to know some detail about horse-headed incarnation, Hayagriva which is mentioned in Vibhavari Shesha Bhajan.


Associating with, Serving, and Respecting Devotees, Part-1

October 7, 2015 |

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Vasu-devah, Brihad-bhanu, Adi-devah

July 19, 2014 |

English with Русский translation; Dobromysh, Tatarstan, Russia

Worse than Death

March 6, 2014 |

English; Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

The Beginning of Spiritual Life

May 28, 2014 |

English; Dallas, Texas, USA

August 22, 2005 |

English with Русский translation; Moscow, Russia

May 1, 2005 |

English; Chennai, India

Krsna And Balarama Are The Farm Acharyas

August 20, 2005 |

English; Moscow, Russia

Standards for Cooking for Deities and Pictures

May 1, 2016 |

Question: As far as cooking prasada for the deities, the standard as I know is to be second initiated. Does this apply to cooking for the devotees and offering it to a picture? In Krishna house they have devotees cooking who chant 8 rounds and its questionable if they are following the regulated principles. Would this effect one's consciousness and can this be considered a fit offering to the Lord?

English; Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Facts We Should Know

March 8, 2014 |

English; Pune, Maharashtra, India