Srimad Bhagavatam 10.14.56 - Tuning our Consciousness into Krishna (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Dwarakadhish Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
vastuto janatam atra
krsnam sthasnu carisnu ca
nanyad vastv iha kiñcana
Those in this world who understand Lord Krsna as He is see all things, whether stationary or moving, as manifest forms of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Such enlightened persons recognize no reality apart from the Supreme Lord Krsna.
Everything exists within Lord Krsna, and Lord Krsna exists within everything. Still, the order of progression is always from the energetic to the expanded energy. Lord Krsna is the original identity, from whom all other identities emanate. He is the supreme energetic, from whom all categories and dimensions of energy become manifest. Thus, our personal bodies, self, family, friends, nation, planet, universe and so on are all manifestations of the Supreme Lord, who expands Himself through His personal potencies. Lord Krsna is certainly the supreme object of our love and attraction, and other objects, such as body, family and home, should be secondary objects of our affection. Moreover, a close analytic study of the actual situation will reveal that even the secondary objects of love are also manifestations of Lord Krsna. The conclusion is that Lord Krsna is our only friend and object of love.
In his Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Srila Prabhupada comments on this verse as follows: “Without being an expansion of Krsna, nothing can be attractive. Whatever is attractive within the cosmic manifestation is due to Krsna. Krsna is therefore the reservoir of all pleasure. The active principle of everything is Krsna, and highly elevated transcendentalists see everything in connection with Him. In the Caitanya-caritamrta it is stated that a maha-bhagavata, a highly advanced devotee, sees Krsna as the active principle in all moving and nonmoving living entities. Therefore he sees everything within this cosmic manifestation in relation to Krsna.”