Krishna Consciousness is Encouraging Movement

2013-06-13
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.20.49 - Krishna Consciousness is Encouraging Movement (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
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SB 10.20.49
vanin-muni-nrpa-snata
 nirgamyarthan prapedire
varsa-ruddha yatha siddhah
 sva-pindan kala agate

Translation:
The merchants, sages, kings and brahmacari students, kept in by the rain, were at last free to go out and attain their desired objects, just as those who achieve perfection in this life can, when the proper time comes, leave the material body and attain their respective forms.

Purport:
Srila Prabhupada comments, “In Vrndavana the autumn season was very beautiful then because of the presence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna and Balarama. The mercantile community, the royal order and great sages were free to move to achieve their desired benedictions. Similarly, the transcendentalists, when freed from the encagement of the material body, also achieved their desired goal. During the rainy season, the mercantile community cannot move from one place to another and so do not get their desired profit. Nor can the royal order go from one place to another to collect taxes from the people. As for saintly persons, who must travel to preach transcendental knowledge, they also are restrained by the rainy season. But during the autumn, all of them leave their confines. In the case of the transcendentalist, be he a jñani, a yogi or a devotee, because of the material body he cannot actually enjoy spiritual achievement. But as soon as he gives up the body, or after death, the jñani merges into the spiritual effulgence of the Supreme Lord, the yogi transfers himself to the various higher planets, and the devotee goes to the planet of the Supreme Lord, Goloka Vrndavana or one of the Vaikunthas, and thus enjoys his eternal spiritual life.”

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Twentieth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “The Rainy Season and Autumn in Vrndavana.”

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