Seeing Everything As Connected To Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 08.16.26-30 - Seeing Everything As Connected To Krishna (download mp3)
by Brajvasi Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 8.16.26
sinivalyam mrdalipya
snayat kroda-vidirnaya
yadi labhyeta vai srotasy
etam mantram udirayet

If dirt dug up by a boar is available, on the day of the dark moon one should smear this dirt on his body and then bathe in a flowing river. While bathing, one should chant the following mantra.

SB 8.16.27
tvam devy adi-varahena
rasayah sthanam icchata
uddhrtasi namas tubhyam
papmanam me pranasaya

O mother earth, you were raised by the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the form of a boar because of your desiring to have a place to stay. I pray that you kindly vanquish all the reactions of my sinful life. I offer my respectful obeisances unto you.

SB 8.16.28
devam arcet samahitah
arcayam sthandile surye
jale vahnau gurav api

Thereafter, one should perform his daily spiritual duties and then, with great attention, offer worship to the Deity of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and also to the altar, the sun, water, fire and the spiritual master.

SB 8.16.29
namas tubhyam bhagavate
purusaya mahiyase
vasudevaya saksine

O Supreme Personality of Godhead, greatest of all, who lives in everyone's heart and in whom everyone lives, O witness of everything, O Vasudeva, supreme and all-pervading person, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.

SB 8.16.30
namo 'vyaktaya suksmaya
pradhana-purusaya ca

I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, the Supreme Person. Being very subtle, You are never visible to material eyes. You are the knower of the twenty-four elements, and You are the inaugurator of the sankhya-yoga system.

Catur-vimsad-guna, the twenty-four elements, are the five gross elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether), the three subtle elements (mind, intelligence and false ego), the ten senses (five for working and five for acquiring knowledge), the five sense objects, and contaminated consciousness. These are the subject matter of sankhya-yoga, which was inaugurated by Lord Kapiladeva. This sankhya-yoga was again propounded by another Kapila, but he was an atheist, and his system is not accepted as bona fide.