Separation from Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.40.04-05 - Separation from Krishna (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4) Hindi Translation (download mp3)
by Radhanath Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.40.4
tvam yogino yajanty addha
 maha-purusam isvaram
sadhyatmam sadhibhutam ca
 sadhidaivam ca sadhavah

Pure yogis worship You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, by conceiving of You in the threefold form comprising the living entities, the material elements that constitute the living entities’ bodies, and the controlling deities of those elements.

SB 10.40.5
trayya ca vidyaya kecit
 tvam vai vaitanika dvijah
yajante vitatair yaj├▒air

Brahmanas who follow the regulations concerning the three sacred fires worship You by chanting mantras from the three Vedas and performing elaborate fire sacrifices for the various demigods, who have many forms and names.

Akrura has now described how those who follow the paths of Sankhya, yoga and the three Vedas worship the Supreme Lord in different ways. In the various places where the Vedas appear to recommend that one worship Indra, Varuna and other demigods, these demigods are stated to be supreme. But at the same time the Vedas state that there is one supreme controller, the Absolute Truth. That is Sri Krsna, the Personality of Godhead, who expands His potency through material creation into the forms of the demigods. Thus worship of the demigods goes to Him through the indirect method of karma-kanda, or fruitive religious rituals. Ultimately, however, one who wants to achieve eternal perfection should worship the Lord directly, in full Krsna consciousness.