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Rasik Lions -
betal_nut - Fri, 07 May 2004 22:49:57 +0530
The Lions also serve the intimate conjugal pastimes of Sri-Sri Radha-Krsna in Goloka. Sometimes just to break Radharani's anger and induce Her to accept Him, Krsna has Vrnda-devi arrange for a Lion to sneak close to Their secret pastime place deep in the forest, and suddenly let loose a thunderous roar! All the gopis, including Radharani, immediately seek the shelter of Krsna's strong arms out of fear of the Lion, who is just giggling into his paw as he watches the fun from his hiding place in the bushes of Vrndavana forest. http://www.goldenliontemple.org/nrsingha/
Advaitadas - Fri, 07 May 2004 23:05:14 +0530
Singha Svarupa - the 6th rasa!
Madhava - Fri, 07 May 2004 23:56:03 +0530
Babhru - Sat, 08 May 2004 00:44:22 +0530
Well, what can you do? If this is who I think it is, he's a creative guy with an active imagination, and who never found satisfactory validation from anyone. Before this most recent transformation, I had heard several versions of his life experience, and they didn't jibe with each other. I have to admit, though, that I didn't see this one coming.
Jagat - Sat, 08 May 2004 01:10:52 +0530
Says he lived in Hilo. You know him? Seems to be giving himself a lot of validation. Have to admit, though, he has a nice-looking face. I'd like to hear his music.
Madhava - Sat, 08 May 2004 01:14:03 +0530
Pardon me for moving this out of the Pastimes-forum!
I will also move the other thread about this fellow under the GM/ISKCON section.
Babhru - Sat, 08 May 2004 01:43:27 +0530
I missed that other thread. I agree that this belongs elsewhere.
Yes, I know him. He's a very bright, pleasant man. I've had a friendly relationship with him, but he seems to exhibit some symptoms of paranoia.
betal_nut - Sun, 09 May 2004 21:23:29 +0530
Secret Life of Lord Nrsingha
The Puranas, especially the Nsingha-purana and Bhagavat-purana (Srimad-Bhagavatam) tell us about Lord Sri Nrsingha Bhagavan's appearance in the material world as a wrathful aspect of the Supreme Deity. But little is known about Lord Nrsingha's origin and home. Here Babaji reveals the hitherto unknown story of Lord Nrsingha's delightful childhood pastimes. Babaji has already entered into these pastimes and lives in the world described herein. We can do the same! Here's the story:
Goloka Vrndavana, the topmost transcendental planet in the spiritual sky, is a very expansive, beautifully forested dreamland. In that lovely scented garden, all dreams come true and all wishes are fulfilled. Every word is a song, and every step is a dance. There is no ignorance or unhappiness there, and everyone's heart is full of the purest prema (spiritual love and affection) for Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Our Guru Maharaja Srila Prabhupada has written extensively about the glories of Sri Vrndavana, and the inquisitive reader should make himself acquainted with His books, especially Krsna Book.
One of the many communities of Krsna's dear devotees is the Brajahari clan, the Narasinghas or Man-Lions of Vrndavana. Their village is situated on the northern border of Goloka, near the source of the Jamuna River. Their service is to guard the borders of Goloka against intruders. Of course, just like the doorkeepers of Vaikuntha, the planet of Lord Krsna's VIsnu expansions, guards are actually superflous. No one can even approach Goloka unless they are accepted by Lord Krsna as His intimate devotee. Nevertheless the Brajahari Lions patrol the remote border territories of Vrndavana out of intense brotherly affection and love for Krsna, and maintain a fully-equipped military training camp at a base adjacent to their village. They are the ksatriyas of Goloka.
The Lions also serve the intimate conjugal pastimes of Sri-Sri Radha-Krsna in Goloka. Sometimes just to break Radharani's anger and induce Her to accept Him, Krsna has Vrnda-devi arrange for a Lion to sneak close to Their secret pastime place deep in the forest, and suddenly let loose a thunderous roar! All the gopis, including Radharani, immediately seek the shelter of Krsna's strong arms out of fear of the Lion, who is just giggling into his paw as he watches the fun from his hiding place in the bushes of Vrndavana forest.
Narasingha can change shape from a totally lion-like form to a leonine humanlike form. In any case His bodily form is very graceful and beautiful. Pictured in many esoteric religious traditions as a human body with a lion's head (Sekhmet), or a lion's body with a human head (the Sphinx), Narasingha has always been identified as a wrathful aspect of God when He appears in the material world. Therefore He is usually worshipped in the mood of awe and reverence, out of fear of offending Him. Sometimes His neophyte devotees try to imitate Him and become angry with others or chastise them, thinking they are serving the Lion Lord. But actually, such neophyte worshippers do not understand Narasingha Bhagavan's inner mood. This is because they do not know His real spiritual home and confidential childhood pastimes.
Just as Lord Krsna appears as the divine Son of Nanda Maharaja, the King of Vrndavana, He also appears as Gaurahari (meaning Golden Lion), divine Son of Narasingha Maharaja and his most beloved consort. So Krsna as Gaurahari is also Prince of the Narasinghas of Vrndavana. Naturally, there is a very warm and affectionate relationship between Krsna's family and Gaurahari's family. Sometimes when there is a disturbance in the material world, on the order of Krsna, Gaurahari will sneak away from His sweet childhood pastimes for a few moments to manifest His wrathful form and check the dangerous situation. That is but one of His many moods!
Being a ksatriya and a Lion, Gaurahari is naturally inclined towards chivalrous moods and activities. In His adorable cublike childhood form, He is extremely charming, cute and lovable, inspiring both parental and conjugal feelings in His devotees. His beautifully developing transcendental body is the sole object of everyone's vision and affection. He is often overcome with transcendental emotions of amorous love, and behaves in a very intimate and loving manner with His dear devotees. No one, male or female is immune to His beautiful, curly mane of tawny hair, affectionate sidelong glances, deep growly voice and the extreme perfection of His golden bodily form. All the senses spontaneously become attracted to Him simply upon seeing His transcendental form and pastimes with their awakened spiritual vision.
This all-attractive Lord is the transcendental Object of our prayers, meditation and devotion. He is unlimited, His Holy Names are unlimited, His ecstatic pastimes are unlimited, and His devotees are unlimited. Any offenseless service done for Him or His sincere devotee is completely on the spiritual platform and gives eternal benefit. Serving Lord Sri Nrsingha Bhagavan as Gaurahari is as good as service of Sri Krsna Himself. Chanting His Holy Names gives the same result as chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra: complete ecstatic love for the Lord in the conjugal mood.
to be continued...
Madhava - Sun, 09 May 2004 23:22:11 +0530
How many topics do you want to start with this theme? I've merged this with the other one.
It already has a place of its own, the website you read and paste it in from.