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ISKCON 50 Meditations: June 9, 2016
By Satsvarupa dasa Goswami   |  Jun 09, 2016

Satsvarupa Brahmacari, 1966 C.c. Notes Continued: Principal Incarnations

Lord Caitanya is describing the principal incarnations.  Swamiji said there is a list in Srimad-Bhagwatam.  Lord Buddha is there: “Do not think Hindus have disregard for Lord Buddha or Lord Jesus Christ.  They have all regard.  Anyone who comes as a representative of God or powerful incarnation, they are welcome.”  They speak differently from Vedic conclusions due to time, place, and persons.  They are powerful incarnations. 

So Krishna is on this list, and He is like the original candle.  Swamiji said, “I have several times mentioned in this room” (he has said before that Krishna is like the original candle).

All incarnations are parts, or parts of the parts, but Krishna is the original.  He protects Indra from his enemies.  Indra is like the heavenly king.  There is the concept of Satan.  When there is Satanic influence over the devotees and the demigods, then Krishna comes.  When religion is low, and the laws are disobeyed, He comes.

A layman can’t make up religion.  God comes and He gives dharma.  If people make it up nowadays, that is not real religion.

Days end with kirtan, dancing in a circle with other devotees before Swamiji.  That cleanses me of all dirt accumulated during the day.  Not just during the day, but for many lifetimes.  I believe this because I can feel it.

I’ve got Swamiji’s manuscript to type.  I’m fortunate!  Ready to work for him at the welfare office on East 5th Street.

Swamiji has allowed me to convert my energy from material to spiritual.  O creative spirit of devotional life, please let me serve the Lord and the Lord’s pure devotee.  Swamiji, I don’t know anything but what you teach.  You are kind to us.  I am a fool of false ego.  But you say I can learn Bhagwad-gita.

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