His conversations detail the ills of our modern world, and offer up realistic and powerful solutions to the plight … kārpaṇya-doṣopahata-svabhāvaḥ pṛcchāmi tvāṁ dharma-sammūḍha-cetāḥ yac chreyaḥ syān niścitaṁ brūhi tan me śiṣyas te ‘haṁ śādhi māṁ tvāṁ prapannam verse_bg_02.07_751017bg-johannesburg.mp3 All others are subservient, beginning with Lord Brahma, Visnu, Mahesvara, Indra, Candra and all the demigods (there are thirty-three million demigods) and the middle and lower species. Such foolish men are not interested in Kṛṣṇa consciousness for the permanent solution to the hardships of material existence. अन्नाद्भवन्ति भूतानि पर्जन्यादन्नसम्भवः ।. Dhyänävasthita-tad-gatena manasä paçyanti yaà yoginaù [SB 12.13.1]. 7.19 ]. Now wherever I sit, I can remember the great descendant of the Yadu dynasty [Krsna], the enemy of Kamsa, and thereby I can free myself from all sinful bondage. Human beings who are accustomed to eating meat and flesh must also depend on the production of vegetation in order to eat the animals. काङ्क्षन्तः कर्मणां सिद्धिं यजन्त इह देवता ।. Demigods worship is however condemned in Bhagavad Geeta, It is not Forbidden. VedaBase => SB 1.6.7. deçe 'rjuna tiñöhati [Bg. The material creation by the Lord of creatures (Visnu) is a chance … BG 10.2: Neither the hosts of demigods nor the great sages know My origin or opulences, for, in every … His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, Founder-Ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. 61 Bhagavad Gita Chapter 03 Text 10 to 13: Is the concept of demigods controlling natural phenomena like rains scientifically tenable This is the video 61 Bhagavad Gita 03 Chapter Text 10 to 13: 7.19 ]. Reference … The Personality of Godhead, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to … - shows list of shortcuts you are just reading. To add category please select specific paragraph and use Paragraph Menu. Because the demigods themselves are temporary, their benedictions are also temporary and have no permanent value. Therefore, ultimately, we have to depend on the production of the field and not on the production of big factories. The demigods cannot award benedictions to their devotees without the permission of the Supreme Lord. The intelligent person is in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, and he has no need to worship the paltry demigods for some immediate, temporary benefit. Anyone who can know Him also becomes transcendental, but those who do not know Him suffer the miseries of the material … Therefore it is clearly stated in this verse that all results achieved by worshiping demigods are perishable, and therefore such worship is performed by the less intelligent living entity. Those BG 10.1: The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Listen again, O mighty-armed Arjuna. There are many, many yogés trying to find Him. Men should offer everything to the transcendental service of the Lord because He is the proprietor of all planets and the demigods thereon. Even the great demigods like Brahmā and Śiva cannot be compared to the Supreme Lord. The demigods are actually different parts of the universal body of the Supreme Lord; therefore they have no independence. My intelligence is bewildered by Your equivocal instructions. Such a great soul is very rare." The material world is full of contaminations, and one who is immunized by accepting prasādam of the Lord (food offered to Viṣṇu) is saved from the attack, whereas one who does not do so becomes subjected to contamination. "He knows Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. Recently I met a very intelligent lady on the street, who was very receptive to the spiritual message, but asked me “I am wary of religion, especially organized religion, because of the way they treat women. BG 7.22: Endowed with such a faith, he endeavors to worship a particular demigod and obtains his desires. In fact, the Lord is worshiped by demigods such as Brahmā and Śiva (śiva-viriñci-nutam). Chapter 5: The Demigods Appeal to the Lord for Protection Bhaktivedanta VedaBase : Srimad Bhagavatam 8.5.23 ayam ca tasya sthiti-palana-ksanah sattvam jusanasya bhavaya dehinam tasmad vrajamah saranam jagad-gurum svanam sa no dhasyati sam sura-priyah SYNONYMS ayam -- this period; ca -- also; tasya -- of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; sthiti- palana … In the Vedic … As a tree is nourished by water, so this tree is nourished by the three modes of material nature. As stated in Brahma-saàhitä, éçvaraù paramaù kåñëaù: [Bs. According to Sri Narada Muni, yo vidvan sa gurur harih: such a great soul is to be considered the external manifestation of Krsna Himself. Krsna states this … [Bg. Every demigod and every human being is dependent on Him. The Vedic … annāt — from grains; bhavanti — grow; bhūtāni — the material bodies; parjanyāt — from rains; anna — of food grains; sambhavaḥ — production; yajñāt — from the performance of sacrifice; bhavati — becomes possible; parjanyaḥ — rain; yajñaḥ — performance of yajña; karma — prescribed duties; samudbhavaḥ — born of. VedaBase => Bg 15.16 uttamah purusas tv anyah paramatmety udahrtah yo loka-trayam avisya bibharty avyaya isvarah “Besides these two, there is the greatest living personality, the Supreme Soul, the imperishable Lord Himself, who has entered the three worlds and is maintaining them.” >>> Ref. They are mostly interested in material enjoyment, and therefore they worship some powerful living entity. The greatest peace formula is simply this: Lord Kṛṣṇa is the beneﬁciary in all human activities. There are many, many yogés trying to find Him. For this reason, the devotees of the Lord, who are in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, offer food to Kṛṣṇa and then eat – a process which nourishes the body spiritually. He is greater than the greatest of the demigods, Lord Śiva and Lord Brahmā. Yet curiously enough there are many human leaders who are worshiped by foolish men under the misunderstanding of anthropomorphism or zoomorphism. BG 10.2: Neither the hosts of demigods nor the great sages know My origin or opulences, for, in every respect, I am the source of the demigods and sages. BG 3.16 PURPORT QUESTION ANSWERS Purport The mammonist philosophy of “work very hard and enjoy sense gratification” is condemned herein by the Lord. BG 3.11: The demigods, being pleased by sacrifices, will also please you, and thus, by cooperation between men and demigods, prosperity will reign for all. the demigods purposefully say, satyätmakaà tväà çaraëaà prapannäù: "Real protection can be obtained from You, O Lord, and therefore we surrender unto You," The Lord demands that one surrender unto Him (sarva-dharmän parityajya mäm ekaà çaraëaà vraja [Bg. The Supreme God is one – Kṛṣṇa – and the demigods are delegated with powers to manage this material world. Īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ. Similarly, one can go to many ghostly planets and become a … Everyone Enjoys: [Another meaning of the word atma is “nature.” In this case the word atmarama indicates that everyone is enjoying the particular nature he has acquired. There is a great misconception about the gods or demigods of this material world, and men of less intelligence, although passing as great scholars, take these demigods to be various forms of the Supreme Lord. The world is under the full control of the Supreme Lord; therefore everyone is like a wooden doll in the hands of a puppet master. PURPORT . BG 7.22: Endowed with such a faith, he endeavors to worship a particular demigod and obtains his desires. TEXT 30: Those in full consciousness of Me, who know Me, the Supreme Lord, to be the governing principle of the material manifestation, of the demigods, and of all methods of sacriﬁce, can understand and know Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, even at the time of death. >>> Ref. Lord Brahmä and Lord Çiva are also sometimes called éçvara, but the supreme éçvara is Lord Viñëu, Lord Kåñëa. Citations from various sources are given to prove worshiping Krsna is higher and demigod worship is indirect and irregular process which is meant for neophytes. TEXT 12 : In charge of the various necessities of life, the demigods, being satisﬁed by the performance … Some commentators on the Bhagavad-gītā say that one who worships a demigod can reach the Supreme Lord, but here it is clearly stated that the worshipers of demigods go to the different planetary systems where various demigods are situated, just as a worshiper of the sun achieves the sun or a worshiper of the demigod of the moon achieves the moon. These are situated on the lower parts of the branches, whereas on the upper parts are higher forms of living entities: the demigods, Gandharvas (fairies), and many other higher species of life. Worshiping Demigods is not bad at all. VedaBase => Bg 3.33. demigods." VedaBase => Bg 5.7. All puranas ultimately lead us to Krsna. There is only one master — Krsna. Śrīla Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa, a great commentator on the Bhagavad-gītā, writes as follows: ye indrādy-aṅgatayāvasthitaṁ yajñaṁ sarveśvaraṁ viṣṇum abhyarcya tac-cheṣam aśnanti tena tad deha-yātrāṁ sampādayanti, te santaḥ sarveśvarasya yajña-puruṣasya bhaktāḥ sarva-kilbiṣair anādi-kāla-vivṛddhair ātmānubhava-pratibandhakair nikhilaiḥ pāpair vimucyante. 9 1. The worshipers of demigods are motivated by small desires and do not know how to reach the supreme goal, but a devotee of the Supreme Lord is not misguided. TEXT 7. mattah parataram ... is understood to be the supreme amongst the demigods, human beings and lower animals. All living bodies subsist on food grains, which are produced from rains. They cannot be equal to the Supreme God – Nārāyaṇa, Viṣṇu, or Kṛṣṇa. TRANSLATION As all surrender unto Me, I reward them accordingly. That ignorance is removed perfectly by the discharge of devotional service. BG 3.12: In charge of the various necessities of life, the demigods, being satisfied by the performance of … VedaBase => TLC 12: The Devotee. If a man gets some ministership in the government by worshiping a political leader, he considers that he has achieved a great boon. Because you are My dear friend, for your benefit I shall speak to you further, giving knowledge that is better than what I have already explained. The demigods cannot award benedictions to their devotees without the permission of the Supreme Lord. These avatāras are primary of secondary expansions of the Supreme Lord for the purpose of creating, maintaining and annihilating the material universes. ? VedaBase => Bg 4.11. Actually all those demigods are servants of Lord Krishna, and are subordinate to Him. The demigods of this material world, as well as their worshipers, will vanish with the annihilation of this material world. The less … All of them are therefore kowtowing to the so-called leaders or “big guns” in order to achieve temporary boons, and they indeed achieve such things. The living entity may forget that everything is the property of the Supreme Lord, but the demigods do not forget. They are all after sense enjoyment, and to get a little facility for sense enjoyment they are attracted to worshiping empowered living entities known as demigods. The human being eats different kinds of food grains, vegetables, fruits, etc., and the animals eat the refuse of the food grains and vegetables, grass, plants, etc. The Supreme God is one – Kṛṣṇa – and the demigods are delegated with powers to manage this material world. 18.61-62, Lord Kèëòa tells Arjuna: îävaraì sarva-bhûtânâê hèd-deäe 'rjuna tiëùhati bhrâmayan sarva-bhûtâni yantrârûòhâni mâyayâ tam eva äaraòaê gaccha sarva-bhâvena bhârata tat-prasâdât parâê äântiê sthânaê prâpsyasi äâävatam. In the beginning of creation, the Lord of all creatures sent forth generations of men and demigods, along with sacrifices for Visnu, and blessed them by saying, "Be thou happy by this yajna [sacrifice] because its performance will bestow upon you all desirable things." Bhagavad Gita Chapter 09 Text 15 to 21: How universal form worship and demigod worship are also Krishna worship 5.1] the Supreme Lord is Kåñëa, Lord Viñëu. But in actuality these benefits are bestowed by Me alone. Bg 2.52. One has to follow the laws made by the government, not by the officers or directors. >>> Ref. Bg 7.7. >>> Ref. Bg 2.52. BG 7.23: Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. Iha devatāḥ denotes a powerful man or demigod of this material world. The boons of the demigods are material and temporary. BG 3.11: The demigods, being pleased by sacrifices, will also please you, and thus, by cooperation between men and demigods, prosperity will reign for all. The twigs are the objects of the senses. Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 7.22. (Bhag. S ûta said: "In the beginning the Supreme Lord assumed, for the creation of the worlds, the form of the Original Person[: the integrity of the material realm] composed of the sixteen elements [of the ten knowing and working senses, the mind and the five elements] and the cosmic intelligence and such. As stated in Bhagavad- Video: Vedabase: Q & A: 017: Mantra 13 part 2: How Krishna consciousness … Following the rules and regulations of worship, they are satisfied. They get the results, but do not know that results so obtained are temporary and are meant for less intelligent persons. deçe 'rjuna tiñöhati [Bg. Please excuse me for my inability to offer you my respects. Yajña, specifically the saṅkīrtana-yajña prescribed for this age, must therefore be performed to save us at least from scarcity of food supply. Because in Vedic literature there are recommendations for worshiping different gods for different purposes (e.g., a diseased man is recommended to worship the sun), those who are not devotees of the Lord think that … … Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is. To add category please select specific paragraph and use Paragraph Menu. When Lord Kṛṣṇa is worshiped, the demigods, who are different limbs of the Lord, are also automatically worshiped; therefore there is no separate need to worship the demigods. Men and demigods, out of ignorance, think that they are absolute and independent of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. So the worship of demigods and achievement of desired results are due not to the demigods but to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, by arrangement. The living entity may forget that everything is the property of the Supreme Lord, but the demigods do not forget. 18.61]. Īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ. Rains are produced by performance of yajña [sacrifice], and yajña is born of prescribed duties. The most eminent demigods chanted the praises of the Lord and scattered wonderful showers of flowers all around Him. TRANSLATION She wanted to look after my maintenance properly, but because she was not independent, she was not able to do anything for me. >>> Ref. ? Chapter 9: The Most Confidential Knowledge Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is BG 9.1: The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Arjuna, because you are never envious of Me, I shall impart to you this most confidential knowledge and realization, knowing which you shall be relieved of the miseries of material existence. Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the … This verse indicates that people are rarely interested in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Nonetheless, even great yogés, demigods, saints and sages have These demigods are all living entities (nityānām) with different grades of material power. BG 4.26: Some [the unadulterated brahmacārīs] sacrifice the hearing process and the senses in the fire of mental control, and others [the regulated householders] sacrifice the objects of the senses in the fire … TRANSLATION One who works in devotion, who is a pure soul, and who controls his mind and senses is dear to everyone, and everyone is dear to him. Use Serif Font Justify Text ... Bg. 7.20. However, the ultimate nature, or the perpetual eternal nature of the living entity, is to serve the Supreme Lord. Everyone follows My path in all respects, O son of Prtha. Similarly, one can attain the Pitā planets by performing a specific yajña. Posts about paramatma written by Mahabhagavat Das SDA. Quickly, of course, men get results from fruitive work in this world. Everyone is inferior. But in actuality these benefits are bestowed by Me alone. BG 1 (Rev)_1; Lessons 60, 61; 61 Bhagavad Gita Chapter 03 Text 10 to 13: Is the ... 61 Bhagavad Gita Chapter 03 Text 10 to 13: Is the concept of demigods controlling natural phenomena like rains scientifically tenable . Similarly, food offered to Lord Viṣṇu and then taken by us makes us sufficiently resistant to material affection, and one who is accustomed to this practice is called a devotee of the Lord. Chapter 7: Knowledge of the Absolute Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is BG 7.1: The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Now hear, O son of Pṛthā, how by practicing yoga in full consciousness of Me, with mind attached to Me, you can know Me in full, free from doubt. This is the video 100. VedaBase => Bg 10.12 Factually, in the verse 10.12, the words ‘param brahma’ in the neuter gender are in apposition to the word ‘bhavan’, that is masculine, what means they are His attributes. The demigods cannot award benedictions to their devotees without the permission of the Supreme Lord. And previously Kṛṣṇa stated that He is the originator of everything and everyone. Font size. BG 3.12: In charge of the various necessities of life, the demigods, being satisfied by the performance of yajña [sacrifice], will supply all necessities to you. . At the end of each video, you have to send us (firstname.lastname@example.org) brief summary notes. Less intelligent people who have lost their spiritual sense take shelter of demigods for immediate fulfillment of material desires. Actually, the demigods are not different forms of God, but they are God’s different parts and parcels. TEXT 12: In charge of the various necessities of life, the demigods, being satisfied by the performance of yajña [sacrifice], will supply all necessities to you. This is the video 61. BG 7.23: Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. O forefathers! And the wives of the demigods, filled with joy, danced together in the Lord’s honor. Thus "demigod" just means "a god who is not the Supreme Lord Krishna, but is just a partial manifestation of Lord Krishna", and thus those gods that are demigods are subordinate to Lord Krishna. Similarly, everyone is … [BG 9.23, SB 11.21.42 & 43, BG 7.19]. I think this is sufficient for me." For every video, we have given links to corresponding content on Vedabase. So the worship of demigods and achievement of desired results are due not to the demigods but to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, by arrangement. They cannot be equal to the Supreme God – Nārāyaṇa, Viṣṇu, or Kṛṣṇa. >>> Ref. Convert Russian Vedabase to UTF8; Remove diacritics Settings. On the other hand, one who does not do so continues to increase the volume of sinful action, and this prepares the next body to resemble hogs and dogs, to suffer the resultant reactions of all sins. 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