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Venu-gita (5): SB 10.21.14-15, Effect of Krsna's Flute on the Birds and Rivers of Vraja

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  • Q: Pariksita Maharaja had attained the sprout of bhava but not raga, which he attained later. Is it correct?
  • A: Srila Sanatana Gosvami had written in Sri Brhad-bhagavatamrta that he had attained gopi-bhava. Pariksita Maharaja had asked his mother to pray for this mood (in Brhad-bhagavatamrta). He had attained raga. He was ‘siddha’ (perfected). Without raga, no one can be siddha.
  • Detailed Explanation of the verse SB 10.21.14 'prayo batamba vihaga munayo vane ’smin'.
  • O mother (Gopis are addressing their sakhis/friends as ‘mother’ here), in this forest all the birds have risen onto the beautiful branches of the trees to see Kṛṣṇa. With closed eyes, they are simply listening in silence to the sweet vibrations of His flute, and they are not attracted by any other sound. Surely these birds are on the same level as great sages.
  • Birds of Vrndavana are like sages, we can’t decide whether sages have taken birth as birds or birds are sages.
  • ‘Kala Venu’, ‘Kala’ means, ‘Klim’; all birds are thinking Krsna is playing flute only for me.
  • Three kinds of sages, Brahma-vadi (Sanaka, Sanatana etc), Paramatma-vadi (Saubhari Rsi etc), Bhagavad-tattva-vadi.
  • One who can do kirtana and dance can only go to the abode of Krsna.
  • The parrots, cuckoos, peacocks perform kirtana & dance to please Radha-Krsna.
  • Caitanya Mahaprabhu also emphasized this in Siksastakam (about Harinama-sankirtana).
  • Srila Gurudeva explains in detail how birds of Vrndavana are serving Krsna.
  • Symptoms of a Mahabhagavata.
  • Mood of the Vraja-gopis (explains with the verse CC Madhya-lila 08.274 sthavara-jangama dekhe, na dekhe tara murti).
  • Explanation of SB 10.21.15 verse 'nadyas tada tad upadharya'.
  • When the rivers hear the flute song of Krsna, their minds begin to desire Him, and thus the flow of their currents is broken and their waters are agitated, moving around in whirlpools. Then with the arms of their waves, the rivers embrace Murari’s lotus feet and, holding on to them, present offerings of lotus flowers.
  • In their eyes' of mind, Vraja-gopis are seeing Krsna is playing on His flute on the banks of Yamuna and while their love is intensely increasing they are trying to keep it hidden from each another.
  • The gopis are describing how Sri Yamuna devi herself is exhibiting many sweet and beautiful symptoms of prema/kama, and they are considering her to be more fortunate than themselves.