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Mr. Owl, Please Open Your Eyes and See the Sun - Prabhupada 0183

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God is canvassing that "Here I am. I have come." Paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam (BG 4.8). "I have appeared before you just to give you relief." Paritranaya sadhunam. "You are trying to understand Me, so here I am. I am present. Why you are thinking God is formless? Here I am, Krsna, form. You see, I have got My flute in the hand. I am very much fond of the cows. I love the cows and the sage and Brahma, everyone equally, because they are all My sons in different bodies." Krsna is playing. Krsna is speaking. Still, these rascals will not understand Krsna. So what is Krsna's fault? It is our fault. Andha. Just like the owl. Owl will never open the eyes to see that there is sunlight. You know this, owl? So they will not open. However you may say, "Mr. Owl, please open your eyes and see the sun," "No, there is no sun. I don't see." (laughter) This owl civilization. So you have to fight with these owls. You must be very strong, especially the sannyasis. We have to fight with the owls. We have to open their eyes by force from this, with machine. (laughter) So this is going on. So this Krsna consciousness movement is a fight against all the owls. So here is a challenge: yuyam vai dharma-rajasya yadi nirdesa-karinah. Nirdesa-karinah. Servant means they have no second choice than to carry out the orders of the master. Therefore nirdesa-karinah. They cannot argue. No. Whatever is ordered, that is served. So if anyone claims to become... He is expecting the... I think... Here the Visnudutas are also mentioned here, vasudevokta-karinah. They are also servant. So ukta means whatever order is given by Vasudeva, they carry out. Similarly, the Yamadutas, they are servant of Yamaraja. They are also addressed nirdesa-karinah: "If you are actually servant of Yamaraja, you act according to his direction, then you must know what is dharma and what is adharma." So they are actually bona fide servant of Yamaraja, there is no doubt about it. Now they are giving their identification in this way, yamaduta ucuh veda-pranihito dharmah, immediately answered. "What is dharma?" That was the question. Immediately answered. They know what is dharma. Veda-pranihito dharmah: "Dharma means what is explained in the Vedas." You cannot create dharma. Veda, the original knowledge, Veda means knowledge. Veda-sastra. So from the time of creation, the Veda was given to Brahma. Veda... Therefore it is called apauruseya; it is not manufactured. That is explained in the Srimad-Bhagavatam, tene brahma hrda adi-kavaye. Brahma, brahma means Veda. Vedas another name is brahma, spiritual knowledge, or all knowledge, brahma. So tene brahma adi-kavaye hrda. So Veda has to be studied from the spiritual master. So it is said that the Brahma is the first living being who understood Vedas. So how he understood? Where is The teacher? There is no other creature. How he understood Vedas? Teacher was Krsna, and He is situated in everyone's heart. Isvarah sarva-bhutanam hrd-dese arjuna tisthati (BG 18.61). So He is teaching from the heart. So Krsna teaches - He is so kind - as caitya-guru, from the heart, and He sends His representative from outside. Caitya-guru and guru, both ways, Krsna is trying. Krsna is so kind. So therefore Vedas, they are not man-made books. Veda, apauruseya. Apauruseya means not made by... We should not take Vedas as ordinary mental speculation book. No. It is perfect knowledge. It is perfect knowledge. And one has to take as it is, without any adulteration, interpretation. So it is spoken by God. Therefore Bhagavad-gita is also Veda. It is spoken by Krsna. So you cannot make any addition, alteration. You must take it as it is. Then you get the right knowledge.

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Duration: 8 minutes and 15 seconds
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Language: English
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Posted by: vanimedia on Jun 27, 2013

Prabhupada speaks during a Srimad-Bhagavatam Lecture in San Francisco on July 19, 1975

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