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The Order Given by Krishna is Dharma - Prabhupada 0178

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Dharma means which is given by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That is dharma. You cannot manufacture dharma. Just like nowadays so many dharmas have been manufactured. They are not dharma. Dharma means the order which is given by the Lord. That is dharma. Just like Krsna said, sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja (BG 18.66). We have manufactured so many dharmas: Hindu dharma, Muslim dharma, Christian dharma, Parsee dharma, Buddha dharma, this dharma, that dharma. They are not dharma. They are mental concoction, mental concoction. Otherwise, there will be contradiction. Take for example, the Hindus think cow-killing is adharma, and the Muslims think that cow-killing is their dharma. So which is correct? Whether cow killing is adharma or dharma? So these are mental concoction. Caitanya-caritamrta karaca says, ei bhala ei manda saba manodharma, "Mental concocted." Real dharma is what is ordered by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That is dharma. Therefore Krsna says, sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja: (BG 18.66) "Give up your all manufactured dharma. Here is the real dharma." Saranam vraja. "Just become surrendered unto Me, and that is real dharma." Dharmam tu saksad bhagavat-pranitam (SB 6.3.19). Just like law. Laws can be manufactured or can be given by the government. You cannot make any law at your home. That is not law. Law means the order given by the government. The supreme government is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Aham sarvasya prabhavo mattah parataram nanyat (BG 10.8). There is nobody greater than Krsna. Therefore the order given by Krsna is dharma. Our this Krsna consciousness movement is that dharma. Krsna says, sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja: (BG 18.66) "You give up all other so-called dharmas, this dharma, that dharma, so many dharmas. Simply just surrender unto Me." So we are preaching the same principle, and that is confirmed by Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Sri Caitanya Maha... Amara ajnaya guru hana tara' ei desa, yare dekha tare kaha krsna-upadesa (CC Madhya 7.128). This is dharma. Caitanya Mahaprabhu did not manufacture any new system of dharma. No. Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krsna Himself. Namo maha-vadanyaya krsna-prema-pradaya te, krsnaya krsna-caitanya-namne (CC Madhya 19.53). So the only difference is... He is Krsna Himself. The only difference is that Krsna, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, directly orders that "You give up all nonsense; simply surrender unto Me." This is Krsna. Because He is Supreme Personality of Godhead, He is giving directly order. The same Krsna, because people misunderstood Him... Even big, big scholars, they say, "It is too much that Krsna is ordering like that." But they are rascals. They do not know. They cannot understand what is Krsna. Therefore because people misunderstood Him, Krsna came as a devotee to teach how to surrender to Krsna perfectly. Krsna came. Just like sometimes my servant gives me massage. I say by giving his head massage, "Do like this." So I am not his servant, but I am teaching him. Similarly, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krsna Himself, but He is teaching perfectly how to approach Krsna, how to serve Krsna, The same principle. Krsna said, "You surrender unto Me," and Caitanya Mahaprabhu says, "You surrender to Krsna." So on principle there is no change.

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Duration: 7 minutes and 13 seconds
Country: India
Language: English
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Posted by: vanimedia on Jun 26, 2013

Prabhupada speaks during a Srimad-Bhagavatam Lecture in Mayapur on June 16, 1973

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