Lecture at Art Gallery
Auckland, April 16, 1972
Prabhupada: Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you very much for your coming here and giving us a chance to speak about the absolute artist. Krsna's name is Natabara, Natabara. Natabara means the greatest dramatic dancer. And another, His name, is Nato natyadharo yatha. He is dancing in such a nice way that He (is) attracting everyone. So in the Vedas it is said about Krsna how great artist He is. Na tasya karyam karanam ca vidyate. The Absolute Personality of Godhead, He has nothing to do personally. Na tasya karyam karanam ca vidyate. Karyam means work. He hasn't got to perform any work, although He is the greatest worker. Na tasya karyam karanam ca vidyate na tasya samah adhikas ca drsyate. And nobody is found greater than Him or equal to Him. In this world every one of us, we know that "Somebody is lower than me, somebody is greater than me, and somebody is equal to me." That is our experience. We cannot say that I am or you are absolute. Nobody is absolute. However you may be great in the estimation of others, you will find somebody is greater than you, and somebody is lower than you, and somebody is equal to you. But so far the greatest Absolute Personality of Godhead is concerned, na tasya samah adhikas ca drsyate. By experimental study, by research work by great saintly persons, sages, they have concluded, na tasya samah adhikas ca drsyate: "Nobody is found samah," means "equal to Him, or adhikah." Adhikah means greater. That is the experience. And still, He has nothing to do. Na tasya karyam karanam ca vidyate. Parasya saktir vividhaiva sruyate [Cc. Madhya 13.65, purport]. "His energies are multi, multifarious, various kinds of energy." And the energies are working so nicely as if, svabhaviki jnana-bala-kriya ca, natural gift, knowledge, art, sva bala-kriya, and strength. Svabhaviki jnana-bala-kriya. Just like you are artist. You are painting one picture, one flower, very nice flower. You have to take your brush, the color and the plate, so many things, and you are taxing your brain, how to make it beautiful. But you see one rose flower in the garden. Not only one rose flower, many millions of rose flowers, they are coming out very artistically painted. But when we ask, the answer is that "It is nature." But if we go deep into the matter, what is this nature? Nature means a working instrument, that's all, an energy. That is nature. There is energy or sakti, energy, power. There is power. Without power, how the rose flower is coming to beautiful shape from the bud? There is power. That power is Krsna's power. But that is so subtle and working so nicely that overnight we see that a beautiful flower has come out. But there is working, there is brain. But they are working so swiftly and subtly, we cannot see how it is being worked. Just like when you paint one picture, I can see, everyone can see that you are working. But this painting or this working of the actual rose flower, that is also being worked out by several energies. Don't think that is has coming out automatically. No. Nothing comes out automatically. It is coming out of the energy of the Supreme Lord, but the energies are so subtle, nice and artistic that all of a sudden you see a nice flower.
So He is the greatest artist. Just like nowadays, the electronic age, the artist or the scientist just pushing on one button and it is working so nicely. Nowadays it is very easy to understand. In the aeroplane the pilot is simply pushing on button, and such a huge machine, just like a small city, it is flying in the sky, and the wings are working, the machine is working. But we see that a person is simply pushing some button. As it is materially possible, that a man of this world can work so wonderfully simply by pushing some button, so how much great is God, or Krsna—"God is great"—how His brain is fertile, how energies are fine, that simply by His desire, "Let there be creation," immediately everything is there. So that is the greatest artist. Simply we have to understand. If we take things very insignificantly, "Ah, by nature," but you cannot explain what is nature. In the garden you see different flowers are coming out. The same ground, the same water, but different flowers are coming out, different flavor, different color, all different, varieties. So the answer is bijo 'ham sarva-bhutani. He is the seed. He is the seed. You have seen the banyan tree, a small seed. But this small seed has got so potency that if you sow it in a nice place and water it, one day it will come, a big banyan tree. Now, what are the potencies, what are the artistic arrangement, scientific arrangement, within that small seed that it grows a big banyan tree? Not only a big banyan tree, but also many millions of big fruits, and within each fruit there are millions of seeds, and each seed contains the potency of another tree.
So where is your science in that way? Where is that artist within this material world? Where is that pleasure of that artistic work? These things should be enquired. It is called athato brahma jijnasa. In the Vedanta-sutra this is the first aphorism, that "In the human form of life these enquiries should be made. These studies should be made." This is a fact. You cannot manufacture such machine that automatically a rose flower is coming out. You cannot make a chemical combination or a tablet which contains a big banyan tree, automatically will come out. So don't you think there is need of artistic brain and scientific brain? If you simply say, "It is nature," that is not good explanation. But the Vedas gives us information, "No." Janmady asya yatah: [SB 1.1.1] "The Absolute Truth is He from whom everything is being generated." First aphorism is athato brahma jijnasa. Greater thing. We are engaged in smaller thing. We become amazed when we see a small sputnik is flying in the sky, and it is trying to go to the moon planet, and we are giving all credit to the scientist, and scientist is challenging, "What is God? Science is everything." But if you are cool brain, then you will see that now, in comparison to the sputnik, there are millions and trillions of planets and stars, big, big planets like sun planet, which is fourteen hundred thousand times bigger than this earth. Apart from sun planet, if we take this teeny planet, earthly planet, on which we are living, there are so many oceans, so many mountains, skyscraper buildings. But if you go above this planet a few thousand miles, oh, you will see just like a spot, this big planet. You will see just like a spot. Not only spot, this one planet, but there are millions of planets. They are floating in the sky like swabs of cotton. So if we give so much credit to the artist who has manufactured this sputnik, how much credit we shall give to the person who has manufactured this arrangement? This is Krsna consciousness, to appreciate the greatest artist. You are all artists, but when we appreciate the greatest artist, Krsna, then our life is successful. Otherwise, whatever we are doing, it is said that we are being defeated unless we come to the point to appreciate the greatest artist who has created all this arrangement.
That appreciation we find in the prayers of Brahma, Brahma, who is the creator of this universe. So he is writing in appreciation of Govinda. Now, so far this universe is concerned, it is said,
yasya prabha prabhavato jagad-anda-koti-
kotisv asesa-vasudhadi vibhuti-bhinnam
tad brahma niskalam anantam asesa-bhutam
govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami
Now, we are trying to understand the planetary system by our scientific method, but we could not finish even studying one nearest planet, the moon planet, and what to speak of other millions and millions of planets? You see? But we get this knowledge directly from Brahma-samhita. What is that? Yasya prabha prabhavato jagad-anda-koti. By the effulgence, glaring effulgence of the rays of the body of Krsna, yasya prabha prabhavato, there are innumerable universes. We cannot study even one universal position, but we get information from this Brahma-samhita that there are innumerable universes. And in each and every universes there are innumerable planets. Yasya prabha prabhavato jagad-anda-koti. Jagad-anda means universe, and koti means hundreds and thousands. One hundred times of one hundred thousand. That means innumerable. There are innumerable universes—innumerable suns, innumerable moons, innumerable planets. So this is being possible in the effulgence, brahmajyoti, of Krsna. Krsna's bodily effulgence is called brahmajyoti. It is stated in the Bhagavad-gita, brahmanah aham pratistha. The brahmajyoti... Those who are jnanis, those who are trying to approach the Absolute Truth by mental speculation, by dint of our teeny knowledge, they can, utmost, approach to this brahmajyoti. But that brahmajyoti is only emanation of the bodily effulgence of Krsna. Yasya prabha prabhavato [Bs. 5.40]. Just like the light and the illumination is coming from the light, from that localized bulb, similarly, the brahmajyoti is coming out. Just like the sunshine, the best example, the sunshine, illumination of the sunlight, sunshine, is coming from the sun planet. The sun planet is localized. We can see it. And the effulgence, and the bodily effulgence of the sun planet is distributed all over the universe. Similarly, sun planet is one of the material creation of Krsna. But as the moon planet reflects the sun planet, similarly the sun planet also reflects brahmajyoti, and the brahmajyoti comes out of the bodily effulgence of Krsna. This information we get from Brahma-samhita:
yasya prabha prabhavato jagad-anda-koti-
kotisv asesa-vasudhadi vibhuti-bhinnam
tad brahma niskalam anantam asesa-bhutam
govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami
So therefore the greatest art is to understand Krsna. Greatest art. If we actually want to be artist, then we shall try to understand or try to be intimately associated with the greatest artist, Krsna. For this purpose, this society is established. This Society's name is International Society for Krsna Consciousness. The members of this Society are trained to see in everything the display of Krsna's artistic sense. That is Krsna consciousness. In everything the devotee sees the artistic hand of Krsna. That is Krsna consciousness. And actually that is so. Aham sarvasya prabhavo mattah sarvam pravartate [Bg. 10.8]. Krsna says in the Bhagavad-gita that "Whatever you see, everything is emanation from Me." Aham sarvasya prabhavo mattah sarvam pravartate. "Everything comes out of My energy." Mattah sarvam pravartate. Everything. Iti matva: one who understands this fact that Krsna is the origin of everything, sarva-karana-karanam... [Bs. 5.1].
The isvara... Krsna is isvara, supreme controller. Just like in your Institute there is a director who gives you direction, similarly, the supreme director, artist, is Krsna. Isvarah paramah. He is giving direction. Isvara, controlling everything. Here in this material world we have got experience of a controller. Every one of us is a controller. You are controller, I am a controller. But above me there is another controller. And above that controller there is another controller, another, another controller. You go on searching out controller after controller. When you come to the supreme controller, that He is not controlled by everyone but He controls everyone, that is Krsna. That is Krsna. Isvarah paramah krsnah sac-cid-ananda-vigrahah [Bs. 5.1]. This is our definition of God. God means controller. So everyone is controller. In that sense everyone is god. But everyone is not supreme God, supreme controller. Suppose I am controlling some of my students. But I am being controlled by somebody else. Similarly, he is also controlled by somebody else. That is our practical experience. But the supreme controller means who is not controlled by anyone, but He is controller of everyone. That is God. Nowadays it has become a cheap business, to see so many Gods. But you test this, whether he is controlled by anyone. If he is controlled by somebody, then he is not God. If He is simply controller, then you can accept Him as God. That is the definition of God, a very simple definition.
So sac-cid-ananda... There is... In the Vedanta-sutra there is another aphorism, that anandamayo 'bhyasat: (Vedanta-sutra 1.1.12) "By nature the Supreme Absolute Person is anandamaya." The artistic sense... You are engaged in artistic work just to have a pleasure, ananda. Anandamayo 'bhyasat. That pleasure, rasa, a mellow... By painting one picture, you enjoy some rasa or mellow; otherwise why you are working so hard? There is a pleasure. So Krsna is raso vai sah. Raso vai sah: "He is the reservoir of all pleasure." Sac-cid-ananda-vigrahah [Bs. 5.1]. These words are used. Sat, cit, ananda. Ananda means pleasure. His pleasure potency is Radharani. You have seen the picture of Radha and Krsna. So Radharani is the manifestation of Krsna's pleasure potency. He has got, as I have already explained, parasya saktir vividhaiva sruyate [Cc. Madhya 13.65, purport]. He has got multi-energies, and one of the energy is pleasure potency. That is Radharani. Krsna is addressed in the Bhagavad-gita, param brahma param dhama pavitram paramam bhavan [Bg. 10.12]. So parabrahma. Now, Brahman means biggest. So for Brahman happiness... That you have got experience within this world, that for achieving brahma sukha, or the greatest pleasure, ananta, unlimited pleasure...
ramante yoginah anante
param brahma ity abhidhiyate
[Cc. Madhya 9.29]
What is the meaning of Rama, Rama-Krsna? So Rama means ramante, enjoys, rama. So who enjoys? Yoginah, big, big yogis. Ramante yoginah. The greatest of all yogis is the bhakta-yogi.
These are the Vedic versions, that highest yogi... There are many kinds of yogis. The topmost yogi is he who... Yoginam api sarvesam mad-gata antaratmana. The yogis, they try to find out by samadhi the Supreme Person within the heart... Dhyanavasthita-tad-gatena manasa pasyanti yam yoginah [SB 12.13.1]. Yogi's, yogi's business is dhyanavasthita, in meditation, in full samadhi, he is seeing the Supreme Personality of Godhead, four-handed Narayana. Visnu-devananda. Ananda. They are taking pleasure by seeing Visnu within the heart. Visnu is within your heart. Isvarah sarva-bhutanam hrd-dese arjuna tisthati [Bg. 18.61]. The Supreme Person in His Paramatma feature, localized feature, He is existing in everyone's heart.
So yogi, the ultimate yogi, ultimate yoga process is to be situated in samadhi, samadhi. Samadhi means forgetting everything external, simply concentrating on the form of Visnu. Therefore this is said:
yam brahma varunendra-rudra-marutah stunvanti divyaih stavair
vedaih sanga-pada-kramopanisadair gayanti yam sama-gah
dhyanavasthita-tad-gatena manasa pasyanti yam yoginah
Dhyanavasthita, in full samadhi, in meditation, the yogis, they see the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is the yogi. And out of all those yogis, the Krsna form... Krsna has got many forms. Advaita acyuta anadi ananta-rupam adyam purana-purusam nava-yauvanam ca [Bs. 5.33]. Adyam purana-purusam. Krsna has multiforms. He is the Yogesvara. The yogis, they can also sometimes expand to many-fold forms. There is only one instance in the sastra. There was a Saubhari Muni. He was a great yogi. He expanded himself to eight forms. So yogis, they can. But if a yogi can expand himself into eight or, say, several forms, how much potency is there in the yogesvara. Krsna is called yoge... Yatra yogesvaro harih. Yogesvara [Bg. 18.78]. He is the master of all mystic powers, Yogesvara. So He can expand Himself in many forms, multiforms. That is explained. Advaita acyuta anadi ananta-rupam. Ananta-rupam. Adyam, but He is the original person. Purana-purusam, the oldest person, because He is the original. Nava-yauvanam ca, but He is still young man. You have seen the picture of Krsna. You will never see Krsna as old man. When Krsna was in the battlefield of Kuruksetra... You have seen the picture. Krsna is driving the chariot of Arjuna. At that time His age was not less than hundred years. He had great-grandchildren. But you have seen the picture. He was looking like a boy of sixteen to twenty years. Therefore Krsna is described in the Vedic literatures as nava-yauvanam ca. Krsna's body... Therefore His body is spiritual body. The spiritual... When you get your spiritual body, you also get nava-yauvanam. Those who are associating with Krsna in the Krsna planet or those who are associating with Narayana in the Vaikuntha planets, they are also ever-young. Their bodily features are exactly like Narayana. It is called sarupya-mukti.
So this Krsna consciousness movement is a great science of understanding what is God. Simply with vague idea, "There is God," that is not sufficient. That is good, simply to understand "There is God." Generally, they do not believe that there is God. But if somebody says, "Yes, there is God, but I have no business with Him," no, you should know God, actually what is His name, what does He do, where is His residence, what is His business. You should know this. And these things are possible to understand in this human form of life. We go to the human society to speak of Krsna consciousness. We do not go to the society of animals, because they have no capacity to understand. Their body does not permit to understand what is God. But the human society... It doesn't matter whether he is born in India or Czechoslovakia or Russia. I have been in Russia also. It is not that, that they are godless. The population is as good as in other country, but the government is suppressing. So that is another chapter. We have some devotees in Russia, very young men. They are very much interested in Krsna consciousness, and they are chanting, although silently, so that government may not hear. There will be danger. So Krsna consciousness is so nice, and it is a great science. Unfortunately, there is no arrangement in any university, in any educational institution, or any arts or science college, "What is God?" There is no such arrangement. This is the most regrettable condition of the present society.
So without understanding of God's science, Krsna-tattva, or the science of Krsna, the life is simply animal life because animals, they do not understand what is science of Krsna, or God. Therefore human society without God consciousness, without any knowledge of the science of God, it is animal society. Actually it is happening. The world is now full with so many problems, so many difficulties, because the chance of human life is being misused. The intelligence of... Higher intelligence... We have got higher intelligence than the animals. The animals also live on this land, but they cannot utilize their intelligence for constructing a nice building, nice garden or industry or trade or car, because they have no brain. But the human being has got higher brain, higher brain capacity. That should be utilized not only for bodily comforts... Bodily comforts, the animals, they are also trying. Bodily comforts means to eat, sleep, to have sense gratification and to defend. So that is being (done) by the animals also, in their own way. So if we simply devote our time for these animal necessities of our life, then we are no better than animals. The higher intelligence should be utilized to know God, or Krsna. When we say "Krsna," Krsna means God. Simply, generally to say God, but we give "Krsna," the actual name of God, the actual residence of God, the actual activities of God, actual form of God, actual associates of... So many things we give. So simply to know God... Just like to simply to know one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, mathematic. Mathematic means nothing but one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. That's all. Now you can exchange in different ways—it becomes different number. But actually it is one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. So simply to know one, two, three, four, five, six, just like your daughter chants one, two, three, four, five, six, nineteen, eighteen, so that is not sufficient. You must know higher mathematics, how to adjust this one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. That is higher mathematics. Higher mathematics does not mean that some other figures are brought in. The same one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. But you must know how to adjust these nine figures—one, two, three—and that is science of God. Simply to know, that is very good. Those who are atheists, they are declining to accept the existence of God. They are less than animals. Less than animals. The animals also, they are afraid of some higher authority. But these atheists, they are not afraid of higher authorities. Although they are being kicked by the laws of material nature in every moment, still, they are proud, "No, there is no God. There is no God."
So that is a very abominable condition of life, less than animals. That is stated in the Bhagavad-gita, na mam duskrtino mudhah prapadyante naradhamah [Bg. 7.15]. The atheist class men are described as the lowest of the mankind, duskrtinah. Why? Naradhamah, na duskrtinah: always engaged in sinful activities. That na mam duskrtino mudhah, and rascals. Prapadyante naradhamah, and lowest of the mankind. So "They are very educated." Mayayapahrta-jnana: "Their knowledge has been taken away by the illusory energy." Why? Asuri-bhavam asritah: "Because they have taken to the philosophy of atheism." So their position... Of course, we approach everyone to preach this science of God consciousness, but it is very difficult. Those who have taken to this atheistic view, asuri-bhavam asritah... Asuri... Just like we have got examples in our Vedic science, Vedic knowledge. There were many atheistic persons like Kamsa, Ravana, Hiranyakasipu, Dantavakra, they never accepted existence of God. But they had to accept the existence of God at the time of death. Therefore in the Bhagavad-gita it is said, mrtyuh sarva-haras ca aham, that "Death, which takes away everything from everyone, that is... That death I am." So if we don't try to see God during our lifetime, then there will be an incidence which is sure—"As sure as death." That death is God. So to the atheistic person death is God. And to the theistic person, they can see, premanjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena santah sadaiva hrdayesu vilokayanti [Bs. 5.38]. Those who have developed love of God, oh, they are enjoying the transcendental pleasure in every moment by seeing the artistic work of Krsna. So that is the position of a devotee.
So we request everyone to become devotee and Krsna conscious so that you will find everywhere the artistic work of Krsna, everywhere. Sarvatra sphuraya tara ista-deva-murti, sthavara-jangama dekhe na dekhe tara murti [Cc. Madhya 8.274]. Just like if you are drinking water... These things are very nicely described in the Bhagavad-gita. So you are thirsty; you require water. And when you drink water, you feel so much pleasure. Sa vai. Krsna is the reservoir of pleasure, all pleasure. So raso vai sah. So that pleasure, by drinking water, that pleasure is Krsna. That is stated, raso 'ham apsu kaunteya [Bg. 7.8]. For ordinary person who cannot appreciate Krsna, Krsna is giving instruction that "When you drink water, the taste which quench your thirst and you feel relief, that is Krsna." Raso 'ham apsu kaunteya. [break] ...in day and night. So if you simply try to understand that this taste is Krsna, or God, you become God conscious. You become Krsna conscious. So it is not very difficult to become Krsna conscious. Simply you require little training. And if you read Bhagavad-gita as it is, without any rascaldom, I mean to say, interpretation, as it is, the way it is stated, raso 'ham apsu kaunteya, if you take this, you become God conscious. You become Krsna conscious. And if you become Krsna conscious, then your life is successful. Tyaktva deham punar janma naiti mam eti [Bg. 4.9]. It is very easy and no loss, but the gain is very great. Therefore we request you all who are present, try to become Krsna conscious. Read Bhagavad-gita As It Is, and you will find all information how to become Krsna conscious. Or if you don't like to read Bhagavad-gita, please chant Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. You will be Krsna conscious.
Woman: ...comment on the coming so-called revolution, or the second coming that is being prophesized by various people for the past fifty-odd years? Do you have any thought on this? Do you expect it?
Devotee: Second coming of who?
Woman: The second of either Christ or a total changeover in the evolution of this planet.
Devotee: Here it is. (laughter)
Prabhupada: What is that?
Devotee: Hare Krsna. She says do you have any views that for the past fifty or hundred years people have been predicting that there is going to be like a second coming or a spiritual changeover which will have an effect on the whole planet.
Prabhupada: So that is being done now.
Woman: There's a time, they say, the late 1980's or the 1990's, there is to be...
Prabhupada: Yes, the signs are like that. People are taking this Krsna consciousness movement very rapidly all over the world.
Woman: But it's just the general way.
Prabhupada: So it is not very astonishing if by 1980 there are majority population, chant Hare Krsna and dance. There is no... Because it is growing. Now, here is a girl, my disciple. His (her) original name was Janne. Now he (she) is devotee. And she was dancing in a different way. Now she is dancing Krsna conscious. She was a very reputed artist, you know, in Australia. Now she has given that. She was earning hundreds and thousands of dollars, but she has given up everything. Now she is Jagat-tarani: she is delivering the world by dancing with Krsna consciousness. So that is quite possible. It is very simple. Therefore there is every possibility. Param drstva nivartate [Bg. 9.59]. Param drstva nivartate. Param drstva, when one sees better thing, he gives up the inferior thing. That is nature. So this Krsna consciousness movement is better engagement of life. So as soon as one understands this philosophy, he gives up the lower engagement and comes to this Krsna consciousness.
Guest (1): Is it possible for us to know the source of Krsna?
Prabhupada: Source of Krsna? Well, Krsna is the origin. Sarva-karana-karanam [Bs. 5.1]. We are trying to understand the source of Krsna because we have no other experience. We have got only experience that everything has got a source. You go on searching out. Just like you are caused by your father. Your father is caused by his father. His father is cause of... In this way go on researching, researching, then you come to Brahma, the original person in this universe. Then Brahma is also caused by Garbhodakasayi Visnu. The Garbhodakasayi Visnu is caused by Karanodakasayi Visnu. The Karanodakasayi Visnu is caused by Sankarsana. Sankarsana is caused by Narayana. Narayana caused by Baladeva. Baladeva is caused by Krsna. Therefore Krsna is the origin, cause, of everyone. He has no cause. He has no source. He is the original source of everything. Aham sarvasya prabhavah: [Bg. 10.8] "I am the source of everything." And Brahma-samhita, sarva-karana-karanam: [Bs. 5.1] "The cause of all causes." So Supreme Lord is the cause of all causes, but He is not caused by anyone. That is His supremacy. He is not caused by everyone. He is svarat. He is described in the Vedic, svarat, "self-evident." That is God.
Guest (2): You speak of knowing the creator. Jesus Christ said that "No man comes to the father"—and I always understood by this he speaks of the creator—"but by me." What do you think of Jesus Christ?
Prabhupada: Yes, he says nice thing, "Father." Krsna is the supreme father. That is described in the Bhagavad-gita: aham bija-pradah pita.
sambhavanti murtayah yah
tasam mahad-yonir brahma
aham bija-pradah pita
He instructs to Arjuna, "My dear Arjuna, all these multiforms of living entities, 8,400,000 species of life, their mother is this material nature, and I am the seed-giving father." So there is no contradiction between Jesus Christ's description and our Vedic description. God is the supreme father. That's a fact. He says, aham bija-pradah pita. Pita means father. So He is father of all living entities in different forms. That information we get from Vedic literatures.
Guest (3): You reach Krsna consciousness by chanting. That's one of your methods, anyway.
Guest (3): In the Bhagavad-gita Krsna perhaps tells Arjuna there's more than one method of attaining consciousness of Him, and those methods are suited to various types of people. I just wonder if you consider that the chanting method is just one or whether it's the only one.
Prabhupada: Yes. But He summarizes the yoga processes in the Sixth Chapter, last verse, yoginam api sarvesam: [Bg. 6.47] "Of all the yogis, one who always thinks of Me with faith and love within himself," yoginam api sarvesam mad-gata antaratmana, "within the heart, within himself, always think of Me, Krsna," sraddhavan bhajate yo mam, "engaged in devotional...," sa me yuktatamo, "he is the highest, topmost yogi." He has described different process of yoga system. That's a fact. But He concludes that one who is thinking of Krsna always within himself with faith and love, he is the topmost yogi. So we are teaching our disciples to think of Krsna always, twenty-four hours. This Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, if you chant and hear the word "Krsna," then you become the topmost yogi. And simplest method—anyone can practice it. God has given you the tongue, and you can chant "Krsna." Actually they are chanting everywhere, in all parts of the world, very easily, even a child. So this yoga system is recommended especially for this age because other yoga systems are very difficult processes for the present age. The hatha-yoga system, to sit down in a sacred secluded place, straight right—angular, and looking towards the end of the nose, this is not possible for everyone. Therefore the topmost yoga system is to chant the Hare Krsna mantra. And actually it is happening. Now our students all over the world, simply by chanting this holy name of God, Hare Krsna, they are quickly advancing in spiritual knowledge, that's a fact. Now stop. (end)
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