BHAGAVADGITA CLASSES EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AT 6PM

Thu

14

Feb

2013

Invitation to a Transcendental Festival

Hare Krsna, dear friends!

We would like to humbly extend our most insignificant invitation to the most significant and wonderful and auspicious festival of Lord Advaita's appearance day. Blasting kirtana with up to the ceiling jumping devotees, discussion on Lord Advaita's pastimes from the highly advanced and yet ecstatic scripture called Caitanya Caritamrta and a deliciously shocking absolutely awesome vegetarian love feast (btw there's also a Love Feast a day before as usual) for Lord Advaita and then distributed freely amongst the guests. Come and worship the God and be ecstatic about it and dance it out on this magical occassion for free and for sure. give your heart to Lord Advaita who is blissfully chanting and dancing with Lord Caitanya to deliver all the lost souls of Kali yuga (the age of quarrel) Latecomers are welcome, but dont be late!

 

 

 

PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE: 17th of February 2013, this Sunday at 5pm at the Hare Krsna Center Montreal (8045 Boulevard De L'Acadie.) for more info call: (438) 9371080

 

 

 

 

 

 

jagat-maṅgala advaita, maṅgala-guṇa-dhāma

maṅgala-caritra sadā, 'maṅgala' yāṅra nāma

 

TRANSLATION

Śrī Advaita Ācārya is all-auspicious to the world, for He is a reservoir of all auspicious attributes. His characteristics, activities and name are always auspicious.

PURPORT

Śrī Advaita Prabhu, who is an incarnation of Mahā-Viṣṇu, is an ācārya, or teacher. All His activities and all the other activities of Viṣṇu are auspicious. Anyone who can view the all-auspiciousness in the pastimes of Lord Viṣṇu also becomes auspicious simultaneously. Therefore, since Lord Viṣṇu is the fountainhead of auspiciousness, anyone who is attracted by the devotional service of Lord Viṣṇu can render the greatest service to human society. Rejected persons of the material world who refuse to understand pure devotional service as the eternal function of the living entities, and as actual liberation of the living being from conditional life, become bereft of all devotional service because of their poor fund of knowledge.

In the teachings of Advaita Prabhu there is no question of fruitive activities or impersonal liberation. Bewildered by the spell of material energy, however, persons who could not understand that Advaita Prabhu is nondifferent from Viṣṇu wanted to follow Him with their impersonal conceptions. The attempt of Advaita Prabhu to punish them is also auspicious. Lord Viṣṇu and His activities can bestow all good fortune, directly and indirectly. In other words, being favored by Lord Viṣṇu and being punished by Lord Viṣṇu are one and the same because all the activities of Viṣṇu are absolute. According to some, Maṅgala was another name of Advaita Prabhu. As the causal incarnation, or Lord Viṣṇu's incarnation for a particular occasion, He is the supply agent or ingredient in material nature. However, He is never to be considered material. All His activities are spiritual. Anyone who hears about and glorifies Him becomes glorified himself, for such activities free one from all kinds of misfortune. One should not invest any material contamination or impersonalism in the Viṣṇu form. Everyone should try to understand the real identity of Lord Viṣṇu, for by such knowledge one can attain the highest stage of perfection.

 

CC Ādi 6.12

 

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