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Art Seva - Painting Finished

Post Author: Nava Gauranga dasa    Date: 2007-12-23 03:03:23
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krsna!

Some weeks ago I mentioned that my friend Rasanandini d.d. joined a BBT painting seminar in Vrindavan during the month of Kartika. Well she has now finished the painting. Here is the finished product.

Sri Krsna is very beautiful isn't He )



Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada    Date: 2007-12-23 10:20:13

Beautiful. Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Please tell her to sit on an asana when she paints the Lord just as we sit on an asana when we speak about Him or chant His Holy Names.

Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.

Post Author: Hadai Nityananda dasa    Date: 2007-12-23 12:29:14
Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna!

Dear Guruji and assembled devotees,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to the guru parampara. All glories to Sri Sri Nityananda Gauranga. All glories to Sri Sri Radha Krishna. All glories to the assembled devotees.

What a beautiful painting and what a wonderfull way to meditate on the Lord's transcendental form. Rasanandini d.d. I hope you will make many more paintings like this. The Lord's Form is purely spiritual and it is hard for us conditioned souls to understand what that means. Bhaktivinode Thakura describes the Form of Sri Krishna as 'concentrated consciousness' and when we meditate on that discription we get maybe a glimpse of understanding what that means. The beyond beautiful painting of Lord Sri Krishna by Rasanandini d.d. simply takes my breath away. Thank you so much for this wondeful service!

Your aspiring servant,

Hadai Nityananda dasa

Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna!

Post Author: Nava Gauranga dasa    Date: 2007-12-23 21:28:42
A Prayer and Reflection (a dialogue of the devotee and Sri Krishna):

Sri Krishna: 'My form is not what your material mind has previously thought, my dear devotee! I wish you to see me now!'

Devotee: 'I guessed so Lord! I wish to see you as you truly are now! I have not conceived until this moment! Are you Pure Spiritual Consciousness Form?'

Sri Krishna: 'Yes my dear one I am! My eyes are 'like' Lotus Petals! My hair is 'like' a dark monsoon cloud! My skin is 'like' shining sapphires!
My abode and myself are one and the same substance!'

Sri Krishna: 'Please my dear devotee understand this: Srila Vyasadeva and all other great devotees like Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura have seen the beauty of my Form! They have used words to describe Me. I am 'like' this! I am 'like' this'! Words are like a 'picture'.'

Sri Krishna: 'See me now dear one! Through the words of the saints. Forever in your heart, and in all that you see! Then you will meet me, of this have no doubt!'

Devotee: 'Oh dear Sri Krishna, such beauty my mind has not conceived before! 'Words' fail to describe what I have seen now! I accept you as my Lord, do with me as you please.'

Post Author: Nava Gauranga dasa    Date: 2007-12-23 22:28:01
Brahma Samhita 5.30
"I worship the primeval personality, Sri Govinda, who is absorbed in playing upon His flute, whose long eyes expand and bloom like lotus flowers, whose headdress is adorned with peacock feathers, and whose unique bodily complexion, which resembles the luster of a dark blue raincloud, bewilders the minds of millions of Cupids."

Tatparya Commentary by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura:

In this verse, the incomparable beauty of Sri Krsna, the transcendental lover of Vrindavan, is being described. Sri Krsna is the supreme conscious entity, whose body has a fully spiritual svarupa. In describing Krsna's svarupa, one may compare it with charming aspects of the mundane world, but this simply indicates the general direction of the factual substance, in according with the logic known as sakha-candra-nyaya, 'pointing to the moon through the branches of a tree.' Krsna is absorbed in playing upon His flute, which steals the consciousness of all living entities when they come in contact with its delightful melody.

Just as the quality of softness is present in the petals of a lotus flower, similarly His transcendental glance, which removes pain from the hearts of all, is full of tenderness and compassion. The sympathetic glances from His lotus eyes expand the unlimited beauty of His moonlike face. The elegance of Krsna's headdress, decorated with peacock feathers, enhances His sublime transcendental countenance. Just as a dark blue raincloud is a soothing sight for the eyes, similarly Sri Krsna's transcendental bluish complexion is a joy to behold. Moreover, if one could multiply a millionfold the attractive qualities present in Cupid, the resultant creation would still become madly infatuated seeing Sri Krsna's enchanting svarupa.

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