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Title: Gaura-lila in spiritual and material world - differences?
User: Marija† Date: 2006-07-19 20:57:50
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!
In Krishna-lila there are differences between His lila in material world and His eternal lila in spiritual world. For example only in material world Krishna is fighting with demons, his childhood pastimes etc. There are several reasons why Lord Gauranga appeared. One of reasons is to deliver fallen souls and to preach. He most mercifully distributed love for God. Question is - are such pastimes exist in spiritual world, when all souls in spiritual world are eternally liberated and have love for God? What is difference in Gaura-lila in spiritual and material world?
Title: Re: Gaura-lila in spiritual and material world - differences?
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-07-20 06:34:07
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! The Supreme Lord Gauranga descended to this material world for the external purpose of delivering all the conditioned souls by giving them His prema Naam Sankirtana and for the three internal purposes of:
(1) Understanding the supreme glories of Shrimati Radha's love for Him
(2) Relishing His own beauty just like Shrimati Radha's relishes
(3) Experiencing the same topmost happiness which Shrimati Radha feels while serving Him.
So in the spiritual world of Navadvipa and Puri, the Supreme Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu is enacting His pastimes to fulfill His above three internal desires since the external activity of delivering all the souls is only performed when the Lord descends to this material world. Thankyou.