August 15, 2018

Krshna Subdues Kaliya

The episode in the Bhagwatam where Sri Krshna subdues Kaliya is of tremendous spiritual importance in the sadhana of Vaishnavism. While there is a historical significance to the stories, for a sadhaka the spiritual metaphors in each of these stories are of greater importance in the fullfilment of sadhana. Yamuna is the river of Bhakti or Chandra-nadi inside the human mind-body. Bhakti works best when it remains unpolluted by selfishness or a desire for gain. Even the slightest amount of personal desire corrupts the effect of Bhakti and produces no result. In its highest form devotion to the Supreme should…
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