Lord Balarama Appearance Sunday Aug. 22, 2021
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all incarnations. Lord Balarama is His second body. They are both one and the same identity. They differ only in form. Balarama is the first bodily expansion of Krishna, and He assists in Lord Krishna's transcendental pastimes. He is the source of the entire spiritual world and is the adi-guru, the original spiritual master.
He assumes five other forms to serve Lord Krishna. He Himself helps in the pastimes of Lord Krishna, and He does the work of creation in four other forms called the catur-vyuha (four armed) forms known as Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna and Anirudha. He executes the orders of Lord Krishna in the work of creation, and in the form of Lord Sesa He serves Sri Krishna in various ways. In all the forms He tastes the transcendental bliss of serving Krishna. No one can approach Krishna without first getting the mercy of Baladeva.
Whenever Krishna appears in the material world, He is accompanied by His associates and paraphernalia. Five thousand years ago when Krishna descended into the material world, He was first preceded by Baladeva. Only after Baladeva give His mercy did Krishna descend, such is the intimate relationship between Krishna and Baladeva.
Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur
Disappearance Friday July 9, 2021
Cleansing the Temple Before Ratha Yatra
Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
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“To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium.” True to this verse, Lord Krishna delivered the sadhunam, the devotees, from the tyranny of dictators such as Kamsa and others who persecuted the people. And he enthroned devotee kings who followed dharma
Krishna brings His entourage and paraphernalia from the spiritual world to rekindle our feelings for Him and enjoy His uncommon sublime pastimes and loving, personal relationships. In this way He nurtures our very fine, intimate, eternal relationship of service to Him. We are all hankering to recover this, whether we know it or not.
Krishna comes here to deliver us back to where we came from. He wants us to go back home with Him, back to Godhead. Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Lord Krishna's birthday, celebrates Krishna's intervention in the material world to bring us back to our original home and our original consciousness, Krishna consciousness.