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Sri Vyasa Puja 2010 - Sri Srimad BV Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

Sri Vyasa Puja 2010 - Sri Srimad BV Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

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Flowers of Love 
 
 your Divine Appearance anniversary Sri Vyasa Puja Celebration Brazil 2010 
 
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by Syamarani dasi
The painting you are viewing is entitled "Veda Vyasa" (“By the Mercy of Vyasa”).
 
 
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This painting, Veda Vyasa, was created for Srila Naray
ana Maharaja‟s translation and commentary of 
Bhagavad-gita. In it, Srila Vyasadeva is giving transcendental vision to his disciple Sanjaya. By his mercy,Sanjaya was able to see what was happening on the battlefield of Kuruksetra, which was ninety miles awayfrom where he speaking to King Dh
rtarastra. The scene in the painting takes place outside Srila Vyasadeva‟s
asrama.
Srila Prabhupada translates and comments on Sanjaya‟s gratitude in the following verse and purport:
 Bhagavad-Gita - Chapter 18.75 - Conclusion--The Perfection of Renunciation
 VERSE
vyasa-prasadac chrutavan 
 
etad guhyam aham param 
 
yogam yogesvarat krsnat 
 
saksat kathayatah svayam 
SYNONYMS
 
vyasa-prasadat 
--by the mercy of Vyasadeva;
srutavan 
--heard;
etat 
--this;
guhyam 
--confidential;
aham 
--I;
param 
--the supreme;
yogam 
--mysticism;
yoga-isvarat 
--from the master of all mysticism;
krsnat 
--from Krsna;
saksat 
--directly;
kathayatah 
--speaking;
svayam 
--personally.
TRANSLATION
 
By the mercy of Vyasa, I have heard these most confidential talks directly from the master of all mysticism, Krsna, who was speaking personally to Arjuna.PURPORT
 Vyasa was the spiritual master of Sanjaya, and Sanjaya admits that it was by Vyasa's mercy that he couldunderstand the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This means that one has to understand Krsna not directlybut through the medium of the spiritual master. The spiritual master is the transparent medium, although itis true that the experience is still direct. This is the mystery of the disciplic succession. When the spiritualmaster is bona fide, then one can hear Bhagavad-
gita directly, as Arjuna heard it…
 Narada is the direct disciple of Krsna and the spiritual master of Vyasa. Therefore Vyasa is as bona fide as Arjuna because he comes in the disciplic succession, and Sanjaya is the direct disciple of Vyasa. Thereforeby the grace of Vyasa, Sanjaya's senses were purified, and he could see and hear Krsna directly. One whodirectly hears Krsna can understand this confidential knowledge. If one does not come to the disciplicsuccession, he cannot hear Krsna; therefore his knowledge is always imperfect, at least as far asunderstanding Bhagavad-gita is concerned.It is to be understood, however, that as Arjuna was fortunate enough to understand Krsna directly, so, bythe grace of Vyasa, Sanjaya was also able to hear Krsna directly. Actually there is no difference betweenhearing directly from Krsna and hearing directly from Krsna via a bona fide spiritual master like Vyasa. Thespiritual master is the representative of Vyasadeva also. Therefore, according to the Vedic system, on thebirthday of the spiritual master the disciples conduct the ceremony called Vyasa-puja. [Bhagavad-gita18.75]

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