Sunday, February 14, 2016

The advent of Sri Advaita (Srila Sridhar Maharaj)

Today is the appearance day of Sri Advaita Acharya, the combined incarnation of Maha-Vishnu and Sada-Shiva 582 years ago. It was His intense prayers that affected Sri Krishna, the sentient Absolute, to descend as Sri Krishna Chaitanya (Nimai) in the half-secret form of a devotee of Himself, for the blinding beautiful double purpose of showing the conditioned souls in the material world how to be a devotee and go back all the way to the innermost of Godhead (Home), and to experience His devotees' ecstatic love for Him. We celebrate this with a talk by Srila Sridhar Maharaj about Sri Advaita Acharya's advent.


"First, Advaita Acharya descends here and then He looks around and finds that people are all apathetic to the truth, to Narayana. They are very fond of worshiping so many demigods and going on with their temporary pleasure searching, mad with that without caring for their own soul or liberation, or the life after liberation: to have a proper adjustment in Krishna consciousness. He was very much disturbed by this scenery and he prayed very fervently for the Lord to come here and to preach the Supreme Name, Nama sankirtana, by which a general amnesty and a peaceful effort may be done to start a campaign towards home. Back to God, back to home – this Nama sankirtana. And Mahaprabhu [Sri Krishna Chaitanya] with others, they also gradually come down here and begin their Nama sankirtana."

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