This episode includes two twelve minute chants, the audios of which are available below: the first is the original Sanskrit version; the second is an English rendering prepared by me using the original translations. The show notes offer an explanation of the value of those chants and how they connect with the work of this podcast and website.
The Lord Krishna and Maha-Vishnu Exultation Page is directed toward opening the deeper regions of one’s heart and connecting one with Krishna on all planes of existence, all of which intersect the earth. The greatest value of incarnating as a human being is that all dimensions of existence, personal and cosmic, intersect with human consciousness. Human incarnation is the most cherished form of existence within the universe for that reason. A human being fully flowered is the creation for which all the universe awaits. Krishna is lord of all dimensions of existence, within, outward, and beyond, where there are no names or forms. To know Lord Krishna is to invite in unfathomable knowledge, bliss, and divine consciousness. All passageways into the beyond come through Lord Krishna.
On this page, you will have access to all the Krishna material on The Invisible Room for Exploring the Unknown website. These include two particular audios of the podcast: “Ep 45 Krishna’s Flute and Love’s Stand as it Disappears into the Infinite” and “Ep 65 A Conversation with Lord Krishna.” Other materials include bibliographical listings of books about Lord Krishna, and texts of chants which I have recorded for this episode.
The material recorded for this episode is taken from the Sri Brahma-Samhita, translated into English and commented upon by His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Gosvami Thakura. This text is profound and very advanced. It would take lifetimes of engagement just to open some of the doors that resonate in this text. I have adapted a few stanzas for my personal work, some of which I am sharing with listeners of this podcast. The English translation of these verses is mine based upon the translated material provided by His Divine Grace. I have used this English wording in order to provide a greater connection with the language of this podcast and to make possible a more rhythmic measure for accessing the Krishna viewpoints imbedded in the material. In my renderings, nothing has been lost.
The audios using the Sri Brahma-Samhita material are useful for cracking, indeed smashing, through the indoctrinated mind, for spreading one’s consciousness into other planes of existence, and for attracting cosmic beings to assist in advancing one’s spiritual evolution. Fully engaging this material is not for the faint of heart. Only the committed will make progress in pushing aside the intense resistance to the passage of this energy from the absolute spirit into one’s consciousness. This resistance is part of one’s experience of these verses. Feel it; resistance is both important and necessary. For fullest effects, these verses would be chanted along with the recording and eventually chanted without the recording, when the divine energy will have become fully established within one’s psyche. Imagine it! Simply chanting along with the text would provide a powerful, ecstatic cry to the universe that you are available for greater spiritual advancement. Not that one should underestimate the value of just listening!
The background music is A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabupada chanting the Sri Brahma-Samhita.
Each verse of these chants takes a particular viewpoint of knowing Lord Krishna. Establishing the vibrations of each of these viewpoints within one’s consciousness would make possible the opening of many thousands more viewpoints for many lifetimes beyond this one. A Krishna lifetime is a particular existence with a particular matrix of ecstatic self-knowing as a life core for individual living. The revelation of the statements made here comes only with chanting, not thinking or studying. Thus is Lord Krishna.
Chant One: The Sanskrit version (12 min)
ishvara paramah krishna
anadir adir govinda
evam jyotir-mayo devah
sat-anandah parat parah
prakritya na samagamah (6)
praty-andam evam ekamshad
ekamshad vishati svayam
maha-vishnu sanatanah (14)
Chant Two: The English version (12 min)
Krishna is Lord Supreme.
There is nothing beyond Lord Krishna.
Mental or material, in this world or another,
He is consciousness-bliss-absolute.
He is the uncreated source of all things,
Infinite, unbounded, the cause of all causes.
Through Krishna, all things are put into motion,
Sustained, and destroyed.
Thus is Lord Krishna. (1)
In his transcendental state,
Lord Krishna exists within himself as pure ecstasy,
Absolute bliss supreme.
Krishna unto Himself is all transcendental knowing,
No consciousness, no mind, no source of anything.
Within the infinite planes of existence,
There are no created realms within his notice.
Thus is Lord Krishna! (6)
Krishna, the divine source of all things,
Is in fact Maha-Vishnu,
Who enters into each of His creations as Himself,
As thousand-headed upon thousand-headed Vishnu,
Each head the Supersoul of its universe.
Each universe unto itself is Vishnu;
All of it is Maha-Vishnu,
Thus is Lord Krishna! (14)
Important Texts About Krishna
The Bhagavad-Gita translated and commentary by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabupada
Krishna The Supreme Personality of Godhead by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabupada
The Bhagavad-Gita (chapters 1-6) translated and commentary by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The Bhagavad-Gita translated and commentary by Stephen Mitchell
The Complete Life of Krishna by Vanamali
Podcast Audios of Lord Krishna
Ep 45 Krishna’s Flute and Love’s Stand as it Disappears into the Infinite
Ep 65 A Conversation with Lord Krishna