Krishna Meri Drishti Mein ~ 07

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कृष्ण : मेरी दृष्टि में ~ 07

event type discourse
date & time 28 Sep 1970 pm
location Manali (HP), meditation camp
language Hindi
audio Available, duration 1h 13min. Quality: good (under revision).
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shorttitle KRISHN07
CD-ROM on this book: "Talks given at a meditation camp at Kulu/Manali, India, (Sep 26-Oct5) except first chapter, given at CCI chambers, Bombay (July 20)."
(Translated as in Krishna: The Man and His Philosophy on CD-ROM)
Question 1
You say that marriage is immoral. And here is Krishna who perhaps goes for the highest number of marriages in history. Is he guilty of encouraging the immorality which marriage is?
Question 2
What will be the position of children in a marriage which his love as its basis? Where will they belong? And will they not become a social problem? Please explain.
Question 3
How is it that Buddha lives for forty years after attaining nirvana or the great emptiness?
Question 4
Swami Sahajanand accuses Krishna of corrupting people rather than liberating them through his path of sensuous enjoyment. And he offers two reasons in support of his accusation. Firstly, if one worships Krishna as a gopi-like devotee this worship is likely to degenerate into something like the Maharaj libel case of Gujarat. And secondly, if one turns life into a celebration in Krishna's way it will give impetus to man's desire for indulgence.
Question 5
Is not the way of Rama's devotee superior to that of Krishna's? Virtues like celibacy, detachment, dynamism and wisdom associated with Hanumana -- a chief devotee of Rama -- are lacking in the devotees of Krishna like Meera, Narsi and Surdas, who are all introverts disinterested in the service of society.
And lastly I want to know why painters of their times did not show Rama, Krishna, Mahavira and Buddha with beards as they did in the case of Jesus Christ.
Question 6
You say that one should work only enough to live, not more than that. If this attitude towards work becomes prevalent, Meera will cease to have a tanpoora, an instrument in her hands and we will not be able to record your discourses. The tanpoora and the tape recorder are the fruits of human labor. So we question as: how will poverty go if man accepts celebration as the way of life?
Question 7
You said that Krishna had gone beyond mind, and you also said that, impelled by the natural instincts of the mind, he deprived the gopis of their clothes. How is it that a person who has transcended the mind acts through it? And if it is so, is it any different from the instinctual behavior of animals?
Question 8
You talked about swadharma, self-nature, the innate individuality of man. The Geeta says that one's own nature, even if it be inferior in quality, is preferable to an alien nature of superior quality. Then the question is: how can self-nature, which is one's innate individuality, be inferior in quality?

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