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Lord Krishna (His Lilas and Teachings) -Swami Sivananda

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LILAS

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Birth of Lord Krishna

The Lord said, “Let both of you often meditate with love on Me as a son and as the Supreme Being as you will obtain eternal bliss and immortality.” The Lord assumed the form of a handsome baby through the power of his own Maya. The Lord said, “If you are afraid of Kamsa, then take me to Gokula and bring my Maya that is born there of Yasoda immediately.” Vasudeva took the baby and came out. The sentries became stupefied under the influence of Lord’s Maya and the people were all asleep. The doors which were locked, opened of their own accord. There was gentle rain. Adisesha spread forth his hoods like an umbrella to ward off rain. The deep Yamuna which was in floods with strong currents, made way for Vasudeva.
Vasudeva placed the child near the bed of Yasoda and took the female baby from there; he returned back to his prison-house and placed this Maya child near Devaki and put on his fetters as before on his legs.
The sentries ran and told Kamsa of the birth of the child for Devaki. Kamsa soon got up from his bed, repaired to the place where Devaki was confined, and entered the room in which she was lying. The helpless Devaki told Kamsa, “O Kamsa! This child is your niece. It is not proper for you to kill a female child.” Kamsa threatened his sister and seized the child by her hands and dashed it on a stone.
The child slipped from his hands and rose high up into the sky. It was seen as the sister of Vishnu with eight hands. She was wearing the divine garland and robes and ornaments and adorned with the bow, trident, knife, conch, disc and mace. She was praised by the Siddhas, Gandharvas and Kinnaras.


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Lord Krishna -Sivananda
Sr. No. Lesson Name Page No.
1. Ekasloki Bhagavatam 1
2. Chatuhsloki Bhagavatam 2
3. Salutations to Lord Krishna 5
4. Sri Krishnashtottarasatanamastotram 11
5. The Song of Sweetness 17
Introduction
6. Lord Krishna -The Supreme Lord 25
7. Avatara 29
8. Krishna in the Puranas 31
9. His Life 32
10. Student Life 34
11. Embodiment of Mercy 35
12. A Great Warrior 37
13. Yogeshvara 39
14. A Great Statesman 42
15. His Teachings 44
16. Call of the Flute 45
17. Origin of Bhagavata 47
18. The Bhagavata Purana 49
19. End of Parikshit 54
20. The Fate of Non-Believers 57
21. Epilogue 59
Part -1
LILAS
1. LordKrishna 60
2. Birth of Lord Krishna 63
3. Birthday Celebration 66
4. Putana’s Deliverance 68
5. The Killing of Trinavarta 69
6. Showing Cosmic Vision to Yasoda 70
7. Naming Ceremony 71
8. Sports of the Child (Bala Lila) 72
9. Tying of Krishna 73
10. The Yamala-Arjuna Trees 74
11. The Fruit Seller/Brindavan 75
12. Deliverance From Vatsasura/Deliverance From Bakasura 76
13. Deliverance From Aghasura 77
14. Brahma’s Delusion 78
15. Deliverance of Dhenukasura 80
16. Boys and Cows Saved From the Effect of Poison 81
17. Grace on the Kaliya Serpent 82
18. Swallowing Forest Fire/Pralambasura 84
19. The Forest Fire 85
20. The Music of the Flute 86
21. The Stealing of Clothes 88
22. Krishna and the Vedic Yajna 89
23. Abolition of Indra’s Worship 91
24. Raising of Govardhana 92
25. Coronation of Krishna 93
26. Nanda Rescued From Varuna 94
27. Commencement of Rasa Lila 95
28. Gopis Suffer Pangs of Separation and Search for Lord Krishna 101
29. Gopika Gitam (Gopis’ Song) 107
30. Sri Krishna Suddenly Appears and Consoles the Gopis 111
31. Gopis’ Love 115
32. Secret of Rasa Lila 119
33. Rasa Lila 128
Part -2
TEACHINGS
1. Krishna and Uddhava 135
2. Avadhoota’s Story 140
3. Samsara 156
4. Bondage and Liberation 162
5. Sadhu and Bhakti 166
6. Glory of Satsanga 169
7. The Gunas 173
8. How to Withdraw From the Sense-Objects 175
9. Bhakti Yoga 182
10. Method of Meditation 186
11. The Siddhis 188
12. The Vibhutis or Powers of the Lord 194
13. The Duties of the Brahmacharin and the Householder 201
14. The Duties of Vanaprasthis and Sannyasins 201
15. Jnana and Vijnana 219
16. Yama and Niyama 224
17. The Three Paths: Karma, Bhakti And Jnana 227
18. Guna and Dosha 233
19. The Tattvas 241
20. Prakriti and Purusha 246
21. Reincarnation 248
22. Endurance 253
23. Sankhya 262
24. Sattva, Rajas and Tamas 266
25. Aila Gita 271
26. Kriya Yoga and Idol-Worship 276
27. Jnana Yoga 285
28. Bhakti Yoga 293
Part -3
THE BHAGAVATA DHARMA
1. The Bhagavata Path 300
2. Kavi Instructs 303
4. Hari Instructs 305
5. Antariksha Instructs 308
6. Prabuddha Instructs How to Cross Maya 313
7. Avirhotra Instructs on Karma Yoga 316
8. Drumila, the Son of Jayanti Describes the Lord’s Avataras 319
9. Chamasa Instructs 324
10. Karabhajana Instructs 327
APPENDIX
1. Sri Krishnakarnamritam 333
2. Kunti’s Prayer 334
3. Prahlada’s Prayer 339