Krishna: "Oh mein Lieber! Warum liebst Du die Flöte mehr als mich? Welche
guten Taten hat sie getan, daß sie in engem Kontakt mit Deinen Lippen sein kann?
Erkläre mir bitte, mein Herr, das Geheimnis. Ich möchte es so gerne hören."
sagte: "Diese Flöte ist mir sehr lieb. Sie hat einige wunderbare Tugenden.
Sie ist von jedem Ich-denken geleert und frei vom falschen Ego. Sie hat Ihr Inneres
ganz leer gemacht und sich mir völlig hingegeben. Sie kann jede Melodie hervorbringen,
Raga oder Ragini, zu Meiner Freude und nach Meinem süßen Willen. Wenn auch Du
Dich Mir gegenüber genauso verhältst wie diese Flöte,
wenn Du Dein Ich-denken
vollkommen beseitigst und Dich mir vollkommen hingibst, dann werde ich auch Dich
auf die gleiche Weise lieben, wie ich diese Flöte liebe."
Radha adressing the flute: "Oh flute you have blessed Me by giving Me the
emptiness in your heart, your lightness, the dryness of your body , and your eloquence
in constantly chanting the holy name of Krsna, the king of Vraja. WHY DO YOU NOT
GIVE ME THE NECTAR OF KRSNA'S LIPS, which you drink, turn into song , and shamelessly
use to enchant the entire world and bring it under your control. "
Eine gopi fragte
ihre Freundin: Liebe Freundinnen, wie sollten wir jemals Seine Bambusflöte
verstehen können? Welch fromme Werke die Bambusflöte vollbracht haben muß, daß
sie nun den Nektar der Lippen Krishnas genießen darf!" Krishna küßt manchmal
die gopis; daher ist der transzendentale Nektar Seiner Lippen nur ihnen allein
zugänglich, und Seine Lippen werden als ihr Eigentum angesehen. Die gopis fragten
sich also: "Wie nur ist es möglich, daß die Flöte, die nichts als ein Bambusrohr
ist, immerzu den Nektar von Krishnas Lippen genießen darf? Weil die Flöte im Dienst
des Höchsten Herrn beschäftigt ist, müssen auch die Mutter und der Vater der Flöte
sehr glücklich sein."
Die Seen und Flüsse
werden als die Mütter der Bäume betrachtet, weil die Bäume nur von ihrem Wasser
leben. Deshalb war das Wasser der Seen und Flüsse Vrindavanas voll von glücklichen
Lotosblumen, denn das Wasser dachte: "Wie kommt es nur, daß unser Sohn, der
Bambusstab, den Nektar von Krishnas Lippen genießt?" Die Bambusbäume am Ufer
der Flüsse und Seen waren ebenfalls glücklich, ihren Abkömmling auf diese Weise
im Dienst des Herrn beschäftigt zu sehen, genau wie sich auch ein fortgeschrittener
Transzendentalist freut, wenn er sieht, daß sich seine Nachkommen im Dienst des
Die Flöte Krishnas
rief die frommen Gopis, die Mädchen von Vraja, herbei, um ihren geliebten Herrn
an den Ufern des heiligen Yamuna-Flusses zu treffen. Der Klang dieser göttlichen
Flöte ließ die Herzen vor stürmischer Freude erbeben und flößte neues Leben und
Freude ein. Es rief Gottverzückung in allen Wesen hervor und flößte sogar empfindungslosen
Dingen Leben ein. Die Süße der Musik war unübertroffen. Wer einmal die Musik von
Krishnas Flöte gehört hatte, kümmerte sich nicht um den Nektar des Himmels oder
die Wonne von Moksha.
Die Flöte Krishnas und ihre
Musik hat die Herzen der Gopis bewegt. Sie verloren vollkommen die Kontrolle über
sich, wenn sie die wundervollen Klangschwingungen aus Krishnas Flöte vernahmen.
Weltliche Angelegenheiten waren nichts mehr für sie. Sie fühlten sich unwiderstehlich
zu Krishna hingezogen. Sie hatten weder Scham noch Furcht, ihr Haus und Heim zu
verlassen. In ihnen fand eine Umwandlung statt. Ihre Herzen wurden unwiderstehlich
von Krishna angezogen. Der Sanskrit Name Krishna bedeutet: der Alles-Anziehende.
Ihre Ehemänner und Brüder hielten sie vergeblich zurück. Die Liebe, die die Gopis
Krishna entgegenbrachten, war göttliche Liebe. Wer kann dem Strom göttlicher Liebe
Caitanya-Caritamrita, Antya-Lila, Chapter
16, Text 122-131
dear lover," He said, "let Me describe some of the characteristics of Your transcendental
lips. They agitate the mind and body of everyone, they increase lusty desires
for enjoyment, they destroy the burden of material happiness and lamentation,
and they make one forget all material tastes. The whole world falls under their
control. They vanquish shame, religion and patience, especially in women. Indeed,
they inspire madness in the minds of all women. Your lips increase the greed of
the tongue and thus attract it. Considering all this, we see that the activities
of Your transcendental lips are always perplexing. [CC.
dear Krishna, since You are a male, it is not very extraordinary that the attraction
of Your lips can disturb the minds of women. I am ashamed to say this, but Your
lips sometimes attract even Your flute, which is also considered a male. It likes
to drink the nectar of Your lips, and thus it also forgets all other tastes. [CC.
conscious living beings, even unconscious matter is sometimes made conscious by
Your lips. Therefore, Your lips are great magicians. Paradoxically, although Your
flute is nothing but dry wood, Your lips make it drink their nectar. They create
a mind and senses in the dry wooden flute and give it transcendental bliss. [CC.
is a very cunning male who drinks again and again the taste of another male's
lips. It advertises its qualities and says to the gopis, 'O gopis, if you are
so proud of being women, come forward and enjoy your property- the nectar of the
lips of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.' [CC.
the flute said angrily to Me, 'Give up Your shame, fear and religion and come
drink the lips of Krishna. On that condition, I shall give up my attachment for
them. If You do not give up Your shame and fear, however, I shall continuously
drink the nectar of Krishna's lips. I am slightly fearful because You also have
the right to drink that nectar, but as for the others, I consider them like straw.'
of Krishna's lips, combined with the vibration of His flute, attracts all the
people of the three worlds. However, if we gopis remain patient out of respect
for religious principles, the flute then criticizes us. [CC.
of Your lips and vibration of Your flute join together to loosen our belts and
induce us to give up shame and religion, even before our superiors. As if catching
us by our hair, they forcibly take us away and surrender us unto You to become
Your maidservants. Hearing of these incidents, people laugh at us. We have thus
become completely subordinate to the flute. [CC.
is nothing but a dry stick of bamboo, but it becomes our master and insults us
in so many ways that it forces us into a predicament. What can we do but tolerate
it? The mother of a thief cannot cry loudly for justice when the thief is punished.
Therefore we simply remain silent. [CC.
the policy of these lips. Just consider the other injustices. Everything that
touches those lips-including food, drink or betel-becomes just like nectar. It
is then called krsna-phela, or remnants left by Krishna. [CC.
after much prayer, the demigods themselves cannot obtain even a small portion
of the remnants of such food. Just imagine the pride of those remnants! Only a
person who has acted piously for many, many births and has thus become a devotee
can obtain the remnants of such food.
fortunate position of Krishna's flute.
dear gopis, what auspicious activities must the flute have performed to enjoy
the nectar of Krishna's lips independently and leave only a taste for the gopis
for whom that nectar is actually meant. The forefathers of the flute, the bamboo
trees, shed tears of pleasure. His mother, the river, on whose bank the bamboo
was born, feels jubilation, and therefore her blooming lotus flowers are standing
like hair on her body." [CC.
gopis said to other gopis, 'Just see the astonishing pastimes of Krishna, the
son of Vrajendra! He will certainly marry all the gopis of Vrindavana. Therefore,
the gopis know for certain that the nectar of Krishna's lips is their own property
and cannot be enjoyed by anyone else.' [CC.
dear gopis, fully consider how many pious activities this flute performed in his
past life. We do not know what places of pilgrimage he visited, what austerities
he performed or what perfect mantra he chanted. [CC.
flute is utterly unfit because it is merely a dead bamboo stick. Moreover, it
belongs to the male sex. Yet this flute is always drinking the nectar of Krishna's
lips, which surpasses nectarean sweetness of every description. Only in hope of
that nectar do the gopis continue to live. [CC.
the nectar of Krishn's lips is the absolute property of the gopis, the flute,
which is just an insignificant stick, is forcibly drinking that nectar and loudly
inviting the gopis to come drink it also. Just imagine the strength of the flute's
austerities and good fortune. Even great devotees drink the nectar of Krishna's
lips after the flute has done so. [CC.
"The gopis considered, 'The
flute is completely unfit for his position. We want to know what kind of austerities
the flute executed, so that we may also perform the same austerities. Although
the flute is unfit, he is drinking the nectar of Krishna's lips. Seeing this,
we qualified gopis are dying of unhappiness. Therefore, we must consider the austerities
the flute underwent in his past life." [CC.
dear Lord Krishna, where is that woman within the three worlds who cannot be captivated
by the rhythms of the sweet songs coming from Your wonderful flute? Who cannot
fall down from the path of chastity in this way? Your beauty is the most sublime
within the three worlds. Upon seeing Your beauty, even cows, birds, animals and
trees in the forest are stunned in jubilation.' [CC.
dear lover, the gopis said, please answer just one question. Who among all the
youthful women within this universe is not attracted by the sound of Your flute?
When You play Your flute, it acts like a messenger in the form of a yogini perfect
in the art of chanting mantras. This messenger enchants all the women in the universe
and attracts them to You. Then she increases their great anxiety and induces them
to give up the regulative principle of obeying superiors. Finally, she forcibly
brings them to You to surrender in amorous love. [CC.
vibration of Your flute, accompanied by Your glance, which pierces us forcibly
with the arrows of lust, induces us to ignore the regulative principles of religious
life. Thus we become excited by lusty desires and come to You, giving up all shame
and fear. But now You are angry with us. You are finding fault with our violating
religious principles and leaving our homes and husbands. And as You instruct us
about religious principles, we become helpless. [CC.
transcendental vibration of Krishna's flute disturbs the hearts of women all over
the world, even if they hear it only once. Thus their fastened belts become loose,
and these women become the unpaid maidservants of Krishna
they run toward Krishna
exactly like madwomen. [CC.
The Gopis Glorify the Song of Krishna’s Flute
dear gopis, what auspicious activities must the flute have performed to enjoy
the nectar of Krishna’s lips independently and leave only a taste for us gopis,
for whom that nectar is actually meant! The forefathers of the flute, the bamboo
trees, shed tears of pleasure. His mother, the river on whose bank the bamboo
was born, feels jubilation, and therefore her blooming lotus flowers are standing
like hair on her body. [SB.
So this flute playing
of Krsna is very special, it is explained that Krsna has different flutes and
he also plays different melodies for different purposes. There is 3 kinds of flutes
that Krsna uses.
There are 8 different tunes
that Krsna plays
1) Demigods like Lord Brahma
and Lord Siva's meditation is broken and they forget everything in astonishment
and Lord Anantadeva sways His head like in hypnosis.
2) Second tune makes the Yamuna flow backwards
3) Third tune makes the moon stop moving
4) Fourth tune makes the cows run to Krsna and get stunned listening to the flute
5) The 5th note attracts the gopis and make them come running to him
6) 6th Tune makes the stones melt and creates autumn season
7) 7th note manifests all seasons
8) 8th Note is meant exclusively for Srimati Radharani, it takes Her name and
calls for Her, and She comes running to Him putting Her cloth wrong and mascara
Srila Prabhupada describes
that the Venu flute has 6 holes. And it is 6 inches long. The Murali has a hole
at the end and four holes on the body. And that flute is 18 inches long . The
Vamsi flute is 15 inches long and nine holes.
Krsna uses the Venu flute to attract to Gopis, like Venum kvanantam from the Brahma
low, deep sound of His long murali flute will call out, "Radhe. . . Radhe. . ."-the
very name of my own worshipable Queen! Startled with wonder by hearing such a
sound, this maidservant will jump up in great haste with an extremely anxious
heart, not knowing what to do next. [Gita-mala, Song 5 Text 4]
Krishna's flute named Sarala makes a low, soft tone like the sound
of a softly singing cuckoo. Krishna is very fond
of playing this flute in the ragas gaudi and garjari. Krishna
has another flute named Mahananda,
which is like a fishook that captures the fish of Srimati Radharani's heart and
mind. Another flute, which has six holes is known as Madanajhankriti.
Glories of Krishna’s Flute
Part Two, Chapter Five,
140. "Aho! Just as Sri Krishna
is the most extraordinary of all incarnations, in the same way His flute, which
like the most supremely beloved object always rests in His lotus hand, is extraordinary.
My tongue is incapable of even touching its glories."
141. "Still, by His mercy
and according to my capacity, I will describe the glories of the flute,
so listen carefully."
142. "Because that enchanting
bamboo flute has touched Sri Krishna's bimba-fruit lips, its vibration can accomplish
things that He could not with His own lotus mouth or through the words of the
Upanisads, Vedas, Puraras and other Sriptures."
143. "Upon hearing that
vibration, the demigods and perfected souls who were travelling in their airplanes
with their wives all fainted in ecstatic love, and Indra, Sri Shiva and Sri Brahma
became mystified and forgot their knowledge of brahma (transcendental substance)
- in other words, this doubt arose in them: 'Is that which we meditate on brahma,
or is this flute melody brahma?'"
144. "Upon hearing that
vibration, the great sages' samadhi was broken and symptoms of ecstatic love manifested
on their bodies. That flute melody even interrupted the orbit of the moon and
other planets, which are eternally travelling on the wheel of time."
145. "How can I describe
the good fortune of the cowherd men? In their thoughts and behaviour they were
always indifferent to their bodies and everything related to their bodies, they
had offered their very souls to the lotus feet of Sri Krishna, they were devoid
of any worldly or other-worldly desires, and solely because their wives were very
dear to Krishna, they even offered pranama to their wives."
146. "The sons of those
gopas always accompanied Sri Krishna like His shadow. When, desiring to see the
splendour of the forest, Sri Krishna would go away from them for even one minute,
then not seeing Him they would become extremely distraught. And quickly running
to Him, they would receive great satisfaction from touching Him."
147. "Hearing the vibration
of the flute, the supremely exalted Sri Radha and vraja-gopis, who to meet with
Sri Krishna had abandoned their husbands, sons, religious principles, and shyness,
attained mahabhava in such a way that becoming spellbound in the simultaneously
sweet and poisonous thoughts of Him, they completely forgot their own selves and
became motionless like pillars."
148. "Please hear more of
the astonishing wonders of that flute melody. When the cows, calves, bulls, deer,
the birds who reside in trees, the birds and other living entities who reside
in the water, the trees, rivers, clouds and other entities who are devoid of intelligence
heard the vibration of the flute, they all abandoned their respective natures."
149. "Upon hearing the melody
of the flute, moving living entities became motionless and motionless entities
like stone melted and began to move. In other words, the conscious became as if
matter, and matter became as if conscious. Plunged into a great ocean of prema-rasa,
they all exhibited symptoms of ecstatic love."
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