He Himself is Enchanted by His Own Beauty

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When the holy name blossoms, the emotions of the devotees manifest themselves, and they are enchanted by divinity. He Himself is enchanted by His own beauty. In Srimad Bhagavatam (3.2.12), Uddhava says to Vidura:

yan martya-lilaupayikam sva-yoga-

maya-balam darsayata grhitam

vismapanam svasya ca saubhagarddheh

param padam bhusana-bhusanangam

The Lord [Sri Krishna] appeared in the mortal world by virtue of His inner potency, yoga-maya. He came in His eternal form, perfectly suited to His pastimes. These pastimes amazed everyone, even those who were proud of their opulence, and even the Lord Himself in His form as the Lord of Vaikuntha. Therefore, His transcendental body is the adornment of all adornments.

Krishna’s sweetness fascinates everyone’s heart. While having Krishna’s darsana, devotees blame the creator for giving them eyelashes that prevent them from seeing Krishna for a while. This is explained in Srimad Bhagavatam (9.24.65) with these words:

yasyananam makara-kundala-caru-karna-

bhrajat-kapola-subhagam savilasa-hasam

nityotsavam na tatrpur drsibhih pibantyo

naryo naras ca muditah kupita nimes ca

Krishna’s face is decorated with ornaments, such as shark-shaped earrings. His ears are wonderful, His cheeks sparkle and His smile fascinates everyone. Contemplating Sri Krishna is a feast for the eyes. His face and body can make anyone who contemplates them fully satisfied, but devotees complain to the creator about the disturbance that blinking causes by blocking Krishna from their sight for a few fractions of a second.

The creator’s ability to make Krishna’s form is glorified in the following words from Srimad Bhagavatam (3.2.13):

yad dharma-sunor bata rajasuye

niriksya drk-svastyayanam tri-lokah

kartsnyena cadyeha gatam vidhatur

arvak-srtau kausalam ity amanyata

All the beings of the upper, middle and lower planetary system had gathered around the altar erected for the rajasuya sacrifice performed by Maharaja Yudhisthira. Upon seeing the beautiful features of Lord Krishna’s body, everyone believed that He was the most perfect manifestation of the creative ability of Brahma, the father of all beings.

The effects of the vision of Divinity at the level of attachment are described in Srimad Bhagavatam (3.2.14) in these words:

yasyanuraga-pluta-hasa-rasa-

lilavaloka-pratilabdha-manah

vraja-striyo drgbhir anupravrtta

dhiyo ‘vatasthuh kila krtya-sesah

After exchanging laughter, glances, and sweet feelings with Him, the girls of Vraja fell into anguish when Krishna left them. At one time they followed Him continuously with their eyes, but now they could not help but remain seated, their intelligence stunned, unable to carry out their domestic duties.

Srimad Bhagavatam (3.2.21) describes how Sri Krishna, the personification of sweetness, is the abode of all opulence.

svayam tv asamyatisayas tryadhisah

svarajya-laksmy-apta-samasta-kamah

balim haradbhis cira-loka-palaih

kirita-koty-edita-pada-pithah

Sri Krishna is the Lord of all three worlds and of the main demigods (Brahma, Visnu and Siva), and enjoys absolute supremacy in all independence. Thanks to His spiritual potency, svarajya-laksmi, all His wishes are fulfilled. The principal deities of all the planets touch His lotus feet with their crowns. They thus offer prayers to the Lord.

 

This is a section of the book “Bhajana Rahasya”, by Bhaktivinode Thakura.

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