How Krsna will be present?
Krsna is already present. But His presence will be more and
more appreciated by this kirtana. Tatra tisthami narada yatra gayanti
mad-bhaktah. This is the statement by Krsna. Krsna says that "I do not
live generally in Vaikuntha." Krsna lives everywhere. Goloka eva
tabhir ya eva nija-rupataya kalabhih
goloka eva nivasaty akhilatma-bhuto
govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami
Krsna lives in Goloka Vrndavana. That is His... Goloka-namni
nija-dhamni. That is His own abode, nija-dhama. But still, Krsna is
nija-rupataya kalabhih. Expanding Himself in many, many forms...
Advaitam acyutam anadim ananta-rupam [Bs 5.33]. Ananta: There is no
limitation. So Krsna is present everywhere.
everywhere. Here we are sitting in this open field. Here is also
government, but when the governor comes, it becomes a special feature.
Similarly, Krsna is present everywhere. He's everywhere. But still, He
personally comes. He personally comes. So not only that Krsna
personally was present five thousand years ago, but if we are sincere
devotee of Krsna, then Krsna is present as soon as we glorify Him.
Tatra tisthami yatra gayanti mad-bhaktah. Those who are pure
devotees... Caitanya Mahaprabhu also becomes present when there is
real, offenseless kirtana.
So wherever Krsna's pure devotees are there and when the pure devotees
chant, Krsna is there. This is the secret. Tatra tisthami narada yatra
gayanti mad-bhaktah. So we, if we keep ourself pure devotee, without
any other desire, material desire, then you should know that Krsna is
present there. Yam labdhva caparam labham manyate nadhikam tatah. If
you can gain Krsna... This is intelligence. The devotees, they don't
want to become very powerful yogi, mystic yogi by practicing
gymnastic. No, they don't require it. Simply peacefully, if we chant
Hare Krsna mantra, then everything is there.
Just like Haridasa Thakura. He did not visit Jagannatha Temple. He
considered himself... Or there was some agitation that "This man
belonged to the Muhammadan family, and now he is trying to enter the
Jagannatha Temple. There will be some roar." So he did not like to
agitate things. Vaisnava is peaceful. But Nobody should consider a
Vaisnava belonging to this caste, that caste, no. Just like here. The
Deity is there. Everyone knows that Deity is made of brass metal. But
that is not metal. Because we cannot see Krsna in any other way at
present, therefore Krsna has appeared as made of metal. But He is not
metal. Or even if He is metal, still He's Krsna because everything is
Krsna. So arcye visnau sila-dhir gurusu nara-matir vaisnave
jati-buddhih. We should not consider like that.
- Excerpt from Srila Prabhupada's Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.8.39 :: 1974