ISKCON desire tree -Caitanya Mangala

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    ow assembled in Krishna.]""Lord Brahma said, 'Some people question the break in the usual sequence of

    e four yugas. They think that the Lord appeared in the four yugas in onlyree colors. In reality, there are only four colors"white, red, yellow and black---

    nd four yugas--- Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali. Please consider which ageord Gauranga belongs to. For the benefit of ignorant people, I will nowxplain this by quoting various verses from Srimad-Bhagavatam ( 11.5.19-3 1):

    "King Nimi inquired from Karabhajana Muni: In what colors and forms doese Supreme Personality of Godhead appear in each of the different ages, andith what names and by what types of regulative principles is the Lordorshiped in society?

    "Sri Karabhajana Muni replied: In each of the four yugas, or ages~ -Satya,reta, Dvapara and Kali--Lord Kesava appears with various complexions,ames, and forms and is thus worshiped by various processes.

    "In Satya-yuga the Lord is white and four-armed, has matted locks andears a garment of tree bark. He carries a black deerskin, a sacred thread,rayer beads, and the rod and waterpot of a brahmacari.

    "People in Satya-yuga are peaceful, non-envious, friendly to every creature,nd steady in all situations. They worship the Supreme Personality by austereeditation and by internal and external sense control."In Satya-yuga the Lord is glorified by the names Hamsa, Suparna,

    aikuntha, Dharma, Yogesvara, Amala, Isvara, Purusa, Avyakta andaramatama.

    "In Treta-yuga the Lord appears with a red complexion. He has four arms,olden hair, and wears a triple belt representing initiation into each of the threeedas. He embodies the knowledge of worship by sacrificial performance,hich is contained in the Rg, Sama and Yajur Vedas. His symbols are the ladle,

    poon, and other implements of sacrifice."In Treta-yuga, those members of human society who are fixed in religiosity

    nd are sincerely interested in achieving the Absolute Truth, worship Lord Hariho contains within Himself all the demigods. The Lord is worshiped by thetuals of sacrifice taught in the three Vedas."In Treta-yuga the Lord is glorified by the names Vishnu, Yajna, Prsnigarbha,

    arvadeva, Urukrama, Vrsakapi, Jayanta and Urugaya.

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    "In Dvapara-yuga the Suprema Personality of Godhead appears with a dark ue complexion, wearing yellow garments. The Lord's transcendental body isarked in this incarnation with Srivatsa and other distinctive ornaments, ande manifests His personal weapons."My dear King, in Dvapara-yuga men who desire to know the Supreme

    ersonality of Godhead, who is the supreme enjoyer, worship Him in the moodf honoring a great king, following the prescriptions of both the Vedas andntras."Obeisances to You, O Supreme Lord Vasudeva, and to Your forms of

    ankarsana, Pradyumna and Aniruddha. O Supreme Personality of Godhead, allbeisances unto You. O Lord Narayana Rsi, O creator of the universe, best of allersonalities, master of this cosmos and original form of the universe, Oupersoul of all created entities, all homage unto You.

    "O King, in this way people in Dvapara-yuga glorified the Lord of theniverse. In Kali-yuga also, people worship the Supreme Personality of odhead by following various regulations of the revealed scriptures. Nowndly hear this from me." [end of Srimad-Bhagavatarn quote]'

    "Lord Brahma continued speaking to Narada Muni. 'Listen Narada, the threeugas-~Satya, Dvapara and Treta-- have already passed, and the white, red, andack color avataras have appeared respectively. The great sage Karabhaj ana

    as explained this. Now hear what the sage says about the incarnation in Kali-uga. Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.5.32):

    rishna~varnam tvisa-krishnam / sangopangastra-parsadam yajnaih sankirtana-rayair / yajanti hi su-medhasah

    "In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting toorship the incamarion of Godhead who constantly sings the names of rishna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krishna Himself. He is

    ccompanied by His associates, servants, weapons, and confidentialompanions."

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    he Bhagavata Predicts Gauranga's Advent

    "Lord Brahma said, 'Narada, listen carefully to my explanation. Whenevere Srimad-Bhagavatam mentions the two syllables krs and na--it refers to Lord

    ri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The word akrishna

    mentioned in the verse quoted above] means He was not black in complexionut golden. Therefore we sing "Gaura!" "Gaura!" The Lord incarnated with Hisernal associates, His followers and His weapons which took the form of evotees. I say the word anga means Balarama, which I call sanga.

    'The word upanga refers to all of His ornaments. His sudarsana disc andher weapons appeared as His associates, along with Narada and Prahlada. Sririshna's eternal associates who had served Him in His previous incarnations,

    ppeared now as Sri Krishna Caitanya's companions and associates. At the timef Lord Caitanya, someone will identify His associates and give their previousames in Krishna's pastimes.

    'The common people will have difficulty understanding this, what to speak of e low-minded. For this reason, the sage Karabhajana said sumedhasah--onlytelligent people will understand. In the age of Kali, religion will manifest ine form of sankirtana~yajna. Intelligent people will taste ecstasy by chantinge Lord's holy names.

    ri Krishna: Three Colors, Four Yugas

    'Now I will explain again how Lord Krishna came in three different colors ine four yugas. In Satya and Treta-yugas the Lord appeared in two colors- white

    nd red. But in Kali and Dvapara-yugas the Lord came in one color--black.owever, there is actually no break in the sequence of colors mentioned byargamuni in the Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.8.13. There he said the Lord appeared white, red and yellow colors in the three previous ages.'Narada, now listen to a blissful elaboration on the Sanskrit words used by

    argamuni. In Srimad-Bhagavatam verse 10.8.13, Gargamuni said that the fourugas appear within the three phases of time---past, present and future. Afterassing Satya and Treta yugas, Krishna comes Himself in Dvapara. Then in Kali-

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    uga, Krishna Himself incarnates as His holy names. Gargamuni has used theord idanim, which means recently. But this pastime will happen in the future.he word bhavisya means future. A scholar can prove the meaning of the futurey knowing the past.

    'This is sufficiently indicated by the word tatha [in that place] which refers to

    e Lord's red and white incarnations that have already been seen. The yellowolor will be seen in Kali-yuga when Lord Had appears in a yellow color as Sriauranga Mahaprabhu. If someone doesn't accept my explanation, then heust explain why Gargamuni used the word tatha in the verse.'Locana Dasa says please accept these statements as correct and don't ignore

    hem."Lord Brahma continued speaking to Narada, 'This explanation is the

    upreme proof which shows why Krishna is the avatara for Kaliyuga: Althoughere is a debate about Krishna's appearance as an avatara outside of the normal

    me, if you hear carefully, you will understand the truth. The

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