Saturday August 16, 2014
This Janmashtami, on the auspicious occasion of Krishna Bhagwan’s birth, let us celebrate by finding out a bit more about Krishna Bhagwan. We will focus on one of the qualities He is renowned for – being a Naishtik Brahmachari (one with an unwavering inner intent of celibacy)! But what does Naishtik Brahmachari mean?
Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan explains, “It means the one in whom there is constant inner intent of devotion and sincerity towards celibacy (brahmacharya). His discharging karmas are that of non-celibacy but his charging karmas are of absolute, pure and continuous celibacy. Lord Krishna had sixteen hundred queens and yet he was a naishthik brahmachari (celibate). Let me explain how. If a man steals but his constant inner intent is, ‘I do not want to steal,’ then he has naishthik achauriya (inner intent of non-stealing). This inner intent is the account of what is being charged for the life to come. A man makes a charitable contribution but in his deep inner intent (bhaav) he holds, ‘I should take advantage of these people’, in this case, his donation is not considered a donation for the next life. Everything that one sees and experiences through the senses has no impact and is of no value as far as the account of the next life (charging of new karma) is concerned. What is of significance, and has a direct impact in charging new karma is only one’s inner intent. This is happening simultaneously during all overt and external activities.”