domingo, 28 de marzo de 2010

The Story of the FIsher KIng, de Payal Swali

The Story of the FIsher KIng, de Payal Swali

It begins with the king as a boy, having to spend the night alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king.

Now while he is spending the night alone he's visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the holy grail, symbol of God's divine grace. And a voice said to the boy,

"You shall be keeper of the grail so that it may heal the hearts of men."

But the boy was blinded by greater visions of a life filled with power and glory and beauty.

And in this state of radical amazement he felt for a brief moment not like a boy, but invincible, like God,

... so he reached into the fire to take the grail,

... and the grail vanished,

... leaving him with his hand in the fire to be terribly wounded.

Now as this boy grew older, his wound grew deeper.

Until one day, life for him lost its reason. ... He had no faith in any man, not even himself.

... He couldn't love or feel loved.

... He was sick with experience.

He began to die.

One day a fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone. And being a fool, he was simple minded, he didn't see a king. He only saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king,

"What ails you friend?"

The king replied,

"I'm thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat".

So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king.

As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked in his hands and there was the holy grail, that which he sought all of his life. And he turned to the fool and said with amazement,

"How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?"

And the fool replied,

"I don't know. I only knew that you were thirsty."

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Two Fisherman
One man was an experienced fisherman, and the other was not. Every time the experienced fisherman caught a big fish, he put it in his ice chest to keep it fresh. Whenever the inexperienced fisherman caught a big fish, he threw it back. The experienced fisherman watched this go on all day and finally got tired of seeing this man waste good fish.

"Why do you keep throwing back all the big fish you catch?" he asked. The inexperienced fisherman replied "I only have a small frying pan."

Sometimes like the fisherman, we throw back the big plans, big dreams, big jobs, big opportunities that God gives us. Our faith is too small. We laugh at that fisherman who did not figure out that all he needed was a BIGGER FRYING PAN yet how ready are we to increase the SIZE OF OUR FAITH.

Whether it's a problem or a possibility, God will never give you anything bigger than you can handle. That means we can confidently walk into anything God brings our way.


You can never tell what type of impact you may make on another’s life by your actions or lack of action. Sometimes just with a smile on the street to a passing stranger can make a difference we could never imagine.

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Mukhäravinda Temple

On the northern bank of Mänasi-gangä is the lotus face(mukhäravinda) of Shri Govardhana. Govardhana’s form is that of a sitting cow. His hind part is Püchari, or Püïchari. He has turned his neck to place his lotus face near his stomach, which is the town of Govardhana. His two eyes are Rädhä-kunda and Syäma-kunda. There is a beautiful temple here with a silä of Giriräja’s lotus face. Every day he is given abhiñeka and receives worship and offerings of bhoga. Festivals are also organised here on Annaktta and Dépävali.

Deity of Shri Mukharvinda at Shri Mukarvinda Temple


Däna-ghati is situated in the middle of Govardhana on the present-day road between Mathurä and Kämyavana. Even today, a toll must be paid to pass through here. At the time of Krishna’s pastimes, Krishna became a toll collector and performed däna-lilä, or a toll pastime, with the gopis through loving quarrels and sarcasm.

Once, on the bank of Govinda-Kunda, Sri Bhäguri Rishi was performing a sacrifice for the pleasure of the Supreme Lord. The cowherd boys and girls were bringing ingredients for the sacrifice from distant places. From the other side of Däna-ghati, Shri Rädhikä and Her sakhis were also bringing yoghurt, milk, butter and various kinds of milk-sweets, such as rabadi. Shri Krishna, along with Subala, Madhumangala and other Sakhäs, obstructed their path and forcibly demanded toll-tax, and the sakhäs and gopis began to taunt each other.

Standing in His enchanting threefold-bending form, Shri Krishna mischievously asked the gopis, “What are you carrying?”

“Milk, yoghurt and butter for Bhäguri Rishisi’s sacrifice,” they replied.

Madhumangala’s mouth started to water upon the mere mention of butter. “Quickly pay the toll-tax and move on,” he said.

“What toll-tax?” Lalitä angrily asked. “We have never paid any toll-tax before.”

“You can pass only after paying toll-tax,” Krishna insisted.

“Since when have You become the toll collector here?” Shri Radhika asked. “Did You inherit this place from Your father?”

“Don’t be so insolent,” He replied. “I am Vrindävanesvara, the ruler of the kingdom of Vrindävana.”

“How is that?”

“Vrinda is My wedded wife,” Krishna asserted. “The property of the wife is also the property of the husband. Vrindävana is the kingdom of Vrindä-devi, and therefore it is My kingdom.”

“Really?” Lalitä answered haughtily. “We have never heard anything about this. Let us ask Vrindä right now.” She turned to Vrindä. “Vrindä, is this ‘black one’ your husband?”

“Never!” Vrinda flared in disgust. “I have no relation with this lying debauchee. Previously this was my kingdom, but I have given it to Vrindävanesvaré Shri Rädhikä.” All the sakhés burst into laughter, which slightly embarrassed Shri Krishna. Nonetheless, He was determined to collect the toll-tax. After this love-quarrel the gopis exchanged the toll-tax of prema at Däna-nivartana-kunda, some distance from Däna-ghati.


The gopis reclaimed their toll-tax from Krishn at this place.


Päräsauli village lies about one-and-a-quarter miles south-east of Govardhana Town in the lowlands of Govardhana. During the Mughal reign, the Muslims changed the name of the village to Mahammadpura. This is the place of the spring räsa-lilä of Krishna and His beloved gopis. This räsa continued for an entire night of Brahmä, but it seemed to be over in a few short moments. The moon in the sky had become stunned upon seeing this räsa-lilä, and remained in the one place for the duration of the entire night. Because this räsa-lilä took place in the light of a brilliant full moon, this place is also called Chandra-Sarovara, “the lake of the moon”. In the south-western corner of the sarovara is the Srnìgära Temple, where Krishna personally decorated Shri Radha Ji.

Near the sarovara under a chonkara tree is the sitting-place of Shri Vallabhäcärya. The Kunda and samädhi of Süradäsa, known simply as Süra-Kunda and Süra-Samädhi, are also in this area.


The village of Paithä is situated two miles south of Päräsauli. This place has special significance for the Gaudiya Vaisñavas. When Shri Krishna disappeared from the spring time räsa, the grief-stricken gopis began searching for Him everywhere. Krishna assumed a four armed form at this place, but when the gopis saw this form, they simply offered obeisances and continued on their way. Shri Radha ji, restless in separation from Krishna, finally arrived there. When Shri Krishna saw Shri Radha ji He was unable to maintain His four- armed form, and two arms entered His body (paitha gaye). He then met with Shri radha ji in His form as an ever-fresh, youthful cowherd boy and expert dancer holding a flute in His hand. Shri Krishna begged forgiveness from Her and said, “Beloved, when I suddenly did not see You in the räsa, I became aggrieved in separation from You and began searching for You. I am only performing this räsa for You. You should never go into jealous anger (mäna) and leave Me ever again.”

This is why Shri Krishna was able to maintain His four-armed form before the other sakhés, but could not maintain His mood upon seeing Shri Radha ji and His two extra arms entered into His body. This is the special glory of Shri Rädhikä. Among the places of darsana in Paitha are Näräyan-Sarovara, Aimtha-kadamba, Khira-sägara and Balabhadra-Kunda.

Michele Lewis
Michele Lewis
To see with eyes of purity is a virtue...
15 de marzo a las 5:18

Raja Mujtaba
Raja Mujtaba
Good, its nice reading,
15 de marzo a las 5:18

Pramod Gupta
Pramod Gupta
worthy of spread.. swali ,, hats off.!!
15 de marzo a las 6:36

Sumita Bhatt
Sumita Bhatt
WOW!!! nice..:))
15 de marzo a las 7:25

Dipali Mahajan
Dipali Mahajan
The grail was supposed to heal the hearts of men..and when the young boy who aspired to be the king went ahead to receive the grail from the fire..his mind was filled with thoughts of personal beauty, glory power..and most of the things related to personal sense gratification..and the one who is chosen to serve humanity...has to think and act in a... Ver más selfless manner.., he has to look beyond personal needs..God dosen't look at who you are.., He looks at your heart..And that's precisely the reason why the person who was a fool in eyes of others was chosen by God..The fool probably didn't even realise the true worth of the grail he was carrying with him...all he knew and desired to do was to serve and help people...irrespective of whether they're rich or poor...and that's the reason why he was chosen by God..
Thank you Payal ji ..and have a great day..:-)
15 de marzo a las 9:51

Renu Roy
Renu Roy
15 de marzo a las 10:13

Nshah Hemnidhi
Nshah Hemnidhi
Simple person may be perceived as FOOL by others, but it is a virtue. Simple are innocent.
15 de marzo a las 10:49

Amit Yayavar
Amit Yayavar
Payal,u rite beautifully,choose deep and uncommon topics.Congratulations.Thanks.
15 de marzo a las 20:37

Nilam Pattni
Nilam Pattni
ssk payalj :) before god we r all equal...kindness is never wasted...power and pride can distort one's judgement
15 de marzo a las 21:52

MIrza A A Baig
MIrza A A Baig
The holy grail is a symbol of something achievable by anyone who is truly charitable.The king realized that all his army and kingdom is nothing compared to a glass of water in the hour of his urgent need,this inspiration was his holy grail.

15 de marzo a las 22:41


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