Sri Krishna Lila
By Mataji Vanamali
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Never before has the complete life of Krishna been told in a way that is so engaging and understandable, yet so faithful to the ancient epics of India. Spiritual seekers of all traditions will find inspiration and revitalized faith in these pages. Sri Krishna Lila describes the extraordinary manifestation of the Eternal in the realm of time that occurred in Krishna, the playful and enchantingly beautiful Deity who embodies the highest truths of India's spiritual wisdom. While the usual Western image of God as father or monarch is represented in this story, readers will also find here much more -- a refreshing and powerful picture of God as child, playmate, lover, friend, and teacher. They will discover how India conceived the most intimate and joyous experience of God, using the seductive metaphor of the Divine Beloved. What is evoked here is not a religion of moral law and stern obligation, but a spirituality of joy and true desire, love and beauty, contemplation and inner awakening. This life of Krishna expands our concept of divinity and raises our thoughts to a higher spiritual plane. What does it mean to conceive of God as warrior and king? What does it mean to relate to the Infinite as friend or husband? Such experiences are vividly portrayed in these pages. We are uplifted as we contemplate the unlimited joy of the Eternal, appearing to us in a form combining beauty, strength, and irrepressible playfulness. Just as the music from Krishna's heavenly flute is irresistibly attractive, so this book will entrance its readers. In this podcast Mataji Vanamali reads book 1, Bala Lila, of the three books of Sri Krishna Lila, and the first 10 of 33 chapters. VisitVanamali Book and Music Store to purchase Sri Krishna Lila and Mataji’s other illuminating books.
||Sri Krishna Lila 10||Chapter 10. The Lord of Vraja. “It's what Krishna taught, what he represents, that matters, not whether these beautiful lessons came from a real man who lived long ago in the past, a man whose life story has become mostly the work of myth,||7/4/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sri Krishna Lila 9||Sri Krishna Lila Chapter 9. The Divine Lover... Vanamali Mataji sings her original love poems... Vanamali Krishna Muraree Vanamali, Krishna Muraree, Krishna Muraree, Krishna Muraree. O Vanamali! Krishna!||7/4/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sri Krishna Lila 8||Sri Krishna Lila 8. Krishna Lifts The Mountain... Vanamali Mataji Sings her original love poems... ENGINE VARUM NEE O Beloved Vanamali! How will you come to me? Will you come on a raft or on a cloud or in the chariot||7/4/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sri Krishna Lila 7||Chapter 7. The Enchanting Flute... Mataji sings her original love poems... ORU MUKHAM MATRAM One face alone do I see, One melody alone do I hear. O Vanamali! Thy beauteous form alone do I nurse in my heart. O||7/4/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sri Krishna Lila 6||Chapter 6 ... Brahma Bemused... Mataji Vanamali sings her original love poem... NEELOTPALA NAYANA (Raga- Yemen Kalyan) O Kanna (Krishna) with eyes like the petals of the blue lotus! Wilt thou not reveal thys||7/4/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sri Krishna Lila 5||The Bondage of the Boundless... Mataji sings her original love poem... KETTU JAN MURALI GAANAM (Raga – Tilang) I heard, I heard the sound of the flute, I saw, I saw the form of Vanamali, I even touched||7/4/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sri Krishna Lila 4||Sri Krishna Lila Chapter 4. The Butter Thief... Vanamali Mataji sings her original love poem... VARUMO THOZHI VARUMO (Raga – Bhim Plas) O Friend! Will my beloved ever come? Will the lotus-eyed one c||7/4/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sri Krishna Lila 3||Chapter 3. The Divine Infant... Vanamali Mataji Sings her original love poem... KETTU JAN MURALI GAANAM (Raga – Tilang) I heard, I heard the sound of the flute, I saw, I saw the form of Vanamali, I eve||7/4/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sri Krishna Lila 2||Sri Krishna Lila 2. The Birth of the Unborn... Vanamali Mataji sings her original love poem... PARTHASARATHI (Raga Bhim plas) This is a song to the universal Guru, Krishna, who was also the charioteer of Partha or Arjuna, wh||7/4/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sri Krishna Lila 1||Sri Krishna Lila Chapter 1. The Advent.... Mataji Vanamali sings her original love poem... VANAMALI KRISHNA MURAREE (Raga – Chakravakam) O Vanamali! Krishna! Muraree! Reveal thyself to me. O flut||7/4/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
Great for remembering the pastimes of Lord Krishna on the go!
Lovely and instructive, recited in Ms. Vanamali’s beautiful voice. I hope the next book is coming soon! Thank you for all your other teachings too.