Thursday, 7 July 2011

A question about Laxman and Balrama. Both were the avtaars of Sheshannaaga.Sheshanaaga remains with Lord?

Vishnu even after maha pralaya(end of a cycle of hazaar chowkdi yugaas). Is Sheshanaaga too a part of the lord?or is he same as lord?Is he also a form of the Brahmn? What kind of avtaaras were Lord Balarama and Laxman?(i mean as they say partial expansion etc). plese explain.
please dont refer to websites.i want ur own answers ( eg. acquired from scriptures or Guru)
That same Lord Vishnu, in the form of Lord Sesha, holds the planets upon His heads, although He does not know where they are, for He cannot feel their existence upon His heads.

CC Adi 5.118: His thousands of extended hoods are adorned with dazzling jewels surpassing the sun.

CC Adi 5.119: The universe, which measures five hundred million yojanas in diameter, rests on one of His hoods like a mustard seed.

CC Adi 5.120: That Ananta Sesha is the devotee incarnation of Godhead. He knows nothing but service to Lord Krishna.

CC Adi 5.121: With His thousands of mouths He sings the glories of Lord Krishna, but although He always sings in that way, He does not find an end to the qualities of the Lord.

CC Adi 5.122: The four Kumaras hear Srimad-Bhagavatam from His lips, and they in turn repeat it in the transcendental bliss of love of Godhead.

CC Adi 5.123: He serves Lord Krishna, assuming all the following forms: umbrella, slippers, bedding, pillow, garments, resting chair, residence, sacred thread and throne.

CC Adi 5.124: He is thus called Lord Sesha, for He has attained the ultimate end of servitude to Krishna. He takes many forms for the service of Krishna, and thus He serves the Lord.

The Lord of Svetadvipa expands Himself as Sesha Naga, who sustains all the planets upon His innumerable hoods. These huge global spheres are compared to grains of mustard resting on the spiritual hoods of Sesha Naga. The scientists' law of gravity is a partial explanation of Lord Sankarshana's energy. The name "Sankarshana" has an etymological relationship to the idea of gravity. There is a reference to Sesha Naga in Srimad-Bhagavatam (5.17.21), where it is said:

yam ahur asya sthiti janma-samyamamtribhir vihinam yam anantam rishayahna veda siddartham iva kvacit sthitambhu-mandalam murdha-sahasra-dhamasu

"O my Lord, the hymns of the Vedas proclaim that You are the effective cause for the creation, maintenance and destruction. But in fact You are transcendental to all limitations and are therefore known as unlimited. On Your thousands of hoods rest the innumerable global spheres, like grains of mustard so insignificant that You have no perception of their weight." The Bhagavatam further says (5.25.2):


yasyedam kshiti-mandalam bhagavato 'nanta-murteh sahasra-sirasa ekasminn eva sirshani dhriyamanam siddhartha iva lakshyate.

"Lord Anantadeva has thousands of hoods. Each sustains a global sphere that appears like a grain of mustard."
There are six types of incarnations [avataras] of Krishna.1) Incarnations of Vishnu [purusha-avataras]2) Incarnations meant for the performance of pastimes [lila-avataras]3) Incarnations that control the material qualities [guna-avataras]4) Incarnations who appear during the reign of each Manu [manvantara-avataras],5) Incarnations in different millenniums [yuga-avataras] 6) Incarnations of empowered living entities [saktyavesa-avataras].The guna-avataras are three -- Lord Brahma, Lord Siva and Lord Vishnu (Bhag. 10.88.3). The avataras who appear during the reign of each Manu, known as manvantara-avataras, are listed as follows in Srimad-Bhagavatam (Eighth Canto, chapters 1, 5 and 13):

(1) Yajna, (2) Vibhu, (3) Satyasena, (4) Hari, (5) Vaikuntha, (6) Ajita, (7) Vamana, (8) Sarvabhauma, (9) Rishabha, (10) Vishvaksena, (11) Dharmasetu, (12) Sudhama, (13) Yogesvara and (14) Brihadbhanu.

All together these are fourteen in number, and of these, Yajna and Vamana are also counted among the lila-avataras. All these manvantara incarnations are sometimes called vaibhava-avataras.The four yuga-avataras are (1) sukla (white) in Satya-yuga (Bhag. 11.5.21), (2) rakta (red) in Treta-yuga (Bhag. 11.5.24), (3) syama (dark blue) in Dvapara-yuga (Bhag. 11.5.27) and (4) generally krishna (black) but in special cases pita (yellow) as Caitanya Mahaprabhu in Kali-yuga (Bhag. 11.5.32 and 10.8.13).

The saktyavesa-avataras are categorized into(1) forms of divine absorption (bhagavad-avesa), such as Kapiladeva or Rishabhadeva, and (2) divinely empowered forms (saktyavesa),

of whom seven are foremost:(1) Sesha Naga in the Vaikuntha world, empowered for the personal service of the Supreme Lord (sva-sevana-sakti),(2) Anantadeva, empowered to bear all the planets within the universe (bhu-dharana-sakti), (3) Lord Brahma, empowered with the energy to create the cosmic manifestation (srishti-sakti), (4) Catuhsana, or the Kumaras, specifically empowered to distribute transcendental knowledge (jnana-sakti),(5) Narada Muni, empowered to distribute devotional service (bhakti-sakti), (6) Maharaja Prithu, specifically empowered to rule and maintain the living entities (palana-sakti) and(7) Parasurama, specifically empowered to cut down rogues and demons (dushta-damana-sakti).
Anantadeva or Sesa serves Vishnu by assuming the form of His umbrella, slippers, couch, pillows, garments, residence, sacred thread, throne and so on. Sesa is called Ananta, or unlimited, because He assists the Personality of Godhead in His unlimited expansions by performing an unlimited variety of services. He takes many forms for the service of Vishnu and thus He serves the Lord.According to Padma Purana, Lord Ramacandra is an incarnation of Narayana and that the other three brothers are incarnations of Laksmana, Bharata and Satrughna or Sesa, Cakra and Sankha respectively. As well known to everyone, Laksmana who is incarnation of Sesa served Lord Ramacandra, incarnation of Narayana.From the purport to the 1st verse of Mukunda Mala StotraThe Lord of the creative energy is called Ananta-sayana. The material energy is impregnated by the glance of this feature of the Lord and is then able to give birth to all organic and inorganic matter. Ananta-sayana sleeps on the bed of Sesha Naga, who has a form like a serpent but is identical with the Lord. Because He sleeps on a serpent bed, the Lord is also known as Naga-sayana. By His spiritual energy Sesha Naga sustains all the planetary globes upon His invisible hoods. Sesha Naga is popularly known as Sankarshana, or "that which keeps balance by the law of magnetism." In the scientific world this feature of the Lord is referred to as the law of gravitation, but factually this law, which keeps all the planets floating in space, is one of the energies of the Lord. All the universes are born with the exhalation of the Lord as He lies on Sesha Naga, and all of them are annihilated with His inhalation. Due to these functions of creation, maintenance, and annihilation, the Lord is celebrated by the name Jagan-nivasa, indicating that He is the supreme resort of all the universes.There are hundreds of thousands of other names of Lord Vishnu, and each one of them is as powerful as the Lord Himself. One can constantly chant any name of the Lord and thereby constantly associate with Him. There are no hard and fast rules for chanting His names. At any time and any stage of life one can freely chant them, but we are so unfortunate that we are too misled even to adopt this simple process. This is the way of Maya, the Lord's misleading energy. However, one can avoid her ways simply by always remembering the lotus feet of the Lord. King Kulasekhara prays for this facility from Mukunda, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Vishnu after Pralaya will be floating as a child on a big banyan leaf. When he detrmines to create, he creates himself in the Ksheerasagar-ocan of milk-and gets the support of Sheshanaaga.A portion of the energy of Vishnu takes a form of the coiled serpent symbolically indicating the Kundaline Shakthi we have. Resting on it he enters into savikalpa samadhi In that savi kalpa samadhi brahma arises and starts creating. The energies of Vishnu protect. Then Vishnu enters Nirvikapa samadhi and there arises Rudra the destroyer and the cycle goes on repeating. That is why we see Vishnu reclining and seeing something with wide open eyes but seeing nothing in particular as there is nothing to be seen. The symbolism is that if we are able to deeply meditate and fix ourselves on one thought the Kundalini in us will become the base and protect. In mythology Seshanaag is the foundation for the Earth. Thus Seshnaag is the support for Vishnu and the World. meaningly Seshnaag is our mind. That is why Laxman and Balram were very hot tempered getting angry for the fall of a pin.

When God takes an incarnation, as per Hindu Mythology, Do not think HE will disappear in one place entirely and appear in some shape some where.(Please This is for believers ).An incarnation is an AMSA (m A part ) of the Divine Body.So they are called amsaavataaraas.You need not worry when Lord Vishnu Incarnates , there will not be vishnu in Vishnulok.He will be there.His Amsa ( a DIVINE SPARK,Or A PART ) takes the incarnation.Both will be there.You need not then doubt that the Vishnu has Lost some part or Amsa and He is not COMPLETE AND HE IS INCOMPLETE LORD>Our Hindu scriptures say ''This is whole and That is whole, the Whole has come from the Whole and what remains after the whole has come is again WHOLE''(infinity-infinity=infinity)So please read some scriptures,discuss with learned persons...you will get all your doubts cleared.

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