FOUR KUMARAS – HISTORY AS ONE OF 12 MAHAJANAS! DIARY!
(1) Four Kumaras are actually Rishis.
(2) They are: Sanaka Kumara, Sanatana Kumara, Sanandana Kumara and Sanat Kumara
(3) Brahma deva created them from his mind for the purpose of increasing the population in the material world.
(4) Srimad Bhagavatham says that pleased with the penance of Brahma deva, Vishnu Himself appeared as four kumaras with the domination of Satva guna.
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(5) Because of Satva guna domination, In spite of Brahma deva’s wish, these four Kumaras who were intelligent, decided to follow Brahmacharya.
(6) They studied all the vedas in young age itself and preached the vedic knowledge all over the material and spiritual planets.
(7) These four Kumaras enjoy the status as they are respected by both the Vaishnavas and the followers of Lord Shiva.
(8) SANATH KUMARA means ETERNAL YOUTH and he authored SANATH KUMARA SAMHITA.
(9) He also preached to Bhishma, Narada (His disiple), etc.
(10) These four Kumaras, because of their great knowledge remained a child of age 4 or 5 for ever without getting old and always remained naked.
(11) The four Kumaras have their world asJana Loka or Janar Loka, but they always reside in .the VAIKUNTA serving the Lord Vishnu/Krishna and always singing Hari manthra and praising Lord Vishnu.
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PREACHINGS OF FOUR KUMARAS (FROM MAHABHARATHA)
(12) Sanath Kumara preached the greatness of Lord Vishnu to Sukra deva (Venus) who is the guru of demons and Vrithra, the king of demons.
(13) According to his preaching, earth is the feet of Lord Vishnu; Vishnu is the creator and destroyer of all these creations and living beings.
(14) He also preached how a Jiva evolves from darkness to brightness through many births and finally attain moksha.
(15) Sanat-kumara preaches the king Prithu that Vishnu is the refuge to all and grants liberation from material existence by freeing one from material desires and lust.
FOUR KUMARAS CURSING THE GATE KEEPERS OF VAIKUNTA
Srimad Bhagavatham 3-15-(26-50) and 3-16-(1-32) describes this Incident involving the four Kumaras Visiting Vaikunta.
This is the brief version with selected portions of this part of Bhagavatham translated by Srila Prabhupada.
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Brahma explains to the demigods:
Thus the great sages Sanaka, Sanātana, Sanandana and Sanat-kumāra, upon reaching the above-mentioned Vaikuṇṭha in the spiritual world by dint of their mystic yoga performance, perceived unprecedented happiness. They found that the spiritual sky was illuminated by highly decorated airplanes piloted by the best devotees of Vaikuṇṭha and was predominated by the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
After passing through the six entrances of Vaikuṇṭha-purī, the Lord’s residence, without feeling astonishment at all the decorations, they saw at the seventh gate two shining beings of the same age, armed with maces and adorned with most valuable jewelry, earrings, diamonds, helmets, garments, etc.
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The two doormen were garlanded with fresh flowers which attracted intoxicated bees and which were placed around their necks and between their four blue arms. From their arched eyebrows, discontented nostrils and reddish eyes, they appeared somewhat agitated.
The great sages, headed by Sanaka, had opened doors everywhere. They had no idea of “ours” and “theirs.” With open minds, they entered the seventh door out of their own will, just as they had passed through the six other doors, which were made of gold and diamonds.
The four boy-sages, who had nothing to cover their bodies but the atmosphere, looked only five years old, even though they were the oldest of all living creatures and had realized the truth of the self. But when the porters, who happened to possess a disposition quite unpalatable to the Lord, saw the sages, they blocked their way with their staffs, despising their glories, although the sages did not deserve such treatment at their hands.
When the Kumāras, although by far the fittest persons, were thus forbidden entrance by the two chief doorkeepers of Śrī Hari while other divinities looked on, their eyes suddenly turned red because of anger due to their great eagerness to see their most beloved master, Śrī Hari, the Personality of Godhead.
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The sages said: Who are these two persons who have developed such a discordant mentality even though they are posted in the service of the Lord in the highest position and are expected to have developed the same qualities as the Lord? How are these two persons living in Vaikuṇṭha? Where is the possibility of an enemy’s coming into this kingdom of God? The Supreme Personality of Godhead has no enemy. Who could be envious of Him? Probably these two persons are imposters; therefore they suspect others to be like themselves.
In the Vaikuṇṭha world there is complete harmony between the residents and the Supreme Personality of Godhead, just as there is complete harmony within space between the big and the small skies. Why then is there a seed of fear in this field of harmony? These two persons are dressed like inhabitants of Vaikuṇṭha, but wherefrom can their disharmony come into existence?
Therefore let us consider how these two contaminated persons should be punished. The punishment should be apt, for thus benefit can eventually be bestowed upon them. Since they find duality in the existence of Vaikuṇṭha life, they are contaminated and should be removed from this place to the material world, where the living entities have three kinds of enemies.
When the doormen of Vaikuṇṭha loka, who were certainly devotees of the Lord, found that they were going to be cursed by the brāhmaṇas, they at once became very much afraid and fell down at the feet of the brāhmaṇas in great anxiety, for a brāhmaṇa’s curse cannot be counteracted by any kind of weapon.
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At that very moment, the Lord, accompanied by His spouse, the goddess of fortune, went to the spot on those very feet sought for by recluses and great sages.
The sages, headed by Sanaka Ṛṣi, saw that the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu
When the breeze carrying the aroma of tulasī leaves from the toes of the lotus feet of the Personality of Godhead entered the nostrils of those sages, they experienced a change both in body and in mind, even though they were attached to the impersonal Brahman understanding.
The Kumāras then spoke praising the Lord Vishnu.
Lord Brahmā said: After thus congratulating the sages for their nice words, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose abode is in the kingdom of God, spoke as follows:
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The Personality of Godhead said:
These attendants of Mine, Jaya and Vijaya by name, have committed a great offense against you because of ignoring Me.
O great sages, I approve of the punishment that you who are devoted to Me have meted out to them.
To Me, the brāhmaṇa is the highest and most beloved personality. The disrespect shown by My attendants has actually been displayed by Me because the doormen are My servitors. I take this to be an offense by Myself; therefore I seek your forgiveness for the incident that has arisen
The Lord replied: O brāhmaṇas, know that the punishment you inflicted on them was originally ordained by Me, and therefore they will fall to a birth in a demoniac family. But they will be firmly united with Me in thought through mental concentration intensified by anger, and they will return to My presence shortly.
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The sages circumambulated the Supreme Lord, offered their obeisances and returned, extremely delighted at learning of the divine opulences of the Vaiṣṇava.
The Lord then said to His attendants, Jaya and Vijaya: Depart this place, but fear not. All glories unto you. Though I am capable of nullifying the brāhmaṇas’ curse, I would not do so. On the contrary, it has My approval.
This departure from Vaikuṇṭha was foretold by Lakṣmī, the goddess of fortune. She was very angry because when she left My abode and then returned, you stopped her at the gate while I was sleeping.
The Lord assured the two Vaikuṇṭha inhabitants, Jaya and Vijaya: By practicing the mystic yoga system in anger, you will be cleansed of the sin of disobeying the brāhmaṇas and within a very short time return to Me.
After thus speaking at the door of Vaikuṇṭha, the Lord returned to His abode, where there are many celestial airplanes and all-surpassing wealth and splendor.
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