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There are two kinds of indra. One is a small insect which is called indra-gopa, and beginning from this indra up to the maha-indra, the king of heaven, they are all under the reaction of fruitive activities

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Initiation Lectures

There are two kinds of indra. One is a small insect which is called indra-gopa, and beginning from this indra up to the maha-indra, the king of heaven, they are all under the reaction of fruitive activities.


Prabhupāda: Kapindra. Kapindra means Hanumānjī, servant of Lord Rāmacandra. Come on. You know the rules and regulation? That's all right.

Aravinda: Virendra.

Prabhupāda: Virendra. Virendra means Arjuna or Kṛṣṇa. Come on. The supreme hero. Virendra. (japa)

Aravinda: Surendra.

Prabhupāda: Surendra is also Kṛṣṇa's another name. Sura means gods, demigods, and the chief, the chief is Kṛṣṇa. Come on. (japa)

Aravinda: Viṣṇugadā.

Prabhupāda: Viṣṇu . . .?

Aravinda: Viṣṇugadā.

Prabhupāda: Viṣṇugadā. You know Viṣṇu has got the club? Śaṅkha cakra gadā padma. Gadā, the club. So you are that. (laughter) You have to punish all the demons.

Aravinda: Mahendra.

Prabhupāda: Mahendra. Mahā-indra. Mahā-indra is the heavenly king. Yas tu indra-gopa-mahā indra. There are two kinds of indra. One is a small insect, which is called indra-gopa, and beginning from this indra up to the mahā-indra, the king of heaven, they are all under the reaction of fruitive activities. Yas tv indra . . .

Yas tv indra-gopa-mahendra-mahā-sva-karma-phala-bhājanam āta . . . (Bs. 5.54). Everyone is enjoying and suffering the result of his fruitive activities. Karmāṇi nirdahati kintu ca bhakti-bhājām (Bs. 5.54). But those who are in devotional service, they have no reaction of their work, because they do not work for themselves. They are for Kṛṣṇa. Therefore there is no reaction.

So Mahendra means the greatest king within this universe. So because he is representative of Kṛṣṇa, therefore we accept him as one of the devotee. Hare Kṛṣṇa.