“Everything opulent, beautiful and glorious that may exist within the universe, which simultaneously stirs up strong positive feelings within one’s heart , all such manifestations should be understood as only a part-fragment manifestation of Krishna ‘s splendor. Actually they are born of Krishna’s opulence.” Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Version 3, 10.41  

Strelitzia /strɛˈlɪtsiə/[1] is a genus of five species of perennial plants, native to South Africa. It belongs to the plant family Strelitziaceae.[2] The genus is named after Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom. A common name of the genus is bird of paradise flower/plant, because of a resemblance of its flowers to birds-of-paradise. In South Africa, it is commonly known as a crane flower and is featured on the reverse of the 50-cent coin. It is the floral emblem of the City of Los Angeles; two of the species, S. nicolai and S. reginae, are frequently grown as houseplants.[3] Vikipedia
Strelitzia reginae is a species of evergreen tropical herbaceous plant, native to South Africa. Given its own family Strelitziaceae by taxonomists, it is still closely related to bananas (Musaceae). …These regal plants (for which they are named, reginae) are named for the beautiful, orange crane-like flowers that they produce, like birds of paradise.

In the first picture, we see Srila Prabhupada contemplating the beauty of a flower, as an infinitesimal expression of Krishna’s own beauty, opulence and expertise. The second and third pictures show Strelizia Reginae, also called bird of paradise due to its resemblance with the bird of the same name. Many town councils use this attractive plant to beautify parks and streets. When such beauty is displayed in the material world, we may by inference conclude what type of extraordinary beauty is available in the spiritual world, a good reason to make it the target of our life.

“The latest desire man has developed is the desire to travel to other planets. This is also quite natural, because he has the constitutional right to go to any part of the material or spiritual skies. Such travel is very tempting and exciting because these skies are full of unlimited globes of varying qualities, and they are occupied by all types of living entities. The desire to travel there can be fulfilled by the process of yoga, which serves as a means by which one can transfer himself to whatever planet he likes — possibly to planets where life is not only eternal and blissful, but where there are multiple varieties of enjoyable energies. Anyone who can attain the freedom of the spiritual planets need never return to this miserable land of birth, old age, disease and death.
One can attain this stage of perfection very easily by his individual effort. He can simply follow, in his own home, the prescribed method of bhakti-yoga. This method, under proper guidance, is simple and enjoyable. An attempt is made herein to give information to the people in general, and to philosophers and religionists in particular, as to how one can transfer oneself to other planets by this process of bhakti-yoga — the highest of all yogic processes.” EASY JOURNEY TO OTHER PLANETS. Preface.

BGAII V3 10.41         

English synonyms

yat yat — whatever; vibhuti– opulences; mat — having; sattvam — existence; srimad — beautiful; urjitam — glorious; eva — certainly; va — or; tat tat — all those; eva — certainly; avagaccha — he must know; tvam — you; mama — my; tejah — splendor; amsha — partly; sambhavam — born of.   

Translation 10.41 

Everything opulent, beautiful and glorious that may exist within the universe, which simultaneously stirs up strong positive feelings within one’s heart , all such manifestations should be understood as only a part-fragment manifestation of Krishna ‘s splendor. Actually they are born of Krishna’s opulence.    

Purport

Either in the spiritual or in the material world, any glorious and beautiful existence should be understood as a fragmental manifestation of Krishna’s opulence only. Anything extraordinarily opulent should be considered as a representation of Krishna’s opulence.

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