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Narada Muni: Trinabhi das
The cobbler: Srutidharma das
The brahmana: Parividha das
Sri Narayana: Kripamoya das

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released May 20, 2015

Script by Parividha das

Recorded, sound effects & mixed by Dwarakadisa das

Produced and directed by Parividha das 1997


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Gurubhakta dasi (ACBSP) USA:
My children spend hours listening to your CD's.
Your rendition of the proud brahmana Halavananda Bhattacarya Puri Pakora Pandit is so funny.

Campakalata Fiorentino:
Your stories are favorites in this house. Great for laughs and action and drama, and absorption in Krishna Lila! We love the Brahman and the Cobbler, and Dhruva, and the Chess Match, and the Kidnapping of Princess Rukmini, Saksi Gopala... gosh, I think we love all of them!

Yogindra das (ACBSP) Sweden:
Our drama group has been benefited by your works prabhu.
Besides first class entertainment, they're ideal to be used as a soundtrack for big festivals.

Manasi Ganga dasi:
Our students loved the CD's. We have used them to stage several plays for the community. Lots of devotional fun and full of humor.
ISKCON classics, in fact!

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Parividha Amsterdam, Netherlands

Parividha das was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1973.

He performed with
the Vaikuntha Players
in New York in 1977
and worked with the Bhaktivedanta Players in England from 1978 to 1985.

He has appeared as John the Baptist & Judas in the musical "Godspell", Mr. Lyons in "Blood Brothers" and Pharaoh & Jacob in "Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat".
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Track Name: The Cobbler and the Brahmana
Scene 1

(A Harinama party enters from the hallway chanting Govinda jaya Gopala jaya. The cobbler enters, who watches and appreciates the kirtan party and joins in the kirtan. After a while the kirtan party exits.
Cobbler:
Hmmm. It's so nice. The Holy Name. Kirtan. So wonderful. But now it is time to make some money to maintain my family. Let me see. he looks around and looks up Are there any shoes or sandals to be repaired? sandals are thrown from cupboard in the cobbler’s direction Ah wonderful! Wonderful! he picks up the sandals and sits down Very nice. Let me begin the repairing. sings Govinda jaya jaya Gopala jaya jaya 2x Radha Ramana Hari Govinda jaya jaya
Narada Muni:
Narayana Narayana Narayana
Cobbler: (To himself.)
O Narada Muni! O Narada Muni. What an incredible honour.
(Offers dandavats) O Narada what incredible mercy that now I
am seeing you. O so wonderful ha ha I could cry haha.
O sage amongst sages, somehow by your mercy I am now able to see you. I am so fortunate. How may I serve you?
Could I please inquire to know where you are going?
Narada Muni:
I just had a refreshing bath in the most sacred Ganga and now I am on my way to Vaikuntha.
Cobbler:
O! You are going to Vaikuntha? O how wonderful! Hah. Uh, will you see Lord Narayana? (Narada Muni nods.) O oh such good fortune ha ha ha. Uh Naradaji could you please ask Lord Narayana just one small question for me? (Narada Muni nods.) I want to know how many lifetimes it will take for me to have His audience.
Narada Muni:
I will.
Cobbler:
O thank you, thank you
Narada Muni:
Narayana.
Cobbler:
O, I'm so fallen. I am so in Maya! It will probably take me millions of lifetimes! (He exits and almost walks against the brahmana who has just entered.)
Brahmana:
Hey muci, hut! Out of my way! I have just taken my bath to do my puja and I don't want to be contaminated.
O, I am so glad I'm a Brahmana. And not just any brahmana, but one with a very aristocratic lineage. Yes yes, I Shastriji Halavananda Bhattacarya Puri Pakora Pandit have undergone all Vedic samskara ceremonies. I'm very packa. I take three baths daily and besides all my puja I study all the scriptures: Rg Veda, Atharva Veda, Upanisads, Vedanta Sutra, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Readers Digest. Yes yes, Life is meant for acquiring knowledge to obtain the ultimate. Liberation! Moksha! (he sits down)
Now it is time for my puja!
om kesavaya namah (He sips water.) om narayanaya namah (He sips water.) om madhavaya namah (He sips water.) om govindaya namah om visnave namah
Narada Muni:
narayana narayana narayana
Brahmana:
O, I recognise you! Are you not Narada Muni? (Narada Muni nods.) O, I have to ask you something, so please wait here till I'm finished with my puja.
Brahmana:
om madhusudanaya namah touch R cheek with fingers R hand
om trivikaramaya namah touch L cheek with fingers R hand
om vamanaya namah wipe above upper lip with base of R thumb
om sridharaya namah wipe under lip with base of R thumb
om hrisikesaya namah sprinkles water on both hands
om padmanabhaya namah sprinkles water on both feet
om damodaraya namah sprinkles water on the top of head
om vasudevaya namah touch lips with fingertips right hand
om sankarsanaya namah R nostril with R thumb and forefinger
om pradyumnaya namah L nostril with R thumb and forefinger
om aniruddhaya namah touch R eye with R thumb and ring finger
om purusottamaya namah touch L eye with R thumb and ring finger
om adhoksajaya namah touch R ear with R thumb and ring finger
om Nrisimhaya namah touch L ear with R thumb and ring finger
om acyutaya namah touch navel with thumb and little finger
om janardanaya namah touch heart with palm R hand
om upendraya namah touch head with all fingers R hand
om haraye namah touch R upper arm with fingertips L hand
om krsnaya namah touch L upper arm with fingertips R hand
(He folds hands.) Om tad visno paramam padam sada
pasyanti surayah diviva caksur atatam
tad vipraso vipanyavo jagrivam sah
samindhate visnor yat paramam padam (He gets up.) My dear Naradaji, namaste. It is so nice to finally meet another exalted soul. Nothing is sweeter than sadhu sanga Isn't it? May I be so curious to ask where you are going?
Narada Muni:
I'm on my way to Vaikuntha to see Lord Narayana.
Brahmana:
Eh, Accha! My dear Naradaji, could you do a favour for a humble brahmana?
Narada Muni:
Brahmana:
O yes. Most important question! My dear Naradaji, when you see Lord Narayana, could you be so kind to ask Him when I will get my moksha?
Narada Muni:
Your liberation? (The brahmana nods enthusiastically.) I will.
Brahmana:
O thank you, thank you. You are too kind. (Exit Narada.)
Of course I am knowing that I will get my moksha in this very
life, but I just want to know which day, that way I can prepare myself! (Exit brahmana.)

SCENE 2
Enter Lord Narayana. Enter Narada.
Narada Muni:
Narayana Narayana Narayana
Lord Narayana:
Ah, Narada! Mmm. How nice it is to see you again (When Narada offers his dandavats Lord Narayana lifts Narada up and places His hand on Narada's shoulder.) How are you?
Narada Muni:
Seeing you, my Lord is the perfection of my eyes and chanting Your Holy Name is the perfection of my tongue.
Lord Narayana:
Ha. My dear Narada. Tell me, where have your travels taken you lately?
Narada Muni:
I just came from the planet earth my Lord, where there are thousands of Your devotees. They play musical instruments, while dancing and singing Your glories. They also distribute sacred food and transcendental literature.
And in the coldest month of the year they even have a transcendental competition, in which some of them distribute more than a hundred transcendental literature a day!
Lord Narayana:
How glorious for Kali Yuga! To be out on the streets, in the middle of winter!
Narada Muni:
If they are in the right consciousness my Lord, they will for sure experience transcendental happiness.
Lord Narayana:
That's true, but still, it is a great sacrifice.
Narada Muni:
Indeed. O yes, when I was on the planet earth my Lord, two persons requested me to ask you something. One was a
Lord Narayana:
Cobbler and the other a brahmana?
Narada Muni:
O, You know?
Lord Narayana:
Hah! You can tell the cobbler that he will have My darshan at the end of his life, but as for the brahmana. He will have to take millions of births before he will get his liberation.
Narada Muni:
My Lord, I don't understand. The Brahmin takes tree baths a day, while the cobbler is working with leather all day.
Lord Narayana:
When they ask you what I was doing, when you came to see Me, you can tell them I was threading an elephant through the eye of a needle. (Narayana smilingly exits and Narada thinking of what Lord Narayans just had told him exits.)

SCENE 3
Narada Muni: (Enter Narada Muni, who looks around.)
Narayana Narayana Narayana Hmm. Now where is that cobbler? O I can't wait to see his face when I’ll tell him, but I hope I don't meet that Brahmana.
Brahmana:
Ah, Naradaji! (Narada cringes.) I thought I'd heard you. Namaste. And, have you been to Vaikuntha? hmm?
Narada Muni:
Yes.
Brahmana:
Very nice! And, did you see Narayana? Hmm?
Narada Muni:
Yes
Brahmana:
And, when will be my moksha?
Narada Muni:
Actually eh.
Brahmana:
No no wait! Let me guess! Eh tomorrow?
Narada Muni:
Eh.
Brahmana:
The day after tomorrow?
Narada Muni:
Well.
Brahmana:
O I know, I know, How nice! Today? No, not today
Narada Muni:
Well
Brahmana:
Next week?
Narada Muni:
Eh.
Brahmana:
Next month?
Narada Muni:
Well…
Brahmana:
O I know, what a nice surprise! It will be on my birthday isn't it?
Narada Muni:
Well actually.
Brahmana:
No? Not on my birthday? Hmm.. On Janmastami? Ramnomi ?
Narada Muni:
Eh.
Brahmana:
Diwali?
Narada Muni:
Eh.
Brahmana:
On Christmas? Next year!
Narada Muni:
Well I'm sorry, but Lord Narayana told me that you still have to wait for a few more lifetimes to get your moksha.
Brahmana:
What? What did he say? Will I, Halavananda Bhattacarya
Puri Pakora Pandit, not get my moksha in this life?
That, that is impossible! I take three baths daily! I have
undergone all samskaras! And I study till my head hurts!
Narada Muni:
I'm really sorry.
Brahmana:
T. It's not possible!..I actually begin to wonder whether you have been in Vaikuntha at all? Hmm! If you went there, tell me: What was Lord Narayana doing when you arrived?
Narada Muni:
Eh... Lord Narayana was threading an elephant through the eye of a needle.
Brahmana:
An elephant through the eye of a needle? And you want me to believe this? Have you forgotten who I am? I am Shastriji Halavananda Bhattacarya Puri Pakora Pandit!!! Do you hear me? Pandit!! I'm not stupid!!! Actually I begin to wonder whether you are Narada Muni? I know, I know! You must be one of these Narada Muni lookalike’s! An impostor. That's what you are! T. Out of my way! T! Threading an elephant through the eye of a needle! T! Ridiculous! (he exits)
Narada Muni:
Govinda jaya jaya gopala jaya jaya govinda jaya..O Narada Muni
Narada Muni:
Narayana
Narada Muni:
O what great fortune to see you again! (He offers dandavats)
O Naradaji, have you been to Vaikuntha?
Narada Muni:
O yes!
Narada Muni:
My good fortune that you have been to Vaikuntha and now you are here before me. O Naradaji, Could you please tell me what was my Lord doing when you arrived?
Narada Muni:
Lord Narayana was threading an elephant through the eye of a needle.
Narada Muni:
An elephant through the eye of a needle? O, how wonderful!!
Narada Muni:
Don't you think it's a little strange?
Narada Muni:
A little strange? No! Why should I?
Narada Muni:
An elephant through the eye of a needle, can you imagine this?
Cobbler:
Bbbut ofcourse! Why not? (picks up something.)
My dear Naradaji, do you see this tiny little seed? (Narada Muni nods) If it's possible for the Supreme Lord, my Lord to grow such a huge tree within this tiny tiny little seed, then why isn't it possible for Him to thread an elephant through the eye of a needle?
Narada Muni:
Jaya!