Day 141: Gaurābda 532, Keśava Māsa – Pratipat 23 Dec 2018 – Sunday

Bhakti Bullets

Bhakti Bullets

I was selected in the police force and given a high rank. There, also, all the high-ranking police officers were very pleased with my good character—not taking a single paisa as a bribe. India is infamous for bribery, but I was always so honest that all used to have love for me and they wanted to promote me higher and higher; but I met my Gurujī and I accepted the renounced order.
Then I saw that in this world we cannot be happy without transcendental life. In this world there is beauty but only for a moment. There is love and affection but with self-interest. No one can love purely. All want their self-interest.
What is the meaning of yoga? If there are two or more things and if we make them together this means yoga. Like one plus one is equal to two. This is yoga. But when a soul is connected with God it is pure yoga. This is called bhakti-yoga. If we want to connect two bricks we will have to bring something so that will connect it, like mud. So, if we are going to connect this soul with God there should be something to add, to adhere. What is that? Love and affection. In this world everything is tightened by love and affection. But, there, love and affection is so pure that this soul can be connected forever, eternally, and transcendentally and this is called bhakti-yoga. We can be connected to the Supreme Personality of Godhead through love and affection. We have love and affection now but it is not transcendental.

Spoken by Srila Gurudeva, December 23, 1998 Perth [Press Interview]

Kripa Wave

14 Dec 2018 pm – How to Make Your Life Pure and Full of Happiness (English)

English translation:

Hindi:

Prema Flame

Prema Flame

Rasa Varsa

WHAT DO THE GREATEST YOGIS AND MUNI’S PRAY FOR?

In a similar way, Śrīla Gurudeva attracted thousands to come to Vraja and bestowed anurāga upon them. When Śrīla Gurudeva invited everyone to Vraja, even if people were very poor, they would somehow or other find a way to come.
They would do whatever was necessary to attain the chance to perform parikramā in sādhu-saṅga.

Śrīman Mahāprabhu distributes this rasa and anurāga through saṅkīrtana and His associates follow His example when they come to this world.

VERSE 2 yasya kadapi vasanāṅcala-khelanottha-

dhanyāti-dhanya-pavanena kṛtārtha-māni

yogīndra-durgama-gatir madhusūdano ’pi

tasya namo ’stu vṛṣabhānu-bhuvo diśe ’pi

I offer my obeisance to the direction facing the daughter of Vṛṣabhānu Maharāja—Śrīmatī Rādhikā. She completely captivates the heart of Madhusūdana Śrī Kṛṣṇa whom the greatest yogīs rarely attain. When a gentle gust of wind playfully touches Her cloth and carries its sweet fragrance towards Kṛṣṇa and touches His body, He embraces it to His heart and feels that His life has become blessedly fulfilled.

Those who come to Vṛndāvana and receive the mercy of the rāgānuga Vaiṣṇavas will surely understand the specialties of Vraja and will take shelter of the lotus feet of Śrīmatī Rādhārānī and the Vraja-devīs. If we simply pray to those who are followers of the Vraja-devīs, we will certainly achieve all auspiciousness.

Kṛṣṇa Himself glorifies the air that touches the cloth of Śrīmatī Rādhārānī. This verse describes the first process to receive rasa. Kṛṣṇa says, “Oh! I offer praṇāma just to the direction of Śrīmatī Rādhikā and to Pavana-devatā, the air-god who carries Her scent to Me.”

Kṛṣṇa offers praṇāma to Śrīmatī Rādhārānī with great respect. Those who offer respectful obeisance to Śrīmatī Rādhārānī will not remain in this miserable material world. Surely they will pass beyond this world and enter Vraja.
Kṛṣṇa teaches us this. He says, “The air that touches the shawl of Śrīmatījī is supremely fortunate! Dhanyāti-dhanya-pavanena!” The air-god himself considers his life successful—kṛtārtha-māni. The air then moves very slowly—dhīra-samīre yamunā-tīre. The wind blissfully flows along the bank of the Yamunā, carrying Śrīmatī Rādhārānī’s sweet scent to Kṛṣṇa.

Kṛṣṇa thus teaches how the jīva can obtain bhakti. Prabodhānanda Sarasvatīpāda reveals this. One must take shelter of Śrīmatī Rādhārānī. Our Guru-varga, especially Śrīla Gurudeva, would daily recite this prayer and offer obeisance to Śrīmatī Rādhārānī. Krsna Himself prays, “May I also receive the mercy of Śrīmatī Rādhārānī, which the greatest of yogīs and munis revere and pray for.”

Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvatipada ki Jaya! (Excerpted from the Bhaktabandhav book publication, “Sri Sri Radha-Rasa Suddha Nidhi”. Available from rasik@bhaktabandhav.org )

 

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