This most confidential place, surcharged with the highest and most sublime loving sentiments, was revealed by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Himself, who is endowed with the bhāva and kānti (lustre) of Śrī Rādhā. Previously, Śrī Mādhavendra Purī, Śrī Lokanātha Gosvāmī and Śrī Bhūgarbha Gosvāmī also came to Braja, where they revealed various pastime-places of Kṛṣṇa; but they did not reveal this confidential place, which was personally manifested by Śrī Gaurasundara, who is Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa combined…
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Therefore, a person who seriously desires to inquire about the ultimate transcendental benefit must take shelter of a bona fide guru. The qualifications of śrī guru are that (1) he has fully realized the purport of all Vedic scriptures (śabda-brahma), (2) has full realization of the Supreme Absolute Truth (Parabrahma Śrī Kṛṣṇa) and (3) is completely free from material desires and attachments.
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Including: The dasa-mula-tattva slokas themselves, from Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s Jaiva Dharma; Slokas from Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Caitanya Caritamrta and various Upanisads, selected by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura to substantiate the dasa-mula-tattva slokas; an explanation of each dasa-mula çloka from, “Sri Caitanya, His life and precepts”, by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, originally written in English.
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Sri Guru plants the seed of spiritual perfection through harinama and diksa-mantras. However, without repeated watering in the form of hearing hari-katha directly from the lotus lips of a sadhu (a saintly devotee), combined with a mood of rendering favourable service, nothing can grow or mature into perfection. A sadhu may recite rasika, sublime slokas, which may be difficult for us conditioned souls to fully understand. Yet these slokas are likened to transcendental seeds that will (for the faithful hearer), flourish one day into fully blossomed spiritual realizations.
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Keep your head off My feet! I know what you’re doing. You expertly learned diplomacy from Mukunda, and now you come as His messenger with flattering words. But He abandoned those who for His sake alone gave up their children, husbands and all other relations. He’s simply ungrateful. Why should I make up with Him now? – from Bhramara-gita
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O my dear brother, my foolish mind! Taking hold of your feet, I humbly pray to you with sweet words. Please give up all pride and quickly develop sublime and incessant rati for Sri Gurudeva, Sri Vraja-dhama, the residents of Vraja, the Vaisnavas, the brahmanas, your diksa-mantras, the holy names of the Supreme Lord, and the shelter of Kisora-Kisori, Sri Sri Radha-Krsna, the eternally youthful divine couple of Vraja.
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