domingo, 19 de julho de 2009

IN MADHURYA RASA

Prema cannot be contained within this body. One with a material body can attain up to the stage of svarupa-siddhi. Yet we see that rasika-bhaktas (those who are already internally situated in their exchanges with Krsna in His lila) have prema and also appear in a body. We should understand, therefore, that their body is not a worldly material body. This body cannot bear to hold prema. In such a mood of separation, this body would burst in pieces.

To understand this we must do sadhana bhajana and become qualified. Swamiji was always in that mood, but he did not externally manifest it. He kept it as a seed within himself. For his preaching purpose he had to suppress all these actual moods. His prema was displaying itself inside, but it was not fully manifested externally. Otherwise all would have been madness and the preaching would have been stopped. The uddipana (stimulus) was always there, but inside. When he went to the West there was uddipana for preaching. He preached "You are not your body" and he preached Gita, Jagannatha worship, etc. At the end he came back to Vrndavana Dhama to relish all the internal things; he was always deeply hearing and chanting Hare Krsna. Some could see this mood of his, others might not have been qualified to realize it. He told us, "My home is in Vrndavana." Home means his loving home, his real home.

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Srila Swami Maharaja was surely in madhurya-rasa. Some may say, why not sakhya-rasa? I am not denying this because in madhurya-rasa everything is there. In madhurya-rasa all other rasas-- vatsalya-rasa, sakhya-rasa, everything is included there. So it may be said that all rasas were in him; he was not deprived of sakhya-rasa. He had written some things in his poems and he had special affection for Gaura-Nitai and Krsna-Balarama, we know. But Swamiji was certainly also in madhurya-rasa, because his sannyasa-guru, my Gurudeva, gave him the sannyasa-mantra, the gopi-bhava-mantra in our Rupanuga line. Just like Srila Rupa Gosvami, Srila Jiva Gosvami, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and his Gurudeva, and just as he wrote in his realizations in the purports of his books, he was surely in madhurya rasa.

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Sri Guru-vandana

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The Worship of Sri Guru
(from Prema-bhakti-candrika)
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1
sri-guru-carana-padma, kevala-bhakati-sadma,
bando mui savadhana mate
jahara prasade bhai, e bhava toriya jai,
krsna-prapti hoy jaha ha'to

2
guru-mukha-padma-vakya, cittete koriya aikya,
ar na koriho mane asa
sri-guru-carane rati, ei se uttama-gati,
je prasade pure sarv asa

3
cakhu-dan dilo jei, janme janme prabhu sei,
divya-jnan hrde prokasito
prema-bhakti jaha hoite, avidya vinasa jate,
vede gay jahara carito

4
sri-guru karuna-sindhu, adhama janara bandhu,
lokanath lokera jivana
ha ha prabhu koro doya, deho more pada-chaya,
ebe jasa ghusuk tribhuvana

TRANSLATION

1
The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can attain pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and reverence. By his grace one can cross the ocean of material suffering and obtain the mercy of Krsna.

2
My only wish is to have my consciousness purified by the words emanating from his lotus mouth. Attachment to his lotus feet is the perfection that fulfills all desires.

3
He opens my darkened eyes and fills my heart with transcendental knowledge. He is my Lord birth after birth. From him ecstatic prema emanates; by him ignorance is destroyed. The Vedic scriptures sing of his character.

4
Our spiritual master is the ocean of mercy, the fiend of the poor, and the lord and master of the devotees. O master! Be merciful unto me. Give me the shade of your lotus feet. Your fame is spread all over the three worlds.

Maha Mantra

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare



LOTUS

Jaya Srila Gurudeva , Srila Prabhupada Ki Jay !

All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga!

All glories to Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada !

Gaura premanande Haribol!