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RADHARANI IS LAVANYA-SIDHU—an ocean of beauty, grace, and the special quality which is present in fresh youth.

Lāvaṇya is a special quality like the milk of a cow, the fruits of a tree, or the flower of a creeper. It is that special factor which makes something wonderful, unique, and attractive. Lāvaṇya is not just ordinary beauty. It is the love in the heart. When people learn to direct their love solely to Kṛṣṇa and not misplace or distribute it here and there, then that love becomes fully powerful and sweet, like a ripe fruit. If a person instead spreads his love to meet the many sense objects of this mundane world then he will be like a fruit with no juice, or a plant bereft of fruits, leaves, or flowers. It is therefore greatly dangerous for unqualified people to take the position of guru. Unqualified gurus give their love away to conditioned souls and become attached to them and fallen with them. They do not remain one-pointed to Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa. Rainclouds have lāvaṇya. They are full of rasa, or water, and shine with electricity. The sun collects water from the oceans, rivers, and lakes and this becomes the lāvaṇya of the clouds. Water, which nourishes all life, is the lāvaṇya of the clouds. When the bhaktas are with Kṛṣṇa they feel power as a result of His śakti. They receive all good qualities, but these qualities are not their own, they are nothing but the mercy of Śrīmatī Rādhārānī. Similar to a rainbow, the bhaktas’ hearts become exceedingly beautiful when they come in contact with Svarūpa-śakti, Śrīmatī Rādhikā. Possessing this love of the Divine Potency, they attract the people around toward them. However, the souls they attract will not be attracted to the wielder of that love, they will be attracted to the love itself and its source. If we are really fixed in our prema for Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, then we will not be attracted or attached to ordinary living beings, nor will they become attracted to us and make us entangled.Now we will hear about Rādhārānī’s amṛta-chavi-rūpa-sindhu, or the nectar of Her splendorous form. One meaning of the word ‘chavi’ is ‘splendor.’ Another meaning is 'picture.’ The conditioned soul naturally takes many pictures with eyes throughout the day. Then when he sleeps at night all these pictures pass through his mind like a reel of film. If a person is always serving Guru, Vaiṣṇavas, and Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa then when he sleeps he will see in his minds’ eye the chavi, or splendid form of the Divine Couple. He will see Rādhā Ramaṇa-bihari, Madana-mohana, Rūpa Mañjarī, Nayana-maṇi Mañjarī, and others. Their forms will manifest before his eyes when he meditates. If we desire to see the ‘amṛta-chavi,’ that picture full of love—or that form which is so splendorous—then we have to engage in proper bhajana. If we do not do so, our minds will remain attached to material forms.One thing is mṛta-chavi and the other is amṛta-chavi. One causes death and the other gives eternal life. Mṛta-chavi is a form or picture that causes us to decrease our lifespan and amṛta-chavi gives the nectar of immortality. If we are always looking at and thinking of the material forms, which are displayed in the world’s newspapers, magazines, and other modes of media, then our lifespan will decrease and our energy spoiled. On the other hand, if we collect and store in our consciousness amrta-chavi, beautiful spiritual forms, then they will bestow eternal life. When we have received connection to the six oceans of Rādhārānī’s divine qualities, then at last we will achieve entrance in to the ‘keli-sindhu’ or ocean of Her divine amorous pastimes with Kṛṣṇa. Once we get a taste of that necturful ocean, we will no longer have any material tastes. We will become like Vṛtrāsura, who prayed: na nāka-pṛeṣṭhaṁ na ca pārameṣṭhyaṁ na sārva-bhaumaṁ na rasādhipatyam na yoga-siddhīr apunar-bhavaṁ vā samañjasa tvā virahayya kāṅkṣe “I do not want sovereignty over this earth or any material enjoyment, nor do I want to become the ruler of heaven or any higher planetary systems. All I want is to always be engaged in your service, birth after birth.” Bhaktivinode sings; O Prabhu! Please may I take birth as Your servant, birth after birth. In the association of Your devotees I can taste the nectar of Your glories, hear about Your pastimes, and remember Your divine qualities." Śrīmatī Rādhikā is endowed with these seven oceans of divine qualities. We pray, "When will She bring me into Her shelter? When will She appear in My heart?” Prabodhānanda Sarasvatīpāda teaches us these prayers. He received the mercy of Mahāprabhu and therefore he understands the Lord’s heart and reveals it to us. Prabodhānanda Sarasvatīpāda wrote these verses and then taught them to Hitahari Vamsa, the disciple of Gopāla Bhatta Gosvāmī. He also taught them to other residents of Vraja. These verses are very famous in Vṛndāvana. If anyone takes shelter of them that person will be able to understand Mahāprabhu and our Gauḍīya line.

Feasting on Bliss – Govinda-lilamrta

Don’t think these pastimes are imagination or something slight. The ācāryas only give hints of these pastimes. If you touch those hints, turning the button on, then all pastimes will manifest in your heart. But you must go to the gosvāmīs and ācāryas. Then you can gain entrance into these pastimes. If you try to understand alone, you will turn on the TV and watch movies. How much does the TV have stored? This māyā is limited. But if you turn on the button of kṛṣṇa-līlā rasa by going to the feet of the gosvāmīs and touching their feet, and remain at their feet, then all Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes will come one after the other in an unlimited flow of nectar. Like one early morning, Sannyāsī Ṭhākura sat near Paramahamsa Bābājī and received an indication of his service in vraja-līlā. The rāgānugā bhaktas are present in vraja-līlā serving eternally. By surrendering unto them, līlā-rasa will flow into the heart. This is the anurāgamayi-bhajana-rahasya. This is very secret and hidden. It is not possible to attain through vaidhī-bhakti. You cannot purchase this in the market.

WHY WILL WE ALWAYS SUFFER IF WE DON'T COLLECT THIS BHAKTI RASA?

Vilāpa-kusumāñjali 8 O Devī, please rescue this unfortunate person drowning in an ocean of pain. Place him on the strong boat of Your mercy and carry him to the wonderful realm of Your lotus feet.He says, “O Rādhe! I am not merely sad, I have fallen in the ocean of distress where I am burning in separation. I don’t know how to come out. Be merciful upon me, send a boat to help and carry me across this ocean to Your lotus feet. They are my all and all. Please bring me close to Your lotus feet. Otherwise, for millions of lives I take shelter of ordinary people, but they don’t accept me. They only kick me. O Rādhike, You are my life and soul. Please give me shelter. This will be my permanent post and service. Otherwise, I have no power.”Rādhārānī may say, “Oh, why are you sad? Why are you disturbed? Why are you crying?”“O Devī! Before, I had no knowledge that this world is a prison. Many cruel animals are present who are always cheating me, stealing my life. They appear like friends but they only steal my life, time, and energy. They make me perform bad karma, sending me away from bhakti and God.“By the mercy of Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Guru-pāda-padma, I have realized this and come here. Without Your mercy it is not possible to cross over this mundane world. I cannot cross beyond this attachment. If I have no protection and shelter, then I would be forced to go back. If You don’t give taste and relation, then I would have to go to others and work constantly for their pleasure.“I have no shelter. Without You I am very small. Your lotus feet are very wonderful. Many millions and millions of siddha-sevakas are present there.“Please give me a small place there as well. I will sit by Your lotus feet and Your sevakas will teach and guide me.”In the ninth verse Dāsa Gosvāmī prays: tvad-alokana-kalāhi-daṁśair eva mṛtaṁ janamtvat-padābja-milal-lakṣa-bheṣajair devi jīvayaVilāpa-kusumāñjali 9 O Devī, with the medicine of the red lac from Your lotus feet, please bring back to life this person now dead from the bites of the black snake of not seeing You. “O Devī, I can’t see You. The serpent of time is stealing away my life. It bites me and injects me with poison. I can’t protect myself. By its poison I am suffering and feeling so much pain. O Devī! Tat-padābjam, Your lotus feet are like life-giving medicine. Please give me life and strength, so that I may return to You. Now I am wounded, as if dead by the influence of mahā-kāla. Poisonous snakes always come and bite me. Babies go to their mother and father, who take them in their lap, and kiss and play with them. With all types of love and affection, relatives poison us and keep us disconnected from our soul and the Supreme Soul. These family members are the soldiers of time.“O Devī, Your lotus feet are covered with reddish kuṁkum. Please give me a particle of kuṁkum from Your feet. This medicine will cure the material disease and bestow anurāga.”Caitanya Mahāprabhu covered Himself with this anurāga. In Anurāga-vallari, Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura wrote that in the early morning Śrīmatī Rādhārānī watched many pulina-kanyās going to collect dry wood and cow dung. They saw Kṛṣṇa’s foosteps and kuṁkum on the grass. Where did this come from? The Vraja-devīs put Kṛṣṇa’s feet on their breasts that are smeared with kuṁkum and that kuṁkum becomes imprinted on the grass when Kṛṣṇa walks through the forest. The pulina-kanyās place this kuṁkum on their heads and chests. Śrīmatī sees this and says, “How much love they have for this Kṛṣṇa!”Caitanya-candra wore cloth the reddish color of this anurāga. He said, “I always keep the Vraja-devīs’ footdust with Me. This footdust is their anurāga.”This anurāga color is medicine that treats our material condition. How can hṛd-roga, lust, go? Dāsa Gosvāmī Prabhu says, “If you take a little bit of this footdust and smear it on your body and pray to that dust, then your hṛd-roga will go away. The serpents of time will no longer bite you. Even if you can’t bring Her feet directly in your heart, if you can collect a little of this kuṁkum and place it in your heart, then that will cure you and bring you to Vraja-dhama.”Some people say, “I have no time, when can I chant? I will chant later. I will serve later.” This is the poisonous effect of kāla-sarpa, the serpents of time. If you want to be saved from these serpents, then you must take shelter of the Vraja-devis’ foot dust.vande nanda-vraja-strīṇāṁ pāda-reṇum abhīkṣṇaśaḥyāsāṁ hari-kathodgīrṇaṁ punāti bhuvana-trayam Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 10.47.63 I constantly glorify the dust of the feet of the women of Nanda’s cowherd pastures. Their chanting of the activities of Śrī Kṛṣṇa purifies the entire universe. Brahmā and Uddhava pray like this. This dust is available. Why don’t you take it? You don’t have the desire. How can desire come? For that desire you must worship Śrīmatī Rādhārānī’s lotus feet.Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura sings: rādhikā-caraṇa-renu, bhūṣaṇa koriyā tanuanāyāse pābe giridhārīrādhikā-caraṇāśraya, je kore se mahāśayatāre moi jāo bolihārī Ornament your body with the dust of Śrīmatī Rādhikā’s lotus feet and you will easily attain Giridhārī. I congratulate such a great soul who takes shelter of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī’s lotus feet.jaya jaya rādhā-nāma vṛndāvana jāra dhāmakṛṣṇa-sukha vilāsera nidhiheno rādhā guṇa gāna, na sunilo mora kānavañcito korilo more vidhi All glories, all glories to She whose name is Rādhā, whose divine abode is Vṛndāvana, and who is a treasury of pastimes that bring joy to Kṛṣṇa. Alas! If my ears have not heard Rādhā’s glories, then destiny has cheated me. Everything we sing, we sing without desire to accept. We sing, pray, and pass our time, and then run another way. Why? We have no desire to accept this.Dāsa Gosvāmī Prabhu says, “Color yourself from top to bottom with this kuṁkum. Then nothing else can touch or disturb you.”If we don’t read the Gosvāmīs’ books, like this Vilāpa-kusumāñjali, how can we understand what process the Gosvāmīs left for us? How can we cross māyā? How can we collect bhakti-rasa? Without this, our lives pass uselessly. If we only cry and think about the negative, what benefit will come to us? We accept nothing positive. We will be weak if we take no food and have no rasa. Vaidhī-mārga is not useless, but who can actually follow all rules and regulations? Those who have anurāga follow all rules and regulations naturally. They come everyday to maṅgala-āratī to serve in niśānta-līlā. There is no need to bang on their doors and shout, “Wake up!” They naturally follow everything with anurāga. Vaidhī-mārga followers do everything by force. If sometimes they are sick, then how can they follow? This anurāga is the only thing necessary for strength in bhajana. devi te caraṇa-padma-dāsikāṁ         viprayoga-bhara-dāva-pāvakaiḥdahyamānatara-kāya-ballavīṁ     jīvaya kṣaṇa-nirīkṣaṇāmṛtaiḥVilāpa-kusumāñjali 10 O Devī, with the nectar of a moment’s glance, please restore the life of this maidservant of Your lotus feet, who now burns in the great forest-fire of separation from You. What does Devī mean? In the transcendental realm of Vṛndāvana-dhāma, You control Śrī Kṛṣṇa with Your over-world-power-love and keep Him always near You, thus You are Devī.“O Devī, I am burning; my body, mind, and senses—everything is burning. Everywhere I look there is only fire, dryness, and ashes. Please cool me with the nectar from Your lotus feet. Śiva Ṭhākura sits in a crematorium and smears his body with ashes, saying, ‘In this world there is only fire and ash, fire and ash.’ O Devī, this world is a forest-fire and my body is like a burning creeper. I am a very small dāsī at Your lotus feet. Kṛpā kaṭākṣa bhājanam—please just o nce grace me with Your merciful glance. If You don’t look at me and take care of me, then everyone will come with fire and attack me, saying, ‘Hey, don’t do this, do what I am telling, follow me.’ The government, educators, parents, friends, and the so-called gurus and ācāryas—everyone in this world smashes us and squeezes out our life. They like to take all our time and life. But they don’t say, ‘Follow this line of the Gosvāmīs; this is good for you.’ ”When a goat or pig is young and healthy, everyone is ready to check, “How much does it weigh? How tasty will it be?” The fire of peoples’ desires burns us. People are always ready to attack and digest us.Dāsa Gosvāmī says, “Kṛṣṇa is transcendental. He is in my heart, but I can’t meet with Him because I am surrounded by fire. How can I cross this fire and go to meet with Kṛṣṇa? It is not possible. I am burning in my desire-fire, lust-fire, anger-fire, and so many other fires. I collect fire from all others; they give me this by force. Also, I am sentimental and sensitive—this is one fire. Even worse is the fire of pratiṣṭhā, greed for name and fame. O Devī, if these fires aren’t vanquished, I will not be able to cross beyond this fearsome world and reach You. I have been burning, burning, burning for millions of lives. Now I have only a little time left. I cannot tolerate this torment any longer. Without Your merciful glance, I will be burnt to ashes and destroyed. Please give me Your kṛpā-kaṭākṣa-bhājanam, without which I cannot cross over this fearsome world.“This body that You gave is always demanding attention and wants me to be its slave. It is a vortex of fire in which I am always burning. I desire to engage my body always as an instrument of Your service. But these fires are burning me and keep me from serving You. In a forest there are many big trees. Sometimes, when wind rubs them against each other, fire is generated. This fire burns the whole forest down. Similarly, mundane people have fire and they steal us away from bhakti and bhajana. This is like a forest-fire. How can I protect myself from the fires of this world? I don’t know. Please help me.“Your darśana is not possible for me. I can’t see you, but You can see me. Please give me Your glance of mercy, otherwise I cannot cross over this world and go to You." svapne ‘pi kiṁ sumukhi te caraṇāmbujāta-        rājat-parāga-paṭavāsa-vibhūṣaṇenaśobhāṁ parām atitarām ahahottamāṅaṁ        bibhrad bhaviṣyati kadā mama sārtha-nāmaVilāpa-kusumāñjali 11 O beautiful-faced one, when, even in a dream, will I, by decorating my head with the splendid perfumed powder of Your lotus feet, attain the goal of my life? (Click on the Title to see more)

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