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Kamika Ekadasi – Prabhuji 16 July 2020

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O Devī Gāndharvike! I am suffering greatly and therefore, today, I am throwing myself on the ground like a stick and desperately imploring You, with a choked voice, to be merciful to this fool and count me as one of Your own confidantes...

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If we desire prema-sevā, divine loving service, we will make a firm vow to Śrīmatī Rādhikā and Her prominent sakhīs like Lalita-devi, Viśākhā, Rūpa Mañjarī, and so forth. We will pray, “I will not take shelter of any other. I only seek and wait for Your blessings and mercy. I will only associate with those who similarly seek Your shelter and who have vraja-niṣṭha. I will sternly avoid any other association.”

WHAT MAKES KRSNA'S FORM SO ATTRACTIVE?

The gopīs desire that Kṛṣṇa always remain in kiśora age, and they pray to Him, “Kṛṣṇa, you are an ocean of mercy. Please never grow up and leave us.” Why do they say this? If Kṛṣṇa grows up, then He will not be able to stay with them. Childhood friends play together without a care, but for how long does it last? As kids they have no responsibility; they are free. They have no desire but to play. They play, talk and move here and there. But the gopīs are scared, “Kṛṣṇa will become mature and get many responsibilities. Our time with Him then will be very short.” Like one grown-up person may play for some time, but for how long? Half an hour or an hour, then he goes to his house or for service. He has many responsibilities for maintaining the family. Then he can’t play twenty four hours a day. Even for a prince this is not possible. The gopīs pray, “Don’t let Your young age pass. Then we will be orphans.” Millions of Kṛṣṇa’s devotees had been doing sādhana for millions of years. Now they came to meet with Kṛṣṇa, like a founder-ācārya, divine master, who has thousands of followers and disciples, who all want to meet with him. They all wait for a chance, thinking, “When will Guru Mahārāja be free so that I can go and speak with him?” But they have no chance. They only think and pray for this, but then suffer. If Gurudeva is once alone, they think, “This is our good luck. Now there is a chance to meet with him.” The vraja-gopīs lament, saying, “If Kṛṣṇa was nitya-kiśora and we kiśorīs, it would be best. May we never cross this kiśora age. This is very bad. Then we will have family, and many responsibilities, headache and tension. This is not good. You should remain kiśora, and we will all be Your kiśorī friends with no other responsibility besides Your service and company. Kṛṣṇa, You are very kind; don’t give us any punishment. What punishment? Please don’t grow up and leave us. This is not good.” Then they do a hunger strike, saying, “Don’t cross this age. If You grow up, then a big problem will come.” Nanda Bābā and Yaśodā Mātā thought, “When Kṛṣṇa is young, we will arrange His marriage and celebrate with a huge feast.” Then Gargācārya came from Mathurā and said, “Until Kṛṣṇa has a sacred thread, don’t let Him be married.” Hearing this, the vraja-gopīs clap, “This is very good.” Then Nanda and Yaśodā Mātā are very sad. All in vātsalya-rasa are sad: “Oh, Kṛṣṇa will not get married—this is very bad.” But Kṛṣṇa’s sakhās and sakhīs say, “This is very good. Otherwise, Kṛṣṇa will be distant and divided from us. Then we will feel deep pain.” In the daytime Kṛṣṇa plays and wrestles with the sakhās, and at night He slips out of bed and goes to meet with the sakhīs. Yaśodā Mātā thinks Kṛṣṇa is sleeping, but He slips out into the forest. But if a wife is there, she will never give one a free life. She will tie and bind one, and say, “You are mine. Your mind is not your own. You are mine and no other can have any share.” Therefore the sakhīs start a big strike to stop Kṛṣṇa from growing up. They know that if Kṛṣṇa grows up, they will never be able to be with Him. He will go and sit in big assemblies and perform great deeds. This is a big problem for them. When Kṛṣṇa fights with demons and then comes back and meets with His sakhās and sakhīs, they tease Him, “O Kṛṣṇa, You killed such a powerful demon.” Kṛṣṇa says, “No. He came, and I asked him, ‘Do you know any good fighting moves or have any mystic powers?’ In response he showed Me a move, but did it wrong and then broke his legs and knees. I went and tried to help him, and then all of a sudden he came out of his body and joined Me as a sakhā. What can I do? Look, he is here. He left his physical structure, which was like the costume of a joker, but now he is here with us. His outfit was as a demon to play, but now he is here as My eternal friend.” When Aghāsura came, the sakhās entered his mouth. Then Kṛṣṇa went inside and liberated Aghāsura. Kṛṣṇa said, “He was wearing this dress. He is not really a snake.” The demigods were watching and saw that an effulgent light came out of Aghāsura, moved in the sky, and then came and entered Kṛṣṇa’s feet. Brahmā and the demigods were surprised, “Who is this Kṛṣṇa?” But the sakhās fear that Kṛṣṇa will leave them, and they say to Him, “Promise that You will never grow up and leave us.” The sakhās and sakhīs do not like Kṛṣṇa growing up. madhuram adhara-bimbe mañjulaṁ manda-hāse śiśiram amṛta-nāde śītalaṁ dṛṣṭi-pāte vipulam aruṇa-netre viśrutaṁ veṇu-nāde marakata-maṇi-nīlaṁ bālam alokaye nu Kṛṣṇa-karṇāmṛta 64 Oh, when may I see that young boy, who has a complexion as deep blue as a sapphire, sweet lips like bimba fruit, a charming, mild smile, soothing, nectarean words, cooling glances, and large, dawn-red eyes, and who is famous for His flute-song. When Kṛṣṇa smiles or laughs, it is very sweet. In the early morning, on top of grass, there is dew. In the winter, this water is very clean on the grass. Touching it, the water will come to your hand, not staying on the grass—this is very light and clean. Heavy water can’t stand and sit on top of the grass. It is very light. Now when Kṛṣṇa smiles and laughs, this is not heavy. Like if you laugh, after sometime you become weak, but when Kṛṣṇa smiles and laughs, you will also laugh with Kṛṣṇa and not become weak; more and more strength will come. (see more)

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