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We should try to mix our hearts with the heart of Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami. Without avesa we cannot taste all these mellows. When we hear and read these verses, we should identify ourselves as followers of Raghunatha dasa Gosvami and try to make our hearts one with his...

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Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī says to Parīkṣit Mahārāja in the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (9.11.17): “The attraction between man and woman, or male and female, always exists everywhere, making everyone always fearful. Such feelings are present even among the controllers like Brahmā and Lord Śiva and is the cause of fear for them, what to speak of others who are attached to household life in this material world...”

Entering the Lord’s Eternal Pastimes through Samādhi-yoga

Bilvamaṅgala completely rejected his material body. He even gave up his attachment to his subtle body and mind, and then entered into samādhi, into the eternal world, where he started searching only for Śrī Kṛṣṇa. This type of sādhana is very serious. Not everybody can act like this, but for one who can, entering into samādhi is very easy. He will be able to cross over māyā, enter into the eternal...

WHOSE HEART FELT LOVE INCREASES AT EVERY MOMENT?

They have this desire. Bilvamaṅgala Ṭhākura watches which person likes Kṛṣṇa and thinks continuously about Kṛṣṇa. Whose heartfelt love increases at every moment? With that love they serve Kṛṣṇa, Who accepts this love. This is called service tendency; otherwise, service is only dry. A person will do service for some time, then, because of no taste, he will leave. There are many sevakas here now, but after sometime, perhaps none of them will be here, like a garden with many flowers that get picked and taken away. But the garden’s beauty is its flowers. In that way, Kṛṣṇa’s beauty is in His followers. And they do not remain far away from Kṛṣṇa for even a moment. “Kṛṣṇa, You are vibho, very great, and You mitigate the worry and sadness of all. You steal their poverty, and by your unlimited ānandinī-śakti, you make them happy.” Now, today, the gopīs pray, “When will I comb Your hair and bind it on top of Your head, and decorate it with flowers and peacock feathers?” Your hair will come together, meaning, all the gopīs, Vraja-devīs, have a desire to be in one group and serve Kṛṣṇa all together. But how can Kṛṣṇa accept them all? They all have a desire and sweet mood for service. But how can Kṛṣṇa accept all their service at once? In this world there are many bumblebees and honeybees, and also many flowers. So many bees drink the flowers’ honey. Even though many young bumblebees are always being born, still there is no lack of honey. God arranges honey for all the bees. Is Kṛṣṇa present in only one form and place? No. All the sakhīs and Vraja-devīs’ groups have leaders. They go with their leader and decorate Kṛṣṇa and serve Him. In a hidden way, one gopī tells another what to do, and she understands this. But how can any other understand? They think that only their group is serving and decorating Kṛṣṇa and are nearby to Him. But another group thinks the same thing. They think, “I am serving Kṛṣṇa, and He is very happy. We are decorating Kṛṣṇa.” Then another gopī waits, “When will Kṛṣṇa tell me something in a happy mood?” They wait to drink His words, and they wait for a chance to kiss Kṛṣṇa. They think, “I am restless. Will Kṛṣṇa accept me? How can I become peaceful?” They have desires that come one by one like waves. They think, “I will become peaceful, silent and satisfied like a sage, and will only think of Kṛṣṇa in my meditation. This is much better.” But while thinking of Kṛṣṇa, so many inspirations begin to come for service, and they can’t stop themselves from running to Kṛṣṇa. (CLICK ON THE TITLE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE)

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Description of Vyabhicāri-bhāvas

The word vyabhicārī here has a special technical meaning. It can be broken down into three parts: vi (distinction or intensification), abhi (towards) and cārī (going). In other words an emotion that moves distinctively in the direction of the sthāyibhāva and that serves to intensify it is called vyabhicāri-bhāva. The vyabhicāri-bhāvas are made known by one’s speech, by the limbs such as...

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