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When Tattva-jñāna Becomes Bhāva…

If you want to serve Kṛṣṇa and Śrīmatī Rādhikā in vraja-bhāva, you will have to leave jñāna. You will have to try to hear only the pastimes of Kṛṣṇa, to remember them, and to chant the names of Kṛṣṇa and Rādhikā. Otherwise, if you are not ekāntika, one-pointed, you cannot approach Vraja. When tattva-jñāna becomes bhāva, that bhāva can reach to Vṛndāvana, and we can serve in Vraja with that bhāva. Jñāna means the bhāva experienced in the five rasas: śānta, dāsya, sakhya, vātsalya, and mādhurya. This is called saṁvit, the knowledge potency, the potency by which Kṛṣṇa knows Himself and by which others know Him. The essence, or sum and substance, of hlādinī is called prema, and prema personified is Śrīmatī Rādhikā.

Baladeva Prabhu is the adhiṣṭhātrī devatā, predominating Deity, of sat, sattva, or sandhinī. Kṛṣṇa is the adhiṣṭhātrī devatā of cit, that is, both jñāna and bhāva together, and Śrīmatī Rādhikā is the adhiṣṭhātrī-devī of hlādinī.

September 02, 1993 Vṛndāvana

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