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Jumping like Lions

Srila Gurudeva: I want that all my daughters and children should speak very boldly – jumping like lions and roaring like lions on the head of an elephant. (Then, pointing to other ladies in the audience:) You, you and you. I don’t want (now speaking in the tone of a shy kitty cat:) mew, mew, mew. You should be ready to preach my mission throughout the world. That is why I told you to practice. Then, someday, when you become expert, you should preach like lions – like me – everywhere. – 16 Feb 2002 Australia

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The prominent gopis began to think and serve Krsna through their bhava (loving mood) and glances. They were so immersed in ananda-rasa, because of touching Krsna in their hearts. The daksina-nayikas, those who were in a rightest submissive mood - came to Krsna and were holding His hands and serving Him in various ways. Those who were in vamya-bhava (contrary or bold mood) were looking at Krsna in a contrary way. Those who were in neutral mood served and engaged with Him in these different ways. Some of the Vraja-sundaris - beautiful gopis - took the tambula pan that He had chewed and began to take that. Some Gopis sat at His feet and placed His feet on their breasts.

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