Audio Katha Gopal campu Gopal-campu, Uttara1.10.90 - Prabhuji 12 Oct 2020

Gopal-campu, Uttara1.10.90 – Prabhuji 12 Oct 2020

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First Part: Bhagavata Guru-parampara

In accordance with the needs of the times and for the welfare of the world, the supremely merciful Sri Bhagavan and His dear associates descend, bringing the gifts of their instructions. They drive far away all godless persons, whose atheistic thoughts are averse to dharma, and they establish sanatana dharma in the form of suddha-bhakti, which is the means for the eternal welfare of the jivas. In the present yuga with its powerful influence of Kali, Sri Gaurasundara, the munificent incarnation of Kali-yuga, saves the fallen souls by bestowing prema (love of God) which had not been given previously. His followers, who are themselves in the line of Sri Svarupa Damodara and Rupa Gosvami, have appeared on this earth as Sri Gaurasundara’s potencies in the form of acaryas. They appear in order to immerse the ignorant jivas, who are intoxicated by materialism, in suddha prema-dharma (pure love of God).

Bheka-praṇālī and Siddha-praṇālī

In recent times in Bengal and Vraja, in places such as Rādhā-kuṇḍa and Vṛndāvana, the custom called bheka-dhāraṇa, formal acceptance of the cloth of the renounced order (bābājī-veśa), and siddha-praṇālī, the process in which the spiritual master gives details of the sādhaka’s spiritual form, intrinsic mood, etc., has perverted the intrinsic nature of the pure bhakti established by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and the six Gosvāmīs...

Saradiya-rasa-purnima

In this month Saradiya-rasa took place, but it did not last for only one month. Even Krsna Himself could not conceive how long it lasted, nor could the Gopis. Only Yogamaya knew. The moon stopped in one place, not moving at all, and the sun stayed on the opposite side of the rasa. If the sun had made its presence there would not have been rasa, so the sun also stopped in one place...

WHAT DO THE GREATEST YOGIS AND MUNI'S PRAY FOR?

I offer my obeisance to the direction facing the daughter of Vṛṣabhānu Maharāja—Śrīmatī Rādhikā. She completely captivates the heart of Madhusūdana Śrī Kṛṣṇa whom the greatest yogīs rarely attain. When a gentle gust of wind playfully touches Her cloth and carries its sweet fragrance towards Kṛṣṇa and touches His body, He embraces it to His heart and feels that His life has become blessedly fulfilled. Those who come to Vṛndāvana and receive the mercy of the rāgānuga Vaiṣṇavas will surely understand the specialties of Vraja and will take shelter of the lotus feet of Śrīmatī Rādhārānī and the Vraja-devīs. If we simply pray to those who are followers of the Vraja-devīs, we will certainly achieve all auspiciousness. Kṛṣṇa Himself glorifies the air that touches the cloth of Śrīmatī Rādhārānī. This verse describes the first process to receive rasa. Kṛṣṇa says, “Oh! I offer praṇāma just to the direction of Śrīmatī Rādhikā and to Pavana-devatā, the air-god who carries Her scent to Me.” Kṛṣṇa offers praṇāma to Śrīmatī Rādhārānī with great respect. Those who offer respectful obeisance to Śrīmatī Rādhārānī will not remain in this miserable material world. Surely they will pass beyond this world and enter Vraja. Kṛṣṇa teaches us this. He says, “The air that touches the shawl of Śrīmatījī is supremely fortunate! Dhanyāti-dhanya-pavanena!” The air-god himself considers his life successful—kṛtārtha-māni. The air then moves very slowly—dhīra-samīre yamunā-tīre. The wind blissfully flows along the bank of the Yamunā, carrying Śrīmatī Rādhārānī’s sweet scent to Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa thus teaches how the jīva can obtain bhakti. Prabodhānanda Sarasvatīpāda reveals this. One must take shelter of Śrīmatī Rādhārānī. Our Guru-varga, especially Śrīla Gurudeva, would daily recite this prayer and offer obeisance to Śrīmatī Rādhārānī. Krsna Himself prays, “May I also receive the mercy of Śrīmatī Rādhārānī, which the greatest of yogīs and munis revere and pray for.”

Vilāsa-tattva

“Prema-vilāsa is of two types. One is meeting (sambhoga) and the other is separation (vipralambha). Without separation, there is no joy or sustenance in meeting. In the stage of adhirūḍha-mahābhāva, this condition of bewilderment, or illusion, (vivarta) causes feelings of separation even within meeting..."

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