Acaryas Quotes Gurudeva said today You are Very Lucky to Come with Me

You are Very Lucky to Come with Me

You can see how beautiful these forest kuñjas are. There were millions of groves and kuñjas here at that time. When Śrīmatī Rādhikā or Śrī Kṛṣṇa were hiding themselves in any kuñjas, it was very difficult for them to discover where the other was hidden. At that time the trees were not like this. Now they are feeling separation for Śrīmatī Rādhikā and Lord Kṛṣṇa and are about to die. These trees know all the sweet pastimes of Śrīmatī Rādhikā’s hiding from Kṛṣṇa, as well as all other such līlās, and now they cannot see these manifest in this world.

We have brought you all to see how beautiful these kuñjas are. At that time these trees were straight and covered with lush creepers, though now they are lying down. No unauthorized person was able to see through them, to see who was there or not. At that time the kuñjas where so large that rāsa-līlā and all other related pastimes used to take place in them. Millions of gopīs could fit in them. At that time Vṛndāvana forest was only forest. There were not many houses as there are today. According to the desire of Lord Kṛṣṇa, the kuñjas and land could expand and reduce in size. You are very lucky to come with me to very beautiful places like this.

October 14, 2003 Vṛndāvana

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