Being in Vrndavana yet far away

    Posted on November 12, 2015



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We are in Vrndavana-dhama. So why Vrndavana-dhama is worshiped? Because the Vrndavana-dhama is not different from Krsna. When you take little dust of Vrndavana-dhama and take it, that means you are taking the dust of Krsna's lotus feet, and you take it. Vrndavana-dhama, so important.

So Vrndavana-dhama, ordinary man cannot see. Therefore Narottama dasa Thakura says,
rupa-raghunatha-pade haibe akuti
kabe hama bujhabo sri yugala-piriti
visaya chadiya kabe suddha ha'be mana
kabe hama herabo sri-vrndavana

Vrndavana, if you come from anywhere by the train and aeroplane and see Vrndavana, that is not seeing Vrndavana. Vrndavana-seeing means,
visaya chadiya kabe suddha ha'be mana
kabe hama herabo sri-vrndavana

When we shall be free from visaya... Visaya means ahara-nidra-bhaya-maithunam [Hitopadesa 25]. So who can give up visaya
unless it is a great devotee? Others cannot. Visaya, it is very difficult. But if one is advanced devotee -- param drstva nivartate [Bg. 2.59] -- they can give up. So if you come to Vrndavana and arrange for a visaya-bhoga -- ahara-nidra-bhaya-maithunam -- then Vrndavana is far away.

(From Srila Prabhupada's talk on Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.2.14 -- September 17, 1975, Vrndavana)

 

See also:

How to become a pure devotee
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Don't think these boys' life is being spoiled
Effects of reading KRSNA book
Srila Prabhupada inherits a curse (and passes it on)
The difference between Western and Eastern culture
Srila Prabhupada's chilhood and Krsna's childhood
Part demon, part devotee
Effect of sincere chanting
Shining Devotees
Difference between demigods and demons
Srila Prabhupada's mercy on technologists
Why are there daily calamities?
No draft board in Krsnaloka
University education
 

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