Divine Words of His Divine Grace
Srila Bhakti Rakshak Srila Dhar Dev Goswami
So, whatever awakening we have in consciousness, we shall utilize that by placing ourselves in the care of Godly persons; only then there is value of devotion to God. Those who know the value of devotion to God, they are our near relations. They will appreciate this inner awakening, and they will take care of my devotional self”. This is the ultimate benefit of sadhu-sangha”: when medicine or our own attempts cannot heal us, the doctor advises us to make a change.
Lord Varaha Dev
Lord Varaha Dev
dvitiyam tu bhavayasya
yajnesah saukaram vapuh
“For the creation and for the welfare of the earth which had gone to the nether regions of the universe, the supreme enjoyer of all sacrifices accepted His second incarnation as a boar.”
Here, Lord Varaha is described as the second incarnation:
yatrodyatah ksiti-taloddharanaya bibhrat
kraudim tanum sakala-yajna-mayim anantah
antar-maharnava upagatam adi-daityam
tam damstrayadrim iva vajra-dharo dadara
“The unlimitedly powerful Lord assumed the form of a boar for the rescue of the earth and pierced the first demon Hiranyaksa with His tusks.”
The ‘Vrndavana Express’ and the ‘Navadvipa Special’
Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj
In Brhat-Bhagavatamrta, Sanatana Gosvami shows the travels of Gopa Kumara as he is going through different stages of realization. But is that necessary for everyone?
Srila Sridhara Maharaja:
Not everyone. Of course, you will have to pass through those stages unconsciously – Viraja, Brahmaloka, Sivaloka, Vaikuntha – but there is no stopping at any station. You will quickly go towards the destination. You may go anywhere unconsciously, passing through various stages to reach there. Very quickly you can pass unknowingly and unconsciously. If there is any special attraction to any stage, one may have to stop. But if our guide is strong enough he will tell us, “No, no! No stopping here! Come! No charm is here. What you see here is already known and that is only a distraction – no bhakti. Come!”
Questions about INATTENTIVE CHANTING and answers by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura from his books:
Q. What is the main impediment blocking one from developing attachment for chanting?
A. If one gives up all the offenses in chanting but remains inattentive, he can never develop attachment for chanting. (Sajjana Tosani 11/1)
Q. What are the various definitions of inattention while chanting?
A. O Lord! All anarthas are produced when we do not pay attention to our chanting. The exalted devotees have defined inattention as indifference, laziness, and restlessness. (Harinama-cintamani)
Q. What is the symptom of a restless chanter?
“Please come here. Please come here, Your Holiness. Why do You sit
in that unclean place? What has caused Your lamentation?”
The Lord replied:
“I belong to a lower order of sannyāsīs. Therefore I
do not deserve to sit with you. “
Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī, however, caught Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu
personally by the hand and seated Him with great respect in the midst of the assembly. Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī then said, “I understand that Your name is Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya. You are a disciple of Śrī Keśava Bhāratī, and therefore You are glorious.
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Adharam Madhuram – Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Maharaja 2017.08.05 Israel
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hṛdayaḿ madhuraḿ gamanaḿ madhuraḿ
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