Bond of Krishna-Katha

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nabadwip Dham
11 November 2010


nijendriya-sukha-hetu kamera tatparya
krsna-sukha-tatparya gopi-bhava-varya

"Lusty desires are experienced when one is concerned with his own personal sense gratification. The mood of the gopis is not like that. Their only desire is to satisfy the senses of Krsna.

nijendriya-sukha-vancha nahi gopikara
krsne sukha dite kare sangama-vihara

"Among the gopis, there is not a pinch of desire for sense gratification. Their only desire is to give pleasure to Krsna, and this is why they mingle with Him and enjoy with Him.

Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, 8.217-218

sei gopi-bhavamrte yanra lobha haya
veda-dharma-loka tyaji' se krsne bhajaya

"Those who are attracted by that ecstatic love of the gopis do not care about popular opinion or the regulative principles of Vedic life. Rather, they completely surrender unto Krsna and render service unto Him.

raganuga-marge tanre bhaje yei jana
sei-jana paya vraje vrajendra-nandana

"If you worship the Lord on the path of spontaneous love and go to Vrndavan, you receive the shelter of Vrajendra-nandana, the son of Nanda Maharaja.

vraja-lokera kona bhava lana yei bhaje
bhava-yogya deha pana krsna paya vraje

"In their liberated stage, devotees are attracted by one of the five moods in the transcendental loving service of the Lord. As they continue to serve the Lord in that transcendental mood, they attain a spiritual body to serve Krsna in Goloka Vrndavana."

Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, 8.220-222

This is a very high conception.

ataeva gopi-bhava kari angikara
ratri-dina cinte radha-krsnera vihara

"Therefore one should accept the mood of the gopis in their service. In such a transcendental mood, one should always think of the pastimes of Sri Radha and Krsna.

siddha-dehe cinti' kare tahanni sevana
sakhi-bhave paya radha-krsnera carana

"After thinking of Radha and Krsna and Their pastimes for a long time and after getting completely free from material contamination, one is transferred to the spiritual world. There the devotee attains an opportunity to serve Radha and Krsna as one of the gopis.

gopi-anugatya vina aisvarya-jnane
bhajileha nahi paya vrajendra-nandane

"Unless one follows in the footsteps of the gopis, he cannot attain the service of the lotus feet of Krsna, the son of Nanda Maharaja. If one is overcome by knowledge of the Lord's opulence, he cannot attain the Lord's lotus feet, even though he is engaged in devotional service."

Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, 8.228-230

Mahaprabhu stayed with Ramananda Ray for ten days and in the end He said,

dasa dinera ka-katha yavat ami jiba'
tavat tomara sanga chadite nariba

"To say nothing of ten days, as long as I live I will not be able to give up your company.

nilacale tumi-ami thakiba eka-sange
sukhe gonaiba kala krsna-katha-range

"You and I shall remain together at Jagannatha Puri. We shall pass our time together in joy, talking about Krsna and His pastimes."

Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, 8.240-241

"Ramananda Ray," Mahaprabhu said, "Why ten days? As much life I get, I want to always stay with you. I will not separate from you, I will always stay with you."

Sukhe gonaiba kala Krsna-katha-range. When the taste for Bhagavat-katha, for Krishna-katha comes, there remains no taste for any other katha—if you see Him once, you will not want to see anything else. This is Krishna-prema.

কৃষ্ণ ভুলি' সেই জীব অনাদি-বহির্ম্মুখ ।
অতএব মায়া তারে দেয় সংসারাদি-দুঃখ ॥

krsna bhuli' sei jiva anadi-bahirmukha
ataeva maya tare deya samsaradi-duhkha

Having forgotten Krishna, the soul wanders throughout the universe. Being thus covered by illusion, the soul goes through all kinds of material suffering.

(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, 20.117)

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