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)

 

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