Caitanya Mahaprabhu's crying and artificial crying
Posted on March 1, 2015
Not that simply I sit I sit down and cry a little, I practice how to cry, sentiment. No. Sruta-grhitaya: understanding about the Absolute Truth from Vedic knowledge. That is bhakti. That is real bhakti. Sentiment is not bhakti -- I stand and I practice how to cry: "Oh, this man cries always." No. Of course, crying is there, just like Caitanya Mahaprabhu used to cry. But that stage is very, very high. It is not possible. You are crying, but next moment you are engaged in ordinary thing, that crying is artificial. One who can cry for Krsna, he becomes mad, just like Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Govinda-virahena me. Sunyayitam jagat-sarvam govinda-virahena me. He says, crying, "Everything is now over. There is I cannot see Krsna." So that crying is different crying. Not that in the meeting I cry, and, next moment, I am now dry, "I want this, I want that..." But that not crying. Caksusa pravrsayitam sunyayitam jagat-sarvam govinda-virahena. Caitanya caksusa pravrsayitam, just like torrents of rain falls from the sky, so govinda-virahena, on account of separation from Govinda, caksusa pravrsayitam, sunyayitam jagat sarvam govinda-virahena.
>>> Ref. VedaBase => Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.10 -- Bombay, December 28, 1972