LOVE: the goal of life































"O Lord! I do not desire material wealth, followers, beautiful women, flowery admirations or even lordship of this world. All I want, life after life, is unmotivated devotional service to You!"

~ Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

mala-karah svayam krsna-
premamara-taruh svayam
data ghokta tat-phlanam
yas tam caitanyam asraye

I take shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Who Himself is the tree of transcendental love of Krishna, its gardener and also the bestower and enjoyer of its fruits. (Cc Adi 9.5)

vande sri-krsna-caitanya-
premamara-taroh priyan
sakha-rupan bhakta-ganan
krishna-prema-phala-pradan

I offer my obeisances to all the dear devotees of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the eternal tree of love of Godhead.  I offer my respects to all the branches of the Lord who distribute the fruit of love of Krishna. (CC Adi 10.7)

naivodvije para duratyaya-vaitaraṇyās
tvad-vīrya-gāyana-mahāmṛta-magna-cittaḥ
śoce tato vimukha-cetasa indriyārtha-
māyā-sukhāya bharam udvahato vimūḍhān

My dear Lord, I have no problems and want no benediction from You because I am quite satisfied to chant Your Holy Name. This is sufficient for me because whenever I chant I immediately merge in an ocean of transcendental bliss. I only lament to see others bereft of Your love. They are rotting in material activities for transient material pleasure and spoiling their lives toiling all day and night simply for sense gratification, with no attachment for love of Godhead. I am simply lamenting for them.(SB 7.9.43)

vraja rāja kumāra śyāma, vṛṣabhānu nandinī nāma,
śrī rādhikā rāmā manohārī || 44 ||
kanaka ketakī rāi, śyāma marakata kāi
darapa darapa koru cura |
naṭavara śekharinī, naṭinīra śiromaṇi
duṅhu guṇe duṅhu mana jhura || 45 ||

śrī mukha sundara vara, hema nīla kānti dhara,
bhāva bhūṣaṇa koru śobhā |
nīla pīta vāsa dhara, gaurī śyāma manohara,
antarera bhāve duhu lobhā || 46 ||
ābharaṇa maṇimaya, prati aṅge abhinaya,
kohe dīna narottama dāsa |
niśi diśi guṇa gāi, parama ānanda pāi,
mane mora ei abhilāṣa || 47 ||