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What is reason behind Sri Krishna’s false sleep ?

 

shritum shrotra-manoharam vrajavadhu – lilâm – itho – jalpitam’. It means, ‘to hear the attractive conversation of the Vrajavadhus’.

 

Meaning of ‘Vrajavadhu’ and ‘lilâ’ in the verse

 

Vrajavadhus are those who bind Sri Krishna with the cords of love-ras. He is performing the pastime of false sleep so as to witness how they steal His flute, and to hear their ras-full conversations.

Lilâ” – means imitating a dear one by dressing up and acting like He does”. – (U.N.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Munificent Mahaprabhu

Munificent Mahaprabhu


The sâdhaks of pre-Chaitanya era such as Sri Lilâshuk and Jayadev were devotees in the mood of sakhis in the sweet ras of Vraja. The devotional practice in Manjaribhâv is a hitherto unoffered merciful gift distributed by Mahâprabhu to us. Read the rest of this entry »

 

 

Srila Kavirâj Goswâmipâd had quoted the sign of anurâg as follows:-


“The ‘râg’ that appears to be novel at every moment and makes one’s beloved appear ever-new – is called ‘anurâg’. Anurâg creates unlimited thirst. This thirst gives rise to ever new varieties in one’s beloved although we may be seeing him daily.” – (U.N.) Read the rest of this entry »

A question may then arise: How is it that Sri Lilâshuk suddenly became qualified to relish the ‘Râs–ras’ that is so very confidential? Srila Kavirâj Goswâmicharan replies that he had heard about Sri Râdhâ’s anurâg for Sri Krishna from Chintâmani the prostitute. Therefore, his heart was attracted towards ‘Râs – ras’ Read the rest of this entry »

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Suddenly Sri Lilâshuk had a sphurti of Sri Krishna. He beheld Sri Krishna in front of him and said – “Right in front of me, there is an inexpressible ‘Vastu’.” Read the rest of this entry »

This ‘Vastu’ in endowed with a remarkable power – “hasta-nyastanatapavargam – it offers ‘apavarga’ to whosoever performs His bhajan. Generally, the word ‘apavarga’ means ‘liberation’. However, here, ‘apavarga’ means ‘the blissful body that Sri Krishna offers to His devotee’. In Srimad-Bhâgavatam, Sri Krishna has told Uddhav – Read the rest of this entry »

Srila Krishnadâs Kavirâj Goswâmi explains why we call Sri Krishna as ‘Mukunda’

As it is, the song of Shyâm’s flute is maddening enough. Over and above, they, the daughters-in-law of respectable households, have to stop their skirts from falling off constantly! How very embarrassing! In fear and shame, Read the rest of this entry »

The Supreme Magician

The Supreme Magician



This Vastu is thoroughly skilled in the art of hypnotism. The words ‘srasta-srasta-niruddha-nivivilâsad-gopi- sahasrâvritam’ mean that this ‘Vastu’ is so skilled in the art of hypnotism that just as the Gopis are engaged in serving their husbands or elders or doing their household chores, the flute starts playing. As soon as they hear the enchanting melody of the flute, they are mesmerised and their skirt-strings slacken. Read the rest of this entry »

What does the poet mean by ‘nirvân’1?

In Lilâshuk’s verse, the word ‘nirvân’ describes the Gopis. Nirvân’ means ‘one from whose heart the ‘vân’ or arrow has been removed’. The Gopis are so chaste that no one can pierce their heart. Such remarkable Vraja Gopis (who are absolutely free from every anartha) too become extremely agitated upon hearing the song of the flute. Read the rest of this entry »

 

 


The sweet flute is an extraordinary quality of Vrajendra-Nandan alone. The resonance of the flute is not a part of any divine form other than of Vrajendra-Nandan. Read the rest of this entry »

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