Pinterest Krishna Quotes In Hindi – I was on the phone with an older, devoted friend. Prabhuji is a very intelligent and learned devotee. The trigger for our discussion was the impromptu warm hug I received from Prabhuji during my last visit to his home. As I said goodbye to him and left the house towards the elevator, he came out of the front door and asked, “Prabhuji, at least give me a hug.” I am a bit of a dry and aloof person, so for the first few microseconds I thought that my ears had heard something wrong, maybe Prabhuji wanted to say something else and uttered those words by mistake, or he was just playing with me. But I saw his face and his outstretched arms and I knew he meant it. I went back and hugged him and suddenly I found myself surrounded by love and affection, I was touched. Later I also thanked Prabhuji for his gesture via SMS.
He then shared how he learned it from His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj. Guru Maharaj taught him that we should go the extra mile for the people we love, just like we do in the material world, except that in the spiritual world we don’t expect anything in return, so it’s a pure feeling. The whole talk was very inspiring for me. I asked Prabhuji to share his private experience with Guru Maharaj on my blog. At first he politely refused saying that just because he shared something with me privately doesn’t mean he is ready to share everything, but two days later Prabhuji agreed but on the condition that I would not reveal his name. So, in Prabhuji’s own words:
Pinterest Krishna Quotes In Hindi
There is so much learning when you speak and listen to the MahaBhagvatas. He is learning a lot. I will try to capture the gist of my discussion with His Holiness Bhakti Charu Maharaj a few years back (3-4 years ago).
Although I am normally a quiet, extroverted and flamboyant person, I am somehow a very introverted and shy person when it comes to spiritual life. I feel it touches my heart and we can only share honest feelings with a select few. Normally, when a sanniyasi comes, I am busy with preparations and rounds. On this particular day, everyone started urging me to start kirtan and welcome Maharaj. It took some persuasion to finally agree and prepare my mind for kirtan. As always, I closed my eyes and started kirtan with one of Sri Prahalada Dasa’s songs. I missed the moment and I was totally engrossed in it… I didn’t realize when Guru Maharaj appeared and sang as if nobody existed. After some time, when I felt that no one was singing behind me, I realized that I was missing something and opened my eyes to see the smiling, blissful face of the Maharaj.
I immediately knelt down and offered my dandavats. I felt foolish, foolish and totally dejected because I was not even aware of Guru Maharaja’s arrival. I asked for your forgiveness. He just grabbed my hand and pulled me a little (as a father does kindly with his son) and then gave me a surprise hug. I was speechless. I felt completely at peace, as if I was in my father’s arms. When you’re in your father’s safe arms, you don’t want to leave him. I wish this time would stop. I didn’t want the other devotees to stare at me and bring me to consciousness. I only wanted to be with him. It was like “Jaadu ki jhappi” for me, it made me feel uplifted and it was like I would do anything for Him to embrace it again. Maharaj then just whispered “very cool” and I tuned in and said “I just wish I was there to point to his heart”. He caressed me and called me into the room. He said, “Do anything but with all your heart. If you really have feelings for someone, do something you wouldn’t normally do for anyone else. Express that special feeling.” Then he said, “There is nothing left for me to give but love, and I express it with a firm and warm embrace.” And then he thought and said, look how mothers hug their children tightly without, to hurt him. I suddenly realized that he was teaching me something so profound: “How to show love. For the ones you really love.” It breaks down barriers, makes you soft. Being a father myself, I could relate to what he was trying to say, yet I was hesitant to express it to anyone but my own children, as if love was only their right.
I suddenly felt very comfortable and then said, “I liked the way you sang, but this is not kirtan; this is a solo performance.” I was ashamed and told him that since I used to play, this is the only way I know. And he said when I lead kirtan, even though I should be immersed in the name of the Lord (how inspires the devotees) but at the same time I have to be careful whether the followers are attentive or not and I should change the music if the devotees are struggling as if we were doing the kirtan for them and not just for ourselves. I asked if he could clarify. He said : A mother may be cooking prasadam, but she is always aware of what her child is doing; likewise, you must be immersed in the holy name, but aware of your surroundings so that you don’t get caught like that and everyone laughs a lot, but for me it was great experience.
So I asked him if I want to do bhajans, can I do something else that will calm the feelings of the Lord. He then said that in Kaliyuga the relationship between mother and child is very pure, so we should first compare its purity with that relationship. Mom is so selfless. Your love is so selfless. Understanding Krishna Radha prema is very difficult. Why get into something we may not even understand. He said that Bhajans should move, cry for help like Sri Krishna Chaitanya daya karo more… beg Lord/Guru for help… prayer in kirtan is very powerful… Or glorify the Lord… Lord did so many things and he only praised and you would begin to truly believe what may seem incredible to you at first. If you really want to do rasa, you can sing songs of Yashoda and Kanha because Matajis would be able to tell them a lot and help them. Then he said: You should sing from the heart and with Love – not sing, but sing with love… Suddenly I felt that strong statements – a warm hug for someone you love and sing with Love – This is what Krishna teaches – Love everyone and Love God. .
I am very thankful to Prabhuji for sharing his feelings with us. It shows how our spiritual journey, though lonely, can be filled with so much love not only for Krishna, but also for everyone around us. Let this journey not be a dry journey, it is a journey full of happiness and bliss. Krishna consciousness is about happiness and spreading that happiness around. I am reminded of a famous quote from Guru Maharaj
I would request all readers to kindly come forward and share their own experiences/realizations of unexpected love received in our spiritual journey and help all by increasing their faith in the words of our Guru and previous Acharayas. Send your experiences to [email protected]. They can be published under your name or anonymously, whichever suits you best.
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