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  • hemantag
    Sree Sree Guru Gaurangau Jayatah! It is inappropriate for a Vaishnava to think in mundane terms of friend or enemy according to the bodily conception of life.
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 3, 2008
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      Sree Sree Guru Gaurangau Jayatah!

      It is inappropriate for a Vaishnava to think in mundane terms of friend or enemy according to the bodily conception of life.  Realized souls do not conceive of friends or enemies in the same way that ordinary, materialistic persons do. The impetus for action for the suddha bhakta is quite different from that of the materialist. Kashyapa Muni, acting as his wife's guru, gave her a strict vrata (vow) to follow for one year by the calculation of the demigods, after which she was blessed by the appearance of perfectly proportioned, yet tiny, Lord Vamanadeva.  The sadhu is always thinking of everyone's welfare and he always craves the association of his beloved object of bhajana.  The exoteric reason for the appearance of Lord Krishna as Vamanadeva might have been to remove the demonic hordes from the heavenly planets, but the esoteric reason was to satisfy the desire of the suddha bhakta.  When one cooks some foodstuff, which is the primary purpose of cooking, a secondary action (the burning of fuel in the cooking process) automatically takes place.  The primary purpose in the prayers of a suddha bhakta is to have the association of the Supreme Lord due to extreme separation grief, as in the case of the great devotee sage Kashyapa.  By the appearance of the Supreme Lord as Vamanadeva to alleviate His pure devotee's intense feelings of separation and longing, the secondary or auxiliary purpose, the reinstatement of the demigods in the heavenly planets, was also automatically accomplished.  We need to purify or sanctify the heart so that Krishna can take His rightful seat there.

      --- His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

    • Prahlad
      Sree Sree Guru Gaurangau Jayatah! It is inappropriate for a Vaishnava to think in mundane terms of friend or enemy according to the bodily conception of life.
      Message 2 of 3 , Jun 3, 2012
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        Sree Sree Guru Gaurangau Jayatah!


        It is inappropriate for a Vaishnava to think in mundane terms of friend or enemy according to the bodily conception of life.  Realized souls do not conceive of friends or enemies in the same way that ordinary, materialistic persons do. The impetus for action for the suddha bhakta is quite different from that of the materialist. Kashyapa Muni, acting as his wife's guru, gave her a strict vrata (vow) to follow for one year by the calculation of the demigods, after which she was blessed by the appearance of perfectly proportioned, yet tiny, Lord Vamanadeva.  The sadhu is always thinking of everyone's welfare and he always craves the association of his beloved object of bhajana.  The exoteric reason for the appearance of Lord Krishna as Vamanadeva might have been to remove the demonic hordes from the heavenly planets, but the esoteric reason was to satisfy the desire of the suddha bhakta.  When one cooks some foodstuff, which is the primary purpose of cooking, a secondary action (the burning of fuel in the cooking process) automatically takes place.  The primary purpose in the prayers of a suddha bhakta is to have the association of the Supreme Lord due to extreme separation grief, as in the case of the great devotee sage Kashyapa.  By the appearance of the Supreme Lord as Vamanadeva to alleviate His pure devotee's intense feelings of separation and longing, the secondary or auxiliary purpose, the reinstatement of the demigods in the heavenly planets, was also automatically accomplished.  We need to purify or sanctify the heart so that Krishna can take His rightful seat there.


        --- His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

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