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“I could not get aquainted with She who is everything to me! I never even think of the maidservice of Śrī Rādhā, to whom my merciful Guru has introduced me! My bodily consciousness is so strong, everything is adverse to the mood I desire! What a waste our life is when we don’t even get … Continue reading Krishna says: “Wherever I hear the words ‘Śrī Rādhe Śrī Rādhe’ from anyone’s mouth, in that direction My mind runs!”b.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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tāmbūlārpaṇa-pāda-mardana-payo-dānābhisārādibhir vṛndāraṇya-maheśvarīṁ priyatayā yās toṣayanti priyāḥ | prāṇa-preṣṭha-sakhī-kulād api kilāsaṅkocitā-bhūmikāḥ kelī-bhūmiṣu rūpa-mañjarī-mukhās tā dāsikāḥ saṁśraye “I take shelter of Śrī Rādhikā’s maidservants, headed by Rūpa Mañjarī, who always engage in serving betel leaves, massaging the feet, serving water, and arranging for the Divine Couple’s secret trysts. These maidservants are even more dear to the great … Continue reading Those who are most dear to the great Queen of Vṛndāraṇya (Śrī Rādhikā)b.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Amazing grace

These days I was meditating quite a lot on how fortunate we are to be able to practice manjari bhava sadhana. Manjari bhava sadhana means everything is about our beloved Svamini Radhika [and to assist Her in pleasing Krishna]. Manjari bhava sadhana means to always identify our own selves as kinkaris (maidservants) of Srimati Radhika. … Continue reading Amazing graceb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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The crystal clear conclusion from this video is that bhakti starts with the receiving of the bhakti lata bija [and bhakti is not already “there” in the heart”]. The situation tad evam ananta eva jīvākhya taṭasthaḥ śaktayaḥ. tatra tāsāṁ varga dvayaṁ. eko vargaḥ anādita eva bhagavad unmukhaḥ anyas tu anādita eva bhagavat parāṅmukhaḥ svabhāvataḥ tadīya … Continue reading Bhakti comes from bhakti or how bhakti ENTERS into our heartsb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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No one but Dāsa Gosvāmī is so fixed in that desire for Śrī Rādhā’s service! That should be our target! Such sincere eagerness cannot be found anywhere else! Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī is an eternally liberated maidservant of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, so he is the greatest authority, the ācārya of the (Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava) sampradāya (tradition) and … Continue reading …to hold on to the lotus feet of Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmīb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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The mood of the maidservants is identical with Rādhārāṇī’s mood. Just as Rādhikā is the personification of full mahā bhāva, so Her maidservants are the personifications of sevā rasa (the flavour of service). Their svarūpas (intrinsic conditions) are made of this service-flavour. No one understands Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa’s wishes as well as they do, that’s why they … Continue reading The most wonderful mood of Rādhikā´s kiṅkarīsb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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tā vidyud udyuti jayi prapadaika rekhā vaidagdhya eva kila mūrtibhūtas tathāpi yūtheśvarītvam api samyag arocayitvā dāsyāmṛtābdhim anusasnur ajasram asyāḥ “Each line on these mañjarīs’ toes defeats the bright splendour of the lightning. They are cleverness personified and although they are qualified to be yūtheśvarīs (gopī-group-leaders) they have no taste for this at all. They are … Continue reading No taste for leadership – manjari bhavab.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Chant and be happy? Yes…but…

Question: Dear Tarun Ji, sharing about “spiritual” things is wonderful, but what about sharing about material obstacles that block or hinder my path through bhakti. I am very afraid to share these things because I think many will say that this is just maya [illusion]. Answer: In regards to „material“ issues or problems a sadhaka … Continue reading Chant and be happy? Yes…but…b.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Utkalika Vallari, verse 25

śṛṇuta kṛpayā hanta prāṇeśayoḥ praṇayoddhurāḥ kim api yad ayaṁ dīnaḥ prāṇī nivedayati kṣaṇam pravaṇita manāḥ kiṁ yuṣmābhiḥ samaṁ tilam apy asau yugapad anayoḥ sevāṁ premṇā kadāpi vidhāsyati O Beloved maidservants of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, the Lord and Mistress  of my life! Please listen for a moment to what this fallen soul has to tell you! … Continue reading Utkalika Vallari, verse 25b.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Utkalika Vallari, verse 24

SUBALA BALLABA-VARYA KUMĀRAYO DAYITA NARMA SAKHAS TVAM ASI VRAJE ITI TAYOḤ PURATO VIDHURAṀ JANAṀ KṢAṆAM AMUṀ KṚPAYĀDYA NIVEDAYA O Subala! You are Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa’s best friend here in Vraja! Please have a little pity on me and tell Them of my sorrow! DUḤKHA VṚTTĀNTA NIVEDANA (Submitting One’s Sorrow) Makaranda Kaṇā Vyākhyā: Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī … Continue reading Utkalika Vallari, verse 24b.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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All the śāstras and mahā-jana vāṇīs loudly proclaim (with the loud sounds of the Dundubhī-drum of glory) the glories of serving the bhaktas. In Śrīmad Bhāgavata, Śrī Vidura Mahāśaya tells Śrī Maitreya Muni — yat sevayā bhagavataḥ kūṭasthasya madhudviṣaḥratir āso bhavet tīvraḥ pādayor vyasanārdanaḥ (3.7.19) “O Muni! By serving all these devotees of the Lord, … Continue reading THE GLORIES OF SERVING THE BHAKTASb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Why does Śrī Raghunātha, being a Yugala-upāsaka (worshiper of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa), worship only Śrī Rādhā? Śrīmat Sanātana Gosvāmī provides the answer in his Bṛhad Bhāgavatāmṛta (2.7.11): śrī rādhājñā pratipālanenaiva śrī kṛṣṇasya vaśīkaraṇāt svayam evādhikādhika tat saṅga sukha saṁsiddher iti dik: “By serving Rādhā or following Her order, Śrī Kṛṣṇa is more easily captured than when one … Continue reading Why does Śrī Raghunātha, being a Yugala-upāsaka (worshiper of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa), worship only Śrī Rādhā? b.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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All mischief is destroyed and all human pursuits are fulfilled by associating with the bhaktas: yathopaśrayamānasya bhagavantaṁ vibhāvasumśītaṁ bhayaṁ tamo’pyeti sādhūn saṁsevatas tathā (Śrīmad Bhāgavata 11.26.31) “Just as cold, fear and darkness are all destroyed when one takes shelter of the fire-god, similarly the darkness of fruitive activities, fear of material existence and obstacles in … Continue reading THE COMPANY OF THE BHAKTAS FULFILLS ALL HUMAN PURSUITSb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Qualified?

Recently I was told that we are all not qualified for raganuga bhakti. And instead of going into arguments I remembered Gurudeva.

I said: “You are right. We are not qualified for anything. But you know, it is the mercy of Sri Gurudeva and only that, which MAKES us qualified. And because Gurudeva is the dearest friend of the fallen, our disqualification will attract his mercy more and thus we will become qualified.”

Raganuga bhakti is very very little, if at all, about qualification, but EVERYTHING about MERCY.

krsna-tad-bhakta-karunya-matra-labhaika-hetuka

pusti-margataya kaiscid iyam raganugocyate

|| BRS 1.2.309 ||

“The mercy of Krsna and His devotees is the only cause of attaining raganuga-bhakti. Some call this type of devotion pusti-marga.”

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Snippets of nectar

Śrīmat Dāsa Gosvāmī described in his ‘Muktā Caritra’ how Kṛṣṇa anxiously lamented about Śrī Rādhā’s absence to His own Queen Satyabhāmā in Dvārakā after describing His Vraja-līlā to her: mad vaksaḥ sthala campakāvalir iyam man netra padma dvayī saudhā siktir iyaṁ mad eka vilasat sarvāṅga lakṣmīr iyam mat prāṇoru vihaṅga vallarir iyam mat kāmita śrīr … Continue reading Snippets of nectarb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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We are very fortunate

“Every individual soul is qualified to become Rādhikā’s maidservant; this is the great, rare gift of Śrīman Mahāprabhu.The mahājanas say that each and every soul is eligible for the service of Śrī Rādhā, and by the power of associating with these mahājanas pure God-consciousness spontaneously manifests itself in the pure spirit soul. sei gopī bhāvāmṛta … Continue reading We are very fortunateb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Śrī-Śrī Rādhāṣṭamī Līlā From the first day of the bright lunar quarter of the month of Bhādra, a band is sitting down at the Lion Gate of Vṛṣabhānu Mahārāja’s town, making it as beautiful as Nandīśvara (at the time of Kṛṣṇa’s birthday). On the third day of the light lunar quarter of Bhādra is the … Continue reading Śrī-Śrī Rādhāṣṭamī Līlāb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Kanta-bhava or manjari-bhava

Discussions after discussions…the highest, the best,…bona fide, un-bona fide, etc… It seems to be an endless lila in this material world.. In regards to the highest sweetness: nija nija bhāva sabe śreṣṭha kari’ māne nija-bhāve kare kṛṣṇa-sukha āsvādane taṭastha ha-iyā mane vicāra yadi kari saba rasa haite śṛńgāre adhika mādhurī “Everyone considers their very own … Continue reading Kanta-bhava or manjari-bhavab.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Why Svamini will accept us

How wonderful is Śrī Raghunātha dāsa’s pure absorption in Rādhā’s service! He says: vilapāmi kāpi dāsī – “I am known as Your maidservant, Your real maidservant, and my life burns in the fire of separation from You!”  We also do bhajana in allegiance to the ācāryas, therefore we must also somehow attain this condition.  “I … Continue reading Why Svamini will accept usb.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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Utkalika Vallari, verse 23

VERSE 23: bhājanaṁ varam ihāsi viśākhe gaura nīla vapuṣoḥ praṇayānām tvaṁ nija praṇayinor mayi tena prāpayasva karuṇārdra kaṭākṣam O Viśākhe! You are the greatest object of golden Rādhikā’s and bluish Kṛṣṇa’s love! Please bless me and help me to obtain Their merciful glances! KṚPĀ KAṬĀKṢAḤ (Merciful Glance) Makaranda Kaṇā Vyākhyā: In this verse Śrīla Rūpa … Continue reading Utkalika Vallari, verse 23b.gif?host=flowingnectarstream.wordpress


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