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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Path Of Devotional Love

Radha Krishn Bhakti
Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj says a devotee should always, every moment, remember his soul relationship with Radha Krishn and feel affinity. 

If you meditate on the form of Radha Krishn with the intention of receiving Their vision and love, your meditation will be called remembrance, divine-love consciousness or raganuga bhakti. Meditation in raganuga bhakti is not a physical disciplinary act of concentration in the brain area. Meditation means feeling the divine presence of Radha Krishn. 

You can even feel their touch, fragrance or the perfume of the garland they are wearing. You should try to visualize any leela of Braj, Vrindaban or Barsana where you are either an observer or participant in that leela. If a devotee likes he can also take the help of a decorated deity for remembrance which he should worship with true reverence. He should try to form a lively mental image of the form of Radha Krishn, which he should consider as divine. 

Remembrance of any of the names, leelas, virtues, abodes, and the associates of Radha Krishn can be done singly or collectively. Some devotees stress more on the name of Radha Krishn, others on the form, the leelas, virtues, abode, and yet others on the form of their guru. 

While chanting, listening to a chant or while remembering a chant in your mind you should feel the synonymity of blissful sweetness of Radha Krishn with the name and, at the same time, think of any leela, feel and imagine the presence of Radha Krishn near you. Radha's name is as sweet as Radha. Feel an affinity with the name along with Radha Krishn. 

While remembering Radha Krishn experience the love, affinity and longing for Radha Krishn in your heart. You will then begin to feel Their presence. While thinking of Their form think of Their full youthful form. 

During chanting it is easier to pay full attention to meditation and engross oneself in divine love feelings. The rhythm of the chant helps to develop emotional feelings, and the sound of the music protects the devotee from outer disturbances. But during chanting one should not simply swing his head to the rhythm of the music and enjoy the song, he must do emotional meditation on the form or the leelas of Radha Krishn, otherwise chanting will not be considered as devotion, it will simply be a pleasurable pastime. 

Raganuga Bhakti by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
Bhakti is the selfless remembrance of Radha Krishn. It is accompanied by the feeling of affinity and a desire to increase longing. Such devotion purifies the heart of the devotee and qualifies it to receive the Grace of Krishn. The practical way of Krishn devotion is to increase the longing for vision of Radha Krishn and to remember the divine relationship; meditate on the form and the leelas of Radha Krishn. This meditation should be followed either by the continuous remembrance of the name of Radha Krishn in the heart or the chanting, whatever one prefers or whatever suits one's nature.

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