Path Of Devotional Love by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj

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Apr 6, 2010, 11:20:25 AM4/6/10
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A devotee should always, every moment, remember his soul relationship
with Radha-Krishna and feel affinity.

If you meditate on the form of Radha-Krishna 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-Krishna.

You can even feel their touch, fragrance or the perfume of the garland
they are wearing. You should try to visualise 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-Krishna, which he should consider as divine.

Remembrance of any of the names, leelas, virtues, abodes, and the
associates of Radha-Krishna can be done singly or collectively. Some
devotees stress more on the name of Radha-Krishna, 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-Krishna with the name and, at the same time, think of any leela,
feel and imagine the presence of Radha-Krishna near you. Radha's name
is as sweet as Radha. Feel an affinity with the name along with Radha-
Krishna.

While remembering Radha-Krishna experience the love, affinity and
longing for Radha-Krishna 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-
Krishna, otherwise chanting will not be considered as devotion, it
will simply be a pleasurable pastime.

Bhakti is the selfless remembrance of Radha-Krishna. 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 Krishna. The practical way of Krishna devotion is to
increase the longing for vision of Radha-Krishna and to remember the
divine relationship; meditate on the form and the leelas of Radha-
Krishna. This meditation should be followed either by the continuous
remembrance of the name of Radha-Krishna in the heart or the chanting,
whatever one prefers or whatever suits one's nature.

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