chant

Please chant...
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
...and your life will be sublime!
The most important thing in life is to always remember Krishna and never forget him

Our real spiritual identity

What is my real identity?
For sure I am not this body.... this body is just a bag of blood, urin and stool..... and if I take away my arm, am I not still there? if I loose a leg, am I not still there? So who am I???

In the Bhagavad Gita (2.13), Krishna says:


dehino 'smin yathā dehe
kaumāraḿ yauvanaḿ jarā
tathā dehāntara-prāptir
dhīras tatra na muhyati

"As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change."


So as we understand from this verse, we are not the body, but we are the soul.... But does not the soul belong to somewhere?

In the Vedas it is described how we have our eternal spiritual form in Goloka Vrndavan. An eternal spitiual world which has always been there. And we are all relating to God, Krishna in one of 5 relationships (rasas).


The five kinds of relationships with Krishna are: Santa, Dasya, Sakhya, Vatsalya and Madhurya. Each rasa includes all the qualities of the preceding one, plus a distinguishing quality of its own.

"When the relationship with Krishna increases in affection, the mood of fear and the consciousness of the superiority of the Supreme Lord diminish. Here the fraternal relationship (sakhya) manifests in a sense of equality between Krishna and His friends. When the affection of the fraternal relationship increases, it develops into the paternal relationship (vatsalya) that is found between father and son. In other words, intimate relationships with Krishna develop from an ordinary conception of the Supreme Personality of Godhead (santa rasa); to the conception of master and servant (dasya rasa); and when this becomes confidential, it develops into a friendly relationship (sakhya), and when the relationship further develops, it becomes paternal (vatsalya), and when this develops to the highest point of love and affection it is known as conjugal love (madhurya) with the Supreme Lord." (TLC, chap. 29)

But where do I belong? Which rasa is my eternal spiritual form in?
Some might say that it's to elevated to think of this, but if we don't know our goal, how can we then reach the spiritual world? Without a goal, you can not score!
And won't my sadhana become more focused if I knew where I was going?
Finding this out, is not something we can push and force into our consciousness. It takes time, a lot of chanting, but most of all it needs the desire. If we have the desire to find out, Krishna will reveal Himself. But we have to be ready and open for it.

I am hoping that this stay in Vrndavan will humble me and make me a better servant of Krishna, Srila Prabhupada, Guru Maharaja, my husband and Krishnas devotees. I hope I will learn more about devotional service, so that I can be a better preacher.

Somehow I am here because Radharani has invited me, so I am going to make the most out of it!

Jay Jay Sri Vrndavan Dham Ki Jay!!! Jay Sri Sri Radhe Shyam Ki Jay!!!

Hare Krishna.


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