Some slokas from today’s lecture:

sthāvara-jaṅgama dekhe, nā dekhe tāra mūrti
sarvatra haya tā̐ra iṣṭa-deva-sphūrti

(Śrī Chaitanya-charitāmṛta: Madhya-līlā, 8.274)
In the mood of vipralambha, when Rādhārāṇī was separate from Kṛṣṇa, She would see Kṛṣṇa in front of Her, all around Her—everywhere—and try to embrace Him.

nāyamātmā pravachanena labhyo
na medhayā na bahunā śrutena
yam evaiṣa vṛṇute tena labhyaḥ
tasyaiṣa ātmā vivṛṇute tanūṁ svām

The Supreme Lord is not obtained by expert explanations, by vast intelligence, nor even by much hearing. He is obtained only by one whom He Himself chooses. To such a person He manifests His own form.—Śrī Kaṭha Upaniṣada

kṛṣṇa yadi kṛpā kare kona bhāgyavāne
guru-antaryāmi-rūpe śikhāya āpane

(Śrī Chaitanya-charitāmṛta: Madhya-līlā, 22.47)
“Kṛṣṇa is situated in everyone’s heart as the caittya-guru, the spiritual master within. When He is kind to some fortunate conditioned soul, He personally gives him lessons so he can progress in devotional service, instructing the person as the Supersoul within and the spiritual master without.”

mayaivaite nihatāḥ pūrvam eva
nimitta-mātraṁ bhava savya-sāchin

(Śrīmad Bhagavad-gītā: 11.33)
“All the warriors on this battlefield have already been killed by Me. O Arjun, simply be My instrument.”

adau sraddha tatah sadhu-sango ’tha bhajana-kriya
tato’nartha-nivrttih syat tato nistha ruchis tatah
athasaktis tato bhavas tatah premabhyudanchati
sadhakanam ayam premnah pradurbhave bhavet kramah

(Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu: Purva-vibhaga, 4.15–6)

sakala chhāḍiyā bhāi, śraddhā devīra guṇa gāi
yā̐ra kṛpā bhakti dite pāre
(Śrīla Bhakti Vinod Ṭhākur) (quoted in Sermons 1)

śuśrūṣoḥ śraddadhānasya
vāsudeva-kathā-ruchiḥ
syān mahat-sevayā viprāḥ
puṇya-tīrtha-niṣevaṇāt

ŚB 1.2.16

tasmād guruṁ prapadyeta jijñāsuḥ śreyah uttamam
śābde pare cha niṣṇātaṁ brahmaṇy upaśamāśrayam

ŚB 11.3.21

tad viddhi praṇipātena
paripraśnena sevayā
upadekṣyanti te jñānaṁ
jñāninas tattva-darśinaḥ

(BG 4.34)
You will be able to attain knowledge by satisfying the divine master with submission, relevant inquiry, and sincere service. The enlightened souls who are learned in scriptural knowledge and endowed with direct realisation of the Supreme Absolute Truth will impart divine knowledge to you.

yānti deva-vratā devān pitṝn yānti pitṛ-vratāḥ
bhūtāni yānti bhūtejyā yānti mad-yājino ’pi mām

(Bg: 9.25)
Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me.
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apāṇi-pādo javano grahītā
paśyaty achakṣuḥ sa śṛṇoty akarṇaḥ

(Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad: 3.19)
The Lord is present everywhere. He is in the smallest atom—aṇor aṇīyān—and He is in the biggest universe—mahato mahīyān. He can see and hear everything perfectly.The Lord has an identity and an external form, and that form is like the glow of a fire or the sunshine which emanates from the sun.

śriyaḥ kāntāḥ kāntaḥ parama-puruṣaḥ kalpa-taravo
drumā bhūmiś chintāmaṇi-gaṇa-mayi toyam amṛtam
kathā gānaṁ nāṭyaṁ gamanam api vaṁśī priya-sakhi
chid-ānandaṁ jyotiḥ param api tad āsvādyam api cha
sa yatra kṣīrābdhiḥ sravati surabhībhyaś cha sumahān
nimeṣārdhākhyo vā vrajati na hi yatrāpi samayaḥ
bhaje śvetadvīpaṁ tam aham iha golokam iti yaṁ
vidantas te santaḥ kṣiti-virala-chārāḥ katipaye

(Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā: 5.56)

That place where the Divine Goddesses of Fortune
are the Beloved,
And Krishna, the supreme Male,
is the only Lover,
all the trees are divine wish-fulfilling trees,
the soil is made of Transcendental Gems
and the water is nectar;
where every word is a song,
every movement is dancing,
the flute is the dearmost companion,
sunlight and moonlight are Divine Ecstasy,
and all that be is Divine, and enjoyable;
where a great ocean of milk eternally flows
from the udders of billions of Surabhi cows
and the Divine time is eternally present,
never suffering the estrangement of past and future,
for even a split second . . .
that Supreme Transcendental Abode of Svetadvipa
do I adore.
Practically no one in this world knows that place
but for only a few pure devotees–
and they know it as Goloka.

āsām aho charaṇa-reṇu-juṣām ahaṁ syāṁ
vṛndāvane kim api gulma-latauṣadhīnām
yā dustyajaṁ sva-janam ārya-pathañ cha hitvā
bhejur mukunda-padavīṁ śrutibhir vimṛgyām
Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (10.47.61)
“‘The gopīs of Vṛndāvan gave up their husbands, children, and families, who are difficult to renounce, and sacrificed even their religious principles to take shelter of the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa, which are sought after even by the Vedas themselves. Oh! Grant me the fortune to take birth as a blade of grass in Vṛndāvan, so that I may take the dust of the lotus feet of those great souls upon my head.’“There I have disclosed my heart fully. The quality of love for Kṛṣṇa that I found in the damsels of Vṛndāvan is so exalted that I could not but aspire to be born in Vṛndāvan as a piece of grass, so that the foot-dust of those divine damsels might touch my head. So, what are you saying Devarṣi? If you would like to see real devotion, real divine love, you should go to Vṛndāvan. Don’t put us in an awkward position, saying that we possess devotion to Kṛṣṇa; this is rather a mockery, a foundationless utterance. I found real devotees of the Lord in Vṛndāvan.”

anāsaktasya viṣayān yathārham upayuñjataḥ
nirbandhaḥ kṛṣṇa-sambandhe yuktaṁ vairāgyam uchyate
prāpañchikatayā buddhyā hari-sambandhi-vastunaḥ
mumukṣubhiḥ parityāgo vairāgyaṁ phalgu kathyate

(Śrī Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu: Pūrva-vibhāga, 2.255–256)
[“Yukta-vairāgya is said to be the detachment of one who with disinterest accepts objects favourable to the practice of devotion. Kṛṣṇa’s relativity is the predominant factor.”] The purport is that the person who is detached from mundane objects yet eager for objects associated with Kṛṣṇa accepts with the spirit of detachment objects conducive to his devotion while rejecting those unconducive to it. His detachment is known as integrated detachment. For example, we cannot live in this world without food, but that food should be the prasādam of Kṛṣṇa and Mahāprabhu. (AG)



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