Gauḍīya Goṣṭhī Pati Śrī Śrīla Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda Paramahaṁsa Jagat Guru said that –“If we are going to express indifferent attitude towards that excellent and absolute vraja mādhurya rasa, then surely we will fall down into material rasa to lose our character.” Surely braja mādhurya rasa is our ultimate goal in our Gauḍīya bhajan life. But we are really very unfortunate to discover ourselves in such a fallen poor condition, from where it is quite impossible for us to reach up to that unique platform. Śrīla Rūpa Gosvamipad has written in his Namaṣṭakam that — “mukta-kulair upāsyamānaṁ”, only those who are mukta puruṣa– free from material bondage, for them this kind of rāgānuga bhajan is possible. Surely this is not at all.
Edited Books and Articles of Srila Maharaja
Astakal –lila is the only property of those Maha-Bhagavat ParamahaMsa Braja Rasikas, those sahajiya they have no right in this
Paramā Pūjā Charan Śrī Śrīla Bhakti Pragyan Kesava Gosvāmī Maharaj the dear most disciple of Śrīla Prabhupāda has written in his introductory page of Jaiva Dharma book which was edited and published on behalf of Gauḍīya Vedānta-samiti in the year of 1953 that—“According to the vichar dhara of Śrīla Prabhupāda Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Thakur one should not enter into rasa-tattva vichar without attending higher rank (or position) in Gauḍīya Bhajan. Śrīla Prabhupāda wanted to express this vichar dhara through all of his writings like “Bhai sahajiyā” or “Prākṛta rasa satta dushani” and also through all other many essays.”
But still up to now Jaiva Dharma book has been distributed among all immature candidates together with it´s rasa tattva vichar part. But that was surely not in favour of the vichar dhara of Śrīla Prabhupāda.
The relationship between guru and sisya–(We can find those eternal acar-adarsha in applied form in the bhajan life of those Mahajans)
Śrīla Prabhupāda used to say that siddhanta vichar is not a matter of gymnastic fits, so that according to our fanciful mood we can come out successful by applying our high brain power. In fact, those absolute siddhanta vichars are eternally present and only can appear inside the heart of those pure devotees—Those who are always in line with the absolute śrauta-panthā, no other way. Guru-kṛpā is the most vital point, because without guru-kṛpā nobody can realize and digest the deep inner meaning of shastra
What we cannot see, or what we cannot feel, how it is possible for us to worship that object. To rectify our darśana is the prior need. So, when we can see the transcendental beauty of the Lotus Feet of Śrī Gurudeva, then and only then we can try to do our actual sevā (effective sevā) from heart.
The spiritual master can be compared to the lower kindling stick, the disciple to the upper kindling stick, and the instruction given by the guru to the third stick placed in between. The transcendental knowledge communicated from guru to disciple is compared to the fire arising from the contact of these, which burns the darkness of ignorance to ashes, bringing great happiness both to guru and disciple.
What is the mathematical interpretation of our life? That is the most vital question in front of us. In this relative world all our relationship with each and other, or also our duty for each other all relative and temporary, nothing permanent, but still, it is strange that nobody can feel this point, because Māyā cannot allow us to realise this point, this is the fallacy. We have our eternal relationship with the Supreme Lord. Even if we like to cut our relationship with Him, still it is impossible, whereas all our most unstable relationship with this material world can never be protected at any cost, but still we never like to cut our relationship with this material world.
Śrīla Ramanuja ācārya has said that—“Some deity installed by a Siddha Mahātma (Mahābhāgavata) can be treated as established (puja– to be worshiped) deity in true sense, because only mantras and some ritualistic activities like yajña-worship, etc. cannot invite Bhagavan to take sevā from us in the form of deity, rather the exclusive śuddha-bhakti inside the heart of a śuddha-bhakta who is directly involved in the installation or invitation ceremony can help us to invite Bhagavan to take sevā from us in the form of deity.
Only and only those Paramahaṁsa Mahābhāgavata they can realize the essence of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Mahāpurāṇa in true sense
A cook man if asked about the taste of the item cooked by him, then surely, he cannot speak out. Maybe he can speak something, but only after tasting or, it is more practical to ask a third person who has the direct experience of tasting the item, I mean who has already tasted the item. Because at least he is a neutral personality to pass comment. Everywhere there in all International Hotels both cook men and testers are appointed separately. A cook man can cook nicely, but the duty of a tester is to point out the taste of the item with high sensitivity.
“Tṛṇād api sunīcena” bhāva means everywhere guru darśana. Always everywhere our guru darśana naturally can help us to get established in this “tṛṇād api sunīcena” bhāva. So, in that case naturally we can show respect even to others, without expecting any honor for our self.
Just like a real physician, quite often the real spiritual masters and saintly persons also dissect some of the knots in the obstinate mind of living entities by way of apparently distasteful injunctions and instructions varying on the degrees of entanglement. But the suffering entity is hardly inclined to agree with such injunctions and instead, misapply a lot of harsh words to those saintly persons blaspheming them as their enemies and extremely merciless executioners.
“Nowadays even brand new devotees are reading Kṛṣṇa-karṇāmṛtam and saying, ‘Oh, very good’. They also reading Govinda-līlāmṛta and thinking that—“The Gauḍīya Maṭha Devotees they know nothing about rasa-tattva. Oh, we are always in excellent rasa.” We should not follow them (Gauḍīya devotees) their strict siddhanta-vichar.
In many scriptures like Śiva Purāṇa, Vedas etc. it is written that those who leave body in Vārāṇasī they can attain mukti (liberation), but there is a question that what type of mukti? We know that it is written in śāstra “kasi maranat mukti”, and it is surely not wrong, but what type of muki is meant here in this case, that is the main question.
We like to bow down unto the lotus feet of that Sadananda Svami Guru—who is the dear most associate of Sri Gaura—now appeared on this earth.
Such an wise (knowledgeable) personality like Śrīla Bhakti Vigyan Bharati Gosvāmī Maharaj is rare in our Gauḍīya-sampradāya. We can remember about Sanatan Gosvāmīpad, Śrīman Mahāprabhu said that— “Such a wise personality like Sanatana is rare in these three worlds.”