Someone may see nice pooris, samosas, halava, and other preparations being cooked in a roadside shop, and think, “I will hide inside and eat to my full satisfaction all the delicious foodstuffs!” With such a mentality, the Vrajavāsīs’ moods will never come. The Vrajavāsīs are not greedy for this dog food. They are not like dogs, or dog-eaters. They offer everything to God. Anything nice they see brings about uddīpana to serve Kṛṣṇa.
When rūpānuga or rāgānugā-bhaktas see anything nice, they think, “I will give that to Rūpa Mañjarī, Lavaṅga Mañjarī, Rasa Mañjarī, Rati Mañjarī, Kastūrī Mañjarī, Ramaṇa Mañjarī, and Kanaka Mañjarī. They will take that to Lalitā-devī, who will offer it to Rādhārānī to give Kṛṣṇa.”
Rāmacandra met with the sages of the Daṇḍakāraṇya forest. The sages did not request Rāmacandra for the mood of Brahma or Parabrahma. They said, “Please accept us and give us Your love! May we serve You with love!” Therefore the sages of the Daṇḍakāraṇya forest are mahājanas.
In Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu, (1.2.301-302) it is explained:
purā maharṣayaḥ sarve daṇḍakāraṇya-vāsinaḥ
dṛṣṭvā rāmaṁ hariṁ tatra bhoktum aicchat suvigraham
te sarve strītvam āpannāḥ samudbhūtās tu gokule
hariṁ samprāpya kāmena tato muktā bhavārṇavāt
Padma Purāṇa 6.245.164The Daṇḍakāraṇya ṛṣis met with Rāma, and seeing Him, they desired to be His beloveds. Rāmacandra could not accept them in His present form. The sages were in old bodies. They had been performing austerities for thousands and thousands of years, chanting gopāla-mantra. Then anurāga came in their hearts. Rāmacandra was surprised to see this. They were not dry after performing hard austerities. Their hearts were sweet and soft, and within they were youthful. They prayed to Rāma, “Please bestow mercy on us. May You be our beloved.” He said, “This is not possible for Me. In Dvāpara-yuga, Kṛṣṇa will be your lover. Kṛṣṇa eats go-rasa, butter and milk. His heart is therefore very soft and sweet. I eat roots and fruits of the jungle and don’t have this sweet rasa.” (CLICK on the Title to read the full article)
We should vow to accept only what is favorable for the development of bhakti. We should go wherever there are sādhus; they are our good friends. There is no need for a big gathering; go to any place that is favorable. Where there is kṛṣṇa-guṇa-gāna, nāma-kīrtana, prasādam, and where bhakti’s rules and regulations are being followed—go to that favorable place. We should not go to a big gathering where there are politics. So many things are present there but there is no cultivation of devotion, bhakti-anuśīlana.
Many people make a show that they are following bhakti, but this is actually only as a business. Their view, aim, and object is only business—body business, mind business, health business, and pratiṣṭhā, name and fame. They think, “I am Guru; I am Ācārya.” And they insult others. All this is unfavorable, pratikūla. If you need anything, pray to Kṛṣṇa, His associates, and to the Vraja-devīs. Pray to the holy dhāma. The followers of the Vrajavāsīs and Vraja-devīs reside here.
Where is Śrīmatī Rādhārānī’s līlā-bhūmi? Where is Girirāja Govardhana? How can we meet with them? Gurau goṣṭhe goṣṭhālayiṣu sujane bhūsura-gaṇe: who is guru? He is always present in Vraja, goṣṭha. He is near the gopas and gopīs. Go and pray to them. Don’t go to anyone else. Have no other relationship. Fix your faith and relation. If you go today here and next day there, then one day it will be favorable and the next day unfavorable. If I run everywhere, then I will lose everything, because I won’t have any fixed relation. (CLICK on the Title to read the complete article)
All the peacocks are now singing out, one after the other. One leads, and the others repeat. Śrīmatī was hiding in a cave in Māna-gaṛh, scratching the ground with Her toe. Why was Rādhārānī in such deep māna? Early that morning the sakhīs were decorating Śrīmatī Rādhārānī with flowers, mehendi, and ornaments. Kṛṣṇa came, and Syāmā and Lalitā also decorated Him. Then they gave a mirror in front for Kṛṣṇa to see Himself. The sakhīs said, “Look at your face, Kṛṣṇa. What do You think?” Then they gave a mirror to Śrīmatī Rādhārānī and said, “Look how beautiful Śrīmatī is!” “Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa saw each other’s faces and were very happy. The sakhīs asked Kṛṣṇa, “How is Rādhārānī’s face?”
He said, “Rādhārānī’s face is more beautiful than Candra, the full moon. I never saw Her face decorated so wonderfully as you have done today.”
Hearing this, Śrīmatī became very angry. She ran away very fast and hid where no one could find Her. Śrīmatī Rādhārānī said, “You compared My face to the Moon! The Moon has a bad character, and his body is covered with leprosy! He is useless. Are you implying that I too am of loose character? Do I have blemishes on My face?” Rādhikā thought that now She would not keep any relation with Kṛṣṇa, and She ran away.
Then Kṛṣṇa was suffering. He thought, “What can I do? Where should I go? How can I find Her and pacify Her māna? How can I appease Her?” He asked Lalitā and Syāmā, “Why is She so angry?”
Lalitā and Viśākhā said, “You can’t understand. Why did You compare Her with the Moon? You don’t know the character of the Moon? Once, Candra ran away with his guru’s wife. He is useless and stupid! How could you compare our Rādhārānī with him?”
Kṛṣṇa thought, “I’ve made a big blunder. How can I atone for this?”
He thought for a long time, and then Syāmalā, Tungavidyā, and Citrā came and arranged a program. They said, “Only by calling peacocks and starting a dance will Śrīmatī Rādhārānī come out. She likes the peacocks, cuckoos, deer, and other animals—their hearts are clean, and they are simple.” (CLICK on the Title to read the full article)
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