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(C) 1995 by Richard S. Brown All rights reserved.

VRAJA-RASA-BINDU

by Hrisikesananda dasa

Tasting 1/10,000th part of a drop of Vraja nectar. Remembrances of Hrsikesananda das (ACBSP: 1967) in Vraja-dham from Jan. 1968 until rejoining Srila Prabhupada in Sridham Mayapura mid 1973.


Auspicious Invocations

"Others hearts are their minds, but my mind is Vrndavana, I know my mind and Vrndavana to be one."---Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu

"Of course anyone living in Vrndavana Dhama is fortunate, because the Dhama itself has it's own power."---Srila Prabhupada 13/11/72 Tape72-056/14/side B

krsnam smaran janam casya prestham nija-samihitam /
tat-tat-katha-ratas casau kuryad vasam vraje sada //

"A devotee should always reside in the transcendental realm of Vraja and always engage in 'krsnam smaran janam casya prestham,' the remembrance of Sri Krsna and His beloved associates. By following in the footsteps of such associates and by entering under their eternal guidance, one can acquire an intense desire to serve the Supreme Personality of Godhead."---Srila Rupa Goswami (B.r.s., 1.2.294)

seva-sadhaka-rupena
siddha-rupena catra hi
tad-bhava-lipsuna karya
vraja-lokanusaratah

"In the transcendental realm of Vraja (Vraja-dhama) one should serve the Supreme Lord, Sri Krsna, with a feeling similar to that of His associates, and one should place himself under the direct guidance of a particular associate of Krsna and should follow in his footsteps. This method is applicable both in the stage of sadhana (spiritual practices executed while in the stage of bondage) and in the stage of sadhya (God realization), when one is a siddha-purusa, or a spiritually perfect soul."---Srila Rupa Goswami (B.r.s., 1.2.295)

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna
Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

Sri Sri Radha-Krsnabhyam Namah

Sri Sri Guru-Gaurangau Jayatah

Namo Om Visnu-padaya
krsna-presthaya bhu-tale
Srimate Bhaktivedanta
svamin iti namine

I offer my dandavat pranams to all the honey-bee-like devotees of H.D.G. Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. By the will of paramahamsa Srila Bhakti-siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada, our "Swamiji" earned the exalted title, "Prabhupada," which none of his Godbrothers would dare to touch.

Jaya Srila Prabhupada, the greatest Jagat-guru ever in the history of the world! All glories to Sridham ISKCON, the brain-child of Srila Prabhupada! All victory to the most sacred holy tirtha, Vraja-dham, because Sri Krsna never leaves this land for even a moment! Taking my Godbrother's and sister's feet on my head I hope that this small memoir of my personal experiences in early Vraja will serve them to taste 1/10,000th part of a drop of Vraja nectar.

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