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Love Does Not Mean 'I love myself' and Meditate Upon Love. No - Prabhupada 0990

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Love Does Not Mean 'I love myself' and Meditate Upon Love. No Bhagavad-bhakti - yoga. It is a kind of yoga, or the real yoga. Topmost yoga system is bhagavad-bhakti, and, bhagavad-bhakti-yoga begins, ādau gurv-āśrayaḥ. First of all surrender to guru. Tad viddhi praṇipātena paripraśnena sevayā (BG 4.34). The official initiation has no meaning. Unless one who has fully surrendered to guru, there is no question of initiation. Divya jñāna hṛde prokāśito. Divya-jñāna means "transcendental knowledge." So to play tricks with guru, to become diplomat and intriguer, these rascaldom will not help bhagavad-bhakti-yoga. You can get some other things, some material profit, but spiritual life will be spoiled. So this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is for spiritual enlightenment, not for how to get money, how to earn money. This is not Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Caitanya Mahāprabhu teaches, na dhanaṁ na janaṁ na sundarīṁ kavitāṁ vā jagad-īśa kāmaye (CC Antya 20.29). Na dhanaṁ. The materialists, they, what they want? They want money. They want many followers and many subordinates, or nice, beautiful wife. This is materialist. But Caitanya Mahāprabhu refuses. Na dhanaṁ: "No, no. I don’t want money." This is teaching. Na dhanaṁna na janaṁ: "I don’t want to rule over somebody." No. Na… Na dhanaṁ na janaṁ na sundarīṁ kavitāṁ; a poetic imagination of nice, beautiful wife. "These things I do not want." What is? Then, bhagavad-bhakti-yoga, mama janmani janmanīśvare bhavatād bhaktir ahaitukī tvayi (CC Antya 20.29) Then bhagavad-bhakta do not want even liberation. Why Kṛṣṇa, Caitanya Mahāprabhu is saying janmani janmani, "birth after..."? One who is liberated, he does not take any more birth in this material world. Those who are impersonalist, they merge into the effulgence, bodily rays of Kṛṣṇa, and those who are devotees, they get permission to enter into Vaikuṇṭha, or Goloka Vṛndāvana. (aside:) Don't make sound. So if we want prasanna mana, always jubilation—that is spiritual life. Not that always morose, making some plans. That is not spiritual life. You don’t find any materialistic person jubilant. He is morose, and thinking, and smoking cigarette and drinking, making some big, big plan. That is materialist. And bhagavad-bhakti-yogataḥ: prasanna-manaso. In the Bhagavad-gītā, brahma-bhūtaḥ prasannātmā na śocati na kāṅkṣati (BG 18.54) Prasannātmā. This is spiritual life. As soon as you become actually in spiritual life, never mind either you in impersonal philosophy or personal philosophy, both of them are spiritualist; only the difference is the impersonalists think that "I am spirit; God is spirit. Therefore we one. We merge into this." Sāyujya-mukti. Kṛṣṇa gives them sāyujya-mukti. But that is not very safe, because ānandamayo 'bhyāsāt (Vedānta-sūtra 1.1.12). Ānanda, real ānanda, cannot be realized oneself. There must be two. Love does not mean "I love myself" and meditate upon love. No. There must, must be another person, lover. Therefore dvaitavāda. As soon as you come to the bhakti school, there must be dvaitavāda: two - Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa's devotee. And the exchange of Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa's servant is called bhakti. The dealings, that is called bhakti. Therefore it is said, bhagavad-bhakti-yogataḥ. Not monism, oneness. There is always the bhakta... Devotee is trying to please Kṛṣṇa.

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Posted by: vanimedia on Dec 26, 2014

Prabhupada speaks during a Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.20 Lecture part 3 in New York on July 24, 1974

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