Sriman Madana-gopala’s lotus feet – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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Sriman Madana-gopala’s lotus feet – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“Certainly no means of perfection is superior to the worship of Sriman Madana-gopala’s lotus feet. That worship yields results far beyond what one would expect. It should be performed daily through nama-sankirtana, along with reverence and affection for the many places of Sri Gopala’s pastimes— places which one should regularly visit.”

[ Srila Sanatana Goswami, Brihad Bhagavatamrta, 2.1.104-105 ]

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Run to Vrindavan! – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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Run to Vrindavan! – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“O friend, by great good fortune you have attained this body where you have heard Vrndavan’s wonderful glories and learned that everything in this world is like a dream. Don’t, don’t, don’t put any faith in the mind and body. Run to Vrndavan!”

[ Srila Prabhodananda Sarasvati, Sataka One, Text 80 ]

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Sri Radha exhibited a beautiful brightness – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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Sri Radha exhibited a beautiful brightness – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“From the very birth of Lord Hari this place of Vraja had again become complete with all worldly opulences. And since Vraja was the place of residence of Sri Hari it had especially become the playground of all Lakshmis ( gopis). Moreover, just like the beautiful rabbit-marked moon beautifully stands out among the various stars, the form of Sri Radha was especially magnificent among them all. Moreover, the moon in its waxing phase only exhibits its ordinary brightness, but Sri Radha exhibited a beautiful brightness filled with amazing qualities.”

[ Srila Jiva Goswami, Gopal-purva-campu, 15th Purana ]

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Her beauty exceeds that of any beautiful object – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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Her beauty exceeds that of any beautiful object – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“‘Is it a new moon or Her brilliant form? Is it a golden lotus or Her brilliant face? Are these Her two eyes or are they two cakora birds? Is this Her glance or is it a wave of nectar?’ Such questions cannot be asked about Sri Radha. Her beauty exceeds that of any beautiful object, so how can any such comparison be considered?”

[ Srila Jiva Goswami, Gopala-purva-campu,15th Purana ]

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When will I become your permanent, eternal servant? – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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When will I become your permanent, eternal servant? – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“By serving you constantly, one is freed from all material desires and becomes completely pacified. When will I become your permanent, eternal servant and always feel joy to have such a fitting master?”

[Yamunacarya, Stotraratna, text 43]

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Meditating on Vrindavan – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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Meditating on Vrindavan – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“The wise man who yearns to attain the sweetness of pure love in Vrindavan, but by destiny is forced to live elsewhere, laments and always remembers Vrindavan, with its beautiful splendid groves where Sri Sri Radha and Krsna enjoy pastimes. He meditates on entering Vrindavan and thinks, ‘Now I am serving the Divine Couple.’ “

[ Vrindavan Mahimamrta, Sataka One, verse 75 ]

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“Working according to his direction” – Srila Prabhupada Letter Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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“Working according to his direction” – Srila Prabhupada Letter Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“Please accept my blessings. I am just in receipt of your letter forwarded from New York. Please be happy in separation. I am separated from my Guru Maharaja since 1936 but I am always with him so long I work according to his direction. So we should all work together for satisfying Lord Krishna and in that way the feelings of separation will transform into transcendental bliss.”

[ Srila Prabhupada letter to Uddhava dasa, May 3, 1968 ]

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“He’ll do the needful” – Srila Prabhupada Anecdote Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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“He’ll do the needful” – Srila Prabhupada Anecdote Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“In my horoscope there was written there, ‘After seventieth year this man will go outside India and establish so many temples.’ I could not understand. ‘What is this, that I have to go outside India? That is not…’ And Guru Maharaja foretold. He told my Godbrothers, Sridhara Maharaja and other that, ‘He’ll do the needful when time comes. Nobody requires to help him.’ He told in 1935. And after all, this was true. Guru Maharaja told. And in the beginning, first sight, he told, ‘You have to do this.'”

[ Srila Prabhupada, room conversation, Vrindavan, June 17, 1977]

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A prayer offered on the Yamuna’s shore – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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A prayer offered on the Yamuna’s shore – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“Here our Lord herded the calves, and here He played the flute. I pray that I may pass my days shedding tears as I speak these words on the Yamuna’s shore.”

[ Sri Raghupati Upadhyaya, from Rupa Goswami’s Padyavali ].

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How could I ever leave his service? – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

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How could I ever leave his service? – Verse Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

“My dear Lord. O Supreme Personality of Godhead, because of my association with material desires, one after another, I was gradually falling into a blind well full of snakes, following the general populace. But your servant Narada Muni kindly accepted me as his disciple and instructed me how to achieve this transcendental position. Therefore, my first duty is to serve him. How could I ever leave his service?”

[ SB 7.9.28 ]

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