,

“Bathe thoroughly in the waves of prema” – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Mahaprabhu

“Bathe thoroughly in the waves of prema” – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

The last week was filled with kirtan in the holy land of Sridhama Mayapur, as His Holiness Indradyumna Swami related in a Facebook post. He wrote that he took a large harinam party of international devotees through the streets of Navadwip in Mayapura. Remembering that Lord Caitanya Himself chanted and danced through the same town 500 years ago the devotees were in ecstasy.

Indradyumna Swami related that the people of Navadwip loved the Devotees’ harinam. They also had the fortune of taking darshan of the famous deity of Lord Caitanya worshipped by Visnupriya after the Lord took sannyasa. There they had kirtan for hours! He mentioned that the Devotees ended the day by visiting the samadhi of Srila Jagannatha das babaji.

Many pictures were taken of the ecstatic kirtans that resulted!

Kirtan

Continuing in his meditation on Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Indradyumna Swami quoted from a beautiful bhajan about fixing the mind of Mahaprabhu.

ratha-rohana karu prāṇa-turaṅga
āśā-pāśa jori naha bhaṅga

Engage your five life-airs (prāṇa, apāna, udāna, vayāna and samāna) as the five horses driving this chariot. Let āśā, the hope of attaining the Lord, be the strong rope controlling these horses so that the chariot may never break down.

līlā-jaladhi tīre calu dhāī
prema-taraṅge aṅga avagāī

Using this chariot, go quickly towards the shore of the unlimited ocean of the Lord’s loving pastimes. Having reached there, bathe thoroughly in the waves of this ocean of prema.

rasa-taraṅgī saṅgī hari-dāse
rati-maṇi deī puraba abhilāṣe

In this ocean, you will swim along with other servants of Hari who are delighting in the waves of bhakti-rasa. These servants of Hari will fetch you the rare jewel of prema from the depths of this ocean and will thus fulfil your most cherished desire.

[ Translated by Hari Parshad Das from Vaiṣṇava-padāvalī, fourth edition, April 2010. ]

Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami on his facebook post from February 13, 2018.

2 replies
  1. Sandeep
    Sandeep says:

    Jaya! Hare Krishna, Dandavats! Thank you very much HH Indradyumna Swami Maharaja for sharing these verses. Very nice point mentioned above: “In this ocean, you will swim along with other servants of Hari who are delighting in the waves of bhakti-rasa. These servants of Hari will fetch you the rare jewel of prema from the depths of this ocean and will thus fulfil your most cherished desire.” It’s very true, without association of devotees, their blessings, prayers and guidance, how can we achieve the real treasure of prema the love of God head. The association of devotees and service unto them is key to please Supreme Lord, Krishna.
    All glories to all Vaishnavas/Devotees!
    All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
    All glories to Srila Gurudeva!

    Reply
    • HaridasVarya Das
      HaridasVarya Das says:

      Yes Sandeep, this verse is really wonderful. However, whenever we swim in the greatest of oceans we need a watch guard on a watch tower constantly looking out for us so that we do not do anything wrong. We have the strongest of the watch guards of bhakti in our life as Srila Gurudeva – HH Indradyumna Swami Maharaja who helps us guide towards our ultimate experience of bhakti which is to swim with other servants of Hari in the delightful waves of Bhakti Rasa.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *