Lord Narayana Speaking to Gopa Kumara – verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Lord Narayana speaking to Gopa Kumara: “Welcome, welcome, my dear boy! I am fortunate – most fortunate – to meet you here. For so long I have been eager to see you! My dear friend, you have passed many lifetimes without paying any attention to me at all. For so long hope had me dancing like a fool thinking, ‘Perhaps in this lifetime, or this, or this, or this, he will finally turn his face toward me.’ But I could find no pretext on which to bring you to my abode, dear brother, and still follow the timeless laws that I myself have created. You showed me no mercy and as I considered this I grew impatient, full of anxiety to receive your favor. So I transgressed my eternal code of conduct and arranged for you to take your current birth. Dear boy, in that divine district of Govardhana, my most beloved abode, I myself became your guru, known by the name Jayanta. Today you have at last fulfilled the desire I have harbored for so long. Please nourish your happiness and mine by staying here forever.”

[ Sri Brhad-Bhagavatamrta 2.4 Texts 81-87. Translated by Gopiparanadhana Dasa (BBT) ]

Posted by Indradyumna Swami on 22 June 2017. To see original post please click here.

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  1. Vrajapati Suta Das
    Vrajapati Suta Das says:

    Hare Krishna, Jaya! Thank you HH Srila Indradyumna Swami Maharaja for giving the insight from writings of Srila Sanātana Gosvāmī,about focusing on our ultimate goal of going back home back to godhead. The statement of Lord “You have passed many lifetimes without paying any attention to me at all.” is such a truth which we generally tend to forgot. But as Supreme Lord Krishna Himself is concerned for every living entity that’s why one gets an opportunity to associate with His beloved devotees (Vaishnvasa) and spiritual masters. In that case one’s only duty is to serve and please unconditionally all the Vaishnavas and Guru-parampara, which will please Krishna and will open the doer of Spiritual World. Haribol!

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