The Way to Transcendence - Part 10

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis, 
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in the conclusion of the transcription of a lecture delivered by our beloved spiritual master, His Holiness Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavad Gita 5.20. So far we heard Maharaj speak about:

1) How to clear the contaminations from our lives
2) What is the real process of atonement
3) Understanding the transcendental nature of the Lord and His activities, especially cow grazing. 
4) How Krishna's potencies work and highest manifestation of His internal potency (Radharani)
5) Understanding the gopi bhāva or Radha bhāva
6) How to get into the gopi bhāva or Radha bhāva

Let us continue to hear further from Maharaj. 

The service has got to continue unbroken, apratihatā and then only yayātmā suprasīdati. This is gopi bhāva or this is radha bhāva. Srila Prabhupada's example is in front of us. Till he was on the death bed, he dictated the purports of Srimad Bhagavatam. He didn't value these sentiments too much. Don't be victimized by the sentiments. You don't have to dress like Radha and dance in Vrindavan. No! But you have to devote your full time to the service of Krishna and then you become attached to Radha-bhāva. Otherwise, there is no way. Constantly remember Krishna as Kunti very nicely prays to Krishna and in her prayers, there are five names. You can repeat that verse very nicely. Krishna, then Vāsudeva, then Devakinandana and Nandagopa kumara and Govinda. Five names in one verse Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.8.21: 

kṛṣṇāya vāsudevāya devakī-nandanāya ca
nanda-gopa-kumārāya govindāya namo namaḥ

Let me, therefore, offer my respectful obeisances unto the Lord, who has become the son of Vasudeva, the pleasure of Devaki, the boy of Nanda and the other cowherd men of Vrindavana, and the enlivener of the cows and the senses.

Chanting this verse get into the Radha bhāva and do your service, whatever service you are doing. Hare Krishna!!!

We are extremely grateful to Maharaj for giving such wonderful nectar in the most practical way for dull brains like me to understand and more importantly put into practice.

Jai Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Gurudev ki jai!!! Srila Prabhupada ki jai!!!

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Krishnarati devi dasi
Singapore.