четверг, 17 августа 2017 г.

Bhakti brings vairagya

vāsudeve bhagavati bhakti-yogaḥ prayojitaḥ |
janayaty āśu vairāgyaṁ jñānaṁ ca yad ahaitukam ||

[bhā.pu. 1.2.7]

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(from the Saints of Bengal):

Krishna Sundara Raya took initiation from Sri Vaikuntha Goswami, a descendant of Advaita Acharya and began to do bhajana. His bhajana consisted mainly of Nama-kirtana and lila kirtana. He became siddha through kirtana. 

During his kirtana his only son Syamasundara used to play on mridanga. Syamasundara died suddenly. Raya Prabhu shed no tears on his death. On returning from the cremation ground after cremation, he sat down to  perform kirtana, playing himself on mridanga. When people came for condolence, they were suprised to see him playing on mridanga, They stood aghast and did not know what to say. Raya Prabhu said casually, "Mahaprabhu had given me a mridanga player. He has taken him away. What can I do?" 

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