Vrindavan Consciousness

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Vrndavan consciousness
17 03 2018
Govardhana Eco village, Mumbai [18:02]

Nice to meet you all, you are all residents of Vrndavan dhamaa, Govardhan Eco village is a village, you all stay in the village. You are villagers, Gokulvasis are also villagers. So also jungle here, some devotees were saying we are staying in jungle, you are doing jungle mein mangal here and jungle is no more jungle that’s the idea.

Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu transformed the Jharkhand forests, it was no more ordinary forest, it
was transformed into Vrndavan, and how did He do that. By chanting

HARE KRSNA HARE KRSNA KRSNA KRSNA HARE HARE
HARE RAM HARE RAM RAM RAM HARE HARE

He made animals to chant and dance, we can’t do that. Could you get a tiger to dance, could you , anyone of you, they will make you dance. So the animal’s consciousness was revived, was evolved, transformed, changed and they were no more acting like animals. Looking, still looking like animals but not acting like animals. They were acting like vraja-vasis, Vrndavan vasis, Mahaprabhu was on the way to Vrndavan from Jagannath Puri, His destination is Vrndavan dhamaa.

Vrndavan Dhama ki ….jai

He always, He always wanted to go to Vrndavan that is what happened also when He received mantra from Ishwar Puri in Gaya, and as He started chanting the mantra, He was transformed and he immediately remembered Vrndavan and He was rushing towards Vrndavan, near somehow he was stopped and he was brought back to Navadvipa then again when he took sannyasa, I am, I am
free now, free liberated, taking sannyasa, renounced everything. So then again first place He thought of visiting, going to is Vrndavan, but again he was tricked by Nityananda and Advaita Acarya and he was brought to Shantipur instead, anyway and then mother, Saci, son you better stay, stay in Jagnnath Puri. So, He admits that as His headquarters Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, he never forgot Vrndavan, that sort of going to Vrndavan. I have to go to Vrndavan.

Vrindavan Dhama ki Jai…….

So finally after six years of sannyasa, He managed to get away from Jagannath Puri and devotees of Puri and He on His way to Vrndavan and His destination is Vrndavan. In the middle of his path, half way though, so whom He met, the tigers and the deer and everyone to chant and dance, He even saw the tiger and deer, they were rubbing shoulders, somehow they were walking with each other, then Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, next scene was He saw deer and tiger, they were embracing each other and next scene was He saw deer and tiger as mentioned in Caitanya Caritamrita, they were doing “allingan” and “chumban” kissing each other. So when Mahaprabhu saw that atitude of those animals and the birds, attitude towards each other, the dealing and their thoughts and consciousness. Mahaprabhu Said.

Vrindavan Dhamaa ki…. Jai

This is Vrndavan, this is Vrndavan, although He had long way to go to reach Vrndavan. But in this forest, He realised, this is, this is Vrndavan. So Consciousness of the soul makes that place is also transformed and person becomes Vrndavan vasis, He has the thought of Vrndavan and then that place becomes Vrndavan and becomes Vraja Vasi. Vrndavan consciousness, mora mana vrndavan

That was also Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s stand or His thought or prayer, dancing in front of Jagannath chariot, Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He was saying to Himself, Lord was hearing that “mora mana vrndavan” My dear Lord, my mind is Vrndavan , you love to stay in Vrndavan, Lord Please stay in Vrndavan and the Gopis and Vrajavasis all attempting too, Lord is sited in the chariot and they are bringing Lord from Simhachal to Nilachal, they are bringing Lord to Vrndavan. Lord also loves to be
in Vrndavan. He also misses Vrndavan, while He is away from Vrndavan in Dwarka or other places.

So as Mahaprabhu is dancing in front of the chariot during the ratha yatra, Mahaprabhu says, “My mind is Vrndavan – mora mana Vrndavan.” Lord please reside in my mind, mind which is like Vrndavan. So the heart, the mind that is in Vrndavana Govind’s Vishram, vaisnava’s they allow Lord to reside in their heart and Lord could relax and does “Vishram in the heart, Hari Hari.
Vrindavan Dhama ki Jai….

As we chant Hare Krsna Hare Krsna, this mantra has mantra devta, you worship particular deity by chanting, reciting particular mantra, each mantra has mantra devta. What mantra do we chant?

HARE KRSNA HARE KRSNA KRSNA KRSNA HARE HARE
HARE RAM HARE RAM RAM RAM HARE HARE

So the deity of this mantra, devta, devtas, dev and devi of this mantra is Radha Krsna. Radha Vrindavan Bihari Lal ki jai……., they are the mantra devta. So as one chants that, whatever mantra one chants, so they attain the mantra devta, perfection is to realise mantra devta and ultimately go where those devta’s reside in their dhama. Every dhama has a dhami. Dhama- Dhami, the deity that resides in the dhama is called dhamai. So Vrndavan dhama and the dhami of Vrndavan dhama is
Radha Krsna. So as we chant the Hare Krsna maha mantra then that’s chanter destination becomes the destination where the mantra devta of that mantra resides or in fact that mantra brings us to where ever the mantra devta is residing. So Hare Krsna maha mantra, mantra devta Radha and Krsna reside in Vrndavan, so then that becomes the destination of chanter of Hare Krsna Mantra.

maya saha ramasva

The chanter of the prayer as one chants is maya saha ramasva, my dear Lord, do maya saha with me you do raman, you are Radha Raman, and you are this Raman, you are that Raman. In this bhava, in this rasa, dasya rasa, sakhya rasa, madhurya rasa in each living entity. We also have our own rasa or relationship with the Lord. So as we chant hare Krsna, this is maya saha ramasva. Each living entity could do raman with Lord. Living entity is

mac-citta mad gata prana
bodhayantah parasparam

kathayantas can mam nityam
tusyanti ca ramanti ca
(BG 10.9)

That living entity is mac-citta his consciousness is glued to Krsna, his lotus feet mad gata prana, kathayantas can mam nityam as he hears katha of the Lord, glories of the Lord, kathayantas can mam nityam tusyanti ca ramanti ca He is satisfied, fully satisfied tusyanti ca ramanti ca he is doing raman, he is running to the Lord and Lord is running to the soul also. Both are running towards each other dealing with each other.

Hari Hari.

So this mahamantra could make us fully conscious of Radha Krsna, fully conscious of our relationship with Radha Krsna, could revived or hold consciousness and finally, ultimately bring us back to Vrndavan.

Vrndavan dhama ki ..jai

Ya, that is the purpose of this International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Prabhupada always talked about going back to home, back to home, we are going. Devotees in the west they sing a song on guitar, we are going back to home and then Iskcon is the boat. Srila Prabhupada is the captain of the boat. Is everyone jumping into the boat, we are going back to home, back to Vrndavan. So as the holy name, Caitanya Mahaprabhu said “My name will be chanted in very town, in very village.” So as soon as one gets the name, as soon as one receives the holy name, his journey towards Vrndavan begins right then and there. In fact even in this life they make the goal, every chanter of the holy name, then he makes plan I will go, I want to go for Mayapur Festival, I want to go for Vrndavan festival. From nama to dhama, nama to dhama, nama to dhama. So nama brings
us to dhama. Nama makes us eligible, qualified, purified, eligible to go to Vrndavan, enter Vrndavan and stay in Vrndavan, this eligibility is also attained, achieved by chanting of Hare Krsna.

HARE KRSNA HARE KRSNA KRSNA KRSNA HARE HARE
HARE RAM HARE RAM RAM RAM HARE HARE

Gets the shelter of Krsna’s lotus feet.
namasraya kori jatan tumi and naam vina kichu nahika ara cauddha bhuvana majhe. We also realise that there is nothing, nothing better than this nama in the entire creation of cauddha bhuvana in fourteen planetary system, makes Vrndavan special destination and that living entity chants Hare Krsna maha mantra purely offencelessly, he gets closer and closer and closer towards Lord’s lotus feet and finally returns to Vrndavan.

Vrindavan Dhama ki ………..jai.

So we have Vrndavan here also, the deities have appeared, deities are the Lord. So when Lord appears infact dhama appears before Lord appears. The Lord has appeared in the form of Gauranga and Radha Vrndavan Bihari, then there dhama is also here. Lord always resides in His dhama.

Wherever Lord is that is His dhama, here dhama also has appeared and then Lord has appeared. Lord has mercifully appeared here in Wada, Wada (that is name of the tehsil) right here in Wada, now this has become wadi, wadi of Shri Shri Radha Vrndavan Bihari. This is wadi, Thakur wadi and wada and there is wadi, so both are here. Acarya’s have kindly prayed to Lord to appear. His Holiness Radhanath Maharaja had prayed to the Lord personally making His appearance here. So Lord is here, all the way from Vrndavan. Lord has made this place His residence. Making more easily accessible. You could just step outside Bombay and there is

Vrndavan dhama ki …..jai
Govardhan dhama ki ….jai
Radha Kunda ki…………jai

Some Radha Kunda jala has been put into this. Is Govardhan Shilla also. So it is nondifferent. They don’t have to go all the way to Vrindavan. Mathura, Vrndavan takes long time. Then it is also takes thirty days of Vrndavan Parikarma. This place is closer and parikarma is only for seven minutes, not seven hours as of twenty one kilometres and one day as thirty days are there. So big discount for Bombay folks and one day and you are done with parikarma, dhama vasa, dhama vasi as one of the
five principles of Bhakti. So this is okay. I am thankful that I was invited and given opportunity to be the resident of this Vrndavan and do parikarma in one day.

Srila Prabhupad ki …jai
Nitai Gaur premanande hari haribol.