That’s why the great Acaryas and the sweet Lord Himself says to live in the Dhama, especially Sri Vrindavana Dhama and Sri Navadwip Dhama. Every where in Vraja you will hear
“Radhe Radhe!, Radhe Syama! Jaya Sri Radhe! Hare Krishna! etc.
So the ether here makes it conducive for quality prayers and meditations on the Names, Forms, Qualities and Pastimes of Vraja Kevala Prema Bhakti, especially in the beginning. After you are accustomed to remembering Radha Syamasundara, then anywhere you might be physically, you will always be in Vrindavana. Of this there is no doubt!
Srila Prabhupada says in the purport to Bhag. Gita 18.65,
“The most confidential part of knowledge is that one should become a pure devotee of Krishna and always think of Him and act for Him. One should not become an official meditator. Life should be so molded that one will always have the chance to think of Krishna. One should always act in such a way that all his daily activities are in connection with Krishna He should arrange his life in such a way that throughout the twenty-four hours he cannot but think of Krishna And the Lord’s promise is that anyone who is in such pure Krishna consciousness will certainly return to the abode of Krishna where he will be engaged in the association of Krishna face to face.
This most confidential part of knowledge is spoken to Arjuna because he is the dear friend of Krishna. Everyone who follows the path of Arjuna can become a dear friend to Krishna and obtain the same perfection as Arjuna.”
Finding Krishna conscious sanga, or association isn’t as easy as it sounds. The first thing I did was that I went to the Temple and I asked twenty devotees a day for twenty days,
”Prabhu, can you tell me something about Krishna?”
To my complete disappointment, I found no one could say anything about Krishna; in Karttika; in Vrindavana! That’s 400 people. Amazing!! I would receive answers like,
”O, I’m a fool, what do I know?”,
“I am unqualified”
etc. etc. This clearly showed me how bad the erosion of our movement has gone.
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