Go to Vanipedia | Go to Vanisource | Go to Vanimedia


Vaniquotes - the compiled essence of Vedic knowledge


Love does not mean "I love myself" and meditate upon love. No. There must be another person, lover. Therefore dvaitavada. As soon as you come to the bhakti school, there must be dvaitavada: two - Krsna and Krsna's devotee

From Vaniquotes

Expressions researched:
"I love myself" |"Love does not mean" |"and meditate upon love. No. There must..., must be another person, lover. Therefore dvaitavāda. As soon as you come to the bhakti school, there must be dvaitavāda: two—Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa's devotee"

This page has been translated in many languages.

Lectures

Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

Ānanda, real ānanda, cannot be realized oneself. There must be two. Love does not mean "I love myself" and meditate upon love. No. There must..., must be another person, lover. Therefore dvaitavāda. As soon as you come to the bhakti school, there must be dvaitavāda: two—Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa's devotee. And the exchange of Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa's servant is called bhakti. The dealings, that is called bhakti.

Love Does Not Mean 'I love myself' and Meditate Upon Love. No
- Prabhupāda 0990


Bhagavad-bhakti-yoga. It is a kind of yoga, or the real yoga. Topmost yoga system is bhagavad-bhakti, and bhagavad-bhakti-yoga begins, ādau gurv-āśrayaḥ. First of all surrender to guru.

tad viddhi praṇipātena
paripraśnena sevayā
(BG 4.34)

The official initiation has no meaning. Unless one who has fully surrendered to guru, there is no question of initiation. Divya jñāna hṛde prokāśito. Divya-jñāna means "transcendental knowledge." So to play tricks with guru, to become diplomat and intriguer, these rascaldom will not help bhagavad-bhakti-yoga. You can get some other things, some material profit, but spiritual life will be spoiled.

So this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is for spiritual enlightenment, not for how to get money, how to earn money. This is not Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Caitanya Mahāprabhu teaches,

na dhanaṁ na janaṁ na sundarīṁ
kavitāṁ vā jagad-īśa kāmaye
(CC Antya 20.29, Śikṣāṣṭaka 4)

Na dhanaṁ. The materialists, they, what they want? They want money. They want many followers and many subordinates, or nice, beautiful wife. This is materialist. But Caitanya Mahāprabhu refuses. Na dhanaṁ: "No, no. I don’t want money." This is teaching. Na dhanaṁna na janaṁ: "I don’t want to rule over somebody." No. Na…, na dhanaṁ na janaṁ na sundarīṁ kavitāṁ; a poetic imagination of nice, beautiful wife. "These things I do not want." What is? Then, bhagavad-bhakti-yoga,

mama janmani janmanīśvare
bhavatād bhaktir ahaitukī tvayi
(CC Antya 20.29, Śikṣāṣṭaka 4)

Then bhagavad-bhakta do not want even liberation. Why Kṛṣṇa…, Caitanya Mahāprabhu is saying janmani janmani, "birth after..."? One who is liberated, he does not take any more birth in this material world. Those who are impersonalist, they merge into the effulgence, bodily rays of Kṛṣṇa, and those who are devotees, they get permission to enter into Vaikuṇṭha, or Goloka Vṛndāvana. (aside:) Don't make (indistinct).

So if we want prasanna mana, always jubilation—that is spiritual life. Not that always morose, making some plans. That is not spiritual life. You don’t find any materialistic person jubilant. He is morose, and thinking, and smoking cigarette and drinking, making some big, big plan. That is materialist. And bhagavad-bhakti-yogataḥ: prasanna-manaso. In the Bhagavad-gītā,

brahma-bhūtaḥ prasannātmā
na śocati na kāṅkṣati
(BG 18.54)

Prasannātmā. This is spiritual life. As soon as you become actually in spiritual life—never mind either you in impersonal philosophy or personal philosophy, both of them are spiritualist; only the difference is the impersonalists think that "I am spirit; God is spirit. Therefore we one. We merge into this." Sāyujya-mukti. Kṛṣṇa gives them sāyujya-mukti. But that is not very safe, because ānandamayo 'bhyāsāt (Vedānta-sūtra 1.1.12). Ānanda, real ānanda, cannot be realized oneself. There must be two. Love does not mean "I love myself" and meditate upon love. No. There must..., must be another person, lover. Therefore dvaitavāda. As soon as you come to the bhakti school, there must be dvaitavāda: two—Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa's devotee. And the exchange of Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa's servant is called bhakti. The dealings, that is called bhakti. Therefore it is said, bhagavad-bhakti-yogataḥ. Not monism, oneness. There is always the bhakta, devotee, is trying to please Kṛṣṇa.