Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Prem Sudha Dhara: Vijayji

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Shri Hari

Shri Vrindavan Dhaam

25th April 1973

Dear Vijay,

With love, Jai Shri Hari.

Received your letter on Monday and was glad to know that you reached safely.You want me to remember you and your discussion and I require the same from you. You must not forget yourself and be firm about your decision or else, we also do not bear you in mind. And Shri Radha-Krishna, the sacred couple, are almost neglected.

Remember...never forget the lovingly tender Supreme Being and be focused. And when your search transforms into the cry of the enraptured soul for union with god, moving in delicious anguish to the side of Shri Radha-Krishna; you will be absorbed in their transcendental love; reaching the deeper ecstasies of devotion, with energy and joyfulness.

Steeped in the mysterious and sometimes terrifying rush of love, which will fill your life with inspiration and delight, you will not be able to resist Lord Krishna, the passionate protagonist, who will burst forth into your heart with his secret or sudden love!

But there is no need to be apprehensive that Bobo (saint Ushaji) may abandon you in such circumstances. Rather she will come closer since you would share an all consuming intimacy with the Lord. When enchanted with the Supreme Being, other thoughts, desires and longing vanish soon after.

This union creates a collective identity of the devotees, serving as an element in their devotional strength. Precisely like several sensuous creepers wind around the same evergreen tree, we love Lord Krishna constantly, freely, without purpose. He is everything to us. Dedicated followers repeatedly experience union and separation; the joy of his presence is often followed by the emptiness of his absence.

Whatever is worth leaving is shunned instinctively in the spiritual plane and what is worth holding, is retained with mischief and spontaneity. With tenderness and teasing, music and dancing, Lord Krishna enflames the desire of the individuated soul for union with god. Uncertainty hounds us unless Krishna becoming the focus of our ardour, is seen as an object of longing and of a transcendental love. Our exquisite desire and ardent longing, passionately draw the Lord and we reach the heights of elation and ecstasy with his constant grace and loving tenderness.

Brother, there is no time for delay now! Capturing a delicate and decisive moment in your progression towards union with the Lord, hunger for him as you move in a delicious anguish to his side, without losing a second.

With love,

Yours Bobo.

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