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Vraja-vAsa -

Advitiya - Wed, 23 Feb 2005 22:08:18 +0530
anyer hRday – mon mor mon vRndAvan
"mone" "bone" ek kori jAni |
tAhA tomAr pada-dvaya karAha jodi uday
tabe tomar pUrNa kRpa mAni || (C.C madhya 13/137)

"Speaking in the mood of Shrimati Radharani, Caitanya MahAprabhu said, “For most people, the mind and heart are one, but because My mind is never separated from Vrindavan, I consider My mind and Vrindavan to be one. My mind is already Vrindavan, and since You like Vrindavan, will you please place Your lotus feet there? I would deem that Your full mercy."

KrsnAM smaran janaM cAsya preSThaM nija samIhitam |
tat tat kathA-rataz cAsau kuryAd vAsaM vraje sadA || ( BRS.1/2/294)

"One should remember Shri Krishna and His dear associate of one's owm preference, being attached to narrations about them and always residing in Vraja."

Vraja-vAsa is one of the five main items of bhajana that has inconceivable potencies. So through lIlA-smaraNa let us contemplate on that and make our heart to be one with Vrindavan.
anuraag - Fri, 25 Feb 2005 12:39:15 +0530
parIhAse’py anyApriya-kathana-mUko’tivadhiraH
pareSAM doSAnuzrutim anu viloke’ndha-nayanaH |
zilAvan nizceSTaH para-vapuSi bAdhA-lava-vidhau
kadA vatsyAmy asmin hari-dayita-vRndAvana-vane ||2.16||

- Vrindavana Mahimamrita - Sri Prabodhananda Saraswati

"Undisturbed and becoming dumb
to others' jokes mocking myself,
deaf and blind even to others' evident faults, and
inactive like a stone in the matter of bringing others
even the slightest pain, when will I reside in this
Vrindavana forest, the garden of Hari's Beloved?"