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Words from Prabodhananda Saraswati -

Madhava - Thu, 28 Jul 2005 02:24:21 +0530

zrI-vRndAvana-vAsini sthira-care doSAn mama zrAvayed
yo’sau kiM zatadhA chinatti nahi mAM zastrair athAstraiH zitaiH |
sarvAdhIzitur eva jIvana-vane dveSan ca mAtraM cared
ekasyApi tRNasya ghora-narakAt taM kaH kadA voddharet || VM 1.13||

The person who recounts to me the faults of any creature in this land of Vrindavan, whether flora or fauna, cuts my heart a hundred times with sharpened blades. No god will ever be able to drag out of the most horrific hell the person who acts spitefully to even a blade of grass in this land of my beloved Lord.
anuraag - Thu, 28 Jul 2005 09:22:07 +0530
vicinvantaM nIlAn alaka nikarAM zcAru karajair
vijighrantaM phullad vadana kanakAmbhojamasakRt |
vicumbantaM bimbAdharamasakRdunnamya cibukaM
nidhAyAmke rAdhAM smara madanamUrti madhupatim || VMA 6.31||

Placing Radhika on His lap, running His delicate fingers through
Her curly black tresses, smelling again and again the fragrant
golden-lotus of Her face, Lord Krishna raises Radha's chin and
repeatedly kisses Her juicy red lips. Please contemplate upon this
Beloved Lord , the Deity of amorous love reigning in Vrindavana.
anuraag - Thu, 28 Jul 2005 23:56:45 +0530
re manda! mandayAkhila-sAdhan vRdAni sAndramAnandam |
vRdAvana bhuvi vRndAraka- vRndAnAM ca durlabhaM vinda ||

VMA 7.8

Fool, abandon the collective rituals of Vaidhi bhakti and
attain the quintessence of Divine bliss in Vrindavana,
which is even unobtainable for all the heavenly gods.

mA kuru karma na yogaM na viSNu-bhajanaM na vA zravaNam |
dhruvamavApsyas parapadaM vRndAraNye yathA tathA tiSThan ||

VMA 7.9

Do not perform pious acts of Varna-asrama. Do not practice mystic yoga,
neither worship Lord Vishnu nor even hear the glories of His Lordship !
You will certainly attain the Supreme abode by making your earthly life
dwell upon the glorious land of Divine Vrindavana!
anuraag - Fri, 29 Jul 2005 03:38:00 +0530
Sangita Madhavam 1.13,14
lbcVisnudas - Fri, 29 Jul 2005 07:17:01 +0530

...a blade of grass in this land of my beloved Lord.

"Vraj is Krsna and Krsna is Vraj"
Narayana Bhatt
In the book "Journey Through the Twelve Forests" by Syam Das I was impressed by his account of the interaction of the pilgrims of the BanYatra and the Dham itself.