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Everyone, devotees and non-devotees alike, feels affection for the Vaisnavas

Everyone, devotees and non-devotees alike, feels affection for the Vaisnavas

by | May 1, 2018 | ACARYA SERIES, Books, Jaiva Dharma, Uncategorized

From Jaiva Dharma, Chapter 4
by Śrīla Sacidānanda Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura

Bābājī Mahāśaya said, “When Bhakti-devī, the goddess of devotion, makes her appearance in a person’s heart, that heart automatically becomes elevated. He then becomes dear to all jīvas. Everyone, devotees and non-devotees alike, feels affection for the Vaiṣṇavas, and that is why every human being should become a Vaiṣṇava.”

kṛṣṇotkīrtana-gāna-nartana-parau premāmṛtāmbho-nidhī
     dhīrādhīra-jana-priyau priya-karau nirmatsarau pūjitau
śrī-caitanya-kṛpā-bharau bhuvi bhuvo bhārāvahantārakau
     vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau śrī-jīva-gopālakau (1)

“Perpetually immersed in singing, dancing, and heartfelt kīrtana [of the name, form, qualities, pastimes, associates, and realm] of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the six Gosvāmīs embody the ocean of nectarean love. Dear to both gentlemen and ruffians, always engaged in pleasing activities, and completely free from envy, they are adored by all. They are the recipients of Śrī Caitanya’s immense mercy, and they therefore remove the burden of the earth (through the distribution of bhakti-rasa). I worship [the six Gosvāmīs:] Śrī Rūpa, Śrī Sanātana, Śrī Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa, Śrī Raghunātha dāsa, Śrī Jīva, and Śrī Gopāla Bhaṭṭa.”

Thanks to Jñāna-sakti prabhu for sharing

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