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Books by Shyamdas

Shyamdas has spent his life absorbed in the literature, poetry, and philosophy of the devotional lineages of northern India. After 35 years traveling sacred India and studying with saints and teachers, he has developed fluency in Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati, and Brajabhasha. He has skillfully and insightfully translated into English many sacred scriptures, devotional texts, and poems and has also written of his own unique experiences. Click on the link below to purchase these books from their official source, sacredwoods.net

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Worship love-filled Krishna with the devotional mood of the Gopis.
What is the point of your million practices if you do not serve Him with love?
Once the fire sages asked Lord Rama, “Give us the pleasures of Sita. Make us all women.”
Now, what type of path is this, in which a man gets a woman’s devotion?
This is the reverse of all norms.
When the Gopis heard Shri Krishna’s flute,
they ran out of their homes with their clothes and jewelry in disarray.
Yet, their devotion was in perfect symmetry,
like letters on a printing press that are set in reverse
but appear correctly when printed on paper.
When there is recognition of love, the Vedic rules no longer stand.
Sings Sur, “The Vraj Gopis brought that clever Enchanter under the rule of their love.”
— Surdas