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A Krishna Lover’s Fascinating Insights

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Interview with Shyamdas by Hinduism Today, May 1986

Hinduism Today. Please tell us how you became involved so deeply in the Vallabhacharya Sampradaya.

Shyamdas: I went to India originally to meet a teacher, Neem Karoli Baba, who was the guru of Ram Dass. He resided in Vrindavan as well as in the Himalayas. So I went to Vrindavan to meet him and remained in the Vrindavan area, a 168-mile region which encompasses all the areas sacred to Lord Krishna. I eventually took initiation into the Pushti Marg Sampradaya about a year or two afterwards. I lived by the Govardhan Hill, which is the Hill which Lord Krishna held to ward off Indra’s rains for 7 days. There, I studied with various bhaktas and acharyas on Vaisnava Vedanta. Read More→

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Quotes

“The great spiritual teachings are intended to control our lives, something which is now being lost in our society.
Here, ‘control’ actually means ‘to follow,’ in the sense that bhaktas follow the Lord. It is not a compulsory discipline plagued with punishment; rather, it is a path naturally accepted by the heart. When everything is accepted, through the realization that it is all the Lord’s design, wisdom dawns, and divinity is recognized.”
— Goswami Prathameshji Maharaj