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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

When there is firm bhava in Shri Krishna’s seva or in the recitation and hearing of His glories, the mind and heart are drawn to Him from all directions. Then, without a doubt, Krishna protects the bhakta everywhere. Therefore, keep your mind and heart focused on Hari and His dharma. Then your obstructions will be removed. Otherwise, that type of divine protection will not occur, and problems will arise within your worldly undertakings. Know that the Lord is with you, here and beyond. — Shri Gopeshwarji, Shiksha Patra 41.4