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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

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