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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Symptoms of spontaneous love for God

Offenseless chanting of Krishna's Holy Name even once can liberate one from the pangs of material miseries. Srimad Bhagavata Purana sets the standard for pure chanting. This standard can be achieved by one who is on the stage of bhava or spontaneous loving sentiments towards Krishna. Below are the symptoms of such a soul.

tad aśma-sāraṁ hṛdayaṁ batedaṁ
yad gṛhyamāṇair hari-nāma-dheyaiḥ
na vikriyetātha yadā vikāro
netre jalaṁ gātra-ruheṣu harṣaḥ

Certainly that heart is steel-framed which, in spite of one’s chanting the holy name of the Lord with concentration, does not change when ecstasy takes place, tears fill the eyes and the hairs stand on end. 

Symptoms of bhava;
  1. Kṣānti - cessation of material desires 
  2. Avyārtha-kālatvam - utilization of every moment in the transcendental loving service of the Lord 
  3. Nāma-gāne sadā ruci - eagerness for glorifying the Lord constantly 
  4. Prītis tad-vasati sthale - attraction for living in the land of the Lord 
  5. Virakti - complete detachment from material happiness 
  6. Māna-śūnyatā - pridelessness 

- Srimad Bhagavata Purana 2.3.24

Hare Krishna

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