pure devotees who are qualified to see God at every minute
do not like to revel, "I have seen God. I have seen God."
They prefer to taste the ultimate nectar, the mood of hankering
to see God in great pain of separation. Just like in the reaof
chocolate we see that there is sweet chocolate and there is
bitter sweet chocolate. Connoisseurs of chocolate find that
the bitter sweet chocolate is more delightful to the tongue
than the sweet chocolate.
In a similar way the highly advanced devotees of the Lord relish
the anguish of the Lord's separation to be a greater ecstasy
than meeting him. Therefore they pray to the Lord in the mood
When His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada
was advising the Beatles on how to write Krishna conscious
songs he told them to write songs of separation from Krishna.
George Harrison followed his instruction and produced the
number one hit song "My Sweet Lord." This song was
in the mood of eagerly awaiting to the see the Lord while
languishing in His separation. George expresses his desire
to see and be with the Lord but laments that it takes to long
to do so:
I really want to see you
Really want to be with you
Really want to see you lord
But it takes so long, my lord
Ο Σριμάν Σανκαρσάν Αντχικάρι - δάσκαλος της Μπάκτι Γιόγκα (Γιόγκα της Αφοσίωσης), παρουσιάζει -εδώ και 35 χρόνια- τη μέθοδο μελέτης για την κατανόηση αυτής της Διδασκαλιας στον άνθρωπο της Δύσης. Μτφ. από τα Αγγλικά Λ. Σ. Α.
Lord Caitanya is teaching us this mood of hankering in separation
in the 6th prayer of His Sikshastaka:
O my Lord, when will my eyes be decorated with tears of love
flowing constantly when I chant Your holy name? When will my
voice choke up, and when will the hairs of my body stand on
end at the recitation of Your name?
This is the sort of mood we should cultivate in our prayers,
study, and worship. It we do so we will taste the highest
transcendental bliss at every minute and our spiritual perfection
will be guaranteed.
Sankarshan Das Adhikari