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  • Radhakanta Das (Ramprasad, Bangalore)

Jnana Vijnana Sahitam

Maharaja is Vijyana murti, the embodiment of spiritual intelligence.

  • Vigyan means vishesha rupena Gyanam or self experienced knowledge

  • Bhakti Vijyan murti;

  • It is the special insight one derives out of life experiences due to developed Sastra cakshu 'the eye of scriptures'

  • Maharaja was expert in this, he could derive sastric learnings from his various rich life experiences

  • There was no bhakti tattva which he didn’t elucidate without an example from his life experience; Maharaja could transform ordinary worldly Jnana information to Vijyana into insights into spiritual science and concepts

  • He was completely established in the consciousness of seeing Krishna everywhere as stated in Gita 630

yo mam pasyati sarvatra

sarvam ca mayi pasyati

tasyaham na pranasyami

sa ca me na pranasyati

For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me.

  • It is said in Gita 9.2 - 'pratyaksavagamam dharmyam' means realized experienced knowledge. Maharaj a true acarya because he always told what he has personaly experienced, a person on the plane of experiential spirituality. He spoke out of deep experience of the dharma of the soul which is Krishna prema

  • Perhaps it is a topic for another book on how Maharaja elucidated tattva jnana out of his life experiences

  • Examples

  • Roko mat, Jane do vs Roko, Mat jane do

  • 'Vetti Tattvatah': Jnana is the information of the Lord pastimes but Vijyana is understanding tattvathah the motivation and the multiple level of teachings Bhagavan wants to give from such pastimes. (Yo mam vetti tattvatah)

  • Pasyanti jnana-caksusah

  • Not only in wordly events but also he had the unique ability to draw multiple spiritual concepts from Bhagavans lila situations. Following are some of the examples Maharaja gave us unique fresh new vision on the most often heard Pastimes

  • Kurukshetra lila and Nama Kirtana

  • When Vrajavasis went to Kurukshetra during solar eclipse, they were not allowed inside the auditorium where special yagna was performed by the Lord. All attempts requesting the royal security failed. Then Mother Yasoda started loudly calling calling Kanhaiya's name. From this incident Maharaja used to say that Nama Kirtana attracts the Lord compared to any other processes.

  • When everything else failed, Yasoda maiyyas nama kirtana helped to bring out the Lord from the yagya when he was about to do Poorna aahuti. 'param vijayate sri krishna sankirtanam' when everything else failed it was maiyya yasodas nama kirtana which pulled the lord out of the sacrificial arena in Kurukshetra

  • Vasudeva leper and Prem Krishna aakarshini

  • The Lord even though had left Koorma Kshetra came back next day morning to embrace vasudeva the leper due to his deep Prema.

  • Prem is Krishna aakarshini; the devotee doesn’t go in search of the Lord but the Lord comes to the devotee who has prem (Bhakti Rasamrta Sindhu)

prema-rupa yada bhaktis tada tat-tad-gunanvita

sandrananda-visheshatma sri-krsnakarshani ca sa(3)

  • Dekhne se lobh aata hai (Sanatana Goswami and Jail prisoner)

krishna-bhakti-rasa-bhavita matih

kriyatam yadi kuto pi labhyate

tatra laulyam api mulyam ekalam

janma-koti-sukritair na labhyate

  • Lobh is the only way to get Vraja bhakti rasa and Maharaja clearly said only by seeing one can get greed (Dekhne se hi Lobh hota hai). He explained how only after showing the gold coins did the prison guard get greed and agree to release Sanatana Goswami.

  • CC Madhya 20.14 : tathāpi yavana-mana prasanna nā dekhilā sāta-hājāra mudrā tāra āge rāśi kailā 'lobha ha-ila yavanera mudrā dekhiyā rātre gaṅgā-pāra kaila dāḍukā kāṭiyā ' 'Sanātana Gosvāmī could see that the mind of the meat-eater was still not satisfied. He then stacked seven thousand gold coins before him' 'When the meat-eater saw the coins, he was attracted to them. He then agreed, and that night he cut Sanātana’s shackles and let him cross the Ganges.

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