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Vrindavana Eternal


Vrindavana, the residence of Shri Krishna, is described in the Brahma-samhita (5.56):



shriyah kantah kantah parama-purushah kalpa-taravo

druma bhumish cintamani-gana-mayi toyam amritam


katha ganam natyam gamanam api vamshi priya-sakhi

cid-anandam jyotih param api tad asvadyam api ca


sa yatra kshirabdhih sravati surabhibhyash ca sumahan

nimeshardhakhyo va vrajati na hi yatrapi samayah


bhaje shveta-dvipam tam aham iha golokam iti yam

vidantas te santah kshiti-virala-carah katipaye


Everything is cognizant in the transcendental abode of Vrindavana. Although appearing in the material world, it exists eternally, even after the annihilation of the material world. The Bhagavad-gita (8.20) confirms this statement. In Vrindavana, the cowherd girls are all enjoyed by Shri Krishna, and He is the only enjoyer there because He is the Supreme Person. The trees in Vrindavana are all desire trees and the land is made of cintamani, desire-fulfilling touchstones. The water of Vrindavana is nectar, the words of conversation are themselves sweet songs, walking in Vrindavana is a dance, and the flute is eternally the constant companion of Shri Krishna. The luminaries in the sky are transcendental and blissful. With this in mind, we should always try to understand Vrindavana. In Vrindavana, even a moment is never lost because no moment passes away, and, as such, there is not a limited conception of the future either.

The Vrindavana-dhama that we can experience in this mortal world is therefore a subject of deep study, and the significance of Vrindavana is known only to the purest devotees. Let us therefore worship Shri Vrindavana.

The Vrindavana-dhama that manifests in the material world is not realized by our material senses, which are always prone to enjoy matter. When we are inspired by the proper attitude of transcendental service to Madana-mohana, we can know the actual Vrindavana. Because it is very difficult to understand, Shrila Narottama dasa hakura taught us by his actions to cry for the mercy of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. By the mercy of Lord Nityananda, we can be free from the consciousness of trying to enjoy this material world. This enjoying spirit is known as samsara-vasana. When one is freed from the samsara-vasana, one is freed from focusing entirely on eating, sleeping, fearing, and other sense-gratifying habits. When this is done, the mind of the devotee is purified from all infections of matter, and in such a state of mind one can see the true Vrindavana- dhama situated in this mortal world.