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Unconditional love

Unconditional love

The mode of thinking, love, devotion, and dedication of cowherd boys, girls, men, and women of Vrindavan is the best and super most way to love God Shri Krishna. They do not care to understand Krishna. They want to love Krishna unconditionally.  They love Krishna, not as a God but one among themselves. Krishna plays there as an ordinary cowherd boy but sometimes he shows to them that he is the supreme personality of Godhead. They don't want to know how great Krishna is. 

We should simply love Krishna. Our perfection is directly proportional to our love for Krishna. We should not waste our time in knowing Krishna as Krishna is unlimited. The knowledge given by Krishna about him in Bhagavad-Gita is sufficient for us. We have incomplete knowledge of the material world then how can we expect to know full details of Krishna. The perfection of life depends on unconditioned love for Krishna. We can not know Krishna with our imperfect senses and mind.

Krishna is not our order supplier. We should not say to Krishna, "please give me this and Please give me that". Krishna is not meant to serve us. In fact, we are the eternal servant of Krishna and meant to serve him. There should not be mercantile relations with Krishna. Krishna is the center of all activities in the world.  Mata Yadoda, Nanda, cowherd boys and girls of Vrindavan, Radha Rani, Rukmani were those persons who love Krishna unconditionally with their hearts. They love Krishna from the bottom of their heart.

God Hanuman, Pralahada, Dhruva, Narada were a great devotee of God Krishna and they venerate God as Ram, Narayana, or Vishnu. There are innumerable devotees of God Shri Krishna in the past, present and there will be many more in the future. Krishna can not be approached by severe penances, austerities, sacrifices, the study of Vedas, meditation but the same Krishna can be approached by devotional service and unalloyed love towards Krishna. 

We should not love Krishna for any material gain and profit. The devotee renders devotional service to God Shri Krishna with love,  dedication, and devotion and while rendering devotional service to Krishna, they treat Krishna as their family member or child and in the waves of devotional service, they sometimes forget that Krishna is God. and Krishna reciprocates the same pure feelings towards his devotees. Krishna told Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurushetra while delivering the Supreme knowledge called Bhagavad-Gita that no one is superior to me but at the same time, Krishna was afraid of his mother and started weeping like an ordinary child when his mother started chastisement as he was very naughty and used to steal butter from homes in Vrindavan to distribute the butter among his poor friends who can not afford it and monkeys. He agreed to choose the role of chariot driver in the battle as Arjuna loves Krishna from the bottom of his heart. Krishna on mare request of Arjuna provided him divine eyes to see his cosmic manifestation form full of effulgence which can not be seen by severe penances, austerities, sacrifices, study of Vedas, meditation. His love for his school friend Sudama was great and he did not forget him even though Krishna was a prince at that time and sudama was a poorly educated person belonging to brahmana class. Krishna provides wealth to him although Sudama was reluctant to ask for monetary help even though he was in penury.

A devotee who understand the transcendental pastimes of Krishna as real facts and not imaginary usually gets a chance to play the important roles in pastimes as mother and father (Yasoda and Nanda who do severe penance's in previous birth to get Krishna as their son), the cowherd boys and girls were devotees of Krishna in their previous births and they want the company of Krishna as companions and those sixteen hundred Princesses were also devotees in their previous births and who wants Krishna as their husband.  Krishna wants to fulfill their wishes due to their unconditioned love and devotion towards him.

Thanks for reading the blog.

Hare Krishna

Pankaj Mannan


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