Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Vasudeva Anudhyanam - Always Thinking of Krishna

The method for purifying thoughts recommended by Arjuna is vasudeva-anudhyanam. Anu means constantly, and dhyanam means meditation. These days people have manufactured so many meditations without Vasudeva – their so-called transcendental meditation club and yoga asanas. But go there, what do you meditate on? Zero! They cannot call this transcendental meditation. What is this transcendental meditation? No rascal will be able to explain. But they call big, big words. "Transcendental meditation." What is that transcendental meditation? Please explain. It cannot be explained! 

We have got to develop vasudeva-anudhyanam. Here is Vasudeva Krsna, you come here and see how Vasudeva is dressed nicely, how He is playing on His flute, how He is situated with His eternal consort, Srimati Radharani. How He is enjoying Her company. So nice thing for meditation, but why you are after zero? Ha, just see the rascaldom. Here is such nice object for meditation and they are trying to meditate on zero. Therefore Bhagavad-gita says,
kleso 'dhikataras tesam
avyakta hi gatir duhkham
dehavadbhir avapyate

For those whose minds are attached to the unmanifested, impersonal feature of the Supreme, advancement is very troublesome. To make progress in that discipline is always difficult.

 This Krsna conscious movement is only meant to train people how to think of Krsna and how to become devotee of Krsna. You will become a devotee if you think of Krsna. This is very easy. So please go on thinking, thinking, thinking of Krsna, and you will be attached. But you must think of Krsna in association with the devotees. Alone will not do. Then you will go to hell. Association is so strong that anyone who is coming to our association will naturally want to become a devotee. Therefore Naratomma dasa Thakura says, "let me be engaged in the service of the acarya guru , and in the association of the devotees birth after birth. This is my desire." – That is devotee!

- Srila Prabhupada

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