Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan
New Gokula Dhama, Vancouver, Canada
Eagerness for Achieving the Desired Success

"When one is sufficiently eager to achieve success in devotional service, that eagerness is called samutkantha. This means 'complete eagerness." Actually this eagerness is the price for achieving success in Krishna consciousness. Everything has some value, and one has to pay the value before obtaining or possessing it. It is stated in the Vedic literature that to purchase the most valuable thing, Krishna consciousness, one has to develop intense eagerness for achieving success. This intense eagerness is very nicely expressed by Bilvamangala Thakura in his book Krishna-karnamrta. He says, 'I am eagerly waiting to see that boy of Vrndavana whose bodily beauty is captivating the whole universe, whose eyes are always bounded by black eyebrows and expanded like lotus petals, and who is always eagerly glancing over His devotees and therefore moving slightly here and there. His eyes are always moist, His lips are colored like copper, and through those lips there comes a sound vibration which drives one madder than a mad elephant. I want so much to see Him at Vrndavana!"

Attachment to Chanting the Holy Names of the Lord

In the same Krishna-karnamrta there is another statement, about the chanting of Radharani. It is said by one of the associates of Radharani, 'O Lord Govinda, the girl who is the daughter of King Vrsabhanu is now shedding tears, and She is anxiously chanting Your holy name -- 'Krishna! Krishna!'"

(The Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 18)

*Special thanks to Gary Paterson for his beautiful Deity photos from New Gokula Dhama.
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