June 5, 2000, Badger California
( filmed by Rasaraja das)
51:00 (after the play)
(51:00) I pray to Rupa-Raghunath and all, he should sprinkle his mercy to you all, that you should have a very pure greed to understand who are gopis, who are especially manjaris. If you will be like Narottama, Srinivasa, Syamananda Prabhu traya, (these) three prabhus, then you can understand this bhakti, highest class of bhakti of manjari mood given by Caitanya Mahaprabhu, very high class of love philosophy.
There are so many teachings in this, not only one. First teaching (is) how Srinivasa Acarya, being a very small, young boy, (how) he wanted to meet with
(52.16) Mahaprabhu, Gadadhara Prabhu, all the associates, Raya Ramananda, Sarvabhhauma. He went to Puri with separation mood, but he heard, half way (to Puri) he heard, oh Mahaprabhu has departed. When he came more nearer, (he heard) oh, Gadadhara Pandit (has departed this world) and more nearer, oh Sarvabhauma bhattacarya, oh Patrapuruda, oh all the associates gradually(departing this world). Then he returned back again (to Navadvipa?). Anyhow he went to vrindavan, but when he was half way, he heard that Sanatana Gosvami has departed from this world. Rupa Gosvami very soon, (recently) only three months before (departed). He told that my heart is made of iorn, why am i not going to die? Really he was feeling so much separation.
53:30 Anyhow he went there (Vrindavan). He took shelter of Jiva Gosvami. Though, Syamananda Prabhu was disciple of Hrydaya-Caitanya of Kulya-grama (in Venkat?), (and for) Narottama das Thakur, Jiva Gosvami told him to take initiation from Lokanath (Gosvami), and (he told) Srinivasa to (take diksa from) Gopal Bhatta Gosvami.
54:00 But really, he was siksa guru, bhajan guru, everything (for them). All the three prabhus have more honour, from(than for) their guru, for Jiva Gosvarmi. They really, (feel) he is my siksa guru and he is my guru. If guru gives mantra, gayatri mantra, but he cannot give the ways, how we can serve Radha-Krsna conjugal, and siksa guru is giving, then he is superior.
54:50 Anyone who helps us in Krsna Consciousness, oh he is really guru and should be honored. Especially bhagavat paramapara, (that) Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur has accepted. You should try to realize what is bhagavat parampara. You should try to know all these things. Time is short so I am going, but you should know all these things. After that,( know that) only what we are doing externally it is not bhajan. We should know our relation to Krsna. Guru will give it. (55:32) And have a thick relation eternal relation with Krsna and Srimati Radhika. 55:40 with pure hearted, in the guidance of his (your) gurudeva, siksa guru or diksa guru, rasika and tattva-jna, (while) being in Vrindavan. If you cannot be in Vrindavan, then by mind you should be there in their guidance, not anytime independent. Never, otherwise Krsna will not accept you. So we should be respecting each other, according to their (everyone’s) level of bhakti.
56:18 And then, A greed must come to serve Radha-Krsna conjugal. From where this greed is coming, whether from mother Yasoda and Nanda-baba, or from friends, Subal, Sridham or from gopis, Lalita, Vishaka and Rupa Manjari, Rati Manjari. Or (and) in mind, in heart, you should follow them, and what services they are doing? (see) Try to remember all these things,
56:56 with Krsna, how they are serving Krsna. This is manasi-seva, very high class. It will come from them, it will come, if you are doing bhajan in this way.
And it is will cause suddha-sattva, service from where? If you want to be a gopi, then like Raghunath Gosvami, oh (he is) Rati Manjari, you should follow him, follow her, what they are doing, for day and night what services they are doing. Oh this is our highest kind of main object of our life. We have come for this.
57:48 You know that Rupa Gosvami is Rupa Manjari, Svarupa Damodara is Lalita, Raya Ramananda (is) Vishakha. You know Narottama das Thakur is Vilas Manjari, Krsna das Kaviraja Gosvami is Kasturi Manjari.
58:12 You know, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur is Kamala Manjari. You know Srila Prabhupada is Nayana Manjari. Who told? They have written themselves, they have written themselves.
58:27 You know my Gurudeva, (audiance says Vinoda Manjari), who declared? He himself. They have two forms,
[Visuddha Gauravani note: Here Srila Gurudeva is giving examples that an acarya's form is revealed by the acarya himself, through his writings or directly. ]
58:39 ( ??) So I know that Swamaji, your gurudeva Prabhupada, my siksa guru. I have not blindly followed him.
58:52 As he has followed my gurudeva, Vinoda Manjari, then he should not be only sakha. Sakha has only part.
Srila Gurudeva is saying the sakha part of Swami Maharaja is only part. Priya-narma sakhas participate in madhyura-lila pastimes They are not ordinary sakhas.
59:04 So he must be in what? (audiance says manjari-bhava). Must, must, must, no doubt.
Priya-narma sakhas have sakhi-bhava. They are not ordinary sakhas. Manjaris's are two types of the five types of sakhis.
“The priyanarma-sakhās are superior in every way to the three other types of sakhās. They are engaged in extremely confidential services and are possessed of a very special bhāva (sakhī-bhāva).” Excerpt From: Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja. “Śrī Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu-bindu.” Gaudiya Vedanta Publications. iBooks.
“There are no confidential topics whatsoever about which these priya-narma-sakhās do not know.” Excerpt From: Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja. “Śrī Rādhā-kṛṣṇa-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā.” Gaudiya Vedanta Publications. iBooks.
59:14 If sometimes, something coming like friendship, it is included. All the rasa are included in that, so no harm. So you should not have any doubt in high class of vaisnava.
When Srila Gurudeva gives this explanation, many think that he is saying that Swami Maharaja's sthyai-bhava is madhurya-rasa and sakhya-rasa is sancari-bhava. However Srila Gurudeva has never said this and has never said directly that Swami Maharaja is a manajari. He only says Swami Maharaja has manjari-bhava . As example given above by Gurudeva, we have to look to Swami Maharaja for what he told in has aspirations (see Jaladuta Prayers).
59:38 Anyone who comes in the line of all acaryas, and if greed is there, then we should follow them. So many teachings, more teachings are here….