Glories of Vrindavana Dhama

Vrindavana Dhama is that piece of land that lies in the midst of the material world exactly at the median point of the three places of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in India.  This is the piece of land which measures 84 Kosas or 252 square kilometres. Thus is Braja Bhumi or Vrindavana Dhama represented. The place called Vrindavana is a small town within Braja Bhumi. However the magnificence of Vrindavana Dhama is that which is not visible to material eyes! Vrindavana dhama has to be seen with the eyes of the Mahatmas who reside there , especially the ones who associate with the Lord there  through “rasa sambandha” or   those who are attached to the Lord in the mood of gopi , performing unabated Bhajana there. Sadhu sanga is the means through which one can get the fragrance of the eternal realm of Braja Bhumi. The land of Braja instils one with “Nishtha”, the backbone of the Bhajana process. It is with the eyes of Nishtha or steadfastness that the unalloyed mood of Braja Bhumi becomes visible to a devotee.

braj-bhoomi-mathuraOne who is especially attached to Sri Sri Radha Madhava can be identified by one’s attachment to Braja Bhumi. One who maintains that one is a lover of Srimati Radharani and the Sri Krishna but maintains ignorance about the land of Sridhama Vrindavana is a liar of the highest order.The land of Vrindavana is so lofty in its mood and nectarine rasa that the Vedas find it impossible to describe its glories. The incapability of the Shastras to eulogize Braja Dhama is a spiritual covering that the Lord has cast over the Dhama to protect it from unqualified “miscreants” of dharma.The beauty of Vrindavana dhama cannot be tasted with the senses but it requires the special mercy of the Dhama Devatas in the form of its local residents , by the mercy of Srila Gurudeva who serves Braja Dhama in his heart as a Raganuga devotee and lastly by the special mercy of Srimati Radharani who chooses her intimate devotees with great discretion! Braja Dhama never tolerates anyone who do not have acceptance by these transcendental entities. One who is interested in Vraja Dhama should cultivate favourable moods to be accepted by the Dhama. Works like Vrindavana Mahimamrita by Sri Prabodhananda Saraswati are a beacon of untold brilliance which highlights the glories of Vrindavana Dhama. Such works not only glorify Vrindavana Dhama but also instil mercy on its readers. One who approaches such Granthas with reverence and surrender is sure to be blessed by the Dhama and the Dhama will open its floodgates to its seeker and grant permanent residence there.

Vrindavana Dhama is the greatest tool available in Kaliyuga through which “Prema” becomes exceedingly simple to achieve. Without the blessings of Vrindavana Dhama one cannot approach Srimati Radharani or Sri Nandanandana Krishna what to speak of doing Bhakti. If somebody boasts about achieving Sri Radha and Krishna sans Vrindavana Dhama , such a person is a rogue of the highest order. Vrindavana Dhama encapsulates within itself the myriads of madhurya Leela of the divine couple and our job as a seeker is to decode those leelas with the mercy of Vrindavana Dhama. Staying in Vrindavana Dhama also requires one to follow certain unwritten rules transgressing which one is condemned by the Dhama. A person who is performing Bhajana ideally should avoid indulging in sex of any kind even if an act is performed seeking a devotee child. One should have one’s senses perfectly under control and residence in Dhama should be only undertaken under the auspices of a Spiritual master who is a perfect devotee of the divine couple. One should have the highest respect for the Dhama and a sincere seeker should not indulge oneself in any business or undertake self-maintenance activities. One has to completely surrender oneself to the Lord and only depend on the Lord for one’s maintenance knowing very well that the Dhama will protect one from adversities of any kind. One should always seek guidance of Srila Gurudeva while one is maintaining oneself and performing Bhajana in Vrindavana Dhama.

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