Prema Rasa Siddhanta
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Prema Rasa Madira (Vol. I - III)
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jaga kamana hai shatru govind radhe, vako hari or mori mitra bana de
Part - 1
Our greatest enemy is only worldly desire. How many kinds of desires are there? There are only five in total: the desire to see, the desire to hear, the desire to smell, the desire to taste and the desire to touch. These are the five senses God gave us. Each sense has its own subject: sound, touch, form, flavour and scent. Caught up in these desires since eternity, we continue to reincarnate in the 8.4 million species of life.

There is one soul and five senses, and each sense is pulling the soul in its direction. The eyes say, “Look, then you will experience happiness.” Isn’t it possible to experience happiness through hearing? The eyes say, “No!” The ears say, “You will find happiness through hearing, not by seeing.” These five senses are taking the poor soul in five different directions. This is described very beautifully in the Bhagavatam (7.9.40). Each of these five senses are taking the body’s master, the soul, in five different directions. Why? Because the soul is asking for something: happiness. What is that happiness like? This we don’t know. How will we find it? We don’t know. But as long as we don’t give happiness to the soul, the soul will not give us a break. These five senses and their governor, the mind, are all engaged in finding happiness to give to the soul.

But our efforts are like trying to extract ghee from water or oil from sand. We want the impossible to become possible. There is no happiness in the world. God made the world to be used in the body’s maintenance. Instead, we are using it for happiness. The punishment for this is to continue to be reborn in the 8.4 million species of life. This is the jail we go to.

A jnani would say to leave these worldly desires. If you were to leave them, then what would happen? Your greed and anger would both go away. Why do you experience these emotions? Because when desire is fulfilled, it produces greed. When desire isn’t fulfilled, it produces anger. This happens to you a hundred times a day with your mother, father, child, and spouse. One of these two emotions must happen, because you formed a desire. Now you won’t be saved – you will either become greedy or angry.


An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
16 July 2010
Mussoorie
© Radha Govind Samiti 
Part - 2
It is due to desire that we have ruined uncountable past lifetimes. Even though we met great Saints and even descensions of Supreme God in the past, we weren’t able to benefit from them. Yet scriptures and Saints say, “Do not abandon your desires!” Really? And by doing this we will find happiness? Yes! But how will this happen? There are two areas – maya’s area and God’s area. So since eternity you haven’t found happiness in maya. This means that happiness must be in God’s area. There is no third area where it could be found. Even a simple person could understand that when happiness is not here, it must be there. We just have to believe this.

But here is where we make a mistake. We don’t believe it. We don’t have faith in this. We have faith that in spite of not yet having found happiness in the world, it is here. If you aren’t happy after getting $100,000 you will be after you become a millionaire. If you still aren’t happy after becoming a millionaire, you will be when you become a billionaire. This is a delusion. This delusion even exists in the celestial abodes.

The king of the celestial abode, Indra, desires the higher seat of Brahma, thinking, “Happiness is over there!” No one is ready to accept that happiness is in God. Instead everyone believes that happiness is everywhere else, and they just keep on experiencing disappointment. Why not accept once and for all that there is happiness in God?

Just see how much effort is expended in the world to attain happiness. A man had a desire, “I want a child.” To fulfil this, he had to find a wife. In his search, he couldn’t find anyone suitable. Finally he found someone. He wondered, “When will I have a son?” Three years passed. His parents wondered, “What kind of daughter-in-law is this?” Everyone felt troubled. For fulfilling any worldly desire, lots of effort is required and many rules and regulations have to be followed. Finally he had a son, and the son died. Now what will he do? He had great hope he would have a son; he even had a son, but then that son died.


An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
16 July 2010
Mussoorie
© Radha Govind Samiti 


to be continued next week...
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