Prema Rasa Siddhanta
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Prema Rasa Madira (Vol. I - III)
Prema Rasa Madira (Vol. I - III)Language :English
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Divine Works of God and Guru
Part - 1
Not even the Guru of the celestial gods, Lord Brihaspati can understand the actions of God and God-realised Saints. Lord Brihaspati is recognised as the ultimate authority on knowledge. But, the works of God and Saints are beyond the reach of even Lord Brihaspati. God has descended to Earth countless times. We have met with God innumerable times. We were on Earth every time God descended. We saw Him each time in every form. But, we did not recognise Him as God, and therefore, committed offences. In the same way, we met with Saints also. But, we did not recognise them and committed offences. What kind of offences? The most serious offence known as namaparada (spiritual transgression). Namaparadha is such a serious offence that other sins such as killing a Brahmin are insignificant when compared to it. What was the reason behind committing namaparadha? Our material intellect. Our intellect is made of maya, whereas the works of God and His Saints are divine. Even the most intellectual cannot comprehend the actions of a Saint. This is because these actions are performed by a divine power called yogamaya, which is a special personal power of God. 

Though they are divine, the actions of God and Saints seem just like our actions from the outside. God and Saints perform actions that are just like actions of ordinary people controlled by maya. Looking at these actions we take the decision that their actions are material. In this way, we end up committing namaparadha. Our intellect is made of maya and the actions of God and Saints are performed with yogamaya, which means that externally the action seems to be an ordinary work of maya, but internally the Saint is always united with God. This means that we cannot understand these works with our material intellect. Internally we ask the question, “Why is it that I cannot understand?”

Let me explain this to you in this way. Some four and five year-old children get together and they are talking to each other. They say, “Why do our mummy and daddy both call us beta (son)?” All the children ask their parents this question, and hearing the question all the parent’s start laughing. “Yes, yes, you are my son and you are mummy’s son also.” The child says, “But, how can I be the son of both of you?” The parent says, “Don’t argue; just accept that you are. Be quiet for now and believe what I am telling you.”

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

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