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by Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj are outpourings of love mixed with timeless wisdom.
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see and read the very essence of Jagadguru Kripalu Bhaktiyoga Tattvadarshan, and
that too explained in Shri Maharaj Ji's own words.
If followed earnestly, these
eternal tenets can change your life forever.
The thirteen verses of
Kripalu Trayodashi written by Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
are the essence of all Vedic scripture. They reveal in a sequential manner
how to attain the ultimate aim of life.
brahm, jiva, maya tatva, govinda radhe,
teenon hain anadi ananta bata de. (1) There are three eternal entities: God,
the individual souls and maya. They have no beginning and they will have no end. They have
always been in existence and they will always remain in existence.
brahm jiva chetana, govinda radhe,
brahm shakti jiva yate ansha bata de. (2) Supreme God and the
indidividual souls are
chetana, live. In gist, this means they have senses, mind, intellect, physical form
and they perform actions. The soul is not independent, it is a power of God and
as such, it is called a part or ansha of God. Read More »
brahm shakti maya jada, govinda radhe,
jiva maya shasaka brahm bata de. (3) Another eternal power of God is
maya, which is lifeless. The governor of both maya and the souls is God. They are
both His powers that are governed by Him.
sarva shakti svamini, govinda radhe,
eka shakti para antaranga bata de. (4) The supreme power of all of God’s
powers is called para shakti, which is also called antaranga shakti,
and yogamaya shakti. It is God’s most intimate and personal power. This is the
svamini or supreme governor of all the other powers of God. It is due to this power that
God remains ever blissful.
brahm bijna sukhakanda, govinda radhe,
jiva ajna mayadhena sada te bata de. (5) This verse explains the difference
between God and the soul. God is all-knowing and the form of unlimited bliss. Because
it is eternally under the control of maya, the soul is ignorant.
brahma ke aneka rupa, govinda radhe,
sarvarupa ashraya krishna bata de. (6) God has uncountable forms, but
three are main: Brahma, Paramatma and Bhagavan. Bhagavan Shri Krishna is the foremost
of all divine forms of God, because all divine powers are revealed in His
personality; they are only partially revealed in the other forms. There are not
multiple Gods, rather one God has different forms related to the powers that are
manifested. For this reason, the form of Shri Krishna has special importance.
shri krishna prapti se hi, govinda radhe,
jiva ko divya sukha prapta ho bata de. (7) How will the soul attain divine
happiness, its ultimate aim? The happiness we desire can be attained only from Shri
Krishna, and not any of the other forms of God.
shri krishna prapti hetu, govinda radhe,
shri krishna – kripa anivarya bata de. (8) How will we attain Shri Krishna?
Through Shri Krishna’s grace or kripa.
shri krishna-kripa hetu, govinda radhe,
sadhana ke bala bhakti bata de. (9) How will we attain happiness? By attaining
Shri Krishna. How will we attain Shri Krishna? Through His grace. How will we attain
His grace? This verse explains: only through bhakti or devotion.
bhakti mana se ho nitya, govinda radhe,
bhava nishkama ananya bata de. (10) How will we practice bhakti?
has four conditions: (a) it is done by the mind, (b) it is continuous, (c) it is
selfless, (d) it is single-mindedly directed towards God and Guru. What happens
as a result of practicing the devotion that fulfils these four conditions?
imi mana shuddha ho to, govinda radhe,
mana ko svarupa shakti divya bata de. (11) By completely purifying the
mind through devotion, now our work is finished and the work of God and Guru remains.
The Guru will grace your mind with God’s para shakti or svarupa shakti, and make
taba divya mana men den, govinda radhe,
guru hladini sara prema bata de. (12) Divine love is the absolute essence
of God’s personal power, svarupa shakti. The Guru bestows that divine love on the
qualified soul who has completely purified his mind.
taba jiva pa le nija, govinda radhe,
nitya dasatva adhikara bata de. (13) The divine love that the disciple
receives is bestowed upon him by the Guru; it isn’t the result of his devotional
effort. It is attained through grace. After this, now free from the bondage of
he is qualified to perform God’s eternal service in God’s abode, Golok forever.
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Priceless Treasure in Ten Points
Your ultimate goal is the attainment of divine love of
Shri Krishna and His eternal service.
This divine love can be attained only through the grace of your Guru.
The grace of your Guru will be attained upon complete purification of the heart.
The purification of the heart is only possible through devotional practice as
instructed by your Guru.
tears of longing for the divine vision and divine love of
Shri Radha Krishna, singing the glories of
names, qualities, pastimes, etc.
along with rupadhyana (mental visualisation of the divine forms of Shri Radha Krishna).
You are free to choose any form,
but whatever form you meditate on, you must feel that it is divine.
Always feel the presence of Lord Krishna with you.
Abandon all desires up to the desire for liberation.
Practice devotion only with the desire of attaining selfless divine love.
Develop strong faith that Shri Krishna alone is mine and intensify your yearning
Avoid committing spiritual transgressions such as fault finding, etc.
and consider each moment of this human life to be invaluable.
I will always be there
to guide you. Yours,
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O My Dear Devotees!
in Ten Points
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
- Shri Krishna and bliss are synonymous. Every person in the world desires only bliss.
In other words, he is a servant of bliss, and therefore unknowingly, a servant of
- Shri Krishna (divine bliss) can be attained only through bhakti yoga, which is popularly
known as navadha bhakti, the nine processes of devotional practice.
- It is only by devotional practice that the heart becomes pure and then one can attain the
divine love of Shri Krishna.
- It is impossible to attain divine qualities such as truth and non-violence, etc.
without purification of the heart.
- Every devotional practice is related only to the mind. Any spiritual discipline
practiced merely with the senses is not spiritual discipline at all.
- The consequences of love and hate in the material world are the same, therefore,
true detachment can be attained only by being neutral.
- The perfection of spiritual life is to perceive Shri Krishna in all objects of the
world, animate as well as inanimate.
- Although the human body is invaluable, it is transient. Therefore, to procrastinate
in devotional practice even for a moment is the greatest loss.
- To see faults in others is the surest proof that we possess faults ourselves.
- Spiritual practice is possible only under the guidance of a true Saint or Spiritual Master.
O My Dear Devotees!
- Sit down for devotional practice with all your attention focused on it. In case
you begin to feel lethargic, just stand up. Take care that you have thoughts of
Shyamasundara and nothing else in your mind.
- Sing the glories and meditate on the qualities of Shri Krishna. There is no denying
the fact that it is the quality of a person that captivates the mind of the beholder.
Just as one is charmed by the beauty of a woman (as physical beauty is a quality
too) or is attracted to a person for his magnanimity, Shri Krishna has infinite
qualities. For example, He is the redeemer of sinners, the saviour of the fallen
and is full of love and affection for His devotees, etc. which is what you need to
- Only singing the glories of His qualities will not help. This is what professional
singers are already doing, but they do not realise God. In fact, singing without
the corresponding feelings of humility and deep emotions of love can never be spiritually
beneficial. Therefore, while singing His glories, do not forget to feel that you
are lowly and fallen, carrying the load of countless sins accumulated over endless
lifetimes, and that He is causelessly merciful, kind to devotees and the saviour
of the fallen and mean, etc.
- Why do you feel sleepy during sankirtan sessions? It is because you do
not involve your mind in practicing rupadhyana of Shri Krishna. You do
not love Shyamasundara and that is why the heart does not melt while singing His
glories, as a result of which, you start feeling drowsy.
- Rupadhyana is absolutely essential. Without practicing it, any physical
activity will not help you achieve your goal.
- Close your eyes while you practice rupadhyana. In the initial stage, if
you chant with your eyes open, you may get distracted by people passing by.
- For rupadhyana you can visualise Lord Krishna in any form you like. You
can visualise Him as a child, an adolescent or a youth. He will appear before you
in the same form that you choose. But those who do rupadhyana or meditate
on God after they have seen Him, will turn non-believer or atheist, because your
material eyes can only see a material form of God and not His divine form. chidanandamaya
vigat vicar jaan adhikaari. (Ramayana)
The form of God is divine and blissful which cannot be seen with material eyes.
You require divine vision to see His divine form for which you have to become eligible.
- While practicing rupadhyana, visualise any pastime of Shri Radha Krishna
of your own choice and create an intense restlessness and longing for a divine tryst
with Them within yourself. Shed tears inconsolably. However, do not consider your
tears to be true until Shyamasundara appears in person to wipe your tears with His
yellow garment. Create a yearning within yourself of such vehemence as would give
rise to a fierce showdown between your cascading eyes and your life force, and every
passing second would seem to you as an entire age. If however, He does not appear,
you should not despair nor should you bear any negative thoughts towards your Beloved
- In order to gain the full benefit of your devotional practice, you should always feel
the presence of your Guru and God by your side as sakshi (all-observing)
and antaryami (pervading the inner self).
- Always remember that you should observe the vow of silence.
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