(Kadamba Kanana Swami, April 2005, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture) The spiritual master is not just an authority; he is our well-wisher and because he is our well-wisher, he has no other … more
Transcribed by Hina
Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s preaching activities are fully transcendental. When Caitanya Mahaprabhu is performing them, He is displaying all rasa. Rasa is there – that is the thing about these stories. When Caitanya Mahaprabhu is actually performing these pastimes – it is a very rasic pastimes, in a sense that there is a complete exchange between Him and His devotes. So, one can never see any difference. In one sense the devotee is always in Vrindavan!
It is said that Vrindavan is a state of consciousness! We find that is mentioned in the commentary of the tenth Canto, first chapter of Srimad Bhagavatam by Madhvācārya who is stating that Vrindavan or Mathura he says:
“Mathura is a state of consciousness”.
So this is a fact and Prabhupada of course has mentioned this many times:
‘That one cannot just go to Vrindavan by some travel agent or by some travel arrangement, but one must be there in consciousness’.