The major difference between PREM and BHAKTI is that BHAKTI comes after being convinced that we have got the right master. An example is, anyone can love anything, i.e. one can even love a dog. But one cannot be devoted to a dog. Bhakti is devotion and Prem is love. Devotion comes out of the understanding about the servant as well as the master. In fact, we can say, when the feeling flows from Acharyan(Master) to Sishya(Servant), it can be called as PREM(Love / Affection) while if it flows from a Sishya to the Acharyan then it is called as BHAKTI(devoted)...HARIBOL
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. bhakti is ... like a tree.. ..
for a tree to grow water is necassary... same way for bhakti prem is necassry
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Rajashree Mataji said,"when i listen to lectures i am getting attracted to prabhujis and their language their knowledge of krihna more than krishna how to solve this problem."
Mataji you are mistaking attraction to Krishna to attraction to Prabhujis. This is truly attraction to Krishna.
When you listen to lectures of Prabhupada, we all feel attracted to him as we are attracted to Krishna. He is the the Acharya and a representative of Krishna. I suggest you to listen and watch Prabhupada's videos and audio.
Then your attraction will be pure.
Hope that helps. Hare Krishna.
Like Meera, you too can sing Krishna's Names where ever you go.
(yes I do too)
You have my blessings.
Get married to one of the prabhujis and you will not have that problem anymore.
There is no better way to attract a nice devotee husband, than performing Sankirtana. According to the first instruction of Caitanya Mahaprabhu,
...Shreya Kairava Chandrika Vitaranam, Vidya, Vadhu, Jeevanam..
Goddess Saraswati, Uma and Lakshmi are also pleased when you perform Sankirtana.
No need to worship Goddess Uma separately.
Please chant your rounds with supreme attention.
"This taste (to listen/Sravanam) leads one further forward to the attachment for Krishna consciousness, and this Krishna consciousness is matured in Bhava, or the preliminary stage of transcendental love of Godhead. When the devotee reaches the stage of real love for Godhead it is called Prema"
Listening to Holy Names and Passtimes of Krishna will lead to Bhava, a preliminary stage of Prema.