ISKCON Desire Tree - Devotee Network

Connecting Devotees Worldwide - In Service Of Srila Prabhupada

Hareeeee! Hareeeee! ….Hareeeeee! Hareeeeee!

From all 10 directions These Names entered into my body through all pores of the skin. My heart cried:

-please! Please! Let this never end! Please, oh Holy Name, be with me forever!

--------------

This was a Sunday program which I first visited in Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple. Devotees told me to come to the Temple exactly at 12 PM, otherwise I will listen the lecture outside. I did as they told, occupied some place on the floor, putting my bag. Then just waited. At least within 1-1 and half hours, huge enough, Temple hall filled with Devotees. I could see them not only sitting deeply attached to me but in the up balconies also. There were nearly 5-8 Devotees in white as like lots of champak flowers put in one vase. Situation came to that condition that I started to pull my stomach in and in, hardly breathing.

-Gughuaaaa!

The loud sound of conhshell attracted everyone's attention to the yet closed Altar of Sri Sri Radha Gopinath. Everybody stood up. The Altar opened. Everybody, somehow or other paid obeisance. Followed puja, everyone with hold up hands started to sing Pranams to Srila Prabhupada, then to Pancha Tattva. I could see only beautifully decorated, black and shiny hairs of Matajis. Hardly struggling, joined their rhythm, hand movements…mind became calmer. Suddenly, the moment the kirtanier sang: "Na…" I felt myself as if Earthquake or thunderbolt happened. Within a moment I was left alone holding hands up and standing on my toes. I looked around, found 1-2 people here and there standing similar to my position. Everyone sat and started to sing: "Namaste Narasimhayaaa"

At least we all sat, waiting to the lecturer. These time not only one lecturer His Holiness Srila Radhanatha Swami Maharaja but His Holiness Shukadeva Goswami Maharaja and His Holiness Bhakti Rasaamrita Maharaja all together sat and started their ecstatic lecture. Sitting in a very crowded hall made me nervous. I  asked Mataji who was next to me, why it is so. She smiled and with joyful face informed me that the same quantity or little more were there in the first floor.

-But why? Or how?

-They listen lecture in Hindi and see Maharaja on TV.

Also every corner of the Temple was filled with Devotees. Those who for that time served  at the kitchen mentally also were in the lecture hall.

Everyone was eagerly listening to the lecture except me. My consciousness was in my soon atrophied parts of the body.

2-3 hours past. Lecture was over. Everyone stood up and the mysterious sound of harmonium began the Kirtan. Soft voice of His Holiness Srila Radhanatha Swami Maharaja filled the atmosphere with determination to chant. As an answer, all the Devotees graciously started to move their legs and hands as like they were on the lap of soft wind. I also did the same but still the crowd was disturbing me. For my mind there was not enough place.

Suddenly the Kirtan stopped. Everyone stood as like frizzed trees waiting for the next surprise. This time I made myself really ready to sit along with the crowd, if needed.

But Maharaja told:

-NOW, PLEASE, ALL OF YOU, DANCE!!!

My mind cried:

-oh, my God! How?

Kirtan slowly, slowly took to the strength. Louder and louder. Everybody started to jump and dance. But my diseased mind was still keeping me as a stone in the middle of flowing mountain water. I did not know anyone. Then I saw Sita Mataji, who I meet in South Indian Yatra (2010-11). She cached my hands and with smiling face chanted and made me to dance with her.

That time the Holy Names of: Hareeeeee Hareeeee!" touched my heart. My mind cried out:

"please, again chant those Names!"

There was one more Mataji foreign Mataji. Sita Mataji took her hand also and we started to circle 3 of us and dance. Then other girls surrounded us. Now from all 10 sides I could hear those sweet names:

"Hareeeeeee! Hareeeeee!"

Somehow or other, even there was no enough place Krishna made us to dance in a very beautiful way. Krishna is unlimited! Spiritual world is unlimited! Krishna's mercy is unlimited!

Joy filled my heart,

Please, Time, stop, stop!

Please, let me hear the sweetest Names,

From the lips of my dear Friends!

Time, again, please, beg, stop!

Do not make me from the Name separate!

Please, friends, cry, chant!

Let these ears from your voice melt!

Oh, Sita Mata, I am Your puppet,

Please, make me more to dance and jump!

Krishna and Hare to You belong,

To dance They choused Your own tongue.

 Everyone please, hear my warning!

Be aware in Radha – Gopinath to be shocking!

It might happen to you, dear,

You may loose your heart there.

As like me now heartless,

Make me cry those memories.

Bring me back my heart, or else,

Force me to be in Your full service!

 

 

 

Views: 1879

Comment

Hare Krishna! You need to be a member of ISKCON Desire Tree - Devotee Network to add comments!

Join ISKCON Desire Tree - Devotee Network

Comment by Geetanjali on March 15, 2012 at 9:12am

Shri Shri Radha Gopinath ki jai

Comment by Manas Maral on September 11, 2011 at 7:22pm

Shree Shree 108 Shree RADHA-GIRIDHARI KI JAI

 

Comment by Devi Radha Dasi on September 2, 2011 at 10:50am

Total transcendental bliss..transported me to a Sunday feast in Chowpatty-its truly a unique experience :)

Sri Sri Radha Gopinathji ki Jai !!

H.H. Radhanath Maharaj ki Jai !!

Comment by Ratikeli Radhika devi dasi on August 27, 2011 at 8:33pm

HARIIIBOOOL!!!! :)

Comment by Sivaguna Krishna das on August 27, 2011 at 1:33pm

Hare Krishna ... Sree Sree Radha Gopinath ki Jay....!

All Glories to the Vaisnavas.


Volunteer
Comment by Maral Alymova on August 27, 2011 at 11:45am

:-D Radha Gopinath are really beautiful and Devotees of that Temple also seem from Goloka Vrindavan

Comment by pranathi rao on August 27, 2011 at 7:51am

this is so sweet!

Hari bol!

Comment by Ashish Kokate on August 27, 2011 at 1:33am
Sri Sri Radha Gopinath ki jay
Sri Sri Gaur Nitai ki....... jay
Sri Giridhari gopalji ki....... Jay

Receive Daily Nectar

Online Statistics

Addon Services

For more details:
Click here 


Back to Godhead Magazine !

For more details:
English | Hindi

© 2019   Created by ISKCON desire tree network.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service