Love of Krsna

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Speaker:  Srila Prabhupada
Source: Devotee Doesn’t Want Anything

krishna_26_fullJust like Caitanya Mahaprabhu teaches: aslisya va pada-ratam pinastu mam marma-hatam karotu va adarsanat. A devotee desires to see Krsna. But he says: “I don’t mind if You break my heart by not being present. I don’t mind. You break my heart.” Because a devotee is always anxious to see Krsna. Just like Radharani. She’s always anxious to see Krsna. But Krsna does not come. Just like Krsna left all the gopis, immediately went to Mathura. Renouncement. So much love with the gopis, and He could renounce immediately. This is one of the qualifications of God. Aisvaryasya samagrasya viryasya yasasah sriyah, jnana-vairagyam. Vairagya. Krsna was so much attached to the gopis, so much, but when it was necessary, He left all of them in Vrndavana and went to Mathura for killing Kamsa. That is God, renouncement. So these gopis remained simply crying for all the life, rest of their life. That is pure devotion. Marma-hatam, broken-hearted. Krsna made them broken-hearted. “Never mind. We shall remain broken-hearted, crying all the life. You do Your business.” That is love of Krsna. That is love of Krsna.

aslisya va pada-ratam pinastu mam
adarsanan marma-hatam karotu va
yatha tatha va vidadhatu lampato
mat-prana-nathas tu sa eva naparah

This is… The lampata. Just like lampata husband goes to so many other women, but the chaste wife still loves the husband: “Never mind.” So similarly we have to become so chaste, so honorable, just to stick to the lotus feet of Krsna. That is Krsna consciousness movement.