June 2015

June 1st,2015

During our Vrindavan Kartika Parikrama this year we plan to take our group to Kurukshetra for 2 days. It is a 6 hour train ride from Mathura. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur once surprised his audience by saying, “Shallow thinkers appreciate Vrindavan, but a man of real bhajan, real divine aspiration, will aspire to live in Kurukshetra.” He noted that Bhaktivinoda Thakur, after visiting many different places of pilgrimage remarked, ‘I would like to spend the last days of my life in Kurukshetra.’”
In one class Srila Prabhupada said:
“So Krishna sometimes sent Uddhava to pacify them, that ‘I am coming very soon after finishing My business.’ So when they got this opportunity that, ‘Krishna has come to Kurukshetra with His brother, sister, father. So let us go and see…’ So they went to Kurukshetra to see Krishna. Whenever they got some opportunity, they wanted to see. Just like these cowherds boys, when there was battle of Kurukshetra near Delhi … Vrindavan is not far away from Delhi. It is about ninety miles.”

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