a quote from Yogi Sri Krishnaprem

10 07 2009

Jai Nitai!

Sri Krishnaprem is very learned and wonderfully adept at expressing difficult concepts in writing. Here is a nice quote that I came across this morning from page 207. This is from a letter written to Dilip Kumar Roy.

“You say you find it hard to go on. That is a good sign. This path is the hardest path in the world and as long as we find it easy we may be sure we are not getting very far but free-wheeling easily along a level road. Oh yes, we may be happy and peaceful for a time but that happiness or peace is illusory: anything can disturb it and we achieve nothing. His peace is something quite different, something that has its being in the very heart of tremendous winds, winds which would shatter us to atoms. It is only when the strain begins to tell on us, when the breath comes short, that we can know that we are really climbing. Till then all that we have done at most is to go over rapidly the ground we covered in a previous life. This life begins when the strain comes on–scarcely before. There is no attainment of Him until the egg-shell of self is broken. Why should we complain when the breaking strain begins to come on? With pain we are born physically and spiritutally, but it is the inner life that we seek and not the self-enwrapped bliss of uterine existence.”

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14 responses

12 07 2009
Jai Nimai

Very Nice.

13 07 2009
Sakhicharan Das

Yogi Sri Krishnaprem is a delightful book. It’s one of those that you may try to read cover to cover in a single sitting.

16 07 2009
Jai Nimai

Found it online for $16. Hoping to order soon!

9 11 2012
rajiv

YOU COULD PLACE AN ORDER WITH HARI KRISHNA MANDIR,MODEL COLONY, PUNE411016. I THINK YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY JUST RS. 65

16 07 2009
Sakhicharan Das

Jai Nitai!

Very nice! They are getting hard to find now, and expensive too. Best get it while you can. I have one other book of his titled, The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita. It is a running commentary on the GIta. A great book to read alongside the Gita. He provides many wonderful insights.

13 07 2013
S. Parthasarathy

Hari om! First of all, thanks for the very interesting & delightful blog. Hope you are doing well. Wonder if you continue to blog at some other site. About the book, I have had it for a long time, and it’s one of my all time favorites. And it seems to be available at the publisher’s website:
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, http://www.bvbdelhi.org/publication/english/spiritual.html

13 07 2013
Sakhicharan Das

Joy Nitai!

Thank you, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed reading from my blog. That book is also a great favorite of mine.

11 11 2010
Mahashakti Dasi

Very helpful quote. Jai Radhey.

3 04 2014
Vinode Vani d.d.

I’m finishing the book now. Yes, it is wonderful and I’m cherishing his realizations. My question: his later letters, from 1960 onwards, do not include much in the way of Krishna bhakti, or even any reference to Krishna. They are published elsewhere by disciples of Madhava Ashish. Can you comment?

3 04 2014
Sakhicharan Das

Joy Nitai! I am happy to receive your sincere comment. I have not read anything that his disciples wrote, nor know anything about them, so I would not know what to say. Do you have any of these old letters that you could reproduce here? I would be curious to read them.

Sakhi

5 04 2014
rajiv lamba

Pranams ! Please listen to Sri Dilip Kumar Roy’s bhajans rendered in his own style, that’s truly Divine especially Mira bhajans, truly authentic heard by her disciple Ma Indira Devi in a state of ‘bhav samadhi’. It is something not describable but REAL KRISHNA BHAKTI in its ultimate. Regarding Yogi Sri Krishnaprem, little is available and all original correspondences between two great yogis is with Hari Krishna Mandir, Pune. Letters by Sri Dilip Kumar Roy to Yogi Sri Krishnaprem mailed to Mirtola could be with Ashish ? As a matter of fact Sri Dilip Kumar Roy was instrumental in highlighting Yogi Sri Krishnaprem’s love for Krishna as in the case of the noted Bengal singer Nazrul by rendering his bengali songs. Please do read Sri Dilip Kumar Roy’s ‘MIRA & CHAITANYA’ in free verse, which is a masterpiece in itself.

6 04 2014
Sakhicharan Das

Joy Nitai!

Thanks for your reply dear Rajivji! You shared some very useful information with us all and I will try to obtain a copy of Mira & Chaitanya as you advised.

Pranam,

Sakhi

6 04 2014
rajiv lamba

PRANAMS ! Some more info, if you please. Ma indira devi, as I mentioned earlier was a great soul in sync and part of Sri Krishna , if I may say so. She has heard [HEARD] around a 1000 songs in a state of ‘bhav samadhi’ under the aegis of her Guru Sri Dilip Kumar Roy between 1947 till she left us in 1997. Most of these songs have been set and tuned by Sri Dilip Kumar Roy as no one else can do, being a master musician and even translated them in bengali. Ma Indira Devi has at times related info about Miraji not found else where. Her Guru was Sanatana Goswami and no other name. Detailed info on songs and Miraji is documented in Indiranjali vol. 1 & 2.
Frankly, I Have heard people talk of ‘samadhi’ and so forth BUT HAVE THEY SEEN SOMEBODY IN THAT STATE? Yes ! We have seen…and Ma has mentioned that her aim was never ‘savikalpa samadhi’ or ‘nirvikalpa samadhi’, but to serve her Guru as best as she can…

7 04 2014
Sakhicharan Das

Joy Nitai!

If you have a way to share some of their kirtan or teachings with us all, many would be benefited.

Pranam,

Sakhi

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