The following is an excerpt from a letter I received from my gurudeva about the path of bhajan.
The easiest way to receive bhakti for Bhagavan is “kAnnA” (weeping). It has originated in Dvapara Yuga from Radharani Herself when she was crying in separation from Krishna. At that time Lalita and Bishakha asked Radharani, “Radhey! We are unable to tolerate the pain you are feeling in separation from your beloved, let us take you to Mathura and bring you to Kanai there.” But Radharani replied, “No, Bishakha it’s better if you do this one thing for me, please manifest a deity of separation of Krishna and keep that always within my heart, so that I can cry in separation for him always…so that I can cry out all day and all night for Him. This is my greatest happiness.”
The happiness of crying in separation from Krishna is a million times greater than the happiness achieved while actually being united with Him. In the Kali yuga our beloved Gaurasundar cried out by calling, “Ha Krishna!” Likewise Srimati Vishnupriya Devi cried out by calling, ” Ha Gaura!” And my gurudev Srimad Ramdas Babaji Maharaj also cried by exclaiming, “Ha Gaura!” So the surest path to achieve Sri Sri Gaura Govinda is this mood of crying in separation. I can tell you with certainty that if you can keep crying like this you will definitely gain the lotus feet of Nitai Gaura Radhey Shyam in this very lifetime.