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Durlabha Krishna Bhakta

March 15, 2020

Hare Krishna!

This blog is based on Śrī Caitanya-Caritāmṛta (Madhya-līlā 19.138, 144–148) and Madhurya Kadambhini of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarty Thakura translated by Srila Gurudeva!
It is very interesting to see how rare is a true Krishna bhakta! Please read...
I have also placed a pdf version of Madhurya Kadambhiniin our web under BOOKS: https://www.gokulbhajan.com/all-books/books-gaudiya/Madhurya-kadambini-new-book-eng-1ed.pdf
This universe is teeming with countless billions of living entities born as different and different species..
They are of two kinds:
(1) Those that cannot move about (sthāvara), such as trees, and plants, and
(2) Those that can move about (jaṅgama), such as humans, birds and animals.

Among the 8.4 million species of living entities, which include aquatic life, beasts and so on, there are only very few kinds of human beings. And even among humankind, there are races and groups like mlecchas (uncivilized persons), pulindas (primitive clans), buddhists, and śabaras (mountain tribesmen) who do not abide by the Vedas.

Among the remaining members of humankind who do acknowledge the Vedas, half pay lip service to them but fail to carry out the injunctions of the Vedas in regard to dharma (religion), karma (prescribed occupational duties) and so on. Rather, they engage in sinful acts opposed to the Vedas.

Among the remaining people who do undertake the practice of veda-dharma, most are intent on performing karma (fruitive acts), such as yajñas and charity acts and worshipping demi-gods to satisfy their bellies. Among tens of millions of such humans who are devoted to karma, there is hardly one jñānī (enlightened being).

And among tens of millions of jñānīs, very rarely a person reaches the stage of perfection and becomes free of bodily identification (liberated) and so on. Among tens of millions of such liberated persons,
very rarely we may find one individual who happen to be a true devotee of Kṛṣṇa!
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Following are the relevant stanzas taken from Sri Caitanya Caritamrta and made as a bhajan/song.
This can be sung in the popular tune that E-14 was also sung, and I added as A-32 in our web. Some one needs to sing a sample.

ei-mata brahmāṇḍa, bhari’ ananta jīva-gaṇa
caurāśī-lakṣa yonīte, karaye bhramaṇa                ... (ei-mata)

tāre madhye ‘sthāvara’, ‘jaṅgama’—dui bheda
jaṅgame tiryak-jala, sthala-cara-vibheda              ... (ei-mata)

tāra madhye manuṣya, jāti ati alpatara
tāra madhye mleccha, pulinda, bauddha, śabara ... (ei-mata)

veda-niṣṭha-madhye, ardheka veda ‘mukhe’ māne
veda-niṣiddha pāpa, kare dharma nāhi gaṇe        ... (ei-mata)

dharmācāri-madhye, bahuta ‘karma-niṣṭha’
koṭi-karma-niṣṭha madhye, eka ‘jñānī’ śreṣṭha     ... (ei-mata)

koṭi-jñānī-madhye, haya eka-jana ‘mukta’
koṭi-mukta-madhye durlabha, eka kṛṣṇa-bhakta  ... (ei-mata)
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If there is time this Friday, one may sing this!

In Gita also Lord Krishna says the same thing. But what do foolish people say? "I have read Gita and I know Krishna. He is a super man!"

manuṣh-yāṇāṁ sahasreṣhu
kaśhchid yatati siddhaye
yatatām api siddhānāṁ
kaśh-chin māṁ vetti tattvataḥ  (B.G. 7.3)

[Lord Krsna says, "Out of many thousands among men one may endeavor for perfection,
and of those who have achieved perfection, hardly any one knows Me in truth."]
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Thank you!
Hare Krishna!

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