Krishna-prema - an essential subject

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There is no assurance for kṛṣṇa-prema (love for Kṛṣṇa) without association of pure devotees. Without their blessings, achieving prema is impossible. Prema bhakti is rare nectar un-achievable for a proud separatist who sees others from above, that is why proud materialists, offenders and philosophers dont usually reach bhakti sanga. Kṛṣṇa-prema is the final fruit of the Holy Name, as described in Caitanya-caritāmṛta. When the creeper of Bhakti grows and finally pierces the spiritual worlds and enters into Goloka, there it ripens, and the fruit of that tree is kṛṣṇa-prema.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Krsna-prema category. An introduction from his teachings is given below in the following 10 quotes.


   
 

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Prema is not you have to get it outside. It is already there. Just like a young boy, young girl. As soon as they meet, there is natural attraction. That is already there. It is not that he has brought this attraction from, purchased from some shopkeeper. No. It is already there. Simply by combination, it becomes aroused. That's all. Similarly, kṛṣṇa-prema is there. Nitya-siddha kṛṣṇa-prema sādhya kabhu naya (CC Madhya 22.107). It is not that by artificial means we are getting kṛṣṇa-prema. It is already there. But just like the attraction for young man and young woman, it comes at a certain stage, similarly, if you develop this śravaṇa-kīrtana, then that kṛṣṇa-prema will be aroused, automatically. It is already there. (Bhagavad-gītā Lecture, 26 November 1972, Hyderabad)











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