Prema - an essential subject

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Premā may be defined as the love of God, without any expectation of exchange or return. Actually the words premā and love are not synonymous because premā is considered to be higher than the feeling of love, yet one can say that premā is the highest stage of love. It is stated in Vedic scriptures that one who has attained premā is the most perfect human being. As soon as one comes to the platform of chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahamantra, without any offense, he becomes immediately enhanced in love with Kṛṣṇa; kṛṣṇa-prema. An example of this kind of love was exhibited by Lord Caitanya.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Prema category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.


   
 

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