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Real Love - an essential subject
The Gopīs, they did not try to understand Kṛṣṇa by jñāna, whether Kṛṣṇa is Bhagavān. No. They simply developed-by their previous good activities—acute love for Kṛṣṇa. They never tried to understand Kṛṣṇa, whether He is God. When Uddhava tried to preach before them about jñāna they did not hear it very attentively. They simply absorbed themselves in thought of Kṛṣṇa. That is the perfection of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That is spontaneous love. Real love means that. A lover does not consider what he is, the opposite party, what he is, whether he is rich man, whether he is educated man or not. There is no such consideration. Real love is spontaneous. Love for Kṛṣṇa, that should be simply spontaneous, without any consideration. Āśliṣya vā pāda-ratāṁ pinaṣṭu mām: (CC Antya 20.47) "Either You trample down under Your feet or embrace me, still, I love You." That is love, that is real love.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Real Love category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 7 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
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