The taste of transcendental

this is a very good opportunity, this Mayapura-Vrndavana pilgrimage, to hear from so many advanced devotees of the Lord, dedicated servitors of Srila Prabhupada, about devotional service, about the pastimes of Krishna, so that we can develop that taste. Yesterday it was mentioned how in parikrama that although when we are walking to and from the places we are feeling heat, we are feeling difficulties but when we are hearing about the pastimes of Lord Caitanya, at that moment we forget all about our surroundings and when we come back we have a smile on our face because we have tasted some happiness from the transcendental realm. But when Lord Advaita was here in Navadvipa, He looked around and He saw that the people, they were not getting any juice; their juice was simply based upon sense gratification.

They were simply absorbed in religious principles for material elevation, for going to heavenly planet, or for getting some material reciprocation, “Give us this day our daily bread, give us money, give us wealth, give us good education.” people were absorbed completely in material wishes and He saw that they are so unfortunate, they are missing out on the real nectar. And He started to think as a pure devotee, as a ghostyanandi that, although He was Mahavishnu, He was in that mood, the preaching mood, He was thinking how to bring these people to pure God consciousness, how to bring them to pure bhakti, devotional service.

H.H. Jayapataka Swami maharaj

28th March 1983, Gaura Purnima SB class @ Mayapur