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Compassion of Srila Haridas Thakur………..


The process of Krishna Consciousness is to melt the heart to make the heart so soft that natural qualities of the soul can manifest through our heart. And what are those qualities? To be ever well-wisher of all living beings, not to exploit and enjoy at the expense of others. But expenses of ourselves, to give pleasure and enlightenment to others. Haridas Thakur, he chanted the name constantly. He manifested all the symptoms of ecstatic love. But what were his qualities? He was willing to be beaten into the market place into death. He didn’t mind. But he did not give up showing compassion and kindness and enlightenment in the process of Hari kirtan. Even a women who came specifically to disgrace him and ruin his image and ultimately the cause to put him in prison. She came of that most malicious and terrible purposes of destroying his reputation and destroying his life itself. And he knew that she had come for that. He could have left but he stayed on just to give her Krishna prema. Such tolerance!! such forgiveness!! such humility!! When Haridas Thakur came to Jaganath Puri to meet Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, all the devotees came to the Gambhira to meet him. He was lying on the road away, lying in the dust of the road in prostrated obeisance while all the devotees were talking to the Lord. They were forcefully embracing the Lord. Actually the Lord was embracing them by force or by his affection. He asked where is Thakur Haridas? O there, he is lying, in the dust! He feels he is unqualified even to be with the association of your devotees. He feels unqualified to come close to you, he is so contaminated this is his feeling. Yet he is Namaacharya. Previous to this, not only this, he converted this most wicked minded prostitute into a Vaishnava. The Maya herself appeared in front of him with all her charms in a form of a woman. Now think a woman who is little nice designed in this world, our mind becomes Oh very nice! or a man who has very nice physical structure the woman says very nice. He will become intoxicated and infatuated completely in this illusion. What is the power of such beauty? It is just infinite tiny little energy of maya manifesting through someone to illusion you. The whole maya came in a form of prostitute. Can you imagine how she appeared like? Don't imagine!!!All forgiveness!!! I place my head at your feet and beg you to forget this!!! Don’t imagine this!!! She came before Haridas and all of her prowess for 3 consecutive nights at a lonely place at place called Phulia. We are going to Phulia, when we are going for Mayapur yatra. You should all come for the Mayapur yatra because when we go to Phulia, you can pray to Haridas to save you from Maya. It is this place where this lila took place for 3 nights. They were all alone. It is not that he had Godbrothers and it was not a bramachari ashram or bramachari is telling, "Prabhu don’t associate with this woman. Prabhu don’t talk to her without somebody there." It wasn’t like that. They were all alone in the middle of the forest and she was just her amorous gestures, her sweet words, she was doing everything within her powers to melt his heart. But Haridas Thakur’s heart was already melted for Krishna, not for her. He was tasting the sweetness of Hari naam. For him experiencing ecstacy of chanting Krishna’s name is such a infinite joy that pleasures of this world is useless, waste of time. Yamuna acharya prayed like this now that I am tasting the nectar of serving Krishna, the pleasure of sex and attractions of this world are hypnotizing the mind of man I spit at them they have no pleasure. Experiencing higher taste, you do not care for these modal pleasures of the flesh. Only eternal joy of the soul is present so Haridas Thakur, he cared nothing for this prostitute's charms because he was tasting Krishna’s charms by chanting very loudly Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Ultimately Mayadevi was defeated by Haridas Thakur after 3 consecutive nights using all her power. The name which he was chanting conquered her. The compassion and love in his heart made her submit to him and she fell at his feet with tears in her eyes and begged Haridas Thakur to be her guru and give her the initiation into the Hare Krishna maha mantra. This is the status of Haridas Thakur.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

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