Sri Lalita Sakhi, Rasik Hamaaari Chaap,
Our teacher is Sri Lalita ji, we are known as 'Rasiks'
Nitya Kishore Upasana, Yugal Mantra Ko Jaap.
We worship Nitya Kishore Kishori, we chant the yugal mantra
Yugal Mantra Ko Jaap, Ved Rasikan Ki Vaani,
The rasik guru's teachings are our scriptures (ved)
Sri Vrindavan Dhaam, Isht Shyama Maharani.
Residence is Vrindavan, Shyama maharani is our revered
Premdevta Mile Bina, Siddhi Hoye
Everything is worthless if you do not meet your loving
Bhagwat Sab Sukh Daani Prakat Bhaye Rasikacharaj.
To spread the love and happiness Swamiji appeared
SRI BHAGWAT RASIK JI MAHARAJ
It is very essential for us to understand the purpose of
our birth on this earth. It is definitely not to do the mundane
work and get into the circle of happiness and grief. Our highest
and most important purpose of life is to attain our eternal
swarooop (form). This can be attained through bhakti and following
certain principles in life as laid down by our realized saints
and gurus.One pre requisite for bhakti is- relationship with
God. We can have a relationship with God in five manners:
- Shant bhaav (neutral), Dasya bhaav (servant), Vatsalya
bhaav (parent), Sakha bhaav (friend) and Madhurya bhaav
- As bhakti means love and bhaav, to progress in devotion
one must have any one or more relationships mentioned above
- Swamiji’s ‘Ras Reeti’ (philosophy of
eternal love) revolves around ‘Prem Ras’, ‘Sakhi
It is the nectar of eternal love-bliss and
pure joy. This love does not have a beginning and it does
not end. It is ever increasing, limitless, deep, grave, unconditional
and expressed best in state of union of lovers. Here the separation
is very subtle e.g a blink of Priya’s eye or hair covering
Priya’s face makes Pritam impatient and he starts thinking
that he has not seen Priya ji for years. They both meet every
second but still house the feeling of not having met for years.
Their every meeting or union is like they are meeting for
the first time.
Every relationship is based on bhaav- true
feelings, emotions, love etc. without which a relationship
cannot exist. The bhaav in ‘Nikunj leela’ is of
sakhi bhaav which is based upon the principles of ‘Tat-sukh-sukhitva’.
Sakhi means a friend. A friend who has no desires for onself
but is constantly involved in serving Priya Pritam and continuously
making efforts to increase the love and attraction between
the two divine and eternal, bliss personified bodies. Sakhi
is also called Sahchari or Saheli. Sakhi derives all pleasure/happiness
and joy just by seeing the divine couple happy and in a pleasurable
state. The divine copule is forever playing in the eternal
grounds of Vrindavan.
Sakhis perform ‘ashtayam seva’ evey day which
involves waking up Shyama Shyam, bathing them, serving food
to them, singing and dancing for their pleasure, putting them
to sleep and organizing their intimate pleasurable play etc.-
all for the divine couple’s happiness. Our eternal form
and nature is also that of a sakhi and if we worship and serve
Shyama Shyam with this bhaav and complete devotion, we will
soon reach Nikunj with our Guruji’s blessings.
Another important aspect of Nitya Vihar
is ‘Ananyata’ which means worshiping Shyama Shyam
with single undivided faith and belief, following this path
with complete heart and soul and not looking at other sampradays.
Devotees who reach Nitya Vihar and are stated in the sakhi
bhaav are called Rasiks-they constantly enjoy the ras of Nkunj
Leela. In Nitya Vihar, every moment is new and requires complete
surrender which is deeply satisfying.
Nikunj Leela is innate, natural and instinctive. The activities
here are unforced unlike the ones on the earth. All feelings,
emotions are intutive and there is no external influence at
all.Planned activities/play are always ruled by the intelligence
of the human mind. But in Nikunj all the sports are completely
natural and divine which require no planning or intelligence.
Here as soon as Shyama Shyam and sakhis think/desire something,
it gets done immediately without any effort. Every activity
is full of feelings,completely independent, charming, elegant
and lively. This is one, pure and eternal ras (nectar of devotion).
There are no rules and regulations of any kind. No relevence
to scriptures (Ved, Shashtras etc.) or moral bindings or debates
of any kind makes this ras the ultimate one can achieve and
aspire for. There is strong relationship and deep connection
of Shyama Shyam and sakhis with the rasik devotees on this
earth. From the tip of the Shyama Shyam's toes countless universes
are created. There is so much divine light radiating out of
their bodies that it becomes difficult to describe. Not only
this, but the complete Nikunj Leela is just incredible and
understood by a very few. In fact here we are just making
a minute effort in trying to explain the unexplainable. Shyama
Shyam, Sakhis and Nikunj Leela are beyond words. All of them
are pure love personified.One just has to feel the love with
love inside onself to understand them.
namo jai Sri Vrindavan ras varshat ghan ghori,
Namo namo jai Kunjmahal nit, namo namo jaame sukh hori.
Namo namo jai Kunjbiharini, namo namo Pritam chit chori,
Namo namo jai Sri Haridas, namo namo inhi ki jori.
Namo namo Hari pyaro Nidhivan,
Sri Haridas bhavana kau thal, nirkhe taha gaur saaval
Taake madhi kunj ati kavni, dulraye ju bihari dridh
Sri Vrindavan hit roop rijhiye, gaan kushal lahiyo bhakti
Jai jai Srikunjbiharini pyari,
Jai jai Kunjmahal sukhdaai, jai jai Lalan Kunjbihari.
Jai jai Vrindavan ras sagar , Jai jai Jamuna sindhu
Jai jai Lalitmohini dhani dhani sukhdayak sirmor hamari.
Ho anaath tum nath ho, karuna
Lalit priye Haridas ju, posho sukhad bihar.
Kaho kripa upje kihi bhaati,
Rasikan sang phire din raati.
Kripa karo tum Ladili,
ang ang sukh darsaay,
Tanu man vilso ek ras, Pritam pran samaay.