I offer a brief introduction of Srimati Jadurani devi dasi to our readers and welcome her as a contributor to our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Blog.
She has been carefully studying Bhagavad-gita As It Is by His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupada and more recently begun a fruitful reading of Sri Guru and His Grace and Search for Sri Krishna by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara-dev Goswami Maharaja.
As she had previous experience with posting a journal, I asked her to do the same herein with specific attention to a public airing of her developing spiritual ideas so that others would not only profit from reading them but also offer their own comments, opinions and understanding.
Below is her first entry which captured my attention, interest and appreciation with her opening quotation. If there was nothing more than this I would be satisfied with her attempt, but there is more, which I pray our readers will also appreciate.
In the service of the Lord’s devotees.
Swami B.K. Giri
The Vedas say,
srnvantu visve amrtasya putrah: “O, you sons of nectar, sons of
the nectarine ocean sea: please listen to me. You were born in nectar; you were
born to taste nectar, and you must not allow yourselves to be satisfied by
anything but nectar. So, however misguided you may be for the time being,
awake! Arise! Search for that nectar, that satisfaction.”
That excerpt comes from a book I just began reading, “The Search for Sri Krishna: Reality the Beautiful”, by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Deva Goswami Maharaja.
When I read the above excerpt it seemed clear to me that searching out Sri Krishna is our soul’s quest to reconnect with the original taste of infinite bliss and love in which our souls were first conceived. Upon further reflection I am reminded, though, that we have no beginning and will see no end; that our jivas, our individual souls have always existed. So perhaps a better way of viewing the above is that we are searching out for the peace and bliss that can only be found when we find that which our souls originally associated with. The very source of Godhead, Sri Krishna. When we find Krishna we find the source that will satiate all the desires of our soul’s innermost longings. Our souls will find rest in their true home.