vraja-vadhu-sange krsnera rasadi-vilasa
yei jana kahe, sune kariya visvasa
hrd-roga-kama tanra tat-kale haya ksaya
tina-guna-ksobha nahe, 'maha-dhira' haya
vraja-vadhu-sange—in the association of the damsels of Vrajabhumi; krsnera—of Lord Krsna; rasa-adi-vilasa—pastimes like the rasa dance; yei—which; jana—person; kahe—describes; sune—hears; kariya visvasa—with great faith; hrt-roga—the disease of the heart; kama—lust; tanra—of him; tat-kale—at that time; haya ksaya—becomes nullified; tina-guna—of the three modes of material nature; ksobha—agitation; nahe—is not; maha-dhira—very sober; haya—becomes.
"When one hears or describes with great faith the pastimes of Lord Krsna, such as His rasa dance with the gopis, the disease of lusty desires in his heart and the agitation caused by the three modes of material nature are immediately nullified, and he becomes sober and silent.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura comments in this connection, "Any person seriously inclined to hear about the pastimes of Krsna's rasa dance, as mentioned in Srimad-Bhagavatam, with great faith and a transcendental, spiritually inspired mind, is immediately freed from the natural lusty desires found within the heart of a materialistic man."
When a pure Vaisnava speaks on Srimad-Bhagavatam and another pure Vaisnava hears Srimad-Bhagavatam from such a realized soul, both of them live in the transcendental world, where the contamination of the modes of material nature cannot touch them. Freed from the contamination of the modes of nature, the speaker and hearer are fixed in a transcendental mentality, knowing that their position on the transcendental platform is to serve the Supreme Lord. The class known as prakrta-sahajiya, who consider the transcendental pastimes of Lord Krsna something like the behavior between a man and a woman in the material field, artificially think that hearing the rasa-lila will help them by diminishing the lusty desires of their diseased hearts. But because they do not follow the regulative principles but instead violate even ordinary morals, their contemplation of rasa-lila is a futile attempt, which sometimes results in their imitating the dealings of the gopis and Lord Krsna. To forbid such habits of the prakrta-sahajiyas, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has excluded their material intelligence by using the word visvasa ("faith"). In Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.33.30), Srila Sukadeva Gosvami says:
naitat samacarej jatu
manasapi hy anisvarah
vinasyaty acaran maudhyad
yatha rudro 'bdhijam visam
"Certainly one who is not the Supreme Personality of Godhead should never, even within his mind, imitate the activities of the transcendental rasa-lila of Krsna. If out of ignorance one does so, he will be destroyed, just as if he were to imitate Lord Siva, who drank poison produced from the ocean."
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