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How to Become Dear to Guru and Kṛṣṇa (05/22/01)

A___ Dāsī,

Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Sat-guru may indeed have love for all living beings. Those who are devotees, he will have more love for them. Those who are his disciples, he may have even more love for them. And one who surrenders everything to the guru may indeed become the most beloved disciple. This is not due to partiality on the part of the guru, but this is due to the nature of reciprocal dealings in love. Kṛṣṇa Himself says, “As they surrender to Me I reward them accordingly.” The same is true in our dealings with sat-guru. As we surrender to him, he reciprocates by showering us with love.

Once, Nārada Muni set out to find the most blessed devotee of the Supreme Lord. He started at Kumbha Melā on the banks of the Gaṅgā and after encountering many devotees in many planes, he at last came to Uddhava. While discussing with Uddhava, Nārada was informed that the most beloved devotees of the Supreme Lord are the gopīs in Vṛndāvana.

But why are the gopīs the most loved by Kṛṣṇa? That is a very deep subject, but it begins by understanding that the gopīs have the greatest degree of selflessness of anyone. The gopīs have no desire whatsoever, to satisfy their own senses. They only want to satisfy Kṛṣṇa. Therefore if we want to become dear to Kṛṣṇa, or dear to our guru, then we must follow in the footsteps of the gopīs by becoming selfless in all respects and learn to do everything for the satisfaction of Hari, Guru, and Vaiṣṇava.

I hope this meets you well.

Praṇāms,

Swami B.G. Narasiṅgha

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