Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 11.16.
Chapter-11.The Sport of the Infinite-16.
( Rasa-Lila message given on the 22nd of October, 1972.)
This implication was brought home to the minds of people, the devotees, through the description of this enrapturing, maddening and intoxicating Love of God which the Gopis of Vrindavana exhibited in a historical period of time, in a most superhuman fashion.
The eternal import hidden behind this Sport is the immortalising of all attempts at devotion.
Of all the incidents in the life of Sri Krishna, this is the one which man cannot understand, and man is not supposed to understand. Because, here, in the five chapters of the Srimad Bhagavata describing the Rasa-Lila, the great author has pressed into service infinitude of wisdom and fullness of feeling and understanding.
The style of Sanskrit used there is of a superior kind. Suddenly there is a shift of emphasis and rhetoric in the Srimad Bhagavata when the Rasa chapter begins. And we begin to feel a pulsation within our nerves, as it were, when these supernormal experiences are given to us in the language of mankind.
To be continued ...
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