The Mystery Behind
Gundica-Marjana-LilaA lecture delivered by His Divine Grace Śrīla Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja on 1st July 1992, Bhubaneswar, India.
Today is the day Śrīmān Mahāprabhu exhibited His līlā of guṇḍicā-mārjana, the cleaning of Guṇḍicā Temple, and tomorrow is Ratha-yātrā.
When Mahāprabhu was in Purī, He would clean the inside and outside of the Guṇḍicā Temple. How did He do it? Why did He do it? What is the purpose behind it? What is the tattva behind it? What is the mystery behind it? Mahāprabhu taught by His example. Therefore, particularly on this day, we should understand what Mahāprabhu is teaching in order to receive His mercy and make our lives successful. The purpose of this human birth is to develop kṛṣṇa-prema and get Kṛṣṇa. To understand it clearly in tattva, and to practice the truth in our life, we must speak about this and discuss it.
Your Heart Should be a Befitting Seat for Krsna
Those devotees, who are serious and very eager to have Kṛṣṇa seated in their heart, should understand this teaching, and they should act accordingly. The first requirement is to make your heart spotless, free from the slightest tinge of material thinking and material desires. When it is spotless, and sparkling like crystal then Kṛṣṇa will happily sit in your heart. Your heart should be a befitting seat for Kṛṣṇa so that He will remain there eternally, receiving pleasure there.