Gems from Morari Bapu’s discourses
5th July 1992
I have loved listening to discourses of Sri Morari
I always make notes on what inspires me and I find
Some lines I have not translated…I can’t…
I would like to share them with you.
Gopi Bhav is when all your senses are attached to the
Krishna is Gopiyon
ke pati ke pati (Husband of
Bhakti ki jitni vrittiyan hain
Woh Krishna ko dhundhti hain
Sandeh (Doubt) Svaarth (selfishness) and kapat (hypocrisy,
The above three keep you from Guru Kripa (Guru’s Grace)
India is not a poor country while it has Shrimad
Bhaagvad and Bhaagvad Geeta
Stages of Bhakti
I shall do what you desire (Jo aap chaaho woh main karoongi)
Higher stage of Bhakti (Sharanaagati)
You do what you desire (Jo aap chaaho woh aap hi karo)
Kisi bhi bhaav se prabhu ke paas jaao-lekin jaao
Even if the gopis went to Krishna with ‘kaam’
It became Krishna-may-prem
The shankh (conch) is the symbol of Gyan (knowledge)
The Murli (flute) is the symbol of Bhakti (Love)
When you blow the conch, your head is up
When you play the flute your head is down.
7th July 1992
The first step to become a ‘Gopi’ (A real Bhakta):
Your Vaani (speech) and Vartaav (behaviour)
Must become Madhur (pleasing, gentle, sweet)
The Gopis ‘roothee’ (got annoyed, complained, had a
gentle fight with Krishna)
But that is the way of Love.
The Gopis would protect Krishna, They wanted nothing to
come between them and Him.
Ways to listen to Spiritual Discourses
Like mitti (earth)
When it rains, it becomes wet,
but later it dries
Like a ‘Hans’ (separates water from milk)
Takes what suits one and leaves
Like a ‘tota’ (parrot) Can repeat but does not understand the
Chhidra vala ghada (A vessel with a hole)
Initially it seems full but is
Like a stone absorbs nothing.
Do not ask a Guru: “Do you accept me?”
When you dive into the ocean, you just jump in, you do not
ask for permission.
Krishna ‘nainon se maarte hain’
When you hit with weapons, blood flows, but when you
‘hit’ with the eyes, tears flow.
The river Yamuna is black, because of the tears that
were shed (and fell into the river) from the Gopi’s kohl smeared eyes