I will not leave the company of the saintly devotees.
I will not speak of my family past or caste.
I will not show my face to anyone.
I am boldly intent on residing in Vrindavan.
nāhaṁ gamiṣyāmi satāṁ samīpato
nāhaṁ vadiṣyāmi nijaṁ kulādikam|
nāhaṁ mukhaṁ darśayitāsmi kasyacit
Indeed, one must be atisāhasī to live in Vrindavan. Spiritual life is not for the weak, says the Upanishad. But don’t go to Vrindavan to get caught up in the same entanglements that torment everyone in the world outside. The purpose of Vrindavan is to go deeper into oneself until one finds the jewels of prema. To remain always on the surface of things is a lack of courage.