ere in Vrindavan, every thing,
whether belonging to you or to others,
is spiritual, splendid as millions
of spotless suns and moons,
and filled with of scores of good qualities.
Without looking to the outward,
keep your inner composure
and always reside in Vrindavan,
fixed in permanent remembrance
and without any expectations from anyone.
cchavi-vimala-lasac-cid-vigrahe sad-guṇaughe |
bahir-agata-dṛg-antar-dhairyam ālambya nitya-
smṛtir adhivasa vṛndāraṇyam anyānapekṣaḥ ||2.7||
Commentary : After relishing the external forms of Vrindavan’s natural beauty and thereby being inspired to see its eternal form as the abode of the Divine Couple and the locus of their divine pastimes, Prabodhananda returns to sādhaka-deha consciousness and instructs his mind once again how to live in Vrindavan Dham.
What he is saying here follows exactly on the descriptions that went before, but has been given added meaning by taking the sādhaka-deha perspective.
Most people living in what they consider the “real” world look upon Radha and Krishna and Vrindavan as a kind of elaborate fairy tale that has no standing in logic or empirical observation. They would say that the Vrindavan we see is more important than the one we don’t see. Prabodhananda Saraswati is saying that this is not the case.
Having just returned from a trip to the inner-Vrindavan and regaining external awareness, he sees this Vrindavan before him, and it begins to look to him like the ordinary world again. The leaves are not really made of emeralds and the flowers are not diamonds, the fruits not rubies. So he admonishes his mind to remember that, in Vrindavan, the external world is factually non-different from the internal one. It is chintamani.
So he advises his mind to keep that internal awareness with him always and to keep his eyes firmly fixed on the divine Vrindavan, the abode of Radha and Krishna. As such, the objects of this world, whether belonging to him or to someone else, are not being seen as worthless, but on the contrary of being of such absolute value that there is no point in coveting the property of anyone else, for whatever one possesses is already greater than any worldly possession attainable.
This is the basis for keeping inner composure and this is what is to be remembered.
Vrindavan is not distinct from Radha and Krishna. The Divine Couple cannot exist without Vrindavan, and Vrindavan does not exist without them.
tad-rasa-vṛndāvanayos tathaiva paramo’vinābhāvaḥ ||