How Living in Mathura immediately awakens our transcendental position?
Mathura Mandala is capable of transforming one’s consciousness as spiritual consciousness immediately.
This process starts immediately after we enter into Mathura.
This may be difficult to believe.
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But, Srila Prabhupada has explained this with the messages of Sri Rupa Goswami.
Let us enjoy that part:
“Srila Rupa Gosvami has described Mathura-mandala: “I remember the Lord standing by the banks of the Yamuna River, so beautiful amid the kadamba trees, where many birds are chirping in the gardens. And these impressions are always giving me transcendental realization of beauty and bliss.”
This feeling about Mathura-mandala and Vrndavana described by Rupa Gosvami can actually be felt even by non-devotees.
The places in the eighty-four-square-mile district of Mathura are so beautifully situated on the banks of the River Yamuna that anyone who goes there will never want to return to this material world.
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These statements by Rupa Gosvami are factually realized descriptions of Mathura and Vrndavana.
All these qualities prove that Mathura and Vrndavana are situated transcendentally.
Otherwise, there would be no possibility of invoking our transcendental sentiments in these places.
Such transcendental feelings are aroused immediately and without fail after one arrives in Mathura or Vrndavana.
In these statements about devotional service, sometimes it may appear that the results have been overestimated, but actually there is no overestimation.
Some devotees, as revealed scriptures give evidence, have had immediate results by such association, although this is not possible for all. For example, the Kumaras immediately became devotees simply by smelling the incense in the temple.
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Bilvamangala Thakura simply heard about Krsna and then immediately gave up his beautiful girl friend and started out for Mathura and Vrndavana, where he became a perfect Vaisnava.
So these statements are not over-estimations, nor are they stories. They are actual facts, but are true for certain devotees and do not necessarily apply to all. These descriptions, even if considered over-estimations, must be taken as they are, in order to divert our attention from the fleeting material beauty to the eternal beauty of Krsna consciousness.
And for a person who is already in contact with Krsna consciousness, the described results are not unusual.”
That is why, Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu recommended living in Mathura as one of the five parts of devotional service. Mathura and Vrindavana are able to make everyone realize transcendental position.
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