Kripalu writes that the second of the seven steps
to God realization is: Desiring: desiring to become a
true devotee and recipient of Krishn love.
What does this mean?
Kripalu explains that Krishn desire is the deep
desire of a devotee. We long to embrace the plants and
the vines of Govardhan, site of pilgrims and blessed
place where Krishna performed lilas during the last
incarnation on the planet Earth. Desire is longing to
drown in love for Krishna, to walk in the places He
walked and play in the places where He played. We
aspire to the vision of Radha Krishn in theis
lifetime, and cease with all material and intellectual
indulgences and attachments. When we realize that in
our earthly form we are separate from this love, we
will say “O! My Beloved! Please come soon.” This is
When we finally gain the deep knowledge of our separation
from Krishna we will cry: ‘Ha Krishn!’ ‘Ha Krishn!’ in our
love-stricken grief. With desire to become truly whole, we
will embrace the belief that one day Krishn will surely
come to us and make us His own, forever.
To learn about desiring, Shree Kripalu Ji calls upon
devotees of Krishn Love through his beautiful poetic verse
in the Prem Ras Madira to say:
O my Krishn! I desire to see the day when my eyes will
be constantly flooded with the tears of Your love.
O my Krishn! When will I wander the paths of Gahvarban
singing: ‘Radhey, Radhey, Radhey’? When will that day come
when I will be tipsy with love for You and thrilled with
O my Krishn! One day I will lose my body consciousness, and
You will surely make me your own.