Kripalu writes that the fifth of the seven steps
to God realization is finding: finding the path is
equivalent to the wholehearted practice of devotion.
What does this mean? How can we be wholehearted so
that we might find the path?
Kripalu explains that when we behave in a selfless
manner, our heart becomes purified and leaves more
room in the heart for the fire of devotional love.
Humble longing can then arise in the opened, whole
heart of a devotee so that he will say, 'O my Kishori
Radhey! You are my only hope and You are my only
refuge. You know how fallen I am. My humble desire is
that You look to me as if I am Yours and I belong to
You. Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj reveals this to
us as the true style and preoper exchange of love.
To learn about finding the path, he calls upon devotees of
Krishn Love through his beautiful poetic verse in the Prem
Ras Madira to say:
“O my Kishori Radhey! You have been mine for eternity
just as I was yours. I had forgotten this relationship
until this moment, when I ask you in my utter humility to
come to me. Please embrace me, or at least let me feel the
pang of Your separation by turning Your face away from me.
My happiness is your happiness, so please do whatever makes
you feel good.”
In this way we begin to understand the nature of divine,
selfless love, and in this way we will have found the true