Sripad Aindra Prabhu is our dear guru tattva manifestation who had mercifully appeared by the will of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to redirect us to the mukhya prayojana (main goal) of raganuga madhurya prema bhakti by sincerely taking to yuga dharma harinam sankirtan as the only main mode of worship.
Please read this article until the bottom so as to get the complete context and essence of the subject. Also, note that I write on this site, not for anybody or anything else apart for my own bhajan as inspired by Sri Vrindavan Dham by recalling the vani (words and teachings) of Rasika Acaharyas. See how Sriji inspires you from within.
If you are not practising chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra (or holy names), are not aware of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu, then please do not read this article directly. You can check the Beginner's Spirituality Guide first, apart from several other articles on this site to establish a good foundation to be able to resonate with this article better.
Aindra Prabhu's book 'The Heart of Transcendental Book Distribution' is a spiritual treasure, and is a must-read for those who have read Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam or have a gist of an idea about this. Aindra Prabhu himself writes in the very introduction of his book that until one has read Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and other Srila Prabhupada books, one should not read his book.
Until one is resonating on the finer aspects of the mood of dear maidservants (manjaris) of Srimati Radharani, the intricacies of vraj prema bhakti and reason of prime importance of harinam sankirtan in true form won't sprout in the heart.
Words can just give a hint. It is best experienced when felt from within by kripa (mercy) of Rasika Acharyas.
Rasika Acharyas give their inner prema bhajan and mood only depending on the seeker's extreme lalsa (desire), lobha (greed) and eligibility for this rasa.
Aindra Prabhu's book is his inner heart, and hence to keep it confidential, he has written a disclaimer in the very beginning itself to allow only eligible kripa-patra (object of Rasika Acharya's mercy) seekers to go through the book.
Aindra Prabhu specifically mentions reading Bhagavad Gita & Bhagavatam as it is the foundation of bhakti. Hence, one should not artificially jump to the inner pages of Aindra Prabhu's book directly.
However, owing to association of Premi Rasika Vaishnavas and past life karmas (and spiritual advancement of the soul), a few seekers who are desperate to know about inner confidential vraj prema bhakti can read it asap if Aindra Prabhu and Srimati Radharani inspire them from within!
It's like if a devotee has already done their 99% bhajan in the past lives, they will no doubt start their present life bhajan at that 99% and no less! They might already have studied Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam in earlier births and now might be eligible to dive in further confidential vraj prema rasa in pursuit of their eternal constitutional position. This is the beauty of prema bhajan! Though, please note that such seekers are rare, and one should listen to their inner heart in this context. It's not a subject that seeker should publicise or tell people, but listen to their heart honestly.
If you give such eligible seekers a general lecture that "Does God exist," then will it make sense? Isn't is like teaching 2+2 to a college student? The important consideration is spiritual advancement further. One should look at their own bhajan rather than seeing and checking others unless they are fully realised vrajvasis and have been instructed by their guru tattva to preach.
Vrajvasis know that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and yet have forgotten this fact owing to their thickened swarup (form) of prema for Radharani and Krishna (Read the inner mood of vrajvasis). They only know Radha and Krishna. Nothing else exists for them! For them everybody and everything is their Radha and Krishna (Jit Dekho Tit Shyam Shyam). Such devotees are very rare, and if their heart inspires them from within, they need not take the long route and can read it directly if their heart can't handle the separation to their guru tattva and inner vraj-prema-bhakti. The lalsa (desire) and lobha (greed) is important.
Just reading a few pages of Aindra Prabhu's book can trigger huge spiritual growth to these rare few sincere seekers who love Sripad Aindra Prabhu very much. This attachment is very nice in the initial stage, but unless one knows about their own constitutional position, Aindra Prabhu eternal form and the real prayojana (goal) of madhurya prema bhakti in topmost vipralambha bhav that Aindra Prabhu, Srila Prabhupada, Rasika Acharyas, and Mahaprabhu give via Yuga Dharma Harinam Sankirtan, it is very difficult to keep this faith steady in the long-term.
The dealings of the material world is weird. One moment one is in bhajan, and second moment, a wave of mayadevi comes and wipes off the bhajan in one go! So one should dive deeper quickly if they are at a position where they are really looking for inner vraj-prema-bhakti from deep within their heart. One should not miss the golden opportunity. This is Kali Yuga, and yet the golden phase of the entire day of Brahma (8 billion 640 million years)!
Anyways, coming back to the discussion, the actual prema bhajan starts from the second half of Aindra Prabhu's book! Just a couple of pages of this book can augment prema bhajan thousand times that a seeker has been searching for lifetimes after lifetimes. It is a question of lalsa (desire) and lobha (greed).
As Aindra Prabhu himself says, "It is by desire that we come here, and by desire, we go back. We deserve to desire when our desire is big enough."
One should ask their heart, "Do I really desire vraj prema bhakti ONLY or am seeking out fame, attention, appreciation, money and material nonsense?"
Just the first thing that comes in mind of the seeker by asking the question in the previous sentence will confirm if they are eligible yet to read Aindra Prabhu's book or not!
The fact is that if a seeker has ONLY the desire of vraj prema bhakti, then it is not ordinary. They have a lot of guru kripa. They are eligible to read the book but it depends primarily on their inner conviction and heart. Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita (4.11), "As one surrenders, I reward them accordingly." Prema bhakti is not bound by anything, hence one should listen to the soft voice of guru tattva in their heart.
Though, one should be enthusiastic anyhow and keep taking the ONLY shelter of Yuga Dharma Harinam Sankirtan. All direction will sprout in the heart sooner. Check Advanced Spirituality Guide (Don't miss it thinking that it's another article. It is utmost crucial for sincere seekers).
Rasika Acharyas say that if one is bound to achieve prema bhakti by kripa (mercy) of Divine Couple in this lifetime, even Lord Brahma can't stop these seeker's no matter what! It's all a question of one's sincere desire for getting entry into this confidential Vrindavan Prema Rasa. The heart already has the answer but will come in firm voice and action by sincerely taking to nama nama nama!
This path of prema bhakti is very rare!
Harer Nama Eva Kevalam!
Jai Jai Shri Radhe!
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