Question: In his Hari Nāmamṛta Vyākaraṇa, in one of his vṛtti commentaries, Jīva Gosvāmī analyzes the declension of words “vaikuṇṭha-dhvas” and “vaikuṇṭha-sras”, which both mean “one who falls down from Vaikuṇṭha”. One may, of course, argue that the words refer to Jaya and Vijaya. But if they were indeed the only souls who fell down from Vaikuṇṭha, why would Jīva Gosvāmī make such an exceptional case into a generic grammatical rule?
Answer: Interesting question and I thank you for asking it. I have the following answers:
If you want to change samskaras, you have to do the opposite of it repeatedly, regularly, consciously…right now your mind is wild and your chitta keeps on throwing up thoughts and desires and you act on it. You have to use your buddhi to be aware of every thought you are having and ask yourself, where is this thought, feeling, behavior taking me? …If your understanding is improper, then your actions will be improper.
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