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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Śrīla Haridās Ṭhākur’s disappearance day

From Advaita Prakāśa –

eka dina haridāser mane cintā hoilo;
ek sthāne bahu din vāsa nahe bhālo
ālāp saṁsarge hoy māyār sambandha
krame saṁsār āsaktite jīv hoy andha
udāsīner dharma tāhe nā hoy rakhan
ataeva jana saṅga tyāg sarvottam

"One day Haridāsa thought to himself: “It is not good to stay in one place for a long time. One gets into small talk and develops false relationships. Then gradually one gets attached to material life or family life and the soul becomes blind. Then the life of a carefree renunciant cannot be maintained. Therefore the best is to live in solitude, outside of society.”

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