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Song Name: Sraddha Devi Nama Jar
Official Name: Rupanuga Bhajana Darpana Song 5
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Book Name: Gitamala
śraddhā-debi nāma jāra duiti swabhāba
bidhi-mūla ruci-mūla bhede
śāstrera śāsana jabe śraddhāra udoya ho'be
baidhī śraddhā tāre bole bede
braja-bāsī sebe kṛṣṇe sei śuddha-sebā dṛṣṭe
jabe hoya śraddhāra udoya
lobhamoyī śraddhā satī rāgānugā śuddhā mati
bahu bhāgye sādhaka labhoya
śraddhā-bhede bhakti-bhede gāitecheche catur-beda
baidhī rāgānugā bhakti dwoya
sādhana-samoye jaiche siddhi-kāle prāpti taiche
ei-rūpa bhakti-śāstre koya
baidhī bhakti dhīra gati rāgānugā tībra ati
ati śīghra rasābasthā pāya
rāga-bartma-su-sādhane ruci hoya jāra mane
rūpānuga hoite sei dhāya
1) The presiding deity of devotional faith called Sraddha Devi, and she has two principle characteristics... one is executed according to rules, and the other according to tastes. First of all, when devotional faith arises due to fear of the rules and regulations given in the revealed scriptures, then that type of faith is known throughout the Vedas as "vaidhi sraddha", or faith situated in regulation.
2) Secondly, sometimes one's faith flourishes in a similar way as that of the residents of Vraja, who all render service to Krsna with a purely spontaneous service attitude. Faith that concentrates on Krsna exclusively with such intense greed to satisfy Him is the chastest form of faith. Such a pure, spontaneous service attitude is called "raganuga sraddha", and a practicing devotee who worships in this way attains the most auspicious spiritual position.
3) Due to different types of faith, these different divisions of devotional service exist. Thus the four Vedas sing of these two types of devotion... regulative service and spontaneous service. According to these different types of sadhana, one accordingly attains different perfections, which are all mentioned comprehensively in the revealed scriptures of devotional service.
4) Vaidhi bhakti progresses very slowly toward the goal, but raganuga bhakti moves extremely fast, and enables one to be quickly situated in the tasty transcendental mellows. By following the path of spontaneous devotional service, real taste awakens in one's mind, and he runs and chases after that current which flows from the lotus feet of Srila Rupa Gosvami.
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UPDATED: July 10, 2009