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Mahārāj jī

Margaret H. Case

in Seeing Krishna

Published in print April 2000 | ISBN: 9780195130102
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848713 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130102.003.0002
Mahārāj jī

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For Mahārāj jī, the coming of the black bee was the climax of a lifetime of effort, dedicated to a devotion to Krishna. He was born in the lineage of priests, encompassing forty-two families of th Rādhāramana temple, one of the original temples in Vrindaban founded by Six Gosvāmīs in the 16th century. His birth in this lineage was an essential prerequisite for his vocation. He was born with intelligence, abundant energy, and a good voice. He also possessed self-discipline and creativity, grounded in his unwavering pursuit of service to the deity. According to the teachings of the Mahārāj jī, the entire purpose of the human birth is to remember one's real relationship with God, even while taking care of the family.

Keywords: Mahārāj jī; Rādhāramana; aṣṭayāma līlā; sādhanikā

Chapter.  9782 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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