Story of Kripaluji Maharaj

Biography III: A Landmark in the History of Varanasi
A landmark in the history of Varanasi

“Na bhuto na bhavishyati:” An event marked by divinity that is utterly unique and special to the world. Na bhuto na bhavishyati implies an extraordinary event that has never before been witnessed by man and is not expected to happen again for many years, decades, or centuries.

Curiosity, admiration and anxiousness were present in the hearts and minds of all present when Shree Maharajji began his speeches at Varanasi. Each returned home profoundly changed and uplifted, to the extent that even the elderly pandits who seldom attended such lectures came earlier to the hall than the others so as to acquire a better seat to heed more readily the words of the Maharajji. Maharajji spoke for six days and offered an extraordinary summary of all that he had said prior on the seventh. This final speech reconciled the philosophies of all the Jagadgurus that the world has seen.

Maharajji spoke at length during these days on the blissful themes of bhakti yog. Explicitly described in the Bhagwatam as the integral message and vital soul of all the scriptures, this wisdom was transmitted with such tremendous grace and loving passion that the congregation of Varanasi with its many visitors from near and far were in complete accordance: They had never before witnessed so a Divine personality so absolutely well versed in all of the scriptures. Vedas, Upnishads, Sutras, Upvedas, Vedangas, Darshan Shastras, Puranas, Itihas, the philosophies of the Jagadgurus, and the writings of the rasik Saints were narrated and elucidated by Kripalu Ji Maharaj in a state of constant humility and intense absorption in the Radha Krishn Bhao. The light, an intense energy of knowing and compassion radiated forth for all to witness and to from which to take great delight.