Whenever I heard about love in separation I could never comprehend fully that how could someone be near us and yet we would feel separation from him/her. Whenever this topic would come up during the lectures I would get bewildered as I could not understand howsoever hard I would try to `feel’ it.
Well, I am ashamed to admit that I still do not feel any separation with Lord or my Guru Maharaj or my shiksha Guru, rather I feel the opposite that They are always near me and many a times I become conscious of Their presence around me.
But recently I got a taste of the same medicine, albeit at my own expense. My dear friend Sumeet Prabhu ji told me that he may be shifting to Singapore or Australia by the end of next year. Initially I absorbed it by thinking that’s life, we all meet and get separated. But as time passed I started feeling it. Since last 2 weeks whenever Prabhu ji calls me the only thing I can think of is that he is leaving and I feel upset, like a small child.
I can now appreciate `love in separation’ a bit. I pray to Lord that Vaishnava’s continue to shower their mercy on Sumeet Prabhu and he continues to get their association.
All glories to the ever merciful and softhearted devotees.
All glories to Srila Prabhpada for creating such a beautiful garden of devotees under ISKCON.
All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga.