Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj is the fifth original Jagadguru in the history of the world. Prior to him, only four Saints have been acknowledged as Jagadguru: Jagadguru Shri Shankaracharya, Jagadguru Shri Ramanujacharya, Jagadguru Shri Nimbarkacharya and Jagadguru Shri Madhvacharya. Shri Maharaj Ji presented a unique reconciliation of their varying philosophies, while revealing his profound and unparalleled scholarship of the Vedas, Shastras, Puranas and other scriptures. Kashi Vidvat Parishat an esteemed body of India's 500 topmost scholars, honoured him with the unprecedented title of Jagadguruttama - the Supreme among all Jagadgurus on 14 January 1957. when he was just thirty-four years of age. They also declared him to be Bhakti-yoga-rasavatara (the Descension of Divine Love and Bliss).
'Sumirana kara le rnana' is a priceless treasure in the form of a melodious sarilkirtan revealed by our beloved Gurudev, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj.
In these few lines, Shri Maharaj Ji has meticulously presented the entire philosophy of divine love so beautifully that its meaning seems to be a concise summary of his well-known principle composition, Prema Rasa Siddhanta. A sddhak does not need to read anything else or understand any more than what is presented here in order to fulfil the goal of his devotional practice.
In addition to singing this kirtan, it is also important to listen to the discourses delivered by Shri Maharaj Ji elaborating on the esoteric meaning of some of the lines. These discourses are full of profound wisdom, yet explained with utmost simplicity so that we can all benefit and incorporate these deep spiritual principles into our daily life.
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