Service in Separation

Srila Prabhupada has written about the importance of Vani over Vapu in his Concluding Words to Caitanya Caritamrta, but the concept is further explained in Gopiparanadhana’s translation of Sri Brhad Bhagavatamrta, by Sanatana Goswami. In Text 126 of “Purna: the Complete Perfection” we read: “But this anguish of separation is praised as greater than the happiness of enjoying with those one loves. Separation is so pleasing to the mind that it cannot be described. It always transforms at last into an abundance of pleasure. Only experts in tasting these moods can understand how this happens.”