SHREE SIDDHANTA RAHSYAM
THE SECRET DOCTRINE
Shri Vallabhacharya’s Secret Doctrine is Shri Krishna’s direct response to the master’s concern about how divine souls can achieve their Blissful Lord during this impure age of Kali. The foundations of his Path of Grace were established on that auspicious night, by the banks of the Yamuna river in the sacred town of Gokul by Shri Krishna Himself. The secrets of soulful dedication and divine connection are revealed in the following eight slokas.
shravanasyamale pakshe ekadashyam mahanishi
sakshadbhagvata proktam tadaksharashahuchyate
At midnight on the eleventh day during the bright half of the month of Shravan, Shri Krishna appeared before me. I will now reveal the words He spoke.
brahmasambandha karnatsarvesam dehajivayoh
sarvadosanivruttirhi doshah panchavidhah smrutah
Shri Krishna explained to me that after taking Brahma Sambandha (after establishing a connection to Brahman), the impurities of that soul are completely removed. These impurities are said to be of five kinds.
samyogjah sparshajascha na mantavyah kathananchana
They are mentioned in Vedic and worldly texts and concern natural impurities as well as impurities relating to time, place, association and physical contact. After taking Brahma Sambandha they should no longer be considered valid.
anyatha sarvadoshanam na nivrittih kathanchana
These impurities can never be removed without taking Brahma Sambandha. Therefore anything that has not been offered to God should not be used.
nivedibhih samarpyaivasarvam kuryaditi sthitih
na matam devadevasya samibhukta samarpanam
Dedicated souls should perform all activities by first offering them to the Blessed Lord. This is the way a bhakta should always live. Anything that has been previously enjoyed should never be offered to Shri Krishna, the Supreme Lord of all the devas.
tasmadadau sarvakarye sarvavastusamarpanam
dattapaharavachanam tatha cha sakalam hare
na grahyamiti vakyam hi bhinnmarg param matam
sevakanam yatha loke vyavarah prasiddhayati
tatha karyam samarpyaiva sarvesham brahmata tatah
gangatvena nirupya syattadvadatrapi chaiva hi
Therefore at the start of any undertaking, everything should first be dedicated to Him. The statement that says, “It is all His and therefore cannot be used,” holds no validity here and refers to another path. Just like good servants in the world are known for their selfless service, similarly here the bhakta selflessly offers herself in every undertaking and then everything becomes Godly for her. Like impure water that joins the Ganga becomes the Ganga and is no longer considered as pure or impure but as sacred Ganga, similarly, everything that is offered to God becomes God; perfectly divine.