Nama Article 3rd November 2015
Sri Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal - Vaishnava Samhita
Haridasa Charitam. Vol II Book V Chp 14 Shloka 24 - 30
मादृशानां प्राणधनं न दद्यां मन्त्रमुत्तमम्
येन क्रीणाति भक्तस्तं कृष्णं साक्षाच्छ्रियः पतिम्
एवमुक्तस्तदा धीरो धनी लोभविवर्जितः
सद्यस्तान्येव रत्नानि प्रक्षिप्य यमुनाजले
स्वामिन् प्रसीद मे क्षिप्रमपराधं क्षमस्व मे
जानामि त्वां महात्मानं ज्ञानवैराग्यसम्युतम्
प्रयच्छ मन्त्रं कृष्णस्य लभ्यते येन माधवः
सन्ततं देहि मे दास्यं शिष्यं मां स्वीकुरु प्रभो
इति बद्धाञ्जलिर्दीनस्तमेव शरणं गतः
बाष्पपूर्णमुखो भक्तश्चरणावग्रहीद् गुरोः
स्वागतं ते महाप्राज्ञ शिष्यानामुत्तमो भवान्
अर्थलोभं परित्यज्य यन्मां शरणमागतः
The Divine Name of Shri Krishna is the life giving precious gem for people like me. I shall not give it to you. Shri Bhagavan, the Lord of Shridevi (Lakshmi), can Himself be bought paying that price.
Shri Sadguru continued
Hearing these words the rich man, very magnanimously threw those gems down into the Yamuna. Then he pleaded, "Master! Please bless me soon. Please forgive the offence committed by me. Now I learnt that you are a great man endowed with wisdom and detachment. I beg you to bless me with that mantra which will help me in attaining Shri Krishna. Please accept me as your disciple and let me serve you." He pleaded thus with folded hands and then caught hold of his holy feet.
Oh! Wise man! Welcome. You are a good disciple. For you have given up the greed for money and have totally surrendered to me.