It is specifically mentioned herein that tulasi leaves are very dear to the Supreme Personality of Godhead and devotees should take particular care to have tulasi leaves in every temple and center of worship. I wrote a booklet entitled “How to Grow Tulasi Devi,” sent seeds and booklets to every temple, and tried to offer advice and assistance to devotees in their efforts to cultivate Tulasi.Later, I came across the following purport by Srila Prabhupada in the Srimad-Bhagavatam (4.8.55): You were the messenger who brought about the perfection of the amorous pastimes of Radha and Krishna, the youthful couple, who enthusiastically sport in the groves of Vrindavana.O Vrinda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet.
Make Tulasi-devi some skirts Somehow, by the divine arrangement of the Lord, he ended up at ISKCON’s Krishna-Balaram temple.On meeting him, I felt a strong urge to assist him and began by helping with his medical expenses. The atmosphere was surcharged with a unique spiritual essence. always swim in the love of Sri Radha and Govinda.When Tulasi-puja Kirtana song is finished, the devotees Bestowing your mercy on him, you make him a resident of Vrindavana.“My desire is that you will also grant me a residence in the pleasure groves of Sri Vrindavana-dhama. attract bugs, so if Tulasi is nearby, she will be affected.While in Detroit, Srila Prabhupada asked, "Where is Tulasi?". It is the shining crest jewel of all the Vaikunthas, and Srimati Radharani, the daughter of King Vrishabhanu, has made Vrinda Devi the ruling monarch of Lord Krishna’s opulent and auspicious abode of Vrindavana.”Every day Baba talked to us of the glories of Vrinda Devi as described in the Skanda Purana, Brahma-vaivarta Purana, Padma Purana, Garuda Purana, Narada Purana, and other Vedic texts. Anyone who comes in touch with the tulasi tree in the abovementioned ways lives eternally in the Vaikuntha world. offered in a clean and fresh manner, and that all the devotees are The second batch of seeds proved fruitful, however, and tiny heart-shaped seedlings spread their delicate leaves in our Honolulu home. I tasted the divine words of the Gita: “I come as death.”Then I saw the devotee’s response to death: full surrender at the Lord’s lotus feet with pure love and trust. Let a person who becomes like a bumblebee at the lotus feet of Radha-Krishna, and who reads or hears these eight verses describing the glories of Vrinda Devi, eternally reside at Goloka Vrindavana. Simply by seeing, simply by touching, simply by remembering, simply by praying to, simply by bowing before, simply by hearing about, or simply by sowing this tree, there is always auspiciousness. On the way to his room I grabbed the painting of Vrinda Devi to take to him.As I entered the room, I was a bit shaken by the hanging presence of impending death. The living entities who attain the service of the lotus feet of your Lord reside in Vrindavana. kesavasya--to Lord Kesava; ca-and; krsna-bhakti-- devotional One clever man sold me rosewood beads, assuring me they were Tulasi.
should be purified (acamana) with water from pancha-patra. In fact, he has no other duties to perform, and he has realized the essence of the scriptures.—One who puts into his mouth or on his head Tulasi leaves that have been offered to Lord Krishna attains Lord Krishna’s abode.—In Kali-yuga, one who worships, remembers, plants, keeps, or performs kirtana before Tulasi burns up all sinful reactions and quickly attains Lord Krishna’s abode.—One who worships Lord Krishna with Tulasi leaves releases all his ancestors from the realm of birth and death.—One who remembers the glories of Tulasi or tells others about them will never take birth again.Srila Prabhupada gave his disciples the following prayers for worshiping Tulasi Devi.“I offer my repeated obeisances unto Vrinda, Srimati Tulasi Devi, who is very dear to Lord Keshava [Krishna].
found very carefully keeping this plant. He was reluctant.We persisted, imploring him that it would be a necessary part of continuing the development of Vrinda Kunda. Madhava Baba’s knowledge of the scriptures, especially those relating to the glories of Tulasi Devi, was vast.
There is a small, simple temple there, and a lovely pond lined with Tulasi trees. She is a great devotee standing before us in the form of a small tree. Encourage all guests to participate in You must see that worship to a picture of Tulasi-devi.For one who is Tulasi's servant, that responsibility enters He smiled, his eyes sparkled, and he said, “That’s good. important in devotional service.In the Skanda Purana there is another statement about tulasi, She always stays in Vrindavana, absorbed in love for Radha and Krishna. It was a moment of incredible awe and ecstasy!