Union in Separation

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Sikshastakam (8):

aslisya va pada-ratam pinastu mam
adarsanan marma-hatam karotu va
yatha tatha va vidadhatu lampato
mat-prana-nathas tu sa eva naparah

That type of love can never make us separate from Krishna; that sort of attitude can never make us separate from Krishna; the acme of dedication. What is meant by dedication? Dedication in its highest stage is union in separation. Ostentatiously I may be driven away from that but in heart, my faithfulness is increasing in degree. If I am punished, still I adhere to that. It means the connection, the link has become very invulnerable. Even by separation, it cannot be… by dealing any sort of punishment, it cannot be detached. The higher form of unity in the deepest plane; none can snatch away the thing from me. If I have a connection of such quality. [Srila Sridhar Maharaja]