Vaishnava Samhita. Krishnadasa Charitam. Vol III Book VI Chp 18 Shlokas 28 - 29

द्वारकायां निवसतां वैष्णवानां महात्मनाम् |
शङ्खचक्राङ्कितानां तु फलं हि परमं पदम् ||
अस्मिन् बृन्दावने नित्यं वसताञ्च महात्मनाम् |
कृष्णप्रेमपराणां तु फलं तद्रासमण्डलम् ||

The exalter vaishnavas bearing the marks of the conch and disc, who reside in Dwaraka get the reward of residence in Shri Vaikuntha. Those yogis who yearn for mukti, revel as you do in the form of Shri Vishnu with four arms holding the gada, the conch and the disc.

Vaishnava Samhita. Krishnadasa Charitam. Vol III Book VI Chp 18 Shlokas 25 - 26

तत्रैव भगवान् कृष्णःशङ्खचक्रगदाधरः |
चतुर्भुजो वासुदेवो रुक्मिणीप्राणवल्लभः || 
अत्र पूर्णं परं ब्रह्म श्रीकृष्णो नन्दनन्दनः |
द्विभुजो मुरलीधारी कैशोरेण विराजते ||

Only there Shri Krishna exhibits Himself as Shri Narayana with four arms wielding the conch, the disc and the gada. There alone Shri Bhagavan is seen as the son of Shri Vasudeva and the consort of Devi Rukmini. But here, Shri Krishna, the perfect and the Supreme Being mainifests Hiself as the son of Shri Nanda, a child with two hands playing on the flute.

Vaishnava Samhita. Krishnadasa Charitam. Vol III Book VI Chp 18 Shlokas 21 - 23

श्री सद्गुरुरुवाच 
इत्युक्तोपि महात्माsयं प्रेमरूपया |
चकार द्वारकायात्रां विरक्तैर्यतिभिः सह ||
लब्धा वैष्णवमुद्रा च द्वारवत्यां महात्मा |
पुनर्बृन्दावनं प्राप नानातीर्थानि पर्यटन् ||
शङ्खचक्राङ्कितभुजं युक्तं वैष्णवदीक्षया |
तमुवाच पुनर्देवी स्वप्ने दृष्टिपथं गता ||

Shri Sadguru said

Even after listening to those words of Devi Radha, the embodiment of kindness, that mahatma left on a pilgrimage to Dwarka along with other yatris. He received the Pancha Samskara initiation and Vaishnava Deeksha in Dwarka. After visiting many holy places he came back to Shri Brindavan. Again Shri Radha Devi gave him darshan. She uttered the following sweet words to him who had now got the Vaishnava Deeksha and hence bore the marks of the holy conch disc on his forearms.

Vaishnava Samhita. Krishnadasa Charitam. Vol III Book VI Chp 18 Shlokas 15 - 20

साम्राज्यात् पारमेष्ठ्याच्च वैकुण्ठात्परमुत्तमम् |
इदं बृन्दावनं ज्ञेयं यत्र कृष्णोsनुभूयते ||
वैकुण्ठःस्वगृहं तस्य कर्मशीला पयोनिधिः |
लीलास्थलं श्रीवनं तु ब्रह्मणः परमात्मनः ||
हरेर्निङ्कुशप्रेमस्वातन्त्र्यरसचेष्टितम् |
अत्रैव दृश्यते नूनं पवित्रे यमुनावने ||
अन्यत्र परमात्मा तु लौकिकैर्वैदिकैर्जनैः |
परिभूतःस्वार्थपरैःस्वच्छन्दं नैव शोभते ||
अत्र प्रेमरसः शुद्धो वर्तते व्रजवासिनाम् |
निखिलं चेष्टितञ्चैषाम् कृष्णसौख्याय केवलम् ||
तस्मान्मा गच्छ शुद्धात्मन् सन्त्यज्य यमुनावनम् |
अन्यत्र दुर्लभं तच्च पूर्णं ब्रह्म सनातनम् ||           

This Shri Brindavan is superior to the Brahma-patta, samrajya and even Shri Vaikuntha. Shri Vaikuntha is the home of the Supreme Soul. Ksheerabdhi (the ocean of milk) is His work spot. Shri Brindavan is the place of His recreation and leela and hence His divine play-ground. Only in this serene Brindavan the unfettered divine pastimes of Shri Krishna are exhibited. Only here, pure prem bound by no controls is given pride of place and utmost importance. In other places the Supreme Soul is not given due respect by the worldly selfish people and vaidikas. Hence He is not freely manifesting His grandeur. But those who reside in Shri Brindavan are filled with the nectar of flawless loving devotion. The residents of the Gokula carry on all their duties only for the pleasure of Shri Krishna. Hence, Oh, pious one! You need not go anywhere leaving this Brindavan. It is impossible to find the presence of the eternal and perfect Supreme Being anywhere else.

Vaishnava Samhita. Krishnadasa Charitam. Vol III Book VI Chp 18 Shloka 13

श्रीदेव्युवाच 
वदामि कृपया भक्त सावधानतया शृणु |
श्रीवनादुत्तमं क्षेत्रं नास्त्येव भुवनत्रये  ||

Shri Radha Devi said

Oh! Bhakta! Carefully listen to My words of compassion. In all the three worlds there is no holy place superior to Shri Brindavan. 

Vaishnava Samhita. Krishnadasa Charitam. Vol III Book VI Chp 18 Shlokas 11 - 12

कदाचित् स महायोगी ज्ञानवैराग्यसम्युतः |
इयेष द्वारकां गन्तुं विरक्तैर्वैष्णवैः सह ||
यात्रायै कृतसङ्कल्पं  विज्ञाय प्रेयसी हरेः |
उवाच मधुरं वाक्यं स्वप्ने दत्वा च दर्शनम् ||

That distinguished yogi, adorned with wisdom and renunciation, once wanted to go to Dwaraka along with some vaishnavas. Knowing his desire to have a trip to Dwaraka, Shri Radha Devi appeared in his dream and uttered the following sweet words.

Vaishnava Samhita. Krishnadasa Charitam. Vol III Book VI Chp 18 Shlokas 9 - 10

गोवर्धनसमीपे तु वसन् सङ्कीर्तयन् हरिम् |
भक्तिं चकार गोविन्दे कृष्णदासो महामनाः ||
साक्षाच्छ्रीराधिकादेव्या निर्व्याजकरुणानिधेः |
प्रसादस्तेन लब्धश्च व्रजवासेन केवलम् ||

That committed Krishna bhakta stayed near Govardhana Hill, carried on Hari bhajan and thus enriched his bhakti to Lord Govinda. Just by his stay in Shri Brindavan he gained the mercy of Devi Shri Radha who showers grace unasked for.

Vaishnava Samhita. Krishnadasa Charitam. Vol III Book VI Chp 18 Shlokas 6 - 8

वङ्गदेशे महानासीत् कृष्णदास इति श्रुतः |
वेदवेदान्ततत्वज्ञो ब्राह्मणो विजितेन्द्रियः ||
श्रीमद्भागवतं नित्यं पठन्नाराधयन् हरिम् |
सङ्गतो वैष्णवैश्चापि चकार सुखाजीवनम् ||
विविधानि च तीर्थानि क्षेत्राणि च [परिव्रजन् |
राधाचरणचिह्नाद्द्यमवाप यमुनावनम् ||  

In Bengal, there was a brahmana named Krishnadasa. He knew the Vedanta and had subdued all his senses. He visited many places and had a pilgrimage to all the holy teerthas and finally reached Shri Brindavan that bears the holy imprint of the holy feet of Shri Radha Devi. He led a peaceful and happy life daily reciting the Bhagavatam and worshipping Lord Krishna, always remaining in the company of the sadhus.

Vaishnava Samhita. Krishnadasa Charitam. Vol III Book VI Chp 18 Shlokas 3 - 5

किं वा बहिर्मुखाचारैःस्नानहोमजपादिभिः |
हरिभक्तिर्न हि यदि सर्वात्मसमदर्शिनी ||
प्रह्लादस्य गजेन्द्रस्य गुहास्यापि च मारुतेः |
अन्येषां हरिभक्तानां संस्कारःकेन कल्पितः ||
वदन्ति तान्त्रिका मुद्रां धर्तव्यां वैष्णवेन तु |
रसिकैः प्रेमकैर्भक्तैर्ह्र्दये भगवान् धृतः ||  

What use do such exogenous practices like bathing in holy waters, chanting mantras and performing homas have if they fail to promote devotion to Lord Hari? Who did initiate the great Hari bhaktas like Prahlada, Gajendra, Guha, Hanuman and others to the ritualistic samskaras? The people, who specialize in the art of tantra insist on the vaishnavas wearing symbols. But the prema bhaktas who are true rasikas always bear Shri Bhagavan in their hearts.

Vaishnava Samhita. Krishnadasa Charitam. Vol III Book VI Chp 18 Shlokas 1 - 2

श्रीसद्गुरुरुवाच 
भक्त्यैव वैष्णवत्वं हि संस्कारेण न वैष्णवः |
लब्ध्वापि पञ्चसंस्कारान् बहवः सन्ति लौकिकाः ||
क्रियाविशेषबहुलैरनुष्ठानैर्न मुह्यति |
रसज्ञो भगवान् कृष्णः प्रेमधर्मं प्रतीक्षते ||  

Shri Sadguru said

A tru vaishnava is identified by bhakti and not by mere vaishnavite practices. Even after being initiated to the five fold rituals called Pancha Samskara one may have a mundane existence. Bhagavan Shri Krishna knowing fully the true essence of bhakti does not get impressed with ritualistic practices alone. He expects only true devotion in the bhaktas. 

Vaishnava Samhita. Narasimha Mehta Charitam III. Vol III Book VI Chp 17 Shlokas 37 - 38

इति संस्मृत्य संस्मृत्य नरसिह्मं तु मूर्च्छितम्  |
सान्त्वयामास तत्पत्नी भक्तवत्सलकीर्तनात् ||
लोकवेदपराणां तु भक्तानां भक्तवत्सलः |
योगक्षेमं कृपासिन्धुः सन्ततं वहति प्रभुः ||

Thus pondering on His mercy again and again Shri Narasimha Mehta fainted. His wife consoled him repeatedly emphasizing the glory of the Lord the benefactor of the bhaktas. It is clear that the Lord who is the reservoir of compassion and the benefactor of the bhaktas always takes worldly restrictions and Vedic values. 

Vaishnava Samhita. Narasimha Mehta Charitam III. Vol III Book VI Chp 17 Shlokas 35 - 36

किं त्वामुवाच मे स्वामी मामुद्दिश्य वरानने |
तस्यैव चेष्टिते सर्वं वद कर्णसुखावहम् ||
अहो ब्रःमादिभिर्देवैः पूज्येन परमात्मना |
गता विष्णुपदं नूनं पूजिताःपितरोमम ||

Did my Lord say anything about me? Please narrate all the sweet sounding details of His divine pastime. That Supreme Being is worshiped by all the devas like Brahma. He Himself has paid venerations to my ancestors. Hence it is quite certain that they would have all attained mukti.

Vaishnava Samhita. Narasimha Mehta Charitam III. Vol III Book VI Chp 17 Shlokas 33 - 34

नृसिह्ममेधा उवाच 
धन्यासि मम पत्नी त्वं दृष्टवत्यसि माधवम् |
स एव कृतवान् श्राद्धं पितुर्मम कृपानिधिः ||
चरामि भक्तवेषेण दुराचारो महीतले |
भक्तप्रियेण कृष्णेन कृतं कारुण्यमीदृशम्  || 

Narasimha Mehta said

Only you are really fortunate. For you have seen Shri Krishna face to face. The most compassionate Bhagavan Himself has performed the shraddha of my father. I am roaming about this earth in the disguise of a bhakta. But I do not possess the necessary qualities. Yet Shri Krishna, the beloved of the bhaktas has showered so much mercy on me.

 

Narasimha Mehta Charitam III. Vol III Book VI Chp 17 Shlokas 30 - 32

श्रीसद्गुरुरुवाच 
इत्युक्तो नरसिह्मश्च भार्यया प्रेमपूर्वकम्  |
परमाश्चर्यसम्युक्तो ज्ञात्वा कृष्णस्य चेष्टितम्  ||
रुरोद सुस्वरं भक्तः कृष्णनामानि कीर्तयन् |
वेपमानशरीरश्च रोमाञ्चकवचस्तदा ||
शिरस्यञ्जलीमाधाय बाष्पपूर्णविलोचनः |
विललाप भृशं दीनो विलोक्य गृहिणीमुखम्  || 

Shri Sadguru said

Listening to these words of his beloved wife, Shri Narasimha Mehta had a revelation of the divine pastimes. Hairs standing on end he started chanting the Divine Names of Shri Krishna and weeping loudly. Folding his hands above his head and shedding tears he looked at his wife and lamented.

Vaishnava Samhita. Narasimha Mehta Charitam III. Vol III Book VI Chp 17 Shlokas 27 - 29

माणिक्यदेव्युवाच
आपणादाज्यमाह्रत्य श्राद्धं कृत्वा यथाविधि |
बृन्दारण्यं गतोसि त्वं किं शोचसि महामते ||
बृन्दारण्यादिहागत्य तच्चिन्तनपरायणः |
विमुग्धोस्यद्य मे नाथ चित्तं ते सान्त्वय प्रभो ||   
अहो भाग्यमहो भाग्यमहो भाग्यं मम प्रभो |
यदहं कृष्णभक्तस्य भवामि गृहिणी तव || 

His wife Manicka Devi replied

Why do you unnecessarily feel sad now ? Oh, wise man! You left for Brindavan only after finishing the shraddha systematically with the ghee bought from the bazaar. The memories of Shri Brindavan are still fresh in your mind and hence you are in a hallucination. Please console yourself. My Lord! How fortunate I am to be the wife of a great Krishna bhakta like you.

Vaishnava Samhita. Narasimha Mehta Charitam III. Vol III Book VI Chp 17 Shlokas 24 - 26

नरसिह्म उवाच 
अहो प्रिये मया त्यक्तं पितृश्राद्धं दुरात्मना |
यदहं प्रेमसंमुग्धो गतः श्रीयमुनावानम् ||
ब्राह्मणास्ते मयाssहूताः पूजिता वा वरानने |
ब्राह्मणातिक्रमे दोषं स्मरन् शोचामि भामिनि ||
चित्तचोरेण कृष्णेन हृतं मे हृदयं ननु |
यदहं परमोन्मत्तः संचरामि महीतले || 

Shri Narasimha Mehta said

Alas! My beloved! The pitru shraddha was ignored by me, the wicked one. Intoxicated with loving devotion, I left for Shri Brindavan. Were those brahmanas invited by me well attended to? I feel very sad over the disrespect shown to the brahmanas. My heart is robbed by Shri Krishna who steals all hearts. That is why I am wandering as a mad man on this earth.

Vaishnava Samhita. Narasimha Mehta Charitam III. Vol III Book VI Chp 17 Shlokas 21 - 23

मासादूर्ध्वं महारण्यात्पुनरायान्महायशाः |
स्मरन् शोकमवापैव श्राद्धञ्च त्यक्तमात्मना ||
यमुनातीरकान्ताराद्भर्तरं पुनरागतम् |
विलोक्य हर्षसंयुक्ता सा देवी तं ननाम च ||
तं दृष्ट्वा प्रेमसंपूर्णां सुगुणाञ्च पतिव्रताम् |
महात्मा नरसिह्मञ्च सगद्गदमुवाच ह ||

Narasimha Mehta returned home after a month. Recalling the past, he became very sad over his leaving to Shri Brindavan forgetting the shraddha. His wife became very happy to see him back home. She prostrated before Narasimha Mehta. Shri Narasimha Mehta addressed that chaste loving and virtous woman with a voice choked with emotions as follows: