Fall in Love with Krishna Before Meeting Him?

Question: Fall in Love with Krishna Before Meeting Him?

If you describe to me about a girl verbally or in writing about her beauty, her talks, her behavior I won't fall in love in her until I see her. Similarly I won't fall in love with Lord Krishna if you tell me about Him or just make me read about Him. So why doesn't Lord Krishna appear and show his beauty, intelligence, etc?

Asking us to fall in love with Krishna first and then get his darshan sounds absurd. Getting his darshan first and then chanting, doing bhajans sounds more logical. So how do I fall in love with Him if I have not seen Him and I have just been hearing, reading about Him and just seeing his deity form?

Answer: Meet Him Immediately by Guru's Mercy

Krishna is not an ordinary person like you and me that you that you have to see Him face-to-face in order to meet Him. Because He is absolute He is fully present in everything that is directly connected with Him such as His name, deity form, teachings, pastimes, dhama, prasadam, and His external manifestation--the spiritual master. We can easily meet and develop a loving relationship with the spiritual master. And the loving relationship with the spiritual master automatically translates into a loving relationship with Krishna. So there is no difficulty if we follow Krishna's order to approach the spiritual master:

tad viddhi praṇipātena
paripraśnena sevayā
upadekṣyanti te jñānaṁ
jñāninas tattva-darśinaḥ

"Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth."
--Bhagavad-gita 4.34

The spiritual master travels all over the world to causelessly bless everyone with a connection to Krishna. Those who are fortunate will take advantage of Sri Guru's most merciful association and experience the awakening of love of God within their hearts.

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