Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
This is in conclusion of the offering titled, "Drink Nectar and not Poison" sung by Narottama das Thakur. In the previous offering we saw that:
1. Human birth should be used for serving Radha-Krishna.
2. Harinaam is the remedy for the poison of worldliness.
3. Harinaam can deliver even the most sinful persons.
Now let us look at the last verse of the song,
hā hā prabhu nanda-suta, vṛṣabhānu-sutā-juta,
koruṇā karoho ei-bāro
narottama-dāsa koy, nā ṭheliho rāńgā pāy,
tomā bine ke āche āmāra
O Lord Krishna, son of Nanda, accompanied by the daughter of Vrsabanu, please be merciful to me now. Narottama dasa says, O Lord, please do not push me away from Your reddish lotus feet, for who is my beloved except for You?
4. Krishna is the only shelter: Srila Prabhupada tells that Narottama das Thakur prays to Krishna - "My dear Lord Krishna, You are son of King Nanda, and Your consort Radharani is the daughter of King Vrshabhanu. So You are together here standing. Now I am surrendering unto You, please do not kick me away or push me away with Your lotus feet because I have no other shelter. I am just taking shelter unto Your lotus feet without having any other means. So who else is there beyond Yourself? So don't kick me out by Your lotus feet. Please accept me because I have no other shelter than Yourself." Narottama das Thakur takes the name of Radharani and requests Krishna to be merciful because Radharani is full of mercy. She is described by Srila Rupa Goswami as 'karuṇā-bharite', 'one who is filled with compassion'. In Jaladuta ship, Srila Prabhupada wrote a beautiful song in which the first verse is as follows,
kṛṣṇa taba puṇya habe bhāi
e-puṇya koribe jabe rādhārāṇī sukhī habe
dhruva ati boli tomā tāi
I emphatically say to you, O brothers, you will obtain your good fortune from the Supreme Lord Krishna only when Srimati Radharani becomes pleased with you.
So without the mercy of Radharani we cannot please Krishna. Krishna is the only dependable Lord in our life. We cannot be dependent on any other person or object since everyone else are temporary and will be destroyed by force of time. H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj says that, "The way to become conscious of Krishna is to become dependent on Krishna." In Bhagavad Gita verse 18.66 Krishna says, 'mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja' - "Surrender only to Me", then 'mokṣayiṣyāmi mā śucaḥ', "I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions."
I request all the devotees to bless me to engage this human birth in the service of the Vaishnavas and Sri Sri Radha-Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
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