Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
This is a continuation of the transcription of a lecture delivered by our beloved spiritual master, His Holiness Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavad Gita 5.20. So far we heard Maharaj speak about:
1) How to clear the contaminations from our lives,
2) What is the real process of atonement,
3) Understanding the transcendental nature of the Lord and His activities, especially cow grazing.
4) How Krishna's potencies work and the highest manifestation of His internal potency.
Let us continue to hear further from Maharaj. In Caitanya Caritamrta Adilila verse 1.5, Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami says,
rādhā kṛṣṇa-praṇaya-vikṛtir hlādinī śaktir asmād
ekātmānāv api bhuvi purā deha-bhedaṁ gatau tau
caitanyākhyaṁ prakaṭam adhunā tad-dvayaṁ caikyam āptaṁ
rādhā-bhāva-dyuti-suvalitaṁ naumi kṛṣṇa-svarūpam
The loving affairs of Sri Radha and Krishna are transcendental manifestations of the Lord's internal pleasure-giving potency. Although Radha and Krishna are one in Their identity, They separated Themselves eternally. Now these two transcendental identities have again united, in the form of Sri Krishna Caitanya. I bow down to Him, who has manifested Himself with the sentiment and complexion of Srimati Radharani although He is Krishna Himself.
The first line we have already seen. rādhā kṛṣṇa-praṇaya-vikṛtir - as soon as we try to experience the love between Radha and Krishna, then we must understand that it is coming from hlādinī śakti. That is blissful pleasure potency of the Lord. Then He says ekātmānāv api bhuvi purā - from time immemorial - They are only one but deha-bhedaṁ - They have accepted two bodies as Radha and Krishna. So where there is Krishna, there will always be Radha. Srila Prabhupada gives a very nice example of fire and heat. The fire and heat cannot be separated. The same way Radha and Krishna can never be separated. That is the beauty of Their relationship. Even when they are separated, They enjoy more in separation than when They were together. In Vrindavan They were together in the Kishora lila, when Krishna was a child, They were in Vrindavan but as soon as Krishna was ten, eleven years old, He was taken to Mathura and that was separation.
In the separation Radha and her expansions the gopis, they enjoyed so much because they could remember Him more in the separation. Krishna sent Uddhava to explain to them that, "Krishna is still there, He remembers". They asked, "Where is Krishna? Krishna is always with us. When He was here He was not with all of us but now He is with all of us." Then the gopis sing very nicely in viraha, it is beautiful and if you want to understand this Radha bhaav then we must try to understand the gopis from the tenth canto.
Krishna willing, we will continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the next offering.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Krishna Rati devi dasi
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