Without knowing who Shri Radha actually is, your love and devotion for Her cannot develop. Typically it is understood in India that Radha and Krishna must be like Lakshmi and Vishnu or Parvati and Shiva, but They are not like this. Lakshmi and Vishnu are husband and wife or eternal consorts, as are Parvati and Shiva. Radha Krishna are not husband and wife. Shri Krishna is the absolute supreme divine power. For example, you have a father. But your original father’s father is the progenitor of the human race, Manu. Manu’s father was Brahma, the creator of our brahmananda. Brahma’s father was Supreme God, Shri Krishna. There is no father of Shri Krishna; He is the Father of all.
So the one beyond whom there is nothing else is the Supreme Lord, Shri Krishna. He governs uncountable Brahmas, uncountable Vishnus and uncountable Shivas. The Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva that you have heard about, belong to one brahmananda, just as in India each state has its own governor or chief minister. The one who governs all the uncountable brahmanandas is Shri Krishna, just like all the states of India are governed by the Prime Minister. There is no post or position beyond this.
So there are uncountable brahmanandas and each and every brahmananda has one Brahma, one Vishnu and one Shiva. Even today’s scientists have accepted that when light takes millions of years to reach Earth, we can never know how big the universe is. Light travels 186,000 miles per second and that takes millions of years to reach the Earth! How inconceivably far this is! Who could go that far? Who will ever see it? There are millions of suns in the Milky Way galaxy like our sun, and there are uncountable galaxies in the universe. Even Jagadguru Shankaracharya accepted this.
To be continued . . .
An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
4 July 2010
© Radha Govind Samiti
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