The Saint Raskhan had a big doubt, “People say that Shri Krishna is a servant of Shri Radha.” He thought, “For Hindus the wife serves the husband, and here the situation is reversed. He is pressing Her lotus feet? No one has ever seen this! Why is it like this with Radha Krishna?” He thought that Radha was merely Krishna’s wife. So when Raskhan became God-realised, dekho duryo vahan kunja kutirmen baithyopalotat radhika payan. Shri Krishna appeared to Raskhan in this form - He was softly pressing Shri Radha’s lotus feet. Then He bestowed this knowledge on Raskhan and made him understand that He was the servant of Shri Radha, and His servant was Lakshmi, His eternal consort or wife.
So Shri Radha is the soul of Shri Krishna. Our body is the servant of our own soul, and our soul is a servant of Shri Krishna, so Shri Krishna is a servant of Shri Radha. She is that great a divine power. Every pore of Shri Krishna’s divine body resounds with “Radhe Radhe”. Her name is this important. We should understand this when we take Shri Radha’s name.
Imagine you found a ring. Someone asked you, “Where did you find that?” “I was just going somewhere and I found it on the road. Why?” “That’s worth a million!” “What? I thought it was worth $10 or $20!” How much happiness will you feel when you look at the ring and realise it has made you a millionaire? Now you will take great care of it.
In the same way, when we understand the greatness of Shri Radha, and then say or sing Her name, our love for Her will grow. Always keep in mind who Shri Krishna and Shri Radha are, who you are and what this world is. Knowing the philosophy related to all of these is absolutely essential. By knowing these we become detached from the world and attached to God.
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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