Sunday, 4 September 2011

Mercy of Radharani is readily available for all

"In Vrindavana all the pure devotees pray for the mercy of Shrimati Radharani, the pleasure potency of Krishna. Shrimati Radharani is the tenderhearted form counterpart of the  supreme whole, resembling the perfectional stage of a worldly feminine nature. Therefore, the mercy ofRadharani is available veryreadily to sincere devotees, and once  Radharani recommends such a devotee to Lord Krishna, the Lord at once accepts the devotee's admittance into His association" (SB 2.3.23.p.).

"Shrimati Radharani is the center of all Vrindavana's activities. In Vrindavana, Krishna is the instrument of Shrimati Radharani; therefore all the inhabitants of Vrindavana still chant  'JayaRadhe.' From Krishna's own statement given herein, it appears that Radharani is the Queen of Vrindavana and that Krishna is simply Her decoration" (CC Madhya  11.150p.). "Radharani, the symbol of the topmost bhakta, is so powerful that She has pur­chased Krishna. Therefore Vrajavasis take shelter of the lotus feet of Radharani, for if  She recommends, 'Oh here is a nice devotee ' Krishna must accept him"  (TQK).

Lord Chaitanya exemplifies the perfect consciousness in His famous sloka, GOPI BHARTUH PADA KAMALAYOR DAS ANUDASA ANUDASA: "My only desire to be a  servant of the servant of the servants of the master of the gopis, Lord Gopinatha." As in a kingdom, the king is most pleased by the services of his queen, similarly, the  Queen of Bhakti, Shrimati Radharani, gives the highest possible happiness to Lord Shri Krishna. As maidservants to the queen, our role is one of enthusiastic assistance,  support and the humble execution of Radha's com­mands, and the orders of Her most intimate gopi girlfriends."We should be more interested in worshiping Radharani, for  however fallen we may be, if somehow or other we can please Radharani, we can very easily understand Krishna" (EKC Chap.5).

"To perform devotional service means to follow in the footsteps of Radharani, and devotees in Vrindavana put them­selves under the care of Radharani in order to achieve  perfection in their devotional service. In other words, devotiona service is not an activity of the material world; it is directly under the control of Radharani" (NOD).

"That person who rejects the service of Radharani, and hopefully endeavors for the association of Govinda, simply wants Lo experience the complete nectar of the effulgent  moon—but without any moon at all! And moreover, whoever is unaware that Radharani is the very seed of generation for the flow of pure love for Shyamasundara; Oh! Even  though a vast ocean of nectar is available—he only gets a tiny drop" (ShrilaPrabhodanandaSarasvati Thakur)

"The  devotees of the Lord in the Vaikuntha planets want to see the Lord as the most beautiful, but devotees in Gokula, or Krishnaloka want to see Radharani as more beautiful  than Krishna"(SB3.15.42p.).

Srila Prabhupada—A Pure Devotee of Shrimati Radharani

"Srila Prabhupada said, 'My father used to receive many saintly persons at our home, and to everyone of them he used to say, "Kindly bless my son so that he may  become a servant of Radharani." 'That was his only ambition' " (JSD).

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