Rādhāṣṭamī – Rādhā-Prema Makes Kṛṣṇa Mad

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Rādhāṣṭamī

Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī’s Appearance Day

For the occasion of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī’s appearance day we present a wonderful lecture titled “Rādhā-Prema Makes Kṛṣṇa Mad”, given by Śrī Śrīmad Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja on 19th March 1992 in Bhubaneswar, India.

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Rādhā-Prema Makes Kṛṣṇa Mad

rādhikāra prema—guru, āmi—śiya naa
sadā āmā nānā ntye nācāya udbhaa
 

“The love of Rādhikā is My teacher, and I am Her dancing pupil. Her prema makes Me dance various novel dances.”(Cc, Ādi-līlā 4.121-124)

“You will find three topics in rādhā-prema. First is, rādhā-prema makes Kṛṣṇa mad. Rādhā-prema is so powerful that it makes Kṛṣṇa, who is almighty and all-powerful, mad. Kṛṣṇa is all-powerful, almighty and omnipotent, yet He becomes mad for rādhā-prema. So rādhā-prema is greater than Him.

Number two is that the pleasure and happiness derived from relishing the mellow of that love, rādhā-prema, is unknown to Kṛṣṇa. It is unknown to Him who is all-knowing. Therefore rādhā-prema is greater.

The third and last point is that there is a combination of two opposites in rādhā-prema. One after another we will discuss these three topics.”

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As an offering to our most beloved Sri Guru, Tattva Vicara Publications has published this lecture as a booklet. To order your FREE copy of this booklet (postage applies) please contact us at  info@tvpbooks.com

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4 Responses to Rādhāṣṭamī – Rādhā-Prema Makes Kṛṣṇa Mad

  1. Yamuna dasi September 14, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    Thank you so much for this post . It is realy the “cherry” on Srimati Radhika ‘s birthday cake ! So wonderful ! Srila Gaura Govinda Maharaja ki jaya ! Jaya Sri Radhe!!!!!!!!

  2. Rishikumardas September 14, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    Guruved Was a radha priya sahki, he can describe this nectarian pastimes very nicely… All glories to this gour priya jana

  3. jagadish pandit das September 13, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    SUCH A NECTAREAN CLASS, SO MUCH NECTAR . WE USE TO TAKE THESE CLASSES FOR GRANTED , BUT NOW LOOKING BACK WE CAN SEE JUST HOW MUCH NECTAR WAS AND IS IN THESE CLASSES . HOW LUCKY WE WERE TO BE THERE FOR THIS CLASS

    THIS CLASS WAS A REVOLUTION ON RADHA PREMA ON THIS PLANET
    BROTHER JAGADISH PANDIT DAS

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