2002 11 14 VARSANA RADHA TATTVA PM

Śrīla Gurudeva:

gurave gauracandrāya rādhikāyai tadālaye
kṛṣṇāya kṛṣṇa-bhaktāya tad-bhaktāya namo namaḥ

[I offer my obeisances time and again unto Śrī Guru, Śrī Gauracandra, Śrīmatī Rādhikā, Her associates and Her abode Śrī Vāndāvana Dhāma, and unto Śrī Kṛṣṇa and all of His devotees.Śrī Ślokāmṛtam (Maṅgalācaraṇa)]

vāñchā-kalpa-tarubyaś ca kṛpā-sindhubhya eva ca
patitānāṁ pāvanebhyo vaiṣṇavebhyo namo namaḥ

I offer praṇāmas unto the Vaiṣṇavas, who are just like wish-fulfilling desire trees, who are an ocean of mercy, and who deliver the fallen, conditioned souls. [Śrī Gauḍīya Gīti-guccha (Śrī Vaiṣṇava vandanā)]

namo mahā-vadānyāya kṛṣṇa-prema-pradāya te 
kṛṣṇāya kṛṣṇa-caitanya-nāmne gaura-tviṣe namaḥ

[I offer praṇāma unto Śrī Kṛsṇa-Caitanya, who is Śrī Kṛṣṇa Himself. Having assumed the golden hue of Śrīmatī Rādhikā, He is munificently bestowing kṛṣṇa-prema, the rarest of all gifts. Śrī Gauḍīya Gīti-guccha (Śrīman Mahāprabhu vandanā)]

gurave gauracandrāya rādhikāyai tadālaye
kṛṣṇāya kṛṣṇa-bhaktāya tad-bhaktāya namo namaḥ

[I offer my obeisances time and again unto Śrī Guru, Śrī Gauracandra, Śrīmatī Rādhikā, Her associates and Her abode Śrī Vāndāvana Dhāma, and unto Śrī Kṛṣṇa and all of His devotees. Śrī Ślokāmṛtam (Maṅgalācaraṇa)]

aṅga-śyāmalima-cchaṭābhir abhito mandīkṛtendīvaraṁ 
jāḍyaṁ jāguḍa-rociṣāṁ vidadhataṁ paṭṭāmbarasya śriyā
vṛndāraṇya-nivāsinaṁ hṛdi lasad-dāmābhir āmodaraṁ
rādhā-skandha-niveśitojjvala-bhujaṁ dhyāyema dāmodaram

[I meditate upon that Śrī Dāmodara – whose dark bodily luster is millions of times more beautiful than the blue lotus flower, whose brilliant yellow garments rebuke the radiance of golden kuṅkuma, whose residence is Śrī Vṛndāvana-dhāma, whose chest is beautified by a swinging vaijayantī garland, and whose splendorous left hand rests upon the right shoulder of Śrīmatī Rādhikā. Śrī Stava-mālā, Rādhā-dāmodara-dhyāna,(2) Rūpa Gosvāmī)

tavaivāsmi tavaivāsmi na jīvāmi tvayā vinā
iti vijñāya devi (radhe) tvaṁ naya māṁ caraṇāntikam

[I am Yours! I am Yours! I cannot exist without You! O Devi (Rādhikā), please understand this and bring me to Your lotus feet. Śrī Stavāvali, Vilāpa-kusumāñjali 96, Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī]

Āśrama Mahārāja is not here? Oh, Rādhā-Kāṅṭā prabhu you should speak two words about Rādhā tattva and give your puṣpāñjali.

Devotee: Ananta Kṛṣṇa, Gurudeva, has not spoken.

Śrīla Gurudeva: Yes, Ananta Kṛṣṇa; I will (get to) all. Today you went to Lalitā kuṇḍa, kuñja, (indistinct), Sańkarṣaṇa kuṇḍa, by (the way), and then to (unknown) sarovara, bhajana-kuṭira of Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī, and then (unknown) where Akrura went doing (indistinct), perhaps you have told all. And then Ter-kadamba and the bhajana sthalī of Rūpa Gosvāmī. I think that that song (indistinct), it was translated?

Devotees: No.

Śrīla Gurudeva: No translation?

Devotees: (discuss amongst themselves)

Śrīla Gurudeva: You told complete? Complete you told?

Śrīla Gurudeva:

yaṅ kali rūpa śarīra na dharata
taṅ vraja-prema-mahānidhi kuṭharīka, kon kapāṭa ughāḍata

[If Rūpa Gosvāmī had not appeared in Kali-yuga, who would have opened the great store-house of vraja-prema and distributed its contents freely? Yaṅ Kali Rūpa Śarīra Na Dharata (1)]

You know the meaning. If Rūpa Gosvāmī had not come, the mood of Caitanya Mahāprabhu, by taking the mood of Śrīmati Rādhikā and beautiful golden color… Why (did) He come? Why (did) He come? What (a) love and affection of Śrīmati Rādhikā to Kṛṣṇa; from śrāddha to madanakya bhāva. So, Rūpa Gosvāmī came. He was inspired by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, first at Prayāga. He gave His all moods. All moods. All moods to Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī. Still He was not satisfied and in Jagannātha Purī He told others — Nityānanda prabhu, Svarūpa Damodara, Rāya Rāmānanda, (indistinct), Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi — Rāya Rāmānanda [Hindi – (siksi maiti)], all, Advaitācārya; to reside in His heart. That he should know My heart and thus he can fulfill My desires. Rūpa Gosvāmī has told that what Caitanya Mahāprabhu has told and (if) that (was) not told this thing is nothing to be told to anyone (ed. would be unknown).

[Hindi]…

So, we express the idea very simple. Same. Anyone can not speak about that. So, what Caitanya Mahāprabhu told, what others told, not told, he has written in his books. Everything.

[Hindi]…

Anyone can not tell. Even Rādhikā and Kṛṣṇa can not tell; Mahāprabhu can not tell. That he has written. If you will read Ujjvala-nīlamaṇi, and other book(s) also, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī you can realize.

[Hindi]…

If it may be

[Hindi]…

If Rūpa Gosvāmī, like a bumblebee, (indistinct) from the each flowers and tells that, "Oh! Very sweet. Very sweet." Otherwise bumblebees don't sit on imitation flowers. Never. So, Rūpa Gosvāmī has told all these things in his all books.

[Hindi]…

If there is honey… a beehive anyone can take it; especially monkeys, bears, and so many human (beings), they take it, (the) whole hive, and they crush it so all the bumblebees are die. But madhukara (is) not like this.

[Hindi]…

He tastes all the sweet pastimes and sweet honey of the Kṛṣṇa sweet pastimes.

[Hindi]…

What is Vraja (indistinct)?

[Hindi]… He came for suicide but Rūpa and Sanātana told him (to) keep a place to him in Rādhā–kuṇḍa and Śyāma–kuṇḍa.

[Hindi]…

What is Vraja (indistinct)? Oh, gopī mood. Up to madanakya bhāva.

[Hindi]…

I think that anyone (indistinct)… Anyone has known all these things, what you are knowing something and we are discussing; if Rūpa Gosvāmī had not written all these things, I think that what other sampradāyas are there they can not explain all these things. They can not believe in parakīya–mādhurya–rasa. Very far away. Millions of miles from that. What Rūpa Gosvāmī has written. And Rūpa Gosvāmī has criticized them, "Oh, they don't know anything." In Ujjvala-nīlamaṇi.

[Hindi]…

"Oh, they are very learned scholars." But what is the meaning? They are foolish. He has written like this.

[Hindi]…

Only by the special mercy, causeless mercy, of Rūpa Gosvāmī, we are now discussing all these things; we are singing these things; we are hearing these things. What things? Oh, gopīs (indistinct) Śrīmati Rādhikā (indistinct). So…

[Hindi]

--(unknown verse)--

(Mādhava?) is telling to any (kavi?) that, "I am taking the shelter of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī.

--(unknown verse)--

[Hindi]…

To realize the glorification of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī those who will come at least in the stage of rati:]

ādau śraddhā tataḥ sādhu- saṅgo 'tha bhajana-kriyā
tato 'nartha-nivṛttiḥ syāt tato niṣṭhā rucis tataḥ
athāsaktis tato bhāvas tataḥ premābhyudañcati
sādhakanām ayaṁ premṇaḥ prādurbhāve bhavet kramaḥ

[In the beginning one must have a preliminary desire for self­-realization. This will bring one to the stage of trying to associate with persons who are spiritually elevated. In the next stage one becomes initiated by an elevated spiritual master, and under his instruction the neophyte devotee begins the process of devotional service. By execution of devotional service under the guidance of the spiritual master, one becomes free from all material attachment, attains steadiness in self-­realization, and acquires a taste for hearing about the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa. This taste leads one further forward to attachment for Ƙṛṣṇa consciousness, which is matured in bhāva, or the preliminary stage of transcendental love of God. Real love for God is called prema, the highest perfectional stage of life. Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (1.4.15–16)]

niṣṭhā, ruci, āsakti, and then rati. Then he can realize something — little bit. And when they will come at the stage of mahābhāva the sakhī of Rādhikā, maidservant, they realize the glorification of Rūpa Gosvāmī. Otherwise never and never. They can realize something but not all these things.

[Hindi]…

You should try to know the glorification of Rūpa Gosvāmī. One thing, Rādhā tattva I want to tell something. Something.

[Hindi]…

…to understand, realize… I think that Śrī Śrīmad (indistinct) Mahārāja, Bhaktivedānta Tīrtha Mahārāja, Madhu Mahārāja, Vāmana Mahārāja, Araṇya Mahārāja, Padmanābha Mahārāja, Āśrama Mahārāja, Rāsānanda — (indistinct) — so, I think that (indistinct) Kṛṣṇa prabhu, Śyāmarāṇī didi, they have told so many things. I don't know that… I don't know as they have expressed. I was very much impressed by hearing their classes. Now I am not going to touch that Rādhā tattva but I want to glorify how his love and affection was towards Kṛṣṇa. Who is competent to hear the glorification of Rādhikā? So, hearing Pañcama-yāma sādhana of Bhajana-Rahasya, it has been told in the beginning:

tat te 'nukampāṁ su-samīkṣamāṇo bhuñjāna evātma-kṛtaṁ vipākam
hṛd-vāg vapurbhir vidadhan namas te jīveta yo mukti-pade sa dāya-bhāk

[One who accepts as Your mercy the results of his own actions as well as the happiness and distress of his prārabdha-karma, who endures them with an undisturbed mind, and who maintains his life by offering himself unto You by body, mind and words, is eligible to attain Your lotus feet, which are the shelter of liberation. Śrīmad- Bhāgavatam (10.14.8) from Bhajana-Rahasya (Pañcama-yāma-sādhana {3})]

Who can tolerate all kinds of māna, apamāna, sukhe, and dukha? What (is the) meaning?

Devotee: Happiness and distress; honor, and dishonor.

Śrīla Gurudeva: [Hindi]…

Thinking that these sufferings are coming due to past impressions that we have did, commit. And those who are in higher standard they will think that, "I am chanting harināma pure for so many years, it may be so many lives, so these bad fruits, sufferings, (are) not due to our bad impressions that we have done by fruitive activities, (rather) it is due to the mercy of Kṛṣṇa." And (they are) thinking, "Why?" To make us humble. More humble and to do bhajana in the guidance of a rasika vaiṣṇava. If anyone is so much, has some sufferings, but like Prahlāda Mahārāja, like Ambarīṣa Mahārāja, Haridāsa Ṭhākur, Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī, Rūpa Gosvāmī, like that, they that…that, oh, what? What thing? To serve Hari, Guru, Vaiṣṇava. Especially Rādhā dāsī. They aren't anxious for all these things. Never, never, and never. That kind of person that may do bhajana with ruci, āsakti, and then rati… [Hindi]…
If these things may come then he can realize the glorification of Rādhikā, otherwise not. Never and never. So, here he is saying…

[Hindi]…

And doing so much namaskāra and praṇāma to the direction where Rādhikā is there; where She is standing on the bank of Rādhā-kuṇḍa. She is standing. And very beautiful, sweet, cool air is coming. And that sweet, cool, gentle breeze (is) touching, playing with the (veil) of Śrīmati Rādhikā. That air is flying with the air of Śrīmati Rādhikā. And it becomes more cool and more fragrant; lakhs and lakhs and more. Then, the air is coming through Rādhā-kuṇḍa. So many lotus flowers are there. All flowers are there; all kinds. (indistinct)…but when playing in the veil of Rādhikā it turns more…whole fragrance of Rādhikā's body (mixes with the fragrance of the flowers) and then comes towards Kṛṣṇa.

[Hindi]…

Kṛṣṇa (is) thinking what? My life is successful. This wind is not wind, this cool breeze is not breeze; what (is it)? Rādhikā's fragrance is coming and (indistinct) of Rādhikā is coming and embracing Me. So, He is doing praṇāma in that direction where Rādhikā is standing. How beautiful (is the) glory of Śrīmati Rādhikā. Kṛṣṇa even. What to tell (of) Śukadeva Gosvāmī, Brahmā, Śańkara, Nārada, and others.

So, Kṛṣṇa is Himself...not Rādhikā is embracing Him. Even if (a) cool breeze is coming, touching Her veil, and touching to Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa (thinks), "Oh, My life is now successful." So, this is the glory of Śrīmati Rādhikā.

(indistinct)…so, I am speaking in very short.

[Hindi]…

Prabodhānanda Sarasvatī is telling. What (is) he telling?

[Hindi]…

I will speak in Hindi and he will translate, after my class.

[Hindi]…

Now Rāmacandra will translate, but in the meantime I want to tell something among all pāṇḍās, all pāṇḍās, Giridhārī pāṇḍā of Govardhana and this pāṇḍā, Nandagaon. He is not so poor, but he is somewhat poor; but very polite and humble. I know his father and grandfather. They used to come to Navadvīpa and to dance and sing Vraja kīrtana. The marriage of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is telling that, "I want to marry a beautiful teenage girl, very golden color that she can support me and massage me." So, he has…I request you all, you get (to) Varṣāṇā pāṇḍā, I am requesting you, something you should renounce, that I can serve our pāṇḍā. He is very poor. No. Nothing. No service, nothing. So, I want to give him some donation, taken from you. So, Mādhava Mahārāja and all, they are going and you should give in there…and then…Oh, he will translate.

[break in recording]

And helping us. Now he should reading. Give. Otherwise I will go.

(English) …language. Sometimes I used to tell all these things. I am very happy and satisfied that actually you have followed my mood. But always be careful. (indistinct) that tikka relation with Kṛṣṇa and Rādhikā. So, my blessing is that you should enter in real sādhana bhajana. Don't be lusty, don't be quarrelsome. Try to give up all your unwanted anarthas. Like you should try to develop your Kṛṣṇa bhakti, Rādhā bhakti. And thus your life should be successful. This is my blessings to you.

Gaura premānande!

Hari hari bol!


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