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Who is Radha Rani?
Part - 1

Before analysing who Radha Rani is, we should first analyse who we are. The soul, your “I” or “me” is the ishtadev or worshipped deity of your body. The body consists of the senses, mind and intellect. This means that the senses, mind and intellect serve and are devoted to the soul. How do we perform action? It is only possible due to what belongs to you – your senses, mind and intellect. Therefore, whatever actions we perform, we perform only for the happiness of the soul or the “I”.

The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (4.5.6) says that no wife can do anything for the happiness of her husband; no husband can do anything for the happiness of his wife. No father can do anything for his son’s happiness; no son can do anything for his father’s happiness. Thus, no one does anything for the happiness of another, nor can they do anything for another’s happiness. Every single moment we work for our own happiness, which is the happiness of our own soul. Everyone makes plans, “How can I find happiness? What should I do?” If someone interferes in these plans, it is seen that even a son could kill his father; a husband could kill his wife and so on. So many other things happen like this in the world. All of you hear about these incidents and feel surprised. Why are you surprised? Someone created an obstacle in the path to someone else’s happiness and that person found a way to eliminate the obstacle. What is so surprising about this?

Wherever we feel our selfish desires are being fulfilled, we develop a positive attachment to that situation. If our selfish desires are being fulfilled 100 percent then our love and attachment is 100 percent. If their fulfilment is decreased to fifty percent, then our love decreases to fifty percent. If we feel our selfish desires are not being fulfilled at all, we decide the other person is a fraud. For example, a father asks his son to bring him a glass of water. The son runs and brings it to his father, “Oh my son is Shravan Kumar (the ideal of a perfect son)!” After a few minutes, he again asks his son to bring his spectacles. But this time the son ignored his father and didn’t get up. “Didn’t you hear what I said? Go and get my spectacles!” The son still didn’t move. The father says in disgust, “My son is a demon!” 

What happened to the love that he felt earlier?


An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
16 September 2009
Bhakti Dham, Mangarh
© Radha Govind Samiti
Part - 2

Everyone desires his own happiness. No one develops any love for another if he doesn’t feel that his selfish desire is being fulfilled. If someone creates an obstacle in between, people even murder one another for the sake of happiness. Thus, everyone is a servant of his own soul, and not a servant of any other. Similarly, the soul is a servant of Supreme God. The Subala Upanishad (7.1) says that the soul is the body of Supreme God and Supreme God is the supreme soul of all the souls. The Bhagavatam (10.14.55) says that even Supreme God has a soul – His soul is known as Shri Radha. Thus, the link is as follows: the body is the servant of the soul, the soul is the servant of Supreme God and Supreme God is the servant of His soul, Shri Radha.

That Supreme God adoringly presses Shri Radha’s lotus feet in the innermost kunjas of Vrindavan. But ninety-nine percent of people think that Shri Radha and Shri Krishna are husband and wife. This is not correct. Traditionally in a marriage relationship, the husband is not allowed to touch his wife’s feet. Kamala (Mahalakshmi) is Shri Krishna’s wife, who descended as Rukmini, the main queen of Shri Krishna in Dvarika. Once in Dvarika Shri Krishna went into a swoon and in this state He repeatedly uttered, “Radhe . . . Radhe . . .” Rukmini felt very bad about this and she started wondering, “Who is this Radhe who could cause my husband to fall unconscious?” When Shri Krishna came to normal consciousness, she asked, “Who is Radha?” 

Shri Krishna said, “She lives in Braja. But what good will it do if you know Her? Please don't mind.” But Rukmini stubbornly refused to leave the topic and kept asking Shri Krishna about Her. Finally Shri Krishna found a way to answer her question.


An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
16 September 2009
Bhakti Dham, Mangarh
© Radha Govind Samiti

Part - 3

Once, Shri Krishna started acting as if He was in so much dire pain that He could die. All of His Queens were extremely worried. By chance, Narada Ji was passing through Dvarika. He came into the palace and saw the atmosphere was quite serious. He asked Rukmini, “Mother, what happened?” She answered, “Shri Krishna is in pain. I don’t know what happened to Him.” Narada Ji thought, “Hmmm . . . this is just play-acting on Shri Krishna’s part. But once I was turned into a monkey due to this kind of divine pastime, so this time I’m keeping quiet.” 

He went to Shri Krishna and said, “My Lord, what happened to You?” Shri Krishna said, “Narada Ji, I am in a lot of pain.” Knowing that the pain was not real, Narada Ji asked, “Could You please tell me what the treatment is for this pain?” Shri Krishna answered, “If I can get the foot dust of any mahapurusha (true divine Saint) then I will be cured.” Narada Ji thought, “I am a Saint . . . but no! I’m not getting involved in this play! And all of Shri Krishna’s 16,108 wives are the greatest of Saints. They can give their foot dust to Him!” 

He went to the Queens and proposed this idea to them, and they all started shouting, “Narada Ji! Have you gone mad? How can a wife give her foot dust to her husband? She will become defamed in history and will also go to hell!” Again Narada Ji went to Shri Krishna and asked, “My Lord, from where should I get this foot dust?” Shri Krishna suggested he go to Braja and obtain it from the gopis. He went to Braja where the gopis eagerly offered their foot dust, and came back. Shri Krishna took that foot dust and was cured.

So when the divine servants of Shri Radha, the gopis have such elevated love for Shri Krishna, what could be said about Shri Radha’s love? Thus, Shri Radha is the soul of Supreme God, Shri Krishna. This is just a brief description of Shri Radha’s personality.


An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
16 September 2009
Bhakti Dham, Mangarh
© Radha Govind Samiti


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