Radhika stava

From Stava-mala, by Srila Rupa Gosvami (refrain)

radhe jaya jaya madhava-dayite
gokula-taruni-mandala-mahite

(refrain) O Radha! O beloved of Madhava! O You who are worshiped by all the young girls of Gokula! All glories unto You! All glories unto You!

(1)
damodara-rati-vardhana-vese
hari-niskuta-vrnda-vipinese

(2)
vrsabhanudadhi-nava-sasi-lekhe
lalita-sakhi guna-ramita-visakhe

(3)
karunam kuru mayi karuna-bharite
sanaka-sanatana-varnita-carite

(1-3) 0 You who dress Yourself in such a way as to increase Lord Damodara’s love and attachment for You! O Queen of Vrndavana, which is the pleasure grove of Lord Hari! O new moon who has arisen from the ocean of King Vrsabhanu! O friend of Lalita! O You who make Visakha loyal to You due to Your wonderful qualities of friendliness, kindness, and faithfulness to Krsna! O You who are filled with compassion! O You whose divine characteristics are described by the great sages Sanaka and Sanatana! O Radha, please be merciful to me!

Sree Radhe-Shyamsunder Mandir


Lord Krishna, is the sweet absolute holder of love divine.

 

The supreme quallity of Krishna is His love, this love has her own form and is named Goddess Radha, they are one, but two. No one can love Krishna as Radha do, and no one can love Radha as Krishna do, they are unseperable, two.

 

Krishna has other eternal qualities that are unsurpassable, like unlimited opulence, supreme power and He is all-attractive.

The sweetest place in existence, full of unlimited divine love, belonging to Radha-Krishna and Their loving attendants is called Goloka- Vrindavan. Krishna never leave Vrindavan.

Narayana, the Lord of the spiritual world (Vaikuntha) has potencies almost equal to Lord Krishna. He is Krishna´s expansion for enacting His pastimes.

The incarnations of the Supreme Lord are of three main categories: purusa-avataras (partial expansions), guna- avataras (qualitative incarnations), and lila-avataras (who perform specific pastimes).

There are three types of purusha-avataras.

The first is the creator of the total material energy, which He enters as the universal soul. He is known as Karanarnava- sayi Vishnu, and is the partial expansion of Lord Shankarsana in Vaikuntha.

The second purusa, the universal father of all living entities, He is known as Garbhodakasayi Vishnu and is a partial expansion of Pradyumna in Vaikuntha.

 

 

The third purusha, Ksirodaksayi Vishnu, is the Lord of the heart of every living entity and a partial expansion of Aniruddha in Vaikuntha.

We can understand from this that Krishna is not personally involved in His creation of this universe and living entities.

He that we call God and Father is an expansion of an expansion of the Supreme Lord Krishna.

Bhagavad Gita 10:41-42 “Know for certain that whatever is sublime, beautiful, and magnificent is born from a mere fraction of My potency. But Arjuna, what is the need of your understanding this elaborate klowledge of My almighty grandeur? By My fractional expansion as the Supreme Soul of the material nature, Maha-Vishnu (Karanarnavasayi Vishnu), I remain supporting this entire universe of moving and stationary beings.”

Bhagavad-gita 12:2 The Supreme Lord said: “Those who, with unalloyed faith, fully absorb their consciousness in thought of this divine Shyamasundara (Krishna) form of Mine,

 

and worship Me constantly by the path of exclusive devotion, are definitely the most superior knowers of divine unity. Indeed, this is My opinion.”

Your average servant Lala Gopal Das.

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