Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sunday Chat, Radhastami (Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj)

September 23 2012 (Sri Radhastami), Colombia

Srimati Radharani 

Dear devotees, mothers,

Today we are celebrating the most important day of the universe, the appearance day of Srimati Radharani. Since yesterday we meditate on this supreme love, to be in love with bringing Krishna happiness, to make everyone happy in Krsna consciousness. This meditation leads us to understand who Srimati Radharani is in our life. Who is Krishna? Who are we? When will one see that Radha and Krishna give us our spiritual birth?

Divinity has its own design. We are children of this love. Sri Krishna is our father, our mother is Srimati Radharani. To understand the role of a mother in the design of God is to understand the ultimate expression of generosity that is in the world. All a mother does is give. The perfect model is Radha and Krishna. It is a love that is not of this world. Sri Radha and Krishna are eternal lovers and have children, how to understand this? When Krishna went to Dwaraka he married 16,000 princesses and had children with all of them. But we have never heard that he had one with Radharani. So where is the product of this love? It is we, the souls of this world. And that brings us to an important point.

Love is demanding. I’m not talking about abstract things. The love of Sri Radha and Krishna for us is manifested by the love of Lord Caitanya. He founded a mission along with Nityananda Prabhu, a mission of love by many names: Vrinda, Chaitanya Gaudiya Math, but all are one with one name: shelter. When you want to enter within this mystique and this comprehension: Sri Krishna is the eternal servitor of Srimati Radharani and Srimati Radharani is the eternal servitor of Sri Krishna, then you have to become an eternal servant to them. We must be in complete identification with their plan of happiness for all. Sarve sukheno bhavantu. And that is that you commit to all, where humanity needs help.

This is how Radha and Krishna want to become involved in your life, in the very same manner in which you will link with the world. Not that you're apart from the world, no, it is in what way you are committed to it. Nobody is apart from Krishna essentially. Everyone is encouraged to have a share in the divine plan. And this is something with a lot of substance. We need Srimati Radharani, without her we cannot live. She is the one that provides the need for us to serve others. I will give an example:

The temple president preaches and many people come by his preaching. When someone comes and says: I want to serve, and the president has engaged him in service, it is in this connection when all this love manifests to Srimati Radharani. It is when you give your attention to all those who are in need, when you attend the people who need care, when you feel part of the plan of the world's need for divine love. So, parents, dad and mom, should pray for their children to be servants of Radharani - I want my son to become a servant of Radharani. The temple president also prays for the same, the spiritual master also: I desire that all my children, all my disciples become true devotees of Radharani.

We are all part of the divine circulating energy, Krishna did everything perfect. He wants us greatly. We cannot reproach anything. If there is something that apparently is not pleasant for us, be positive because that's also part of God's plan. Srimati Radharani does everything to make Krishna supremely happy.

I renounced my liberation to help others. In Krishna consciousness we need to understand that the most valuable things are to make others aware of Krishna. Do you want to enter the camp of Srimati Radharani?  Do you want to be part of the intimate group of Srimati Radharani? Then you must want to run to help others. A devotee of Radharani is someone with a strong desire to show others the path of spiritual love to stop suffering. Your task is to work on the spirituality of others. An intimate servant of Radharani is one that is fully committed to the urgent needs of this world.

I repeat this same concept many times to confirm to you that there is no other understanding or revelation more intimate. Not that other yogis who were elevated had other spiritual realizations. Srila Prabhupada, Srila Sridhar Maharaj, Srila Puri Maharaj gave us this same understanding and my duty is to deliver this revelation today.

The birth of Srimati Radharani is a very intense drama. When she was born she did not open her eyes. Any parent can imagine this. Radharani's parents had a great festival for the birth of Radharani. In the king's house, Vrisabhanu had a great festival and the parents of Krishna were invited. They also brought Krishna and when Krishna arrived Radharani opened her eyes to see Krishna and she expressed this love that we're talking about. A momentous love, love at first sight. Only by Radharani's eyes can one see Krishna. Without the vision of Radharani, the cosmic mother, the mother of devotion, the sum total of all ecstasy and mercy, you cannot reach Krishna. If your service to Krishna is not a service to Radharani, then do not think that your service will be considered by Krishna.

Today in MedellĂ­n we make a special offering to Radharani: the book of the Inbound Yoga system. It is a book that also manifested here with the help of mother Raval who worked on this book too.

Therefore we continue the festivities for Srimati Radharani. It is a day to renew vows or offering new vows to Srimati Radharani. If you do this then it would help me a lot in my personal service to Radharani. If I can inspire you to become more surrendered to Radharani then my life is perfect, my service would be perfect.

So, as a beggar of love, I urge you, I beg you, please, do something great for Radharani in this life. This is my order on this day and I look forward to this reaching everyone's heart. And that it causes a transformation so great that it also transforms this world into a happier place for everyone including animals. Begin with your own family, your loved ones, for all that those who Krishna send into your life, that's for you to give your love to them. 

Sri Radhastami ki jay! Srila Prabhupada ki jay! Haribol!

Your always well-wisher,
Swami B. A. Paramadvaiti

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