Kadamba Kanana Swami, New Ekacakra, Slovakia, 2011)

You know how it is when a lady gets married. Before the marriage everything is romantic, and then there is the marriage. Once he has the ring on his finger, then something has changed. Now you have responsibilities. He’s your husband:

“You have to protect me! You have to provide. It’s your duty to bring in the money!”

“Yes dear…of course….yes!”

The relationship that Krishna has with the gopis is ‘parakīya’, paramour.

Paramour – no rights… no claim… nothing. In married life some claim is there. But with paramour there is no claim – that’s Krishna Consciousness!

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