(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 September 2011, Berlin, Germany, Radhastami, Caitanya Caritamrta, Adi Lila 142-145)

srimati radharaniWhat an amazing arrangement the spiritual world is! Akhila rasamrita murti – Krsna, as the complete reservoir of all pleasure or the complete embodiment of rasa, is having that eternal exchange with his devotees, and ultimately all are serving Radha and Krsna. Even those gopis like Candravali or Palika, who are in competition with Srimati Radharani, are actually enhancing the exchange between Radha and Krsna. Their competition is ultimately also an arrangement, just to increase the rasas that are exchanged between Radha and Krsna, to increase the feelings of separation and ultimately, they are also pleased. Although Candravali is really competing with Radharani, when she is defeated, she is pleased because she sees, ‘Radharani has pleased Krsna in a way that even I could not do and therefore that is wonderful!’

When Candravali is in competition with Srimati Radharani, it is not like that kind of deadly competition of the material world where one wants to destroy the competitor – poison her, eliminate her or whatever, in sense that if only the competitor would be out of the way, then everything would be solved! That is the material world but in the spiritual world, the result of the competition is the pleasure of Krsna, and therefore if the competitor is able to please Krsna more, then that is also a great source of pleasure. In this way, when Krsna is more pleased by Srimati Radharani, then even Candravali and all the other competing gopis are pleased to see how Krsna has been satisfied in such an amazing way.

So we can see how Srimati Radharani is the focus of all in the spiritual world. She is ultimately the focus of all the devotees, in all the rasas. Therefore, it is said that in Vrindavan, every rasa has a tinge of madhurya – sweetness of paramour love. Even the trees who are just standing there in santa rasa – neutral relationship, still they also have a tinge of madhurya because they are assisting that madhurya. Everyone is assisting in that relationship between Radha and Krsna.


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