(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 August 2017, Durban, South Africa, Radhastami Evening Program)

Srimati Radharani is wandering in the forests of Vrndavana and she is not entirely in a calm state of mind. Her love for Krsna is not casual. It is not love that you put on the shelf and sometimes take it off and dust it off for a romantic moment. It is not love that is there after work and after business is done. It is not love in between. It is there all the time and with intensity. It is not that sometimes it peaks and other times it is sort of flat. No, this love is existing constantly in great intensity. 

Yet, it is said that Srimati Radharani takes greater pleasure when other gopis are with Krsna than when she is with Krsna Herself, and that She will push others forward for the pleasure of Krsna. Ultimately, this does not end there – this selflessness extends to all living beings. Therefore, Srimati Radharani is there to elevate us and to teach us what real love is and what real selflessness is. 

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