Radha -Krishna represents eternity love of “Atman” (soul) and “Parmatman”( God)- By Bishwa Nath Singh.
.(by Bishwa Nath Singh on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 5:36am.)
Love of the wisdom acquired from life may be compared with the flowering of a plant when the necessary stage of maturity has been reached. Love arises for something that is contained within us. Men have often made the attempt to sublimate the impulse of love for what is within them. In the Mystics, for example, we find evidence of how they strove to transmute the urge of self-love into love of wisdom, and to let this love ray out in beauty. By sinking in contemplation into the depths of their own soul-life they strove to become aware of the Divine Spark within them. But the truth is that the wisdom which man acquires in life is only the means whereby the seed of his next life is unfolded. When a plant has completed its growth, the seed remains. So it is with the wisdom acquired from life. Man passes through the gate of death and the spiritual core of being in its process of ripening is the seed of the next life. A person who feels this may become a Mystic and mistake what is only the seed of the next life to be the Divine Spark, the Absolute. This is his interpretation of it because it goes against the grain for a person to acknowledge that this spirit-seed is nothing but his own self. The Divine Deed of Love flowed back upon the earthly world; as time goes on, in spite of the forces of physical decay and death, the evolution of mankind will be permeated and imbued with new spiritual life through this Deed — a Deed performed, not out of egoism but solely out of the spirit of love. Love is an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment In philosophical context, love is a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection. Love is central to many religions, as in the Christian phrase, "God is love" .Love may also be described as actions towards others (or oneself) based on compassion or as actions towards others based on affection. The legends of Radha-Krishna have become immortal. There are numerous legends and stories of Radha and Krishna depicting their true love. Radha's devotion and dedication towards Sri Krishna is the most sincere one. Here are some legends of Radha-Krishna portraying their love for each other.There is an interesting story showing the eternal relation what Radha and Krishna had for each other. Radha was not married to Lord Krishna. The immeasurable love of Krishna for Radha made Krishna's wives jealous of Radha. Once, all of them planned a mischief to make Radha suffer and lower down image of Radha in heart of Krishna.They set out a bowl of burning hot milk. They gave the bowl to Radha, saying that Krishna had sent it for her. Radha readily drank the hot milk. When the wives of Krishna returned to him, they had found him with full of painful ulcers. This shows that Krishna resides in every pore of Radha and that is why the hot milk didn't touch Radha, but it affected Krishna. He took all her pain and miseries upon himself.This is another legendary story depicting the intense love that existed in between Radha and Krishna. Once, Sri Krishna got very ill. Krishna asked that he would be alright if, he would get the Charanaamrit of a true devotee. All the Gopis were asked but none of them offered. They were afraid of committing a serious offense, by offering the water with which they had washed their feet to Sri Krishna. When Radha came to know about the situation, she had said that take as much as you like and what does it matter if she has to go to hell as long as my Lord is released of His pain and ailment. Radha offered the Charanaamrit with true heart. It is due to this fact; it is believed that Radha could not marry Lord Krishna. Radha loved Krishna from the core of her heart but still she offered Charanaamrit to Krishna to save him from his sickness. Radha and Krishna were celestial beings and their love was eternal. Whether they were married or not, their love made them united for ever. The wives of Krishna was very jealous to Radha Rani because both of them loved each other the most. It would be worth repeating that out of jealousy one day they made a plan & brought a burning hot glass of milk for Radha.They asked her to drink it as it was sent to her by Krishna.On hearing this Radha drank the entire glass of milk without complaining. When Krishna’s wives reached into his room they saw that Lord was suffering from pain as he had blisters all over his body. His wives wept on seeing the sight & realized the power of their true love for each other. They repented & took the lesson from this act. Radha represents human soul yearning for divine understanding. Radha - Krishna represents eternity love of “Atman” ( soul) and” Parmatman” ( God). There are human versions where they say Radha was already married, and her love for krishna was out of her bounds of marriage. Radha was also elder to Krishna. Radha pined for Krishna when he left vrindhavan and Radha’s dreams of her love towards Krishna remained un-fulfilled hence the reason why we conduct "Radha-kalyanam" to quench the thirst of Radha's longing towards krishna. Though,it looks strange but we have not heard chanting any body as Rukmani Krishna or Sathyabama Krishna rather everybody chant Radha Krishna.It’s naked truth that many women aren't named Rukmini and Sathyabama but most of the ladies name their children Radhika or Radha. Some other beautiful imaginary stories have it that Radha and Krishna had gone for Gandharva marriage and Radha had become Krishna’s flute as such when Krishna left vrindhavan, she always remained embedded with him. Hence, Radha had always lived with Krishna and they never parted each other.. Some other stories have it that, Radha extended herself as sathyabama and married Krishna in the form of sathyabama. Though, there must have been many stories with varied explanations but the fact remain true that Krishna and Radha had loved each other immensely and were never separated from each other. They had become legendary figure and example of eternal love.Let us join to pay our humble obeisance to the lotus feet of Lod Krishna and Goddess Radha Rani and seek their bliss for well-being of all living -being of this universe!
Photos: four: (1)Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha Rani.(2)Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha Rani. (3)Lord Krishna playing his fluit and (4)Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha Rani.
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Krishna, 'one who attracts or draws' people or 'one who drains away' sins is the eighth avatar (reincarnation) of Lord Vishnu, embodying joy, freedom and love. He also often appears as a God in his own right. In Srimad Bhagavad Gita he i...s the divine instructor of Warrior Arjuna and the supreme Deity. In later tradition he is Krishna the cowherd, who, from being a wonderful and mischievous child, grows into a youth loved by the Gopies, the cowherd girls. His involvement with the Gopies in amorous dance becomes the model of passionate union with God. Some images show him in dance mode, playing his irresistible flute to summon the Gopies. He is also shown in images of power, e.g. destroying the evil snake, Kaliya, who has poisoned the life-giving waters of one of India's sacred rivers. He is typically depicted with blue-black skin, wearing a yellow loin cloth and a crown of peacock feather. The Gopies represent the individual souls trapped in physical bodies. Radha symbolizes the individual soul that is awakened to the love of God and is absorbed in such love. The sound of Krishna's flute represents the call of the divine for the individual souls. The Gopies' love for Krishna signifies the eternal bond between the individual soul and God. The dance of the GopiKrishna, 'one who attracts or draws' people, or 'one who drains away' sins is the eighth avatar of Vishnu, embodying joy, freedom and love. He also often appears as a god in his own right. In Bhagavad Gita he is the divine instructor of Arjuna and the supreme Deity. In later tradition he is Krishna the cowherd, who, from being a wonderful and mischievous child, grows into a youth loved by the Gopies, the cowherd girls. His involvement with the Gopies in amorous dance becomes the model of passionate union with God. Some images show him in dance mode, playing his irresistible flute to summon the Gopies. He is also shown in images of power, e.g. destroying the evil snake, Kaliya, who has poisoned the life-giving waters of one of India's sacred rivers. He is typically depicted with blue-black skin, wearing a yellow loin cloth and a crown of peacock feather. The Gopies represent the individual souls trapped in physical bodies. Radha symbolizes the individual soul that is awakened to the love of God and is absorbed in such love. The sound of Krishna's flute represents the call of the divine for the individual souls. The Gopies' love for Krishna signifies the eternal bond between the individual soul and God. The dance of the Gopies and Krishna (Rasa Lila) signifies the union of the human and Divine, the dance of the souls. In the forest, the Gopies dance with Krishna and are absorbed in their love for him. This illustrates that when an individual soul responds to the call of the divine, the soul enjoys union with the Lord and becomes absorbed in the divine ecstasy. Radha-Krishna is glaring example of their eternity love that existed in between them and that is why they are adored all over the globe. Let us join to pay our humble obeisance to their lotus feet and seek their bliss for well-being of all living-being of this universe!
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