THE GREATNESS OF GETTING KRISHNA THROUGH RADHARANI!
The scriptures describe that one must go through many lives of pious acts, religious rituals, and yogic perfection before attaining the mercy of Srimati Radharani.
And when one achieves the mercy of Radharani, Krishna is not far off.
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In fact, it is through Radharani’s mercy that Krishna becomes attainable.
Radharani is Krishna’s mercy incarnation, and through Her, one can attain Krishna Himself.
Srila Prabhupada says:
“Radha, You are so dear to Krishna. So we offer our respectful obeisances unto You.” Radha is hari-priya: “very dear to Krishna.” Through the mercy of Radharani, we can easily approach Krishna. If Radha recommends, “This devotee is very nice,” then Krishna immediately accepts me, however great a fool I may be. Because I am recommended by Radharani, Krishna accepts me. Therefore in Vrindavana you’ll find all the devotees chanting Radharani’s name more than Krishna’s. Wherever you’ll go, you’ll find the devotees greeting one another, “Jaya Radhe!” You’ll find this still in Vrindavana. The devotees are glorifying Radharani.
If you go by the speculative process to understand Krishna, it will take many, many lives.
But if you take to devotional service and just try to please Radharani, Krishna will be gotten very easily.
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Radha can deliver Krishna. She is so great a devotee, the emblem of ‘maha-bhagavata’. Even Krishna cannot understand the quality of Radha’s devotion. Although Krishna says vedaham samatitani-“I know everything”-He fails to understand Radha. She is so great.
It is in pursuit of these truths that Radha and Krishna descend as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, for in that form They taste the highest mercy and bestow it on others. The chief manifestation of that mercy is the holy name in the form of the maha-mantra:
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
In this mantra both Radha and Krishna are fully manifest. A prayer to Sri Radha (Hare is the vocative form of Hara, another name for Her), it beseeches Krishna to be engaged in devotional service, the highest form of yoga.
Radha is the medium through which such service is enacted, for She is the embodiment of devotion, the essence of love for Krishna.
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