For the occasion of Srimati Radharani’s appearance day we present a wonderful lecture titled “Rādhā-Prema Makes Kṛṣṇa Mad”, given by Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja on 19th March 1992 in Bhubaneswar, India.
Rādhā-Prema Makes Kṛṣṇa Mad
rādhikāra prema—guru, āmi—śiṣya naṭa
sadā āmā nānā nṛtye nācāya udbhaṭa
“The love of Rādhikā is My teacher, and I am Her dancing pupil. Her premamakes Me dance various novel dances.”(Cc, Ādi-līlā 4.121-124)
“You will find three topics in rādhā-prema. First is, rādhā-prema makes Kṛṣṇa mad. Rādhā-prema is so powerful that it makes Kṛṣṇa, who is almighty and all-powerful, mad. Kṛṣṇa is all-powerful, almighty and omnipotent, yet He becomes mad for rādhā-prema. So rādhā-prema is greater than Him.
Number two is that the pleasure and happiness derived from relishing the mellow of that love, rādhā-prema, is unknown to Kṛṣṇa. It is unknown to Him who is all-knowing. Therefore rādhā-prema is greater.
The third and last point is that there is a combination of two opposites in rādhā-prema. One after another we will discuss these three topics.”
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