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Sri Radhe-Krsna's playful pastimes (vihara)

Sri Radhe-Krsna's playful pastimes (vihara) - Kusuma-sarovara



A forest of flowers (kusuma) was in Kusuma-sarovara full of varieties of trees, creepers and flowers like beli, cameli, juhi, yuthi, mallika and campaka. Srimati Radhika used to come here on the pretext of picking flowers with Her girlfriends, but Her real intent was to meet rasika Sri Krsna, with whom She would have love-quarrels and sarcastic exchanges full of rasa.

Krsna-bhavanamrta describes how one day Srimati Radhika was picking flowers here with Her girlfriends when Krsna arrived, and the following exchange took place:

Krsna: Who is there?
Radha: Nobody.
Krsna: Tell Me honestly, who are You?
Radha: Nobody.
Krsna: You are speaking in a very crooked way.
Radha: And You speak in a very straight way, don't You?
Krsna: I am asking You who You are.
Radha: Don't You know?
Krsna: What are You doing?
Radha: Picking flowers to worship the Sungod.
Krsna: Have You received permission from anyone to do so?
Radha: There is no need of anyone's permission.

Krsna: Aha. I have caught a thief today. I wondered who was stealing flowers every day and ruining this garden. Now I have caught You, and will punish You straight away.

Radha: Since when have You become the master of this flower garden? Have You ever planted a single flower here? Have You ever even watered one? On the contrary, You ruin this flower garden with Your hundreds and thousands of cows and Your boisterous, brazen friends. Indeed, since when have You become the protector of this garden?

Krsna: Do not defame a pious, righteous person like Me. Now I shall teach You a good lesson.

Radha (smiling): Aha-ha, You are a highly pious and righteous person, are You? You killed a woman right after Your birth; You lied to Your mother even in childhood; You stole butter from the houses of the neighbouring gopis; and when You became a little older, You stole the clothes of the young gopis. Only a few days ago, You killed a calf. This is the extent of Your pious, saintly conduct.

Hearing the retort, Krsna scratched His head and looked towards clever Madhumangala, who advised Him, "One's wellbeing lies in remaining quiet." At this point, all the sakhis surrounded Syamasundara (Krsna) and began to clap.
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  • Krsnaaaaaaa...so sweet Mata Ji..
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    Hare Krishhna, Mataji.

    Pranam.

    No doubt ginger is the best medicine describe in Ayurveda but if you take high dose of it than it will be prove harmful to health, similarly what you are posting is a very high does for a living entities like us who are full of lusty desires and so…

    Please, post something relevant to our practical life. Of course Krishna Katha is good but not from Gita Govind. It is to high and even none of us capacity to even respect it.

    Actually there is a fault in reader side too. Instead of reading from Srila Prabhupada’s books we are running after these books and not only that but by commenting on such blog, it encourage you to write more.
    Please, follow Srila Prabhupada’s way and not let other to get misdirected or misguide. Please encourage them to read Srila Prabhupad’s books only as he told many times that everything is there in his books. No need to read any things else then his books.

    Hare Krishna.

    Jai Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai!!!
  • Radha always counters Krsna for his activities.....

    Explained crystal clear
  • Radhe Radhe maatji..............truely transcendental maatji...............hare krsna
  • soooooooooooooo cute the conversation between them is romantic
  • Radhe Radhe!

    Nice sarcastic duel, who can resist radharani and krishna's past times.,,,,

    Hari Bol!
  • Hare Krishna..how sweet..:)
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