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Krsna Pleading to Sri Radha “My beloved! Offer the fresh buds of Your enchanting feet as an ornament upon My head, so the devastating effect of Cupid’s poison may be alleviated and the harsh fire of amorous desires may also be relieved.” “Radha! My suffering will be vanquished only when You accept Me. I am

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Sri Radha’s Vision. “Memories of Sri Krsna are coming to Me most vividly. His hair is adorned with a charming peacock feather, which is beautified by its natural half-moon-shaped design. His lustre resembles a mass of fresh rainclouds, coloured by an abundance of brilliant rainbows.” “He lowers His face with the desire to kiss the

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Jayasri  This drawing was created for Srila Narayana Maharaja’s Hindi translation and commentary of Sri Gita-govinda. Describing the event, Srila Narayana Maharaja said that Sri Krsna, somehow finding out that Srimati Radhika would be going to the bank of the river to fetch water, also appeared on the scene. Desiring to create a reason for

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Sakhi consoling Krsna. Bewildered by love for Radha, Krsna was sitting in a dense grove on the Yamuna riverside feeling deeply depressed. Radha’s dear friend began to speak to Him as follows. “O Madhava! Radha is experiencing intense suffering in separation from You. She is so afraid of the incessant rain of Madana’s arrows that

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 A Sakhi’s Appeal To Radha When Krsna heard the moving account of Radha’s pitiful condition from Her intimate friend, He suggested, “I will wait here. You should go to Sri Radha, pacify Her with My humble appeal and then bring Her here.” Engaged thus by Madhuripu Krsna, that sakhi approached Radha and spoke the following

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Sakhi alone Although Radha was hankering for Krsna, She could not go to Him because She was too debilitated from the trauma of separation. Seeing this, the sakhi left Radhika there in the chamber of flowering creepers and went to inform Krsna about Radha’s predicament.                    

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Radha alone This drawing was created for Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja’s Hindi translation of Jayadeva Gosvami’s Gita-govinda. The glory of this book is indicated by Srila Narayana Maharaja’s statement: “Sri Gita-govinda is a ‘jewel book’ brought by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. We all know that Sri Jayadeva Gosvami has written this beautiful Gita Govinda, but without

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Radha Sitting With Her Sakhi Even after hearing the suggestions of Her friend, Radha was still upset. The sakhi added, “O my dear friend, why has Your heart become so inimical? Why are You unnecessarily suspicious? Why are You being so problematic? I can see that You have become apathetic, inactive and disinterested from the

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Krsna Prays to Radha  When the day drew to a close, Sri Hari could no longer tolerate Radha’s long indignant sighs. She looked shyly at the face of Her intimate friend. Then Sri Hari approached the beautiful Radha and, blooming with joy, He began to speak to Her in a voice choked with emotion. “My

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Krsna Pleading to Sri Radha “My beloved! Offer the fresh buds of Your enchanting feet as an ornament upon My head, so the devastating effect of Cupid’s poison may be alleviated and the harsh fire of amorous desires may also be relieved.” “Radha! My suffering will be vanquished only when You accept Me. I am

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Sakhi Encouraging Sri Radha Once, in the splendid spring season, when Radhika was pining for Krsna, She began to search for Him in one forest grove after another. Her elegant, young limbs, soft as madhavi flowers, grew weary and Cupid made Her mind delirious with anxiety. At that time, Her intimate friend lovingly addressed Her as

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Manini Radha. Actually Radha-Krsna is the exchange of love. This is not ordinary love; Krsna has immense potencies, of which three are principal: internal, external and marginal. The internal hladini potency is the pleasure potency. All living entities have this pleasure-seeking potency, for all beings are trying to have pleasure. This is the very nature

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