Jaya Sri

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Sri Kṛṣṇa, somehow finding out that Śrīmatī Rādhikā would be going to the bank of the river to fetch water, also appeared on the scene. Desiring to create a reason for conversation and association with Her, Kṛṣṇa asked Her, “May I help You? You have two water pots. Can I help You with one of them?”

Another name of Śrīmatī Rādhikā is Jaya Śrī, which means She is always victorious over the heart of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. So, hearing Kṛṣṇa’s request, She pretended to ignore Him. Finally She told Him not to talk to Her, because she was a chaste housewife and He was a debauchee.

This scene is appearing to Śrī Kṛṣṇa in His intense grief of separation from Rādhā. His absorption in Her becomes so great in His feeling of separation that, remembering His previous pas- times with Her, He sees a vision of this aforementioned pastime and then dwells in that vision. Of course there is no separation between Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa at any time, because together they are the undivided Absolute Truth, one without a second. Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme powerful and Rādhā is the supreme power; they are non- different. Still, there are feelings of separation, because those feel- ings nourish and ever-refresh the principle of meeting.

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