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This Blog is a collection of excerpts from talks given by Sri Swami Vishwananda. Please note that this Blog does not focus on dates, background and the exact original way of how Swamiji delivered the speech. We edit the talks slightly, presenting them in a kind of “poetic” format. This means we choose certain paragraphs from a talk which reflect a particular theme.
Read them as pieces of Divine Wisdom, meditate upon the words and just feel how Swamiji is addressing you with His words.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Radharani ki- Jai!

On Thursday, the 27th of August we celebrated together with Sri Swami Vishwananda Radhasthami, the appearance day of Radharani. Here is a small excerpt from Swamijis speech about Radha and Her devotion to Lord Krishna:
Jai Gurudev!
Today when you came, probably you noticed that we are doing the Prayers for Radharani. Even Krishna is dressed like Radha today. It’s actually Her appearance day today. We celebrate Her manifestation on earth, where it’s Krishna Himself in the form of Radharani. Actually when we look at Radha, we always put Her first. Then we put Krishna. We say ‘Radhe Krishna, Radhe Shyam’, because She is the Shakti of Krishna. She is the One, that gave power to Krishna. One could say Krishna is God, why does He need power? But love which is Krishna, which is God, is useless without devotion. In that form He manifests Itself as bhakti, which is pure devotion. “ What is this pure devotion? We all have devotion. We pray, we do our work everyday. That’s also called devotion, but pure devotion is complete surrender. This pure devotion, which She has for Krishna, even though She was separated from Krishna, even though She was separated from the Oneness was just to teach us what is surrender. Actually She represents all of us: the creation, the manifestation. She symbolizes the love, the example. She symbolizes the Bhav, the complete surrender to the will of God. It’s not about Her own will, but the will of God, the will of Krishna. That’s why it is said that She is the true Devotee and we all have to become like Her. That manifestation of the Lord Himself into Radharani is to show us how to love unconditionally, how to have faith that even a storm will not uproot you.

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