WHAT IS THE HIDDEN MYSTERY OF RAHAYSA LILA ON 'THE NIGHT OF NECTOR'?PART-02
WHAT IS THE HIDDEN MYSTERY OF RAHAYSA LILA ON 'THE NIGHT OF NECTOR'? 18 FACTS;--- 1-Sr Radha-Krishna relationship is unexplainable, leaving even devotees, dumfounded. Swami Girishanandji Saraswati of Vrindavan explains, “It is not possible for people controlled by lust to understand Radha-Krishna’s love because they judge their love through a sensual yardstick.” 2-To understand their love, the mind should be cleansed and layers of impurity should be shed. That is why Krishna ensures that before raas lila, the gopis surrender to Him completely and he steals their clothes, which signify layers of ego, shame, fear, secrets, hypocrisy and prejudices. 3-Five-year-old gopis fasted and prayed to Goddess Kaatyayani to get Sr Krishna as their husband; they observed a month-long fast in Kartik (October), bathing in the cold waters of Yamuna at dawn each day. Their innocent minds had no place for vasana or lust. Before the fast ended, Sri Krishna promised to invite them for Maha Raas Lila on Sharad Purnima, full moon night, which was still many nights away. All this signified that the jiva or individual must pass through many tests to fulfil the urge of the soul. 4-Contrary to what people think, raas lila was not a sensual dance. It was described in great detail by a dispassionate and detached Muni Sukadeva to King Parikshit, when he was destined to die in seven days. Ironically, when the king appeared to be embarrassed listening to the accounts of intimacy between gopis and Sri Krishna in the raas lila, Sukadeva stopped his narration midway, for he realised that the listener had not risen above the body level. 5-Sri Radha-Krishna’s love was pure. Sri Krishna moved away to Mathura at the tender age of 12, promising to return, but never came back, not even to say goodbye.Instead, He sent Uddhava, disciple of Guru Brihaspati, to console the villagers.
6-Seeing them crying inconsolably, Uddhava was moved. The gopis asked him two questions: “Why has our selfless love been rejected?” “Why are we still alive?” 7-They complained that they could not close their eyelids . Sri Krishna had invaded their eyes, body, senses, speech and thoughts. They pleaded with Uddhava for a mantra to forget Sri Krishna, so that they could once again attend to their daily chores. 8-Uddhava advised them to meditate on Krishna instead, and at this, the gopis sobbed, “Uddhava, man na bhaye das bees, ek huto so gayo Shyam sung, ko aaradhe ees?... We do not have 10 or 20 minds; there was but one mind which Krishna stole. With what should we meditate?” Mind gives rise to ego, but in true love, there is no ego left. 9-Uddhava Learns His Lesson Sri Radha compared the dark-complexioned Sri Krishna to a bee. Weeping, she told a dark-coloured bee, “All dark-coloured beings have dark hearts. You steal honey from flowers; He stole our hearts. You unfaithful bees go to different flowers and He accepts love of different women (Goddess Lakshmi, Kubja)”. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 9-1-Radha told Uddhava,THIS IS TRUE /DIVINE LOVE;-- “From the point of view of jnana, of spirit, of Atman, I am one with Krishna. This body has five components and I pray that when I die, the ether in me merges with the ether (space) around Krishna’s fort, the air inside me merges with the air of Krishna’s fan, the fire in me merges with the heat of His mirror, my earth element merges with the dust of His feet, and the water in me merges with the water that He drinks”.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9-2-Listening to her wisdom, Uddhava realised that Sri Krishna had sent him here to learn the lesson of love. The gopis humbled this wise teacher by their selfless love. Uddhava returned shaken by what he had learnt. 10-After Sri Krishna’s departure,Sri Radha was cared for by her ashta sakhis, eight close friends, as she was unable to take care of herself. Krishna wept at the very mention of her name so much that Rukmini, His first wife wanted to know what was so special about Radha’s love that none of the 16,108 wives could offer. 11-Sri Radha Lived In His Heart-- Sri Radha met Sri Krishna after a gap of several years at Kurukshetra during a solar eclipse and as a test, Rukmini deliberately offered boiling hot milk to Radha saying it was sent by Krishna. Radha gulped it down and it resulted in boils all over Krishna. He told a shocked Rukmini that He resided in Radha’s heart and the hot milk had burnt Him. 12-After reading the Srimad Bhagavata Purana, Brahma-vaivarta Purana and other scriptures describing the divine relationship that one is dumfounded. To understand Radha and Krishna, you have to surrender and lose yourself completely in the love of God. 13-We lie to others, even to ourselves; that is why we are not true to others. Unless we shed this curtain of untruth completely and stand uncovered before the glory of God as pure spirits, we won’t be able to understand their ‘Divine love’. 14-To understand Sri Radha correctly, you need to somewhat understand the mysteries of “Rasa” and “Prema” – the ecstatic experience of spiritual love. Krishna and Radharani playfully married once, as children sometimes do. They did really marry or not , but their love is more primal, profound, and unbounded than what wedded love facilitates. Wedded love is a very elevated type of divine union, yet in marriage, the intimacy and spontaneity is not limitless.”love is a selfless emotion while marriage is an agreement or arrangement…”. 15-Infatuation and attraction are the part of teenage life, but it is not the ultimate goal of life. Man has to accept the fact that ‘teenage-love’ isn’t against our values and culture, it is just the repercussions of human hormones changing its course. It is known that Sri Krishna had asked his followers to take Sri Radha’s name before his name. That’s how God paid the tribute to his first love.
16-At the same time, he never neglected or deviated from the main purpose of his life. May be the hidden truth behind this, is the thing that if two people are not meant to be together, one must accept it gracefully and respect and always celebrate the beautiful relationship and time period, without deescalating the goals and duties of one’s life God had taught the way out 17-Sri Radha and Sri Krishna's love story is special because it is the perfect example of spiritual love ; they are sighted as an example of divine lovers. The essence of the Sri Radha Krishna love story is true love that goes beyond the physical realm.Sri Krishna and Sri Radha are soulmates. Their love is 'pure' because it was never consummated. 18-Sri Radha's devotion to Sri Krishna was unprecedented. That is why, although Sri Krishna has 16008 wives, His favourite consort was always Sri Radha. She was a part of His soul although she was never a part of His home. That is why, thousands of years later we still worship Sri Radha and Sri Krishna together. In fact,Sri Radha-Krishna is an unbreakable word that stands for both the masculine and feminine aspects of the Universe. That is Sri Radha and Sri Krishna love story encompassing (surround ) the love present in all of the Universe.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SIXTEEN KALAS;-
1-Five Kalas like 1) Anna Maya (with cereals), 2) Pranamaya (with breath), 3) Mano Maya (with mind), 4) Vigyanamaya (with knowledge) and 5) Anandamaya (with joy) are present in every human being.
2-With little effort, humans can perfect in three more kalas - 6) Atishayini, (With Peace) 7) Viparinabhimi (With Love) and 8) Sankramini. (With Creator) The other remaining eight Kalas are 9) Prabhvi. 10) Kunthini, 11) Vikasini, 12) Maryadini, 16) Sanhaladini, 14) Ahladini,1 5) Paripurna and 16) Swarupavasthit
3-Anybody who has the ninth Kala besides the first five natural Kalas and next three perfected Kalas, becomes the god. As per scriptures, the ninth kalas Prabhvi means ;that is able to do seemingly impossible tasks. Lord Narasinh is an example of this ninth Kala.
4-Lord Narasinh has an altogether different appearance. He had a body of human and head of a lion. He appeared from a stone pillar that demon Hiranyakashipu had broken with a blow of his mace. It is not possible for an ordinary human being, only a God, having the ninth Kala Prabhvi, can do this. Among all these incarnations, only Lord Krishna is full of all the sixteen Kalas.
5-The 16 Kalas of Sri Krishna are the divine arts or attributes of Sri Krishna that makes him Purna Avatar – the complete avatar. Even a normal human being tries to inculcate these virtues in daily life; it could be an enriching experience.These 16 Kalas of Krishna that everyone should imbibe, it is not necessary that we must have same perfection, but striving to attain these Kalas in daily life could help us improve as a good human being.
These are the 16 Kalas of Krishna:
We don’t require finding Sudama to show compassion; out little acts of helping someone in need in routine could be known as Dayabhav.
2 -DHARIYA (Patience):-
This virtue nowadays is missing in most of the human being. People start honking at a traffic signal even if some driver in front of their car delays in starting his car just for two seconds after signal turning green.
3 -KSHAMA (Forgiveness): -
“To err is human, to forgive divine”. If you can forgive not only others but also yourself for the mistakes; life could become enjoyable.
4 -NYAYA (Justice):-
Krishna always side with justice whether it is God, human or demon. In modern times, there is unrest in the minds of a large number of people for seeking justice from Government and society.
5 -NIRAPEKSHA (Impartiality):-
Impartiality in dealings with people establishes anyone as true leader in every society. Krishna gave first choice to Duryodhna to choose between his large army fighting on one side and Him becoming Sarathi on the other side during Mahabharta War; even though he was a good friend of Arjuna.
6 - NIRASKATA (Detachment):-
Detachment teaches us to accept results of our deed with Prasadbuddhi. It has got power to remain calm in circumstances of happiness and sorrow.
7 -TAPASYA (Meditation and Spiritual Powers):-
Krishna got power of Tapasya. If we can start with meditating just for half an hour daily we can attain a monk like stage where our every action will become meditation of highest order.
8 - AJEYATA (Invincibility ):-
Whatever may be the circumstances, power of Ajeyata make Krishna invincible .. Even a normal human being can learn not to give way to the circumstances but face the situation with courage to create circumstances.
9. DANASHEEL (Beneficience, Bestower of all wealth in the world and nature):-
When you are real danasheel you don’t advertise it . Donation should be such that even your near and dear should not know what you have donated. It must be in our habit to donate on regular basis. It is the giver who always enjoys the happiness of giving.
10 -SAUNDARIYAMAYA (Beauty Incarnate):-
Krishna is real beauty incarnate; but a normal human being can imbibe the beauty of character to receive real joy of life.
11-NRITYAJNA(Best of Dancers):-
Krishna danced on the hood of Kaliya Naag (snake). When someone can dance in such a negative circumstance one can enjoy every bit of life. Dance does not come from the body; it is the feature of soul embodied through heart and mind.
12 -SANGITAJNA (Best of Singers):-
Krishna is the best singer. His flute has attracted not only people but also the whole nature. Though, one can’t be that kind of singer but what is harm striving to be a good singer through a lot of practice. Singing has got power to soothe the mind, body and soul.
13 -NEETIBADI (Embodiment of Honesty):-
Even today we teach children that “Honesty is the best policy”. If we can apply this policy in life we can create positive image among the people and become successful in life.
14 -SATYABADI (Truth Itself):-
Krishna is embodiment of truth itself, but who prevent us to become the same. Once you can decide to be truthful nobody can stop you to remain the same.
15 -SARVAGNATA (Perfect master of all arts, such as poetry, drama, painting etc.):-
Krishna is master of all arts but we can be the students of these art forms in any stage of life. Our involvement in these art form will always have positive impact on our personality.
16. SARVANIYANTA (Controller of All):-
Krishna is Sarvaniyanta, but we can start with becoming Swayamniyanta (Controller of self). If we can perfectly control ourselves then we will not require controlling others. They will automatically become our followers.
THE KEY POINTS;---
1-These 16 Kalas will help us not only to know the personality of God; but also help to inculcate few of them in your personality. It is for sure we have some of these Kalas; may not of perfect order. The knowledge of these Kalas can help us to strive to be a better human being. 2- Divine illumination of SRI RADHE KRISHAN, at this night is the symbol ofKUNDALINI AWAKENING PROCESS.There are 16,108 nadis in our body.16,100 nadis are easy to cross,but eight are obstructive..A SADHAK is entrapped generally ,so this is the day to drink divine nector.....THE NIGHT TO MEET OUR SOULMATE......SHIVOHAM....