H H Radhanath Swami

By the mercy of Sri Guru and Gauranga, we have come to Sri Ram Ghat, flowing just beside this temple is Yamuna devi. After our discussion today everyone please do go down and offer your prayers to Yamuna devi, take her sacred holy waters upon your head Why the Yamuna flows in this place, will be the topic of today’s narration. Previously it was flowing quite distance away. But how she changed her course to come here is a story,  if we hear with faith and sincerity it can transform our lives and awaken the essence perfection pure devotional service within our hearts. Could everyone hear? They cannot hear in back. Can you make the adjustment please? Can you hear now? Can you hear now?


Love in separation

After many years of separation the Brajavasis practically gave up all of their duties. Sometimes even their eating and sleeping. Their hearts completely immersed in the remembrance of Krishna. that Lord Hari who had stolen their hearts had stolen their lives. They remember his smiles, his glances, his laughing, his sweet words, his dancing, his wonderful past times. In this way, every tree, every leaf, every blade of grass, all of the peacocks  and the birds the cows, the calves, the Gopas and the Gopis of all ages , according to their particular relationship with Krishna and how he reciprocated with them. They were immersed in serving him. To always remember Krishna and never forget Krishna in absorption of love, is the highest perfection of life. When Krishna was living in Dwarka, in separation the residents of Vrindavan were manifesting the highest possible level of ecstatic love. Krishna was actually performing his past times within their hearts, through their loving remembrances of Him. And He was reciprocating personally within their hearts according to their remembrance. And you should know that such remembrance is never self-centered. Because love is the complete surrender of one’s real for the pleasure of the object of love. Therefore the residents of Vrindavan were remembering Krishna. all of their remembrances were in offering their lives, body, mind, words and souls for Krishna’s happiness. And of course Krishna is only satisfied with devotion. And they offered their hearts to Krishna.


Balaramji’s service to Lord Krishna

Balaramji was feeling great separation from the residents of Vrindavan himself. And also Lord Balaram is eternally providing all types of services for Lord Krishna. He expands himself to be the Dham of Vrindavan. He expands himself to be Krishna’s shoes, Krishna’s bed, Krishna’s ornaments, Krishna’s clothes. He expands himself to serve Krishna from every type, in every type of loving relationship. Sometimes He acts as Krishna’s servant, sometimes he is equally Krishna’s intimate loving friend. As a older  brother sometimes he is  very protective of Krishna in Vatsalya Rasa. And in order to participate in serving Krishna in the conjugal of love He expands himself as Srimati Radharani younger sister Ananagamanjiri, to be intimately involved in the pastimes if Madhurya Rasa. In this way Sri Balaramji is forever serving Krishna. He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.  In a spirit of always serving. Srila Prabhupad in one place he said that the only difference between Krishna and Balaram is Krishna has a complexion like a very very beautiful newly formed monsoon  rain cloud.  And Balaramji has a very beautiful complexion like a white newly formed spring cloud. So Sri Balaramji understood Krishna’s heart. But the residents of Vrindavan especially the Vrajagopis were burning in the fire of separation. And he was to go to Vrindavan to console them. He boarded his chariot. Krishna wanted to go too. But the members of the Yadu dynasty. They prevented him doing so. Because the Dwarkavasis understood very clearly the nature of the sweetness of  the love of the inhabitants of Vrindavan. Krishna’s supreme ornament is that although He is he controller of controllers and every one is dependent on Him

Nityo nityänäm  cetanas cetanänäm

eko bahünäm yo vidadhäti kämän

That all living entities are always subordinate and controlled by the only Supreme Absolute Truth. The cause of all causes, who is Krishna. Yet Krishna is subordinate, controlled and dependent on prema, on the pure love of his devotees. The residents of Vrindavan their love was so pure of the highest state of ecstasy. Therefore there is no one in all of existence material or spiritual, that can give more pleasure to Krishna than the residents of Vrindavan. The queens of Dwarka would some times discuss among themselves how, one queen would say when Krishna is sleeping at night, the Lord is dreaming. Some times he just call out the names of  Radha and Lalita and Vishakha and the Gopis. And another queen said, why you say sleeping ? some times even when he is awake with His eyes open He just goes into a trance and with tears in His eyes starts crying out the names of the residents of Vrindavan in separation. In fact in one place Sanatana Goswami describes that Krishna told the queens of Dwarka, that the only reason I have married all of you is because you remind me of Gopis, when I am in separation from them. They understood to some extant the sweetness of the spontaneous love of the residents of Vrindavan. If Krishna goes to Vrindavan and he sees the tears, the love of Nanda and Yashoda, and He experiences the spontaneous ecstatic love of the Gopis, He will come under their control and will never be able to return to Dwarka. So therefore the Yadus prevented Him from going.


Balaramji goes to Vrindavan

So Balaram on his chariot went Himself and He arrived. When Balaramji arrived, the Vrajavasis were overwhelmed with gratitude. In separation from Krishna and Balaram it was only the remembrance of them that kept the Vrajavasi alive. So they all came out to greet Balaramji. The elder Gopis and Gopas embraced him. Yashoda and Nanda with great affection placed Balaram on their laps and embraced him and covered him the tears of their torrential affection. Balaramji according to his relationship with each devotee of Vrindavan reciprocated accordingly. To the elder Gopas and Gopis they would embrace Him and they would embrace Him and He touch his feet and respect. To His friends He would laugh and embrace and speak joking words and to those junior to Him He would give his blessings as they touched His feet. And they asked, they asked, especially Nanda and Yashoda, they were asking about the welfare of the Yadus. It is by our good fortune that the wicked demon Kamsa has been killed. He was causing so much disturbance and our Krishna has slayed him. And so many other demons we have heard how He has killed so many other demons to relieve the distress of Vasudev and Devaki. How are they doing they now? Are they happy? How is their health?  How is king Ugrasena? They were asking the welfare of all of their dear, dear friends from the Yadus. And then they asked about Krishna. Does he ever remember us? Will He ever return to us? What is he doing?

Balaramji meets the Gopis

In this way there were beautiful loving exchanges and then Balaram met with the Gopis. Krishna’s most intimate loving devotees. And the Gopis enquired from Sri Balaramji – is Krishna happy in the majestic city of Dwarka living with such magnificent, sophisticated queens? And Balaramji replied- How is it possible for Krishna to be happy without you? And Gopis replied – that He is now living with queens, ladies from the big big cities. They are expert in every thing they do. We are just very simple village girls does he ever remember us does he remember the flower garlands that we would make for him does he remember when we would decorate his body with garlands of various flowers and we would anoint his limbs with fresh sandalwood paste. Does He remember the fans we would make out of leaves and peacock feathers and fan Him? Does He remember the sweets and other foodstuffs we would make for him and bring to the forest for Him? Does He remember how we did everything for Him? Yes. We abandoned our houses, our mothers, our fathers, our children, our homes, our wealth, our prestige, we abandoned everything for Krishna, and then Krishna abandoned us. Yet we trust His promise. Krishna promised us that He will return, and it is only that promise that keeps us alive. The Gopis said that it is said that lovers when they are together they live and when they are separated they die. But in our case Krishna has cast us in a condition where we neither live nor die. Does He ever  remember us? If He doesn’t He remember us at least Does He remember Nanda and Yashoda? Will He ever come back to pacify their hearts? For years and years they day and night they simply weep and cry in separation from their beloved son. Does He remember them? Will He ever return?

One Gopi said why are you talking about Krishna? why should we waste our time discussing topics of Krishna? Krishna is very happy and peacefully living without us. So we should do the same thing. We should just happily go on with our lives and stop talking about and thinking about Krishna, because the problem is impossible. So even a moment. Govinda has stolen their hearts. He stole our hearts and has kept it as his property. A moment does not pass when we are not immersed in remembrance of His smiles, His laughter, His glance, and His wonderful, wonderful pastimes. In this way the Gopis were remembering Krishna. His beautiful form, His activities and relations love that he showed with them and they simply cried and cried and cried. Lord Sri Balaram understood the supreme position of the Gopis’ transcendental love. Thus Lord Balaramji honored the Gopis. His honor and His respect for the Gopis was deeper than the oceans. And then he spoke to them about Krishna’s Lilas, about Krishna’s past times, about Krishna’s beautiful form and by speaking about Krishna in this way He awakened some joy in their hearts. So Krishna had confidential messages for each Gopi that were personally given by Krishna himself. And Balaramji, He recited those messages to the Gopis and thus consoled their hearts. Balaram promised that I will bring Krishna back to Vrindavan. I know Uddhav said that. But Uddhav is subordinate to Krishna. he cannot tell Krishna what to do. But I am Krishna’s older brother. I am not subordinate under Him. I will bring Him back to Vrindavan and all of your desires once again will be fulfilled. In this way Sri Balaramji gave happiness and hope to the hearts of Gopis.

Balaramji remained in Vrindavan for two months, the months of madhu and madhavi. During these two months each night he performed Rasa Lila. His Rasa Lila was with a different set of Gopis than Lord Sri Krishna’s Rasa Lila. Vishwanath Chakravarti Thakur, our Acharyas explain when we were at the Ratnasimhasan at Shyamvan. That is the place that Shankachuda attacked the Gopis and that night it was Holi and Balaram and Krishna were having Rasa Lila with (them). They were singing beautiful beautiful songs and dancing with the Gopis. Balaram Had His Gopis and Krishna Had His Gopis. So Balaram with his beloved Gopis met here, where we are sitting today which little distance from where Krishna performed His Rasa dance. And he would perform His Rasa Lila.


The setting of Rasa dance

Balaramji’s beauty was explained by Shukadev Goswami. His beautiful beautiful white complexion, enchanted all directions. It was luminous like a spotless full moon. His elongated lotus like eyes were intoxicated with love. He had brilliant blue garments, long, long forest flowers Vaijayanti mala that extended below His knees. He had worn earrings beautiful ornaments as well as the Gunja mala. And when he was perspiring, the perspiration was as beautiful as a snow flakes decorating his body. Seeing this wonderful scene of transcendental love, Varuni the daughter of Varuna who was the presiding deity of a very special nectarine beverage. That nectarine beverage which was expansion of Varuni herself began to flow from the hollow within a Kadamba tree. And the smell of that nectar filled the forest. Such a fragrance was intoxicating. It was the full moon night. All the scented flowers were blooming, malati, malika. The birds singing, the peacocks were cooing and the river Yamuna at some distance away was flowing filled with transcendental lotus flowers. And such a sweet breeze was carrying the nectarine fragrance of Varuni. Balaramji and Gopis went to that Kadamba tree and drank Varuni and they became intoxicated. Please understand this is something absolutely different than the intoxications of this world. The intoxications of this world just plunges us in the modes of passion and ignorance. But this intoxication is simply. It was the pure love of Varuni who was actually Balaram’s consort. The pure love of Varuni just.. Her love was intoxicating Balaramji and Gopis.


Yamuna Devi changes her course

And Balaramji’s beautiful lotus liked eyes were rolling here and there. Sri Balaramji looked over at a distance to see Yamuna. And he desired to have water past times in Yamuna. So He called Yamuna, Oh Yamuna Devi please come please come here. We wish to have Lila  within  in your waters. Yamuna Devi was thinking that Balaramji is so intoxicated. This is an unreligious request. Even Krishna would go to where the Yamuna was. But Balaram is telling Yamuna to come here. So she disregarded. Balaramji was not pleased. Oh sinful one. You do not come. You live according to your whims. Today I will teach a good lesson. With the tip of my plough I will scatter you into hundreds and hundreds of streams and then he took his plough and began to scatter Yamuna devi. Now on this particular night our Acharyas tell us, this was not the original Kalindi who was an expansion of Vishakha Gopi. This was an expansion of that expansion who happens to be the, the wife of the ocean. So Kalindi came forward with folded palms, her limbs were trembling in fear. She fell at Balaramji’s lotus feet and with tears in eyes and fallen voice she prayed to Balaramji. Oh Balaram, You are all powerful, you are the supreme personality of Godhead. You are the source of all material and spiritual worlds. And I am so ignorant I am so ignorant, that I ignored your order. Please forgive me. I surrender my life to you. And I know Balaram that you are always merciful and compassionate to those who surrender to you. I surrender. Please give me your mercy. So Balaramji was pleased with Yamuna Devi. And He said come here. And she came. And He said, now we will have past times in your waters. And after giving His blessings to Yamuna mayi, He fulfilled her desires.


Balaramji and the Gopis perform the Rasa dance

Balaram and Gopis entered into Yamuna’s ambrosial nectarine waters. And performed beautiful past times there. As she Balaramji was coming out of Yamuna, the Goddess Kanti who was an expansion of Goddess, with a beautiful garland, beautiful garland of transcendental flowers and also fresh new dry clothes for Him to wear and beautiful ornaments and decorations. And in this way Balaram and Gopis everyday, every night, I am sorry, every night for two months performed beautiful Rasa Lila here at Ram Ghat. And Shukhdev Goswami says even today some places Yamuna divides in various streams simply to glorify the great past times of Sri Balaram and it is in this very, very holy place. In fact Lord Balaramji is eternally performing His past times (where) we have come today.

In Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat, writes Vrindavan Das Thakur, in the very beginning chapters he goes into very nice details about Balaram’s Rasa yatra here at Ram Ghat. He glorifies Lord Balaram why? because he wants to give all of his readers a clear understanding of the nature of the mercy of  Lord Nityananda Prabhu. Vrindavan Das Thakur was a disciple of Nityananda Prabhu and Jhanva Devi. And he was very, very much moved by the order of Nityananda Prabhu and by the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu to share Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s past times and teachings with the world. We have been speaking about Balaramji. Prabhupad would sometimes say he is original Guru he is teaching and facilitating service to Krishna in every possible way. Similarly Lord Nityananda Prabhu. His life and soul is only living to glorify Lord Chaitanya. He traveled for twenty years on pilgrimage. But never preached a word to anyone until Chaitanya Mahaprabhu gave Him the order to preach. He told Lord Nityananda Prabhu and Haridas Thakur in Navadvip Dham, that go to every home to every market place to every bathing Ghat and whoever you meet give them this message. Chant the names of Krishna, worship Krishna, speak and remember Krishna. Krishna is your mother, Krishna sis your father, Krishna is the wealth of your life. Krishna is your life and soul. Do not discriminate who is fit and who is unfit, give every one this message and he did that. And ultimately even Jagai Madhai. Why did he preach to Jagai and Madhai? they were two greatest most violent sinners in all of universe. He told Haridas Thakur please chant holy names and became intoxicated with love of God and the whole universe will understand the glories of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s mercy. It was Nityananda Prabhu that ordered Vrindavan Das Thakur to write Chaitanya Bhagvat. It was Nityananda Prabhu that ordered Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami to go to Vrindavan where he was ordered by the Goswamis to write Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita. What we know about Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is mostly is part of compassion of Nityananda Prabhu.

vrajendra-nandana yei,

saci-suta haila sei,

balaräma haila nitäi,

When Haridas Thakur was explaining to Advaita Prabhu, about the restless behaviour of Nityananda,. Some thing very, very transcendental in emerged from that discussion. Haridas Thakur said, you know what its like traveling and preaching with Nityananda Prabhu? What kind of partner He is to be with? Some times during the monsoon seasons, when the Ganga is infested dangerous macerate crocodiles he just jumps in and races after the crocodiles. And I am just at the bank of the Ganga crying out Hai! Hai! Come back, come back. Other times he goes into somebody else’s Goshala and milks the cow and drinks the milk and runs away and the cowherd comes and wants to punish me. Other times he goes up to someone girl and says will you marry me? And when she runs home and tells her father, father comes out, Nityananda is gone and he chastises me. Sometimes he goes into people’s houses and steals their butter and their yogurt and runs away and they come and they chase and they see that I am His friend and must bear the consequence. And today he went to these two most sinful drunkards who were absolutely intoxicated on strong wines. Illegal, murders and he asked them to give up their sinful activities and chant Krishna’s names. And they chased us and we ran away and its lucky that I am still alive to tell you this story.  And Advaita Acharya when he heard this he went into ecstasy. He started dancing , his clothes fell off. He was in so much of ecstasy. He just started dancing and roaring out, laughing, laughing, laughing, laughing and he said to Haridas Thakur, why are you surprised? It is the nature of drunkards  to associate with other drunkards. But Nityananda Prabhu is always intoxicated with ecstatic love for Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Therefore not surprised He has associated with these drunkards. He  says but you wait.  He said, within  two or three days Jagai and Madhai will become intoxicated by Nityananda’s  mercy and the holy name of  Krishna and they will be dancing with us chanting the holy names Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare.

Hare Hare Rama hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

So here near Ram Ghat we read about Lord Balaram’s intoxicated ecstatic love and as Lord Nityananda Prabhu, He is distributing Varuni. He is distributing that Varuni that awakens ecstatic love of Krishna. in the form of the prime benediction to all humanity.

bhaja gauränga kaha gauränga laha gaurängera name

ye jana gauränga bhaje sei amära präna re

bhaja gauränga kaha gauränga laha gaurängera näme

ye jana gauränga bhaje sei amära präna re

sri-krsña-caitanya prabhu nityänanda

sri-advaita gadädhara sriväsädi-gaura-bhakta-vånda

sri-krsñë-caitanya prabhu nityänanda

sri-advaita gadädhara sriväsädi-gaura-bhakta-vånda

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare.

Hare Hare Rama hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare.

Hare Hare Rama hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare.

Hare Hare Rama hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

Nitai gaura haribol haribol haribol

Nitai gaura haribol haribol haribol.

Sri Balaram Ki jai!!!. Sri Nityananda Balaram Ki Jai!!!

Gargamuni explained that his name would be Balaram because he takes great pleasure in exhibiting spiritual strength, unlimited spiritual strength. We remember how all the greatest most powerful warriors of the Kuru dynasty. This is before Kurukshetra, so Bhishma, Karna, Duryodhana, even Arjuna, they were all__ , you remember. And some of those did not respect Krishna properly and Balaram came to the outskirts of Hastinapur. He didn’t mind what they said about Him. But they did not respect Krishna properly. So He became angry and He took His plough hand said that I will exterminate your entire place. And took the plough and started dragging the entire city of Hastinapur, into the Ganga. At that time all the greatest heroes and warriors came before Balaram with folded palms, with very much humility, including Duryodhana surrendered his daughter.  That is Balaram and they told him actually we respect Krishna. We were just saying those things because we wanted to see you perform a Lila to exhibit your great strength. And he did. He fulfilled their desire. And so many great Dhenukasura. huge ass demon, Pralambasura massive gigantic asura. Balaramji effortlessly killed them.

Even Dvivida gorilla. Dvivida gorilla was one of the main soldiers in the army of Ramachandra during fight against Sri Lanka. But it explained that Dvivida although he had lot of devotion to Rama he didn’t have proper faith in Laxman. And then he approached Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu. That is by the mercy of guru representing Balaram,  who is representing Krishna. And that Balaram is Laxman. So because he did not have proper faith in Laxman, he became demoniac. He fell down from his devotional attitude. And started associating with other demons and he became a demon and all the power and strength he was using in God’s service was now used for sense gratification. And then you know on Raivata hill, where Balaram was performing another Lila with Gopis, not Gopis with damsels near Dwarka, he was playing and Dvivida was horrible demon. He would pick up gigantic trees, he would pick up mountains. But Balaram with one punch on the collarbone of the Dvivida’s chest. And there in a pool of blood he fell down dead passing urine and stool simultaneously. So Balaram is very powerful, very powerful.

When He went to Naimisharanya, there was Romaharshanasuta, who was giving some Katha. And all the sages, thousands, tens and thousands of sages, great learned scholars, they all unanimously accepted that Romaharshanasuta, he should be the one who speaks to us. Because he was a disciple of Veda Vyas. Trained in all systems of Knowledge. And he sitting on the Vyasasan and speaking. Balaram appeared and everybody else got up offered respects. Romaharshana remained. Because he said, I am on the Vyasasan. He was proud. And Lord does not tolerate pride, false pride. Even to those who are representing to speak his message. He does not tolerate false pride. So Balaram picked up a single piece o grass. Was it Kusha grass? He picked up a single piece of grass and chastised, touched Romaharshanasuta and it cracked his heart and he died. Haribol. Now that’s power. To kill someone with a piece of grass. Single blade. And then the sages they were really confused. They said just before his Katha today, we gave him a benediction, that he will live a long life. And now you killed him. What about our benediction? So Balaram said I will bring him back to life. No, no you are the  independent Supreme Lord, we cannot ask you to do that. So  but here is his son. And the father lives through the son. So Balaramji transformed that benediction to his son who was Suta Goswami who spoke Srimad Bhagavatam, to the sages of Naimisharanya. And hen he wanted to do some atonement. So then there was Balvala, horrible monstrous demon, flying in the sky, who came attacking ruining the sacrifices and Balaram just dragged him with his plow and crashed him to the ground and he was dead. That’s Balaram.

Prabhupad said we should pray to Balaram for spiritual strength to overcome all the obstacles of lust, envy, anger, pride and illusion. The mercy of Balaram which flows through the spiritual masters is the only hope that we have to overcome these insurmountable obstacles. But that same Balaram, he who killed Romaharshanasuta  with a blade of grass came as Nityananda Prabhu and took grass in his teeth and went to the worst most nefarious of all demons and he went to common ordinary people with that grass between his teeth, begging them with folded hands, please take the name of Krishna. Please accept the mercy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Lochan Das Thakur explains, with that grass in his teeth, he would go to people’s home and beg with tears in his eyes I only, I am only coming, asking for one piece of charity.  Just take the name of Krishna, chant the name of Krishna, remember Krishna, worship Krishna, make Krishna the treasure of your life. And if someone didn’t accept, sometimes people abused him. “Ah! What the nonsense! Since this Nityananda is ,since he is associating with Nimai, he has become mad, he has become crazy. Get out. Get out. Hut Hut!” That’s the way they would treat Balaram. Now what He could have done to them. Shhh!! The entire Kuru army was absolutely terrorized by  the red anger in his eyes.  But what did he do? He got on his knees with tears and prayed please take the name of Krishna. I will do anything. I will do anything for you. Just take the name of Lord Gauranga, take the name of Krishna. and you will be my life and soul. I will be your servant forever. And if still they didn’t do he would roll on the ground and beg them, and beg them, and beg them and then ultimately, they were so moved by his humility and  his compassion and they accepted the sankirtan of the holy name.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare.

Hare Hare Rama hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

So here at Ram Ghat Sri Balaramji was fully intoxicated with love of God. With love. With love and compassion for all living beings and love for Krishna. his eternal brother. And Lord Nityananda, Balaramji wanted to share wanted to distribute that intoxicated state of ecstatic love of God with every one and anyone. By distributing the ultimate intoxicated Harinam. Rupa Goswami gives a beautiful verse that Lord Chaitanya, Mahaprabhu, Haridas Thakur, Nityananda Prabhu everybody who is glorifying this verse. I do not know how much nectar, the two syllables ‘Kri’ ‘shna’ have produced. When the holy name of Krishna enters into the ear we desire many, many, many, many ears. I am sorry when the holy name of dances on the tongue we desire many, many, tongues and it enters into the ears we desire millions and millions of ears and when it enters into the heart, it conquers our consciousness.

änandämbudhi-vardhanam prati-padam pürnämåtäsvädanam

Mahaprabhu has given us this message that that treasure, that intoxicated state of bliss that everyone is longing for is awakened Prema Bhakti by loud chanting of the holy names.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare.

Hare Hare Rama hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

Krishna tells us in Gita param drstvä nivartate. That the desire for selfish ego is to conjoin is so deeply rooted in our heart

yatato hy api kaunteya

puruñasya vipaçcitaù

indriyäëi pramäthini

haranti prasabhaà manaù

Even a person of discrimination, who is honestly trying to overcome his senses is often overcome by them. The senses are so strong and impetuous, Arjuna. There is only one way.

viñayä vinivartante

nirähärasya dehinaù

rasa-varjaà raso ‘py asya

params drstvä nivartate

(B.G. 2.59)

Only if you experience a higher taste, can you give up the pursuit of pleasure in this world. Every one is looking to be intoxicated, intoxicated by lust, intoxicated by fame and prestige, intoxicated b wealth. Nalakuvera and Manigriva, they were intoxicated by their wealth, by their physical beauty, youth, by their strength. People are intoxicated by beverages and drugs. Every one is looking for intoxication. People go the cinemas and sit front of televisions and they are trying. And they are trying to find some kind of intoxication. Yes. Torture. How to give it up so deeply seated in our hearts. We have to perform Tapasya. But ultimately the only way we can become free from the desires of sense gratification is we have to experience the higher taste. And what is the Higher Taste? Krishna.  Krishna’s form. Krishna’s beautiful three fold bending form. Krishna’s wonderful, wonderful past times. Krishna’s love and kindness. Krishna’s service. By  hearing about Krishna. by utilizing our same mind and senses that are the cause of bondage to engage in Krishna’s service. You can gradually experience Krishna’s love. But in this age of Kali, the only of awakening that love within our heart is the chanting of Krishna’s names. Krishna is non-different than his names. All of His powers, all of His beauty, all of His sweetness is everlastingly representing His names. So yes, Nityananda Prabhu, the supreme drunkard, according to Advaita Acharya who is an authority, has come to this world,  to distribute the Varuni of loving God to every one and anyone. If we just learn the proper process of chanting the holy names

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare.

Hare Hare Rama hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

Here at Ram Ghat, with our humility and sincerity, let us offer prayer. Let us pray to Sri Balaramji, that with His Blessings and mercy He will be pleased with our insignificant efforts to be the servant of the servant of the servants. Let us pray to Sri Nityananda Balaramji, that by his causeless affection He may grant us the supreme benediction of tasting the nectar of the holy name. and He may awaken in our hearts genuine feelings of loving surrender. In that way His causeless mercy, Sri Guru and the Acharyas may be proud and pleased with our efforts. So yes lets us try in beginning to give up  any thing and everything to acquire that higher taste in the holy names of Radha and Krishna. Thank you very much.

Written by

Radhanath Swami

H.H Radhanath Swami is one of today’s most beloved and respected spiritual teachers. A Bhakti Yoga practitioner for 40 years, he is a guide, community builder, philanthropist, and acclaimed author.Born and raised in Chicago,at the age of 19 he discovered India's Mystical devotional tradition and now spread his message of compassion and love around the world.

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Radhanath Swami

H.H Radhanath Swami is one of today’s most beloved and respected spiritual teachers. A Bhakti Yoga practitioner for 40 years, he is a guide, community builder, philanthropist, and acclaimed author.Born and raised in Chicago,at the age of 19 he discovered India's Mystical devotional tradition and now spread his message of compassion and love around the world.