Radhanath Swami On Tasting His own love

Srila Prabhupada and our acaryas teach us that Srimati Radharani is Madanamohanmohini. In Sri Vrindavan dham where Lord Krishna is absolutely satisfying everyone’s desire, it is Sri Radha that absolutely satisfies all of Krishna’s desires. Krishna, who is the knower of everything, wanted to understand the nature of Sri Radha’s love. Krishna came into this world as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, with the mahabhava and the golden complexion of Sri Radha. Lord Caitanya personally tasted the sweetness of that love and distributed it even to the fallen conditioned souls of Kaliyuga, through the sublime process of sankirtana.

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu gave eight verses of Sikshastakam praising the glories of the holy name and teaching us the spirit of accepting this love through chanting the holy names.

tåëädapi sunécena taror api sahiñëunä

amäninä mänadenakértanéyaù sadä hariù

One should strive to be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, be satisfied to offer all respects to others and not expect or demand respect for oneself. In this spirit of the servant of the servant of the servant, Krishna being pleased will reveal Himself within the name.

Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur quotes Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj who said that simply by hearing and chanting the holy name in the humble pure state of consciousness, Krishna manifests everything in the name.

If we chant the holy name of the Lord seriously we can see Vrindavan within our heart, wherever we are.

– Radhanath Swami