1. Beauty of Radhakund
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. When I am chanting Hare Krishna mahamantra I feel like Lord Shyamsundar has come to Radhakund in the night. In the night of Radhakund beautiful moonlight is there and the moonlight is reflected in the waters of Radhakund and Lord Krishna, Lord Shyamsundar, He is feeling the presence of Radharani. Radha mayo Krishna Krishna mayi Radha. Radha Mayo Krishna means that Krishna who is in thoughts of Radharani on the banks of Radhakund. Krishna is confusing the moonlight with the bodily effulgence of Radharani, so soothing.
2. Seeing Radharani Face to Face
Arey baba! One night if you spend in Radhakund and you see the real beauty of Radhakund, you will never leave Radhakund. You will throw away your mobiles and enter into the spiritual realm of Radhakund. Radhakundera mahima Radhara mahima Radhakundera madhuri Radhara madhuri. Fallen conditioned souls like us who can never see Radharani face to face can still attain that same benediction by seeing Radhakund. Even Krishna finds it hard to see Radharani what to speak of us. So those who want to see Radharani they should first see Radhakund, they should awaken Radhakund in their heart then one day they will hear the flute of Krishna playing.
3. Most Blissful Bhajan in Radhakund
smerāṁ bhaṅgī-traya-paricitāṁ sāci-vistīrṇa-dṛṣṭiṁ… mā prekṣiṣṭhās tava yadi sakhe bandhu-saṅge ‘sti raṅgaḥ. If you have attachment to family, if you have attachment to material possessions then don’t come to Radhakund because once you come to Radhakund you will be enchanted. The most blissful bhajan on the banks of Radhakund is to chant the yugal mantra, the Hare krsihna mahamantra Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. (Bhajan: Jay Radha Madhav Kunj Bihari). Sometimes Krishna becomes so desperate to enact the afternoon pastimes of Radhakund again that in the night He starts playing His flute calling Radha come to Radhakund. They have a Rasa lila on the banks of Radhakund, how beautiful that Rasa Lila must be! On the southern sides of banks of Radhakund is the Rasavadhi ghat.
4. Animals of Radhakund are dear to Radha
(Dogs barking is heard outside of Ashram) I remember that jakal which Radharani saved in Radhakund. In Radhakund even the dogs are dear to Radharani, cats, tortoise, monkeys..why the monkeys are roaming scot free? Because they have Radharani’s sanction. They are not afraid of anyone and anything. Jagannatha das Babaji said it is better to become a dog in the dham than to become a billionaire outside the dham because atleast the dog can say with guarantee that this is my last life, can the billionaire say that? Dog can say that! Infact we make all kinds of beds in the dham but the dog is sleeping in Vraj raj, Radhakund raj. How lucky! Even the barking of the dog is like a prayer to Radharani because in Radhakund you talk anything becomes a prayer.
5. Crying in Separation
(Gopi-bhava-rasa—amrtabdhi-lahari—kallola-magnau muhur, Vande rupa-sanatanau raghu—yugau sri jiva-gopalakau. Radha—kunda—tate kalinda-tanaya—tire cha vansivate, Premonmada-vashad-ashesa- dashaya grastau pramatau sada I…..) Bhaktivinoda Thakur had 3 swaminis Vilasa manjari who is Jiva Goswami, Ananga manjari who is Jahnava Mata and Rup Manjari who is Rupa Goswami. All three of them they took the hand of Bhaktivinoda and gave him a kunja in Radhakund known as Svananda Sukhada kunja. If you enter into that kunja you become a gopi automatically. Svananda Sukhada kunja , how much bliss is there in that kunja, unimaginable! We are very very unlucky that we are born after 500 years after the 6 Goswamis. Just one Goswami if we would have seen his lotus feet all our bhakti would have been accepted by the Lord because they are always in the mood of separation even in Radhakund.
(He radhe! vraja-devike! cha lalite! he nanda-suno! Kutah, Sri govardhana—kalpa-padapa-tale kalindi-vanye kutah I Ghosantav-iti sarvato vraja—pure khedair-maha-vihavalau Vande rupa-sanatanau raghu-yugau sri jiva-gopalkau)
Every moment they are crying in separation. That is real Vraj vas, that is real Kund vas. It is said that the crying of Raghunath das goswami was so severe that even now you can hear Him crying in Radhakund, crying for Radharani. radha-bhajane jadi mati nahi bhela krsna-bhajana tava akarana gela. Why they are so high? Because they are always meditating on Radharani’s sewa.
6. Remove the Curtain from Real Radhakund by Namlekhan
So this transcendental realm, this spiritual dham is not very far from us. There is only one curtain small thin curtain which is separating us from these transcendental pastimes which are happening in Radhakund and you just have remove that curtain. How will you remove that curtain and directy enter into the kunja of Radhakund? With your hand. And the proof of that is when Bhaktivinoda Thakur was taken to Lalita Sakhi, Lalita Sakhi was not opening her eyes. But when all the manjaris said Oh! He is Nityananda Gauranga bhakti, then Lalita Sakhi opened her eyes.
So if you want to relish Radhakund then you have to do Namlekhan. It is like the master key to open the world of Nitya Lila. The first “न” is itself like a key, see “न” and key is rotated in second stroke. Ananga manjari kunja has come in “न”, what more is needed? So it is like a key.
I want to show something. Last 3-4 days I have been meditating on the “इ” syllable as Radhakund and Shyamkund and they are so beautiful. The small part on “इ” is Tamal Tala, the baithak of Gauranga Mahaprabhu. I was so surprised, I was lying on bed and I was seeing every ghat of Radhakund Shyamkund in that “इ”. I was feeling so much bliss. (Showing with help of निताइ syllables) This is the Gopi Kua the parikrama marg come from Radhakund Shyamkund then you turn to Bankhandi mahadev, you turn here you get Tamal Tala baithak here and this is the Asht Sakhi ghat, the Madhavendra Puri’s baithak, the Gaya ghat, the Lalita Sakhi’s canal and then here is Madhumangal ghat, then Radha Damodar ghat Jiva Goswami ghat and Pancha Pandav ghat and Manas Pavan ghat. (clap)
December, 2016, Radha Kund.
Transcription Service done by Vasudha dasi.