Dear devotees, dear friends.
Please accept our humble obeisances and all glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Srimati Radharani’s Appearance Day – September 17
Fast till noon
Program in the temple:
- 18.00 – 19.00 – Bhajan and lecture
- 19.00 – 19.25 – Abhisekh
- 19.30 – 20.15 – Prasadam
We are looking forward to see you!
The Qualities of Sri Krsna
by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami
Chosen by: Linda
Quality 32: Compassionate blz. 84
A compassionate person is unable to bear another’s distress. Krsna’s compassion was shown in His rescue of the kings imprisoned by Magadhendra. He was also compassionate to Bhisma and cried atthe time of Bhisma’s passing away. Srila Prabhupada advises us how to attain Krsna’s compassion:
Therefore, instead of offering obeisances to Krsna directly, devotees offer obeisances to His compassionate nature. Actually, because Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, it is very difficult to approach Him. But the devotees, taking advantage of His compassionate nature, which isrepresented by Radharani, always pray to Radharani for Krsna’s compassion.
May we pray to Srimati Radharani directly? Yes. There are many prayers in which devotees beg for Srimati’s mercy and we can follow them. However, uttering prayers is not enough. We must also follow and serve in the footsteps of the pure devotees.
Quality 40: Controlled by love blz.102
Krsna is controlled by love. He is conquered by prema. Those who are wise take shelter of Krsna’s devotees and ultimately pray to Srimati Radharani for mercy. She is the personification of the topmost expression of Krsna-conquering love. Under Her protection, we will be assured of Krsna’s love.…
Lord Sri Krsna is the property of His pure unconditional devotees, and as such only the devotees can deliver Krsna to another devotee; Krsna is never obtainable directly…. A pure devotee therefore never approaches the Lord directly, but tries to please the servant of the Lord’s servants, and thus the Lord becomes pleased, and only then can the devotee relish the taste of the tulasi leaves stuck to His lotus feet….. In Vrndavana all the pure devotees pray for the mercy of Srimati Radharani, the pleasure potency of Lord Krsna. Srimati Radharani is a tenderhearted feminine counterpart of the supreme whole, resembling the perfectional stage of the worldly feminine nature. Therefore, the mercy of Radharani is available very readily to the sincere devotees, and once she recommends such a devotee to Lord Krsna, the Lord at once accepts the devotee’s admittance into His association.
–Bhag. 2.3.23, purport
To seek Krsna’s love and attention is the highest goal (prema pum-artho mahan), and it is achieved by the mercy of the devotees.
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