Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-8. Part -2.



Chapter 8: Sri Radha – The Divine Mystery-2.

But the specific significance that is attached to the relationship between Sri Krishna and Radha is the supernal love that operates in this mysterious relation between God and the world.

The world is ruled by love, which is the quintessence of God.

The basic stuff of God's Being may be said to be Love, Joy, Delight, Bliss, Ananda.

But man, being what he is, can interpret this joy or delight, this satisfaction or love, this affection or pull, only in terms of his experiences.

There are only men and women in this human world, and we do not see a third thing.

Therefore, when men and women contemplate the mystery of God, they cannot think in any other way, except in terms of men and women.

This is a travesty of religious mystery and a demonstration of the human incapacity to equal the requirement on the part of man by the Law of God.

Read any Purana or any Epic, still you will never be able to understand the relation between Krishna and Radha.

On the one hand, it has been a theme for a divine upsurge and ecstasy of devotion in the case of pure minds and devotees, while, on the other hand, it has become a theme for sarcastic interpretations of the mysterious relation between the Supreme Male we call God, and the Supreme Female we name Shakti.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ...



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