Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Jan 25, CANADA (SUN)
Canto One, Volume Four
Description of Sri Radha-Krishna's Falling in Love
idam maya te kathitam
kim bhuyah srotum icchasi
Sri Narada said: I have recounted to you Sri Krishna's sacred pastime of crushing Kaliya. What more do you wish to hear?
sri-krishnasya katham srutva
bhaktas triptim na yati hi
yathamarah sudham pitva
Sri Bahulasva said: As a demigod never tires of drinking nectar and a bee never tires of drinking from the whorl of a lotus, so a devotee never tires of hearing Sri Krishna's pastimes.
rasam kartum harau jate
bhandire deva-vag aha
When Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, was a child, and Sri Radha was unhappy at heart because She yearned to enjoy the rasa dance with Him, in Bhandiravana forest a divine voice said:
socam ma kuru kalyani
manorathas te bhavita
O beautiful one, don't lament. In beautiful Vrindavana forest Your desire to enjoy with Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, will be fulfilled.
ittham deva-gira prokto
katham babhuva bhagavan
After the divine voice spoke these words how did the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is a great ocean of fulfilled desires, come to beautiful Vrindavana forest??
katham sri-radhaya sardham
In beautiful Vrindavana forest how did the Supreme Personality of Godhead enjoy the rasa-dance pastime with Sri Radha?
sadhu prishtham tvaya rajan
guptam vadami devais ca
Sri Narada said: O king, you have asked well. I will tell the Lord's beautiful and auspicious pastime, which is hidden even from the demigods.
ekada mukhya-sakhyau dve
vrishabhanor griham prapya
tam radham jagmatu rahah
One day Her two most intimate friends, beautiful Lalita and Visakha, went to Maharaja Vrishabhanu's palace and approached Radha in private.
yam cintayasi radhe tvam
yad-gunam vadasi svatah
so 'pi nityam samayati
The two friends said: He on whom You meditate and whose virtues You praise, with many boys again and again comes to King Vrishabhanu's palace.
prekshaniyas tvaya radhe
O Radha, in the evening He comes from the west, returning with the cows. You should see Him. He is very handsome.
likhitva tasya citram hi
tarhi tat-prekshanam pascat
karishyami na samsayah
Sri Radha said: Draw a handsome picture of Him. Then I will look for Him in the west. Of this there is no doubt.
atha sakhyau vyalikhatam
citram nanda-sisoh subham
radhayai dadatus tvaram
The two friends drew a picture, handsome and filled with the sweetness of new youth, of Nanda's son, Krishna, and gave it to Radha.
tad drishtva harshita radha
citram kare prapasyanti
When Radha saw the picture She became very happy. Gazing at the picture in Her hand, yearning to see Krishna, and now overcome with bliss, She fainted.
dadarsa krishnam bhavane sayana
ghana-prabham pita-patam dadhanam
bhandira-dese yamunam sametya
nrityantam arad vrishabhanu-putri
As She slept in Her home, Vrishabhanu's daughter Radha dreamed of going to the Yamuna, where She gazed at Krishna, dark as a monsoon cloud, dressed in yellow garments, and dancing in Bhandiravana forest.
tadaiva radha sayanat samutthita
parasya krishnasya viyoga-vihvala
mene trilokim trinavad videha-rat
O king of Videha, when Radha rose from sleep, She was filled with the anguish of separation from Krishna. Always thinking of His handsome form, She thought the three worlds had become like a single blade of grass.
tarhy avrajantam sva-vanad vrajesvaram
gavaksham etyasu sakhi-pradarsitam
drishtva tu murccham samavapa sundari
Going to a window and, as Her two friends pointed to Him, gazing at Krishna, the master of Vraja as He walked on the narrow path from His own forest to King Vrishabhanu's palace, beautiful Radha fainted.
krishno 'pi drishtva vrishabhanu-nandinim
kurvan mano rantum ativa madhavo
lila-tanuh sa prayayau sva-mandiram
Glancing at Vrishabhanu's beautiful daughter Radha, who sheltered a host of transcendental virtues, and deciding in His heart to enjoy with Her, playful Krishna went on to His own palace.
evam tatah krishna-viyoga-vihvalam
samvikshya radham vrishabhanu-nandinim
uvaca vacam lalita sakhi vara
Seeing Her anguished by Krishna's absence and Her heart tortured by flames of love for Him, beautiful Lalita-sakhi spoke to Vrishabhanu's daughter Radha.
katham tvam vihvala radhe
yadicchasi harim su-bhru
tasmin sneham dridham kuru
Sri Lalita said: O Radha, why are You unconscious? O beautiful-eyebowed one, if You wish to attain Krishna, then give all Your love to Him.
lokasyapi sukham sarvam
O beautiful one, even now that You have found the person that brings all happiness to the world, Your heart still burns like the fire in a potter's kiln.
lalitayas ca lalitam
vacah srutva vrajesvari
netre unmilya lalitam
praha gadgadaya gira
Sri Narada said: Hearing Lalita's graceful words, Vraja's goddess, Radha, opened Her eyes and spoke in a faltering voice.
na praptau yadi me kila
kadacid vigraham tarhi
na hi svam dharayamy aham
Sri Radha said: If I cannot attain His feet, which now decorate this land of Vraja, I will not keep My body alive.
iti srutva vacas tasya
Sri Narada said: Terrified by hearing these words, Lalita went to Krishna by the Yamuna's beautiful shore.
praha caikakinam harim
Finding Krishna all alone under a kadamba tree in a solitary place laced with a network of flowering madhavi vines and filled with sweet sounds, Lalita spoke.
yasmin dine ca te rupam
radhaya drishtam adbhutam
tad-dinat stambhatam prapta
putrikeva na vakti kim
Sri Lalita said: Since the day She first saw Your wonderful form, Radha has been stunned. She is like a motionless puppet. She does not even speak.
Texts 26 and 27
alankaras tv arcir iva
vastram bharja-rajo yatha
sugandhih katuvad yasya
mandiram nirjanam vanam
pushpam banam candra-bimbam
visha-kandam avehi bhoh
tasyai sandarsanam dehi
Please know that Her ornaments have become for Her like dazzling suns, Her clothing like a shower of sparks, Her perfumes bitter, Her palace a solitary wilderness, Her flowers sharp arrows, and the moon a pot of poison. O, please give to Radha the sight of You, a sight that will destroy Her sufferings.
te sakshinah kim viditam na bhu-tale
srijasy alam pasi harasy atho jagat
yada samano 'si janeshu sarvatas
tathapi bhaktan bhajase paresvara
You see everything. In this world what do You not know? You create, protect, and destroy the universe. O Supreme Lord. although You are equal to all, You worship Your devotees.
iti srutva harih sakshal
uvaca bhagavan devo
Sri Narada said: Hearing Lalita's graceful words, Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, spoke with words deep as thunder.
sarvam hi bhavam manasah parasparam
na hy ekato bhamini jayate tatah
premaiva kartavyam ato mayi svatah
premna samanam bhuvi nasti kincit
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: We both feel this love in Our hearts. O noble girl, it is not that only one of Us feels it. She should love Me. In this world there is nothing equal to the love She bears for Me.
yatha hi bhandiravane manoratho
babhuva tasya hi tatha bhavishyati
ahaitukam prema ca sadbhir asritam
tac capi santah kila nirgunam viduh
The desire She felt in Bhandiravana forest will be fulfilled. Saintly devotees take shelter of pure unalloyed love for Me. Saintly devotees know that love for Me is beyond the touch of the matter.
ye radhikayam mayi kesave manag
bhedam na pasyanti hi dugdha-sauklavat
ta eva me brahma-padam prayanti tad
Pure devotees who see no difference between Sri Radha and Myself, Lord Krishna, attain My spiritual abode, which is pure as the whitest milk.
ye radhikayam mayi kesave harau
kurvanti bhedam ku-dhiyo jana bhuvi
te kala-sutram prapatanti duhkhita
rambhoru yavat kila candra-bhaskarau
Fools who see a difference between Sri Radha and Myself, Lord Krishna, fall onto the string of time. O girl with thighs like banana trees, they are tortured for as long the sun and moon exist.
ittham srutva vacah kritsnam
natva tam lalita sakhi
radham sametya rahasi
Sri Narada said: After hearing all these words, and after bowing before the Lord, Lalita-sakhi, her face full of smiles, approached Radha in a solitary place and spoke to Her.
tvam icchasi yatha krishnam
tatha tvam madhusudanah
tejas tv aikam dvidha janaih
Sri Lalita said: As You desire Krishna, so Krishna desires You. There is no difference between You. You are one. Only fools think You are two.
tathapi devi krishnaya
karma nishkaranam kuru
yena te vanchitam bhuyad
bhaktya paramaya sati
O goddess, You should serve Krishna without any other desire. O saintly one, by serving Him with great devotion, Your desire will be fulfilled.
iti srutva sakhi-vakyam
radha rasesvari nripa
candrananam praha sakhim
Sri Narada said: O king, after hearing Her friend's words, Sri Radha, the goddess of the rasa dance, spoke to Her friend Candranana, the best of the knowers of religion.
pujanam vada kasyacit
Sri Radha said: Please tell Me what kind of worship I should perform to please Sri Krishna, worship that will bring auspiciousness, piety, and the fulfillment of My desire.
tvaya bhadre dharma-sastram
tasmad vratam pujanam va
bruhi mahyam maha-mate
O beautiful one, You heard the religious scriptures from Garga Muni's own mouth. O noble-hearted one, please tell Me what vow or what worship I should perform.