Srila Gurudeva: Those who are confidential servants of Srimati Radhika, and who have more affection for Her than for Krsna, never desire Her separation from Krsna. In fact, Vrajavasis like Lalita and Visakha, and palya-dasis like Rupa Manjari, Rati Manjari, and Kamala Manjari, cannot tolerate the separation of Radhika from Krsna at all. Do you know who is Kamala Manjari? In her sadhaka form she is Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.
In his song, Sri Krsna Virahe, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura writes: “I cannot bear to see the feelings of separation of Radhika”:
sri krsna-virahe, radhikara dasa, ami to sahite nari
yugala milana, sukerea karana, jivana chadite pari
“I am absolutely unable to tolerate Sri Radhika’s pitiable condition when She is suffering in separation from Sri Krsna, but I am fully prepared to immediately give up my life for the sake of Their happy reunion.”
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura is weeping as he writes, “When Radhika laments in divyon-mada, in the transcendental madness of separation from Krsna she displayed in Brahmara-gita (Radhika speaking with a bumblebee) and at other times, I cannot bear it. I don’t want Krsna to leave Radhika. He should always remain with Her in Vraja.” He continues, “I cannot tolerate the separation of Radhika for Krsna, but I can easily give up my life if that will help to bring Krsna to Her.” This is the mood of the palya-dasis of Radhika.
North Shore, Hawaii
December 25, 2006