“My Guru is Radharani,” Krishna says

“My Guru is Radharani,” Krishna says

Excerpt from the book “The Last Limit of Bhakti
by Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja

In this line, in our guru-paramparā Krishna is at top, but Krishna says,

rādhikāra prema-guru, āmi-śiṣya naṭa
sadā āmā nānā nṛtye nācāya udbhaṭa
—(Caitanya Caritamṛta Ādi 4.124)

“My guru is Rādhārānī,” Krishna says. “In loving affairs My guru is Rādhārānī, so She always makes Me dance according to Her tune.” So who is at the topmost platform of guru? That is Rādhārānī. So although in our guru-paramparā the topmost position is Krishna, He says, “Rādhārānī is My guru in loving affairs and She makes Me dance according to Her tune. I’ll dance, I’ll dance. Āmi-śiṣya nata, I am Her disciple and nata, dancer.” The guru makes the disciple dance, “Go there, come here, up down, up down.” The guru can make the disciple dance so Krishna says, “Rādhārānī is My guru in loving affairs and She always makes Me dance according to her tune. I am dancing according Her tune. My guru is Rādhārānī.”

So in the guru-paramparā the topmost position is Rādhārānī. This is guru-tattva. Those who get vraja- sevā-adhikāra, the right to serve Krishna in Vrajabhumi, they are the servants of Rādhārānī. Those who have gotten that opportunity serve Rādhārānātha. And Gaurasundara is rādhā-bhāva-dyuti-suvalitaṁ. Rādhā-bhāva is predominating in Gaurasundara.

gaura aṅga nahe mora-rādhāṅga-sparśana
vrajendra-suta vinā teṅho nā sparśe anya-jana
—(Caitanya Caritamṛta M.8.287)

What does He say, this is His own statement. “This is not the body of Gaura, this is the body of Rādhā.” Gaura says this thing. “Only Vrajendra-suta, the son of Nanda Mahārāja can touch this body. Nobody else can touch this body.” So rādhā-bhāva is predominating in Gaura. In our guru-paramparā where Gaura comes, there Rādhā comes. That guru-paramparā in which Gaura comes is Rādhā’s paramparā.

This is guru-tattva, because in Gaurasundara rādhā-bhāva is predominating. So those who are gaurānugas, followers of Gaura, they are rādhānugas, because rādhā-bhāva is predominating in Gaura, this is gauḍīya-guru-dhara.

1 Comment

  1. dayanidhi

    “That guru-parampara in which Gaura comes is Radha’s parampara’
    What else can be said?

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