Sung to Raga Vibhasa
Come, Radha, come. Krishna follows your
‘Soil my bed with indigo footprints, Kamini,
lay waste the grove
savage it with your petal-soft feet.
‘I take your feet in lotus hands, Kamini,
you have come far.
Lay those gold flaring anklets across my bed.
‘Let yes yes flow from your mouth like amrita.
From your breasts, Kamini,
I draw off the dukula-cloth. We are no longer separate.’
–from the Gitagovinda (xii.2, 3, 4) by Jayadeva
Oxford Anthology of Bhakti Literature (2011:69)
"My dear Sati, persons who are devoted to Narayana (Krsna) are not afraid of anything. If they are elevated to the higher planetary systems, or if they get liberation from material contamination, or if they are pushed down to hellish condition of life—or, in fact, in any situation whatever—they are not afraid of anything. Simply because they have taken shelter of the lotus feet of Narayana, for them any position in the material world is as good as another."
Srimad Bhagavatam 6.17.52
Upon hearing the transcendental song of Krishna’s flute, the otherwise chaste gopis abandon their husbands and rush in to the forest, following the sound to meet Krishna. Upon seeing a lone Krishna playing his long murali-flute in the otherwise quiet grove they become ecstatic and all wish to dance with him, Krishna being ever merciful to the desires of his lovers suddenly appears in many forms to dance with each of them. Not wanting the ecstatic dance to end, this one night is mystically extended to be as long as a day of Brahmaji. Whereas it may seem Krishna dances with the wives of other men, his lovers being his infinite shakti, he merely dances with his own shadows.
The elegance of true love
Krishna & Radha
♥ RADHA KRISHNA ♥
♥ RADHA KRISHNA ♥
Radha Krishna, the eternal lovers.
Artist: Vasudeo Pandya