What Will Please Krishna?

9th September 2014

Radhanath Swami

Rupa Goswami wrote that if you want to remain attached to your family, friendship and love in the material platform of this world, then do not go to Vrindavana; to the bank of Yamuna at kesi ghat, where Sri Govinda deva is standing in His beautiful form - dark like a monsoon cloud with elongated beautiful lotus like eyes - in His three fold bending form - placing His flute to His reddish lips, which are shining in the moon light.

His vision of Krsna is willing to reveal it to all of us within our hearts on the altar. We are seeing Krsna & thinking, “Oh, very nice. Today it looks very nice”. We are seeing Kriha but He is not revealing Himself to us very much, if He is, we will be in ecstasy, will be seeing God, will be seeing what Rupa Goswami is talking about. He is there. premanjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena. According to our eyes anointed with love, Krsna reveals Himself. We cannot force our way into spiritual world. We cannot force our way to realization. Everything can only come by mercy. Krsna bestows His mercy and reveals Himself according to the devotional love that we are describing today; it is for this purpose, with this mood that we interact with each other in the mood of servant of the servant of the servant of the Lord; because that’s what pleases Krsna. To the degree we want to please ourself - to that degree we are bereft of true bhakti. What will please Krsna? How I deal with other people? How I deal with other vaisnavas as their servant and happy to see them progressing, sad to see them having set backs? That pleases Krsna.