Devotional Songs - Pad Kirtan
on Leela Madhuri
(Sweetness of the Divine Pastimes of Radha Krishna)
This is from the collection of devotional songs or pad kirtan in "Prem Ras Madira" on
Yugal Madhuri or the sweetness of the Divine couple, Radha Krishna.
The absolute essence of Divine love is Shri Radha. Only Shri Krishna understands Shri Radha,
but when He tries to fathom the complete depth of Her love, He fails because His Divine
consciousness merges into Her loving sweetness.
Thus only Shri Radha is the ultimate knower of Herself. Still, Shri Radha and Shri Krishna
are one, or it could be said that Radha Herself has become Krishna.
Shri Krishna is like the beauty of Divine love, and Shri Radha is the sweetness of that love.
The simultaneous dual and nondual nature of both Their forms and the love They share
is the subject of Yugal Madhuri pads.
Divine love is beyond human conception, but using these descriptions as a base for your
devotional imagination, you visualize the scene, actions, and feelings that these pads
evoke, and you can long to recieve that love one day.
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"Bali Jaun Yugal Sarkar Ki"
Bali jaun, yugal sarkar ki.
"I just adore the vision of the Divine couple, Radha Krishna."
Itai ravati sur madhur-muralika, Nagar Nandkumar ki.
"One one hand, coming from one side, I adore the sweet music of Lord Krishna's
flute, being played on the bank of the Yamuna River..."
Ut tey aain Bhanunandini, janu murati shringar ki.
"On the other hand, coming from the other side, over and over again I adore
Shri Radha, who is fully adorned with 16-fold decorations and who appears
as the personification of affection."
Kunj kutir teer kalindi, milani duhun drig char ki.
"On the banks of the Yamuna River, where the gentle and perfumed breeze is blowing,
I adore that moment of Radha and Krishna's sweet meeting when, as Their eyes meet, They forget Themselves."
Lakhahu dvait-advait adhurima, yugal-maduri-pyar ki.
"Oh gyanis who have attained nondual realization! Look at the nondualistic
sweetness of love in the dualism of Radha Krishna. I adore again and again
the mutual love of the Divine couple."
Yah 'Kripalu' bhi chahat boond ik, prem payodhi apar ki.
Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj says, "I, too, want to be blessed with a drop of that infinite ocean of love."