Sanatan-Sikha: Hero and Heroine

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
25 June 2015

 

[His Divine Grace is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, chapter 23:]

vrajendra-nandana krsna—nayaka-siromani
nayikara siromani—radha-thakurani

"Vrajendra Nandan Krishna is the best of heroes, and the best heroine is Radha Thakurani." [62]

ananta krsnera guna, chausatti-pradhana
eka eka guna suni' judaya bhakta-kana

"Krishna's qualities have no end, among them sixty-four are main. Hearing about these qualities, one after another, brings satisfaction to the ears of the devotees." [65]

The sixty-four virtues are:

1) suramyanga, He has the most beautiful body; 2) sarva-sal-laksana-yukta, adorned with all auspicious marks; 3) sundar, beautiful; 4) mahateja, powerful; 5) balavan, strong; 6) kisor-bayasa-yukta, always young; 7) vividha adbhuta bhasajna, knows various wonderful languages; 8) satyavak, always speaks truth; 9) priya-vakya-yukta, always says pleasing words; 10) vakpatu, an expect speaker; 11) supandita, an expert scholar; 12) buddhi-man, very wise; 13) pratibha-yukta, genius; 14) vidagdha, expert at enjoying plays and art; 15) chatur, cunning; 16) daksa, an expert; 17) krtajna, grateful; 18) sudrdha-vrata, determined in His vows; 19) desa-kala-patra-jna, expert at acting according to the place, time, and person; 20) sastra-drsta-yukta, expert at the scriptures; 21) suchi, clean and neat; 22) vasi, self-controlled; 23) sthira, balanced; 24) damana-sila, self-controlled; 25) ksama-sila, forgiving; 26) gambhira, grave; 27) dhrtiman, calm and always intelligent; 28) sama-saumya-charita, treats everyone equally; 29) vadanya, magnanimous; 30) dharmik, religious; 31) sura, brave; 32) karuna, merciful; 33) manada, respectful; 34) daksina, simple and liberal; 35) vinayi, humble; 36) lajja-yukta, bashful; 37) saranagata-palaka, protector of the surrendered souls; 38) sudhi, erudite; 39) bhakta-bandhu, a friend of the devotees; 40) prema-vasya, conquered by love; 41) sarva-subha-kari, all-auspicious; 42) pratapi, influential; 43) kirti-man, famous for good deeds; 44) loka-anurakta, attracts all people; 45) sadhu-diger samasraya, the shelter of the saintly; 46) nari-mahohari, the enchanter of women; 47) sarva-radhya, worshippable by all; 48) samrddhi-man, rich; 49) srestha, very dear; 50) aisvarya-yukta, possesses all opulences and riches.

Besides these fifty qualities there are also these five:

1) sarvada svarupa-samprapta, always situated in His eternal nature 2) sarva-jna, all-knowing; 3) nitya-nutana, ever-fresh; 4) sach-chid-ananda-dhanibhuta-svarupa, an abode of eternity, knowledge, and ecstasy; 5) akhila-siddhi-vasakari, has unlimited mystic powers.

The remaining nine qualities are:

1) possesses inconceivable supreme powers; 2) His body is an abode of millions of universes; 3) He is the source of all avatars; 4) bestows liberation to those whom He kills; 5) attracts even those who are fully-satisfied within themselves.
1) He is an ocean of Pastimes and brings joy to everyone; 2) in His Pastimes of conjugal love He is surrounded by His dear devotees; 3) He attracts the three worlds with the sound of His flute; 4) there is no parallel to His beauty, love, or Pastimes.

There are so many virtues of the Lord. Krishna has sixty-four virtues, and He gave Radharani some extra qualities—then you can think what kind of extra qualities Srimati Radharani has that Krishna is always attracted to Her!

ananta guna sri-radhikara, panchisa-pradhana
yei gunera 'vasa' haya krsna bhagavan

"Sri Radhika possesses unlimited qualities, and twenty-five of them are those that bring Krishna, the Supreme Lord, under Her control." [81]

nayaka, nayika,—dui rasera 'alambana'
sei dui srestha,—radha, vrajendra-nandana

"The basis of ecstasy or a relationship is twofold, the hero and the heroine—Radha and Vrajendra Nandan are the ultimate Hero and Heroine." [87]

ei-mata dasye dasa, sakhye sakha-gana
yaiche rasa haya, suna tahara laknana

"In the same way, servitors and friends also feel ecstasy—servitors in the mood of servitude, friends in the mood of friendship. Listen now about their symptoms..." [88]

sanksepe kahilun ei 'prayojana' vivarana
panchama-purusartha—ei 'krsna-prema' mahadhana

"I have spoken in brief, describing this goal of life (prayojana) to you: this greatest treasure of Krishna-prema is the fifth and ultimate meaning of life."[95]

purve prayage ami rasera vichare
tomara bhai rupe kailun sakti-sanchare

"Before, I empowered your brother Rupa in Prayag in understanding of these ecstatic moods." [96]

 

 

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Rupa and Sanatan
First Encounter
Running Away
On the way to
Mahaprabhu

Finishing Visaya

Rupa-sikha:
Meeting Mahaprabhu
Empowering Srila Rupa Goswami
Rare, Rarer, the Rarest
The Ultimate Gardening Guide
Pure Devotion

Santan-sikha:
Sambandha:
Supreme Personality of Godhead
The Three Worlds
Brahmas' Realm
Krishna's Beauty
Abhidheya:
Maya's Family
The Cry of a Surrendered Soul
Breaking Free
Delusion of Liberation
Leaving Ulterior Motive
When Krishna Gives Mercy
Awakening Taste for Service
Full Faith
Power Transmission
Surrender in Good Association
Six Limbs of Surrender
Sixty-Four Devotional Practices
Spontaneous Loving Devotion
Prayojan:
The Path to the Supreme Goal
Hero and Heroine
"You Are Mine!"
The All-Attractive Lord

 


 

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