Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Prema Bhakti

The treasure of prema-bhakti (pure loving devotion) is the only thing that satisfies the soul. It is the only true goal of life. It is the only eternal position. Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu explains you cannot find that treasure of prem-bhakti even in the scriptures. There is only one place it is to be found. The essence of the scriptures is that and that alone. But you can only find it in the hearts of the devotees who have surrendered their lives in the dust of the lotus feet of the Vaishnavas. To those devotees, Krishna is manifesting the essence of all shastra, the essence of the truth. Without gaining the favor of such devotees, the treasure of prema-bhakti is unattainable by anyone. This is the great esoteric mystic teaching in the school of bhakti. Yasya prasadad bhagavat prasado yasya prasadan na gatih kuto api. Simply by pleasing our guru maharaj, simply pleasing the exalted Vaishnavas, Krishna is pleased and when Krishna is pleased only is the treasure of prema-bhakti revealed in our hearts.

- H.H.Radhanath Swami


  1. Krisne matir astu! :)

  2. Thanks Swamiji.......Vaishnava seva satisfies Krishna.......

  3. Such a beautiful answer. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.