Krsna’s footprints

A: Krsna has 19 signs on His lotus feet. So, one by one you can also remember. All of them are important. First, you chant the holy names. While you are chanting, remember the footprints of Krsna.

Srimati Radhika told how beautiful is Vrndavan. Because Krsna walks on the paths of Vrndavan and everywhere there are His footprints. And when Krsna walks on the paths of Vrndavan, just behind Him, Brahma, Siva, all the demigods and demigoddesses used to come in Vrndavan and worship His footprints.

Krsna’s glorifications are spread all over the universe. Even Laksmi-devi is hankering in how to worship the lotus feet of Krsna. Even Laksmi-devi, that is one-pointed with Her husband Narayan in Vaikuntha-dham, used to go to Vrndavan to worship the lotus feet of Krsna. Because Krsna’s feet is very sweet and soft and very wonderful also.

According to the conception of the scriptures – tattva-darsan –, there is no difference between Narayan and Krsna.

But according to rasa-vicar, Krsna is much higher than Narayan. Because the same Krsna manifests Himself in the form of Narayan in Vaikuntha. Santa and dhasya-rasas are there. And Krsna Brajendranandan Syamasundar is always full of 12 mellows, madhurya-ras, and 12 mellows are there. Especially, madhurya-bhav is in there.

So, in this regard, Krsna’s feet are very sweet. Laksmi-devi used to come in Vrndavan to find out how to serve the lotus feet of Krsna. But this is not so easy to get, to serve the lotus feet of Krsna.

Because Krsna’s lotus feet have 19 types of footprints. The flag, a very nice and beautiful flag. Every country has its flag. The flag is the sign of the victory. That means that if you remember the flag in Krsna’s footprint, you can also conquer maya. It means victory over maya.

Another thing is when there are loving quarrels with Radha and Krsna, then Krsna is defeated and He carries the flag of Srimati Radhika on His shoulder. This was quoted by Srila Visvanath Cakravarti Thakur -Vijay Sakha. There are two meanings of vijay sakha. One friend of Krsna has this name, Vijay-sakha. And Vijay Sakha means that Krsna is carrying the flag of Srimati Radhika on His shoulder. She says: “Ok, now You are defeated, so I conquered and you have to carry on my flag!”

So, if you remember these types of things, then you can conquer maya.

The other is the thunderbolt. The thunderbolt destroys all your lust and anger. Lust and anger are like a big, big mountain. How to destroy the mountain? With a thunderbolt as like Indra who tried to destroy Braj with thunderbolts. In the same way, if you remember the thunderbolt on the Krsna’s footprint then all your lust, anger, will be destroyed. This is the process.

Unkush means goad. The elephants are controlled by a goad, that the elephant driver uses to control them, with a small goad. In the same way, if you remember the unkush then you can control maya too. And you can control Krsna also. Srimati Radhika controls to Krsna with Her goad of maan (anger). (verse) Srimati Radhika controls to Krsna with Her maan. Maan means “anger mood”, “leftish wing mood”.

So Krsna is like a mad elephant. But how to control a mad elephant? With a goad. So, Srimati Radhika can control Krsna with Her goad of maan.

In this way Srimati Radhika controls Krsna. He is very intoxicated with Her youth, beautiful form. She is very expert in speak sweet eloquent words and Krsna is completely intoxicated.

She is very expert in different, different kinds of arts. 64 types of arts.How to speak, how to walk. Every kind of art Srimati Radhika knows. All kinds of arts.

Even how to look. With Her very nice and beautiful romantic sidelong glance She also controls Krsna.

In Vrndavan, Krsna used to go to Candravali and then Srimati Radhika did maan. Why? Because She knows: “Only I can give completely and exclusively pleasure for Krsna, Candravali cannot. And if Krsna cannot get the exclusive pleasure or happiness from Candravali, He won’t be happy.”

So, in this regard, Srimati Radhika did maan. This is the process. She has no jealousy, in this world there is jealousy. Jealousy is one kind of poison. But there, there is no jealousy. In this material world looks like jealousy, but it is not jealousy actually. All activities are only for the service of Krsna, krsna-seva. In this material world, jealousy, enviousness, selfishness also coming, but in the transcendental world, there is no selfishness, no jealousy. There, “jealousy”, maan, is only for Krsna-seva.

So, for this regard Srimati Radhika did maan. Maan is not jealousy, there is no selfishness. In this material world, everything is selfishness. But there, all activities are for the exclusive pleasure of Krsna. The definition of bhakti is like this. All the endeavours are for the exclusive pleasure of Krsna, what is favourable to Him. All activities.

So, in this regard, Krsna used to go to the kunja of Candravali and Srimati Radhika becomes angry. Why? Because She knows that “only I can give pleasure to Krsna.”

So, maybe your question will come in this case: why does Krsna go to Candravali’s kunja if there He cannot get the perfect satisfaction and happiness? Why does He go there?

Actually, Yogamaya creates this separation in the heart of Srimati Radhika. The separation is the nourishment of the meeting. If you are always staying together you cannot develop your meeting. So, in this regard, Yogamaya arranges everything in this way.

Krsna goes to the place of Candravali, then Srimati Radhika feels separation and She does maan in this way, then different, different kinds of anubhav come. Srimati Radhika’s mind is always absorbed in Krsna. 24 hours, She is always absorbed with Krsna; how to serve Krsna, how to give pleasure to Krsna. 24 hours Her mind is absorbed.

She knows everything but Yogamaya arranges everything. Because Krsna is called rasik, He knows how to increase more and more love and affection in the heart of Srimati Radhika.

If I tell you too much you cannot understand. If I speak too much you will be like the buffalo, chewing the grass while the flautist plays the flute.

The cow cannot discriminate between a rasa-gula or the rice rusk.

Chant the holy names. For now, you cannot digest everything, so, step by step, listen tohari-katha, chant holy names, do bhajan and sadhan, give up your bad things, stupid-nonsense things and just for one life sacrifice yourself for guru and Krsna and chant the holy names and do bhajan and sadhan.

Do you understand?

Gaur Premanande! HariHaribol!

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