Week of Radha
We start with Krishna’s holy name
The maha mantra, the great mantra for deliverance
Bringing us an invitation to engage in service
Filled with freedom, grace, and good fortune
And freeing us from the grip that the
Anxieties of this life have on us
That hold us tightly to this false notion of I and mine
And find before Krishna’s name is the name of Radha
The Hare before Krishna in the great mantra for deliverance
The energy of the Lord that opens the front door, or the side
For us to directly serve, and also indirectly serve
Especially serve as the servant of the servant of the servant
Radha is the consort of Krishna, and is always by His side.
She is the feminine form of the Lord, the hladini shakti
The balance, the complete, non different than Him.
They are one, being two. The original couple.
The original relationship of love.
“I can only believe in a God who dances,” Nietzsche once said.
And loves, I would add. Radha is God’s love. And we love that.
Love the notion that love is at the core, the essence, the beginning
Of all life. Love that love is alive and well in heaven. Love that
Besides Krishna loving all of us, his bits and pieces, his parts and parcels
He has his own special love, and unlimited relationships surrounding it.
Radha stands with Krishna on the altar, and before Krishna in his holy name
She guides our way if we let her, extends her hand and says
Come spirit soul, recall who you are, and go wild
With joy and experiences of pure love.