The Selfish Near God

The Selfish Near God

There are people who, although they have the fortune of being close to God, are completely selfish. They want to steal Krsna, keep Him close, and make Him their servant. Akrura is the leader of all such persons. Akrura wanted Krsna to come and liberate himself, his...
Eternally in Vraja, But Why Viraha?

Eternally in Vraja, But Why Viraha?

In reality, Krsna is eternally in Vrndavana and never leaves. So then what is this viraha that we see in pastimes such as these and those that follow? We know that there was so much pain on both Krsna’s side and the gopis’ side while Krsna resided in Mathura and...
Krsna’s Weakness

Krsna’s Weakness

The gopis said, “If people offer themselves to Krsna, Krsna accepts them. He cannot refuse them. This is His weakness. He even accepted the witch Putana as a mother. She offered her breast milk to Him with the intention of poisoning Him, but despite her...
The Soft-hearted Lord

The Soft-hearted Lord

The gopis knew that Krsna and Baladeva were very soft-hearted. If anyone in Mathura were to just offer them a little love and service then they will come under their control. The gopis thought, “If you give Krsna anything His heart melts; even if its just a little bit...

The gopis were not worried that Krsna may be harmed by Kamsa. That is not why they were distressed. They knew that Krsna’s heart was very soft and that as soon as Vasudeva and Devaki saw Krsna they would offer their affection and prayers to Him and not allow Him to...
The Pure and Simple Hearts

The Pure and Simple Hearts

apy anghri-mule patitasya me vibhuh sirasy adhasyan nija-hasta-pankajam dattabhayam kala-bhujanga-ramhasa prodvejitanam saranaininam nrnam Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.38.16   “When I prostrate myself at his feet, the almighty Bhagavan will place His lotus-like hand on my...