Sri Uddhava Sandesh & Sri Hamsaduta (Srila Rupa Goswami)


When Krsna was starting for Mathura on the chariot driven by Akrura and the gopis were blocking His way, Krsna assured them that He was coming back just after finishing His business in Mathura. He told them not be overwhelmed and in this way, pacified them. Since Krsna had departed from Vrndavana and gone to Mathura, the inhabitants of Vrndavana, especially mother Yasoda, Nanda Maharaja, Srimati Radharani, the gopis and the cowherd boys, were simply thinking of Krsna at every step. They were thinking. ?Here Krsna was playing in this way. Here Krsna was blowing His flute. Krsna was joking with us in this way, and Krsna was embracing us like this. This is call lila-smarana, and it is the process of association with Krsna mostly recommended by great devotees, even Lord Caitanya, when He was at Puri, enjoyed lila-smarana association with Krsna In the meantime, Uddhava, a cousin-brother of Krsna?s, came to see Krsna from Dvaraka. After Krsna returned from His teacher?s home, he was pleased to see Uddhava, who happened to be His dear most friends. Krsna wanted to send him to Vrndavana with a message to the residents to pacify their deep feelings of separation. Requested by Lord Krsna, Uddhava immediately let on his chariot and carried the message to Gokula. He approached Vrndavana at sunset when the cows were returning home from the pasturing ground. Let us then read this sublime poetry and gain further appreciation of how God is not impersonal but is the supreme lovable person. The second book here presented, Sri Hamsaduta, is a wonderfully poetic work describing the mood of the gopis, and especially Srimati Radharani, after Krsna left for Mathura.


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