Radha

From Sahaja Yoga Encyclopedia


The Adi Shakti came on this Earth as Radha. She is the same who came as the Mother of Christ.... Ra is energy and dha means the one who has sustained it. She is the sustainer of that energy.... And Radha, who was His energy, was known for alhadadayini. Alhadadayini means the one who is joy-giving. Alhad is even more than joy.... Alhad means a bubbling of joy. When you see somebody and they are bubbling with joy, that is Her power. And She was the power of Shri Krishna ... the one who gives you that joy which creates, raises your hair with joy.... One day She felt jealous of the flute that Shri Krishna was carrying on His lips and She asked Shri Krishna, “What is so special about this flute, that she is always at Your lips?” Shri Krishna smiled and said, “Why don’t You go and ask the flute itself?” So She went to the flute and asked, “What is your specialty, that you are always on the lips of My Lord, the Lord of the Universe?” She said, “Shri Radha, don’t You know that I have no specialty? I have no ego left in me. I am a hollow personality. The only thing I know is that the Lord is playing the melody and I listen to it. I am amused at people when they say that the flute is being played....” Shri Radha’s love was so great that for Her She did not think of dharma, but just to be at the command of Her Lord. (Shri Krishna Pujas 1983 & 1984 and Shri Saraswati Puja 1990 and 9 July 1989)

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Radha is a Hindu goddess who is almost always depicted alongside Krishna and features prominently within the theology of Vaishnava traditions, which regards Radha as the original Goddess or Shakti.

The Sanskrit term Rādhā (Sanskrit:राधा) means “Fortunate, Successful”. The origin of name Rādhā are Sanskrit words ārādha (paying homage, gratification) and ārādhana (homage, worship). The accurate understanding would be service, specifically devotional service, since it comes from love and thus is joyful.