Poem for Mar 23

Acarya's Writing

Padyavali, Anthology of Devotional Poetry
Srila Rupa Gosvami

Sri Radha-sakhi-vakyam
The Words of Srimati Radharani’s Friend

Verse 298

O prince of Vraja, who can say
whether You are at fault or
not at fault for abandoning
this girl? Who can say
whether Your actions are
auspicious or inauspicious?
Still, O tilaka-marking of Your family,
my cruel heart remembers how
this girl entered the dangerous
forest for Your sake, without
caring for Her own self.

— Sri Ramacandra dasa