Poem for Mar 31


Radha-Govinda reciprocate with me.
Radha-Govinda, I am practicing
and learning to see You. “Stealing”
and peeking at You and Radharani is
what I’m doing. It is much better
than sitting before You with my eyes
closed. Some rare pure devotees like
Bilvamangala Thakura were able to see You,
although they were physically blind.
I am not of that caliber. Even
Madhavendra Puri did not recognize
the cowherd boy Krishna
when He came to bring
him milk. During Krishna’s appearance
on Earth, all the mudhas
saw Him as an ordinary
boy with a material body.
Out of millions of persons, some try
for perfection. Out of them
one actually attains perfection,
but even among the
liberated souls, hardly one
knows Krishna. Such a mahatma
is very rare. The arca-avataras at
Viraha Bhavan are an elite and
beautiful group. All transcendental.
See Them while you can.
I am grateful Radha-Govinda
reside with us at Viraha Bhavan.