Krishna & Radha
There is no path greater than love. There is no law higher than love. There is no goal beyond love. God and love are identical.
Prepared by Bill Petix
Krishna & Radha
Lord Krishna is the eighth and the most popular incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was born in approximately 3200 BCE in Vrindavan, where he was brought up by the cowherd family of Yashoda and Nanda. His childhood playmates were gopas (cowherd boys) and gopis (cowherd girls), who were greatly devoted to him. Of all gopis, Radha loved Krishna the most. In the forests of Vrindavan, Krishna often played his flute and gopis danced with him in ecstasy. The Gopis represent the individual souls trapped in physical bodies. Radha symbolizes the individual soul that is awakened to the love of God and is absorbed in such love. The sound of Krishna's flute represents the call of the divine for the individual souls. The gopis' love for Krishna signifies the eternal bond between the individual soul and God. The dance of the gopis and Krishna signifies the union of the human and Divine, the dance of the souls. In the forest, the gopis dance with Krishna and are absorbed in their love for him. This illustrates that when an individual soul responds to the call of the Divine, the soul enjoys union with the Lord and becomes absorbed in the divine ecstasy.
God is love, and our souls are also love, and it is through love alone that we can know God.
(Sant Kirpal Singh)
Love is the energizing elixir of the universe, the cause and effect of all harmonies.
When we come to the last moment of this lifetime, and we look back across it, the only thing that’s going to matter is “What was the quality of our love?”
Come on sweetheart let’s adore one another before there is no more of you and me.
Every fiber of my being is in love with You!
. I love thee to the depth and breath and height my soul can reach. My soul is screaming in ecstasy.
(Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
My arrow of love has arrived at the target.-3-
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
or if I don’t. If I cry about it.-4-
If you love one person more than another this is not true love.
. night and day. To love all things equally is true love. it is an attachment created by desire. There is a fire blazing inside of me.
I wish I could give you a taste of the burning fire of love. the fire is at work.
. “I am in the heart of God.” but rather.
When you love you should not say. all problems. “God is in my heart.-5-
Love is the great solvent of all difficulties. all misunderstandings.
A life without love isn’t a life.-6-
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
. love will come to meet you.
If destiny comes to help you.
so let a man cultivate goodwill without measure among all beings. unmixed with any sense of difference or opposed interests. Let him suffuse the whole world with thoughts of love. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.-7-
As a mother even at the risk of her own life protects her only son.
Making the decision to have a child is momentous.
. that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)
To be able to say how much you love is to love but little.-8-
Love consists in this.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. it needs to be fed out of the oil of another’s heart.
(Henry W. or its flame burns low. Like a lamp. Beecher)
They do not love who do not show their love.
When all the strings of my life will be tuned.-10-
The heart is the thousand-stringed instrument. then at every touch of yours will come out the music of love.
. Our sadness and fear come from being out of tune with love.
It makes you stronger.
Love says. It makes joys more intense. because you divide them.” to everything that is near.-11-
Love makes burdens lighter. because you share them. I will take care of you. so that you can reach out and become involved with life in ways you dared not risk alone. “I will.
but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
. and invulnerable in defense.-12-
To love for the sake of being loved is human. Heaven arms with love those who it would not see destroyed.
(Alphonse de Lamartine)
For love is victorious in attack.
the ecstasy of it.-13-
God is love.
(J. the delight. and he that has learned to live in the spirit of love has learned to live and dwell in God. you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth. Krishnamurti)
but to one person you may be the world.
To the world you may be one person.-14-
Love. and do what thou will.
(Roger de Busy-Rabutin)
. it puts out the little and kindles the great.-15-
A mind might ponder its thoughts for ages and not gain so much self-knowledge as the passion of love shall teach in a day.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Absence is to love what wind is to fire.
The more you remember others with kindness and generosity.-16-
Start learning to love God by loving those whom you cannot love. the more you forget yourself.
. you find God. and when you forget yourself completely.
If I had to choose between loving you and breathing I would use my last breath to say “I love you”.
(The Aquarian Gospel)
Love is the power of God that binds two souls and makes them one. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: Everyone you meet is a mirror.
(Ken Keyes Jr.-17-
A loving person lives in a loving world. there is no power on earth that can dissolve that bond.
. but by virtue of love he may rule the world forever.
By accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time.-18-
He who comes to do good knocks at the gate. He who loves finds the gate open.
the Crown of all our bliss. but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Love one another.-19-
Love of God is devotion. It is love for love's sake. It is divine. It is pure love.
Love of body or skin is passion.
Love that has nothing but beauty to keep it in good health. is short lived.
he is a liar.” and hates his brother. “I love God. for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. for God is love.-21-
He who does not love does not know God.
If anyone says.
none can simulate it. Where it is not. an inborn capacity for disinterested love.
Where love is.
. no disguise can hide it for long. This power to love another for his own sake is one of the things that makes us like God.-22-
There is in the human will an innate tendency.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
God wants to see more love and playfulness in your eyes for that is your greatest witness to Him.
There is only one happiness in life.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea. the more I have. for both are infinite. my love as deep. to love and be loved. The more I give to thee.
to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith.
Love means to commit oneself without guarantee.-25-
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
. while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Because of Your love I have broken with my past.
It is possible that a man can be so changed by love as hardly to be recognized as the same person.
If I know what love is.
Since love grows within you. For love is the beauty of the soul. it is because of you. so beauty grows.
but there are many more dying for a little love. but the only cure for loneliness.
. but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person. and hopelessness is love. despair.-28-
We can cure physical diseases with medicine.
. and each one extends from the highest heaven to the lowest earth. that human desire was originally one and whole and the desire and the pursuit of the whole is called love.
Love possesses seven hundred wings.-29-
Love is the expression of an ancient need.
The great tragedy of life is not that men perish. but it can fulfill life’s purpose. Love cannot save life from death. and so makes Man’s strange and difficult situation acceptable.-30-
The absolute value of love makes life worth while. but that they cease to love.
We can welcome its coming.-31-
We can perhaps learn to prepare for love. but we cannot make it happen. We are elected into love. we can learn to treasure and cherish it when it comes.
(Irene Claremone de Castillejo)
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.
I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets. but if I have no love. my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell. I may have all the faith needed to move mountains but if I have no love.
I may be able to speak the language of men and even of angels.-32-
I may have the gift of inspired preaching. I am nothing.
If you would be loved. love has of necessity been eternally in existence.
Born at the banquet of the gods. and as long as the Soul has been love has been. towards the Good. for it springs from the intention of the Soul towards its best. love and be lovable.
and makes us friends with the gods who are above us. and is the source of all our happiness and harmony. and with one another.-34-
Does my behavior in respect of love affect nothing? That is because there is not enough love in me.
Love has the greatest power.
Time is a factory where everyone slaves away. earning enough love to break their own chains.-35-
Love’s gift cannot be given. it waits to be accepted.
How many habits have we been able to break through love.
(Teilhard de Chardin)
We will do many things for those whom we love which we would not ordinarily do . which we would never have had the strength to break without love?
.which we would not ordinarily have the strength of mind and power to do.-36-
The conclusion is always the same: Love is the most powerful and still the most unknown energy of the world.
we are not in love enough.
Our desire for God is fanned by His love: It is His attraction that draws all wayfarers along the path.-37-
When we are not in love too much. Does dust rise up without a wind? Does a ship float without the sea?
For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks. the ultimate. the fire is at work. If I cry about it. There is a fire blazing inside of me. the last test and proof. the work for which all other work is but preparation. night and day.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)
I wish I could give you a taste of the burning fire of love. or if I don’t.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. but you feel the sweetness that it pours into everything. but you feel the rain and know how glad the flowers and the thirsty earth are to have it after a hot day.-39-
Love is something like the clouds that were in the sky before the sun came out. You cannot touch the clouds. You cannot touch love either. you know.
swiftly tiring of each. and pushing it back to make haste for the next.-40-
Love talked about can be easily turned aside. Stanley Mooneyham)
A life without love. but love demonstrated is irresistible. We draw out slide after slide.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
. is nothing but a mere magic-lantern show.
(W. without the presence of the beloved.
. or family. Philia. the love that people have for God.The Meaning of Love
Those four letters. love for a lover. which denoted the love we feel for friends. duty. L-O-V-E. contain multitudes. The Ancient Greeks used three different words in place of our catch-all one: Agape.
Kirpalct@yahoo. and Eros.