The Supremacy of Divine Name ‘RADHE’
Throughout his life, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj gave all who came in contact with him, be they a preeminent scholar, sceptic or everyday person the opportunity to understand three essential truths:
*Shri Radha is the ultimate goal of every living being.
*Shri Radha is the essence of all scriptures.
*Shri Radha is the personification of the highest state of divine
love known as mahabhava.
She is the innermost delighting and inspiring power of Shri Krishna Himself, and so the Lord of innumerable universes is always in Her service, and from His every pore resonates Her sweet name. To complement his theoretical discourses, Shri Maharaj Ji took the essence of Vedic teaching and presented it in the form of sankirtans, devotional poetry set to melodious music (that he also composed), perfect for congregational chanting and meditation.
He always emphasised the sweet loving remembrance of Shri Radha Rani. THIS WAS IN FACT HIS VERY FIRST AND LAST TEACHING. On the morning of his last day, Shri Maharaj Ji delivered his final discourse wherein he said, “…. pay careful attention to the instruction I am repeatedly giving you. Firmly resolve, O mind! Meditate on the lotus feet of Shri Radha Rani.”
His library of devotional works contains thousands of compositions, depicting different relative moods to captivate all kinds of minds, in the form of bhajans, songs, verses and couplets. Thanks to the advent of modern technology, any person anywhere in the world can access any number of his works like Prema Rasa Madira, Bhakti Shatak, Braja Ras Madhuri, Yugal Madhuri, Yugal Shatak, Yugal Rasa, Radha Govind Geet or Shyama Shyam Geet and will find nothing but the sweet eulogy of his beloved, Shri Radha Rani pervading them.
Although you will also find duet eulogies, Shri Radha Krishna and the truth revealed by him that Shri Krishna and Shri Radha are one Supreme Entity in two forms, but on closer analysis of his entire literary works one can conclude that throughout his life, Shri Maharaj Ji emphasised the divine message, “Lovingly recite the name of Shri Radha.”
*A brief introduction of Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj*
(Known by His devotees as Shri Maharaj Ji)
The original title of Jagadguruttam (‘Greatest Spiritual Teacher of the World’) was bestowed upon Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj on January 14, 1957, by ‘Kashi Vidvat Parishad’ (a council of 500 greatest scholars saints of India). He composed divine texts like ‘Prem Ras Madira’, ‘Prem Ras Siddhant’, and ‘Radha Govind Geet’ to lead us on the right path of devotion. He also gave priceless monuments as gifts to the world which include - Bhakti Mandir located in Bhakti Dham, Mangarh, Prem Mandir located in Vrindavan Dham, and Kirti Mandir located in Barsana Dham. Shri Maharajji also built hospitals for the impoverished, the Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya in Vrindavan, Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya in Barsana, and another one in Pratapgarh. All three help millions of underprivileged to gain free access to medical care. His Kindergarten, School, and College for impoverished girls Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Education is located in Kunda and provides completely free education.