It is with some reservations that we publish this book. This topic of Radha dasyam is very confidential. It is meant only for those who have transcendental greed to realize their manjari bhava and svarupa. It is really suitable for general readers. This is because anyone who tries To understand and relish this special service to Srimati Radharani while remaining in bodily male or female consciousness simply deceives him /herself. The sacred service of Sri Radha can only be realized by a devotee who is completely fixed in manjari bhava and who is exclusively dedicated to the goal of attaining Radha dasyam, becoming a confidant dasi of Srimati Radhika. Such persons will not cultivate any desire in their hearts except the desire for the happiness of the Divine Couple. Our hope is that those who have genuine greed (i.e. pure spiritual greed) for rill happily relish this confidential harikatha, while those who don't simply find it of no interest.
If we have genuine greed for pure bhakti, for the mood of Vraja, especially for Radha dasyam, we will naturally desire to get siddha pranali and realize our svarupa (eternal spiritual form as a manjari maidservant of Sri mati Radhika). However, if we take it simply to show off or for other reasons of false ego, we will be cheated and will not get real thing. If we practice bhakti because we desire prestige, position, money and followers or if we come to bhakti because we hope for friends and socializing, or simply because we hope it will make us feel better, we will not realize our svarupa. If we practice bhakti on top of unresolved personal issues, if we are unaware of chronic patterns (samskaras) that control us and make us behave in irrational and unfavorable ways, if we are not very conscious, how can we awaken original spiritual consciousness and become genuinely Krishna conscious? If we are emotionally numb, repressed, insensitive and unaware of our own and of others' feelings and moods, we won't be to realize the sweetness of bhakti. If we don't consciously practice irning more conscious here on the material platform, how could we able be sensitive and conscious of the spiritual moods of the Divine Couple? Srila Bhaktivedanta Swamiji Prabhupada stated this poignantly, "First become conscious, and then become Krishna conscious." And who is the topmost Krishna conscious? Sri mati Radhika! Therefore we aspire to go even further and ultimately become conscious of Her loving moods for Sri Krishna.
If we come to bhakti and make it our career, we may even become gurus with so many followers and wealth and big projects but we will be cheated of the real essence of bhakti. Pure bhakti is neither a career nor a mundane pastime. If we want siddha pranali for the wrong reasons, we simply won't get it. We will be cheated by Mahamaya. Either we will be attracted to a bogus guru who cannot give us the real thing, or if we receive it from a genuine guru, it would only be given for encouragement (Because such a guru knows fully well that we don't have genuine greed for Radha dasyam but out of his causeless mercy he wants to give us a chance to develop it through our association with him). These reservations are not meant to discourage anyone, but to encourage the readers (as well as the editor) to become more conscious, to take our practice of bhakti more seriously and to cultivate one- pointed loyalty to our Swamini Srimati Radhika (Radha sneha-adhika). Sri mati Radhika and Her confidants will not reveal the confidential treasure of one's manjari svarupa to insincere or flaky persons. Therefore, we have to cultivate the core values of integrity and sincerity in our lofty aspiration for this treasure because such values form the foundation upon which we may build our temple of pure bhakti. Integrity is the portal through which we may be allowed one day to enter the kunjas of Vraja - in our internally conceived spiritual form (manjari svarupa) - and blissfully serve the Divine Couple, thus relishing divine love (Krishna prema).
My prayer is that the swan of my mind may always float happily on the waves of the nectarean ocean of confidential kunja seva to my Swamini Sri mati Radhika and Her beloved Sri Krishna under the guidance of my guru manjari.
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