Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura wrote the “Sri Camatkara Candrika” while residing in Radhakunda

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Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, one of the most important saints and teachers of the Gaudiya Vaisnava school, wrote the “Sri Camatkara Candrika” while residing in Radhakunda and is composed of four stories that took place over five thousand years ago between Yavata and Nandagrama, two villages a few kilometers away. At that time Radharani lived in Yavata and Krishna in Nandagrama.

An important key to understanding Sri Camatkara Candrika is that these are not stories of flirtations between boys and girls, but they are stories that must be understood within the concept of transcendence. Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the creator of all that exists, and Srimati Radharani is His eternal companion. All others personalities playing a part in these stories are Their eternal companions.

After saying such a strong thing, the question that obviously arises is: but why God (because this means Supreme Personality of Godhead) should play in this way and why he should do and say things that are so similar to what young boys do?

The answer is that in the spiritual world one lives forever, and eternity is a very very long time frame. To want to live there it is necessary that pleasant things happen and that there is a continuous variety. It would be the worst nightmare to live for eternity in a unpleasant and boring place.



This is a section of the book Sri Camatkara-Candrika, by Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura.

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