(Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Maharaj): For fifty years, the sweet glories of Shri Radha Kund and the service of Srimati Radharani in manjari-bhava have been broadcast worldwide by the esteemed Late Gaudiya Vaisnava Acarya, Srila Ananta Dasa Babaji Maharaj.
Here are some transcendental gems from the fathomless ocean of Babaji Maharaj’s intense love for his Thakuraji, Shri Shri Radha Vrindavanacandra, and his eternally most beloved Shri Radha Kund contained in his commentaries on the books mentioned below.
May all bhaktas relish these elegant realizations with the utmost taste, humility and gratitude.
Nitya-lila pravista 108, Shri Shri Ananta Dasa Babaji Maharaj ki jai!
Priyaji’s Sarasi [Radha Kund] is most dear to those whose everything is the service of Shri Radhika’s lotus feet. (Vilapa Kusumanjali p.15)
Radha Kund and Shyama Kund will be merciful to anyone who sincerely surrenders to Radha Kund. And They will bless such a soul by showing them Their pastimes in Radha Kund. (Vraja Vilasa Stava, p.52)
For the sake of Her daily bath at Manasa Pavana Ghata, Shrimati Radharani personally ornaments Shri Shyama Kund with a row of stairs leading into Syama Kund. (VVS p.58)
Radha Kund and Shyam Kund are non-different from Shri Shri Radha-Madhava. As Shri Krishna embraces His Priyaji with the greatest love, similarly Shri Shyama Kund gently caresses Shri Radha Kund at the Sangama which is non-different from Shrimati Radharani. (VVS p.58)
The attraction to reside at Shri Radha Kund awakens within the heart of one who is totally fixed on Shri Radha’s lotus feet. In life or in death, such a person will not know anything but Radha’s lotus feet. (VVS, p.58)
Shrimati Radharani carefully bathes in Shyama Kund every day and thus attains the pinnacle of bliss. Shri Radha loves Shyama Kund as much as She loves Shyama. (Shri Visakhanandada Stotram, p.26)
Shri Radha Kund is the limitlessly beautiful crown jewel of Vraja, Vraja Mukuta Mani. (Vilapa Kusumanjali p.15)
The most fortunate souls can live on the banks of Shri Radha Kund, and that fortune is Radharani’s personal mercy upon them. (VK,15 )
The water that fills Radha Kund and Shyama Kund is not actually water, it is the splendid spiritual erotic flavour of Radha-Madhava’s intimate pastimes! (Vilapa Kusumanjali, p.15)
The desire vine of love for Krishna will blossom and bear the fruits of Radha’s service, for even ignorant and unqualified persons who perform some service at Radha Kund in the form of bathing, living here, seeing or touching Radha Kund. (VK, 15)
O Radha, Because Radha Kund is Your dearmost place, I will surely receive Your mercy by taking shelter of Radha Kund! Surely one day Your loving pastimes in Radha Kund will appear before the spiritualized eyes of an unfortunate soul like me! (VK 97)
Without making any distinction between who’s qualified or not, Shri Radha Kund is so very merciful that She blesses everyone with the treasure of Krishna prema, whether they do or don’t do any Radha-Krishna bhajan here in Radha Kund. (VK, 98)
Radha Kund Shyama Kunda ki jai!