Śrī Sanatkumara-saṃhita

Śrī Nārada said: O master of the demigods, O great Lord, O all-knowing one, O master of the universe, O sage wise in the science of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, O best of they who know the mantras glorifying Lord Kṛṣṇa, from my father I carefully learned the king of mantras and many other Kṛṣṇa-mantras as we sat by

O master, please tell what method the people of Kali-yuga may adopt to easily attain the transcendental abode of Lord Hari. O Lord, what mantra will carry the people from this world of birth and death? So everyone may benefit, please tell it to me.

By once chanting this mantra one attains success. Of this there is no doubt. Still, for the purpose of chanting japa one should chant this mantra ten times daily. now I will tell you the meditation of this mantra. I meditate on two-armed Lord Kṛṣṇa, who is dark like a monsoon cloud, dressed in yellow garments, garlanded with forest flowers.

The best place in Mathurā-purī is called Vṛndāvana. In Vṛndāvana stay the supreme Goddess, Śrī Rādhā, and Her many gopī friends. Beginning with the earthly planets, each realm described here is more or less exalted relative to its nearness to Śrī Rādhā. The gopīs are the friends of Śrī Rādhā. Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa are the hero and heroine dear to

Then the spiritual master should draw Vaiṣṇava tilaka on the forehead and other places, and then he should speak the two mantras in the disciple's right ear. Then he should explain the meaning of the mantras, and then he should give the disciple a name, a name ending with the word "dāsa" (servant). Then the wise disciple should affectionately and

Renouncing all other goals, one should think, "Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa are the only goal of my life." One should accept what is favorable for service to the Lord, His devotees, and one's spiritual master. One should reject what is not favorable for Their service. Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa will protect anyone who even once surrenders to Them. One should confidently think,

Smiling, Lord Kṛṣṇa spoke to me these words of nectar: O Śiva, I could understand your desire. That is why I have now come before your eyes. "Now you can see My original form, a form beyond the world of matter, a form filled with intense and pure love, a form eternal and filled with knowledge and bliss. "O sinless

Lord Sadāśiva said: O brāhmaṇa who wishes the welfare of all, I will tell you a great secret. Please hear this from me. O best of sages, Lord Hari, His servants, His friends, His parents, and His gopī beloveds are all eternal. They all have the same transcendental virtues. Lord Kṛṣṇa's eternal pastimes in the spiritual world of Vṛndāvana are

With His mother's permission, Lord Kṛṣṇa eagerly went to the barn to milk the cows. Then Śrī Rādhā, wakened by the elder gopīs, also rose from Her bed. Śrī Rādhā rose, brushed Her teeth, anointed Herself with fragrant oils, and then went to the bathing-room, where Lalitā and the other gopīs bathed Her. Then, after first speaking to Rādhā's mother-in-law,

Sometimes Rādhā and Kṛśṇa enjoy pastimes on a swing hanging from a tree branch and pushed by the gopīs. Sometimes Rādhā steals the flute from Lord Kṛśṇa's hand. Sometimes the gopīs hid and made Him search after them. Sometimes they teased and scolded Him. Sometimes they joked with Him and made Him laugh. In these ways they charmed Lord Kṛśṇa