Here is a story about lord Krishna that will tell us
What true love is about.
Krishna, while living in
Dwarka with his favourite wife Rukmani, would very
Often softly utter to himself, "O Radha.. O Radha.."
Rukmani felt jealous and asked him why he kept
Remembering Radha so often. Krishna did not say
Anything. He just smiled.
A few days later, Krishna complained of stomach
Ache. Rukmani gave him medicines, but the pain did not
Go away. He kept moaning in pain.
Krishna told her that only a little charanamrita
(blessed water) of a person who truly loved him would
Put an end to his agony. He begged Rukmani to give him
Some of her charanamrita.
A shocked Rukmani refused:
"How can I commit such a terrible sin? You are the
Lord of all that be, and if I gave you my charanamrita
I would surely go to hell."
Krishna than asked Rukmani to send an attendant to
Vrindavan and try and procure some charanamrita from
Someone there. Soon the attendant returned with a
Cupful of charanamrita and as Krishna sipped it, all
The pain disappeared.
He then asked the attendant, "Who gave you this
Charanamrita?" the attendant replied, "no one in
Vrindavan was ready to give it on learning it was for
Then one young woman came running up to
Me and gave me this cup. Her companions cautioned her,
"You fool Radha, you are committing the greatest sin."
But she did not care. She said, "I don't care about
What happens to me but I cannot bear to see my beloved
Krishna in pain."
Krishna turned to rukmani standing by his side and
Said, "Radha is not afraid of going to hell for me.
She only thinks about me.
So if Radha loves me so
Much, should I also not long for her?"
This is what true love is about. It is
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