Is he in madhurya-rasa?

     In 1966, Srila Prabhupada gave his disciples the Sri Gurvastakam prayers by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, and they have been singing these prayers to him since that time. Verse six, beginning 'nikunja yuno rati keli siddhyai,' describes the spiritual master as "very dear, because he is expert at assisting the gopis in making tasteful arrangements for the perfection of Sri Sri Radha Krsna's conjugal loving affairs within the groves (kunjas) of Vrndavana."
     Every morning before his Srimad Bhagavatam class he used to sing, "jaya radha-madhava kunjabihari, jaya gopi jana vallabha giri-varadhari: Krsna is the lover of Radha. He displays many amorous pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana. He is the lover of the gopis, the lifter of Govardhana." Neither a cowherd boy nor an associate in any other rasa but madhurya would sing this song.


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         Or is he in sakhya-rasa?
     Srila Prabhupada offered to take his followers back to Godhead, to serve the Divine Couple Radha and Krsna. He therefore gave songs to help them attain that service. In 1970, he gave them the Tulasi Arati song, beginning "namo namo tulasi krsna preyasi." In this song devotees pray: "My desire is that you will also grant me a residence within the pleasure groves of Vrndavana. Thus within my vision I will always behold the beautiful pastimes of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna. I beg you to make me a follower of the cowherd damsels of Vraja. Please give me the privilege of devotional service and make me your own maidservant."

It is not a general custom that the home page of a website would reveal the specialized relationship of a bona fide Gaudiya acarya with the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna. felt compelled to do so however. It is presented as a response to a website and book which propose (by misquoting and misinterpreting the words of pure devotees, as well as by using as 'evidence' the words of conditioned souls who were Srila Prabhupada's young and inexperienced disciples at the time of his physical presence in this world) that his eternal service to Krsna is that of a cowherd boy. gives a true understanding of Srila Prabhupada's relationship, and thus a deeper understanding of his mission in this world.