Sep 142010

Today is Radhastami. So pray to Radharani. She is hare, hara. This word hare is Radharani. Hara, Radharani, the same thing. So Hare Krsna, we are praying to Radharani, “My mother Radharani, and Krsna.” Hare Krsna. “O Krsna, O Lord.” Hare Krsna Hare Krsna, the same thing, repetition. “O Radharani, O Krsna.” “O Radha-Krsna.” Radhe-Krsna or Hare Krsna, the same thing. Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare. Again addressing, “O Krsna, O Krsna, O Radharani.” Hare Rama. The same thing again. Hare Rama. Rama is also Krsna. Rama is Rama, Rama is Balarama. They are all Krsna. Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. So this repetition of addressing Radha and Krsna, or Hare Krsna, is to pray, “My dear Lord, and the spiritual energy of the Lord, kindly engage me in Your service.” That’s all. “I am now embarrassed with this material service. Please engage me in Your service.”

–Srila Prabhupada, Radhastami, September 23, 1974, Calcutta