radhikara bhave prabhura sada 'abhimana'
sei bhave apanake haya 'radha'-jnana
radhikara bhave—in the emotion of Srimati Radharani; prabhura—of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; sada—always; abhimana—conception; sei bhave—under such a conception; apanake—upon Himself; haya—becomes; radha-jnana—consideration as Srimati Radharani.
Srimati Radharani's emotions after seeing Uddhava exactly correspond to those of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He always conceived of Himself in Her position and sometimes thought that He was Srimati Radharani Herself.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura explains that the purport of the word abhimana, or "self-conception," is that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu thought Himself to be in the position of Srimati Radharani and was always ready to render service in that way. Although Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krsna Himself, He assumed the complexion and emotions of Srimati Radharani and remained in that status. He never assumed the complexion or status of Lord Krsna. Of course, Krsna wanted to experience the role of Srimati Radharani; that is the original cause of His assuming the body of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Therefore pure Vaisnavas never disturb Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's conception of being Srimati Radharani.
Unfortunately, at the present time a group of so-called devotees maintain that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the enjoyer and that they are enjoyers as well. They have actually deviated from devotional service to the Lord. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu manifested Himself to show that cultivation of love for Krsna in separation is the easiest way of success for all living entities. Despite this fact, there are some theosophists who declare that because Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, such cultivation is easy for Him but difficult for the living entity and that one can therefore approach Krsna in any way he likes. To nullify this idea, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu demonstrated practically how one can achieve love of Krsna by adopting Srimati Radharani's mood in separation from Krsna.
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