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Who is Superior – Radha or Rukmini? | Q&A with Swami Mukundananda | JKYog Retreat

October 10, 2019


I’ve heard a number of times you have mentioned that Radha ji is the supreme power. In India and even here we always see other Krishna temples but as we all know the queen is the wife of krishna bava so why does rapini take a lower prominent server or Radha G see philosophy there’s a very deep topic if you don’t listen carefully you will become confused right you have to listen very carefully just before this I said that raha is not a lover of Krishna she is the Shakti she is the divine energy so the relationship between Radha and Krishna is not to be understood as lover and beloved it’s to be understood in the light of the absolute truth as the energetic the supreme and his divine energy then you have that perspective you will understand who is anything look money is not the wife God doesn’t have any vice because God is neither male nor female how can he have a wife so the money is also an energy of Krishna she’s undergone many Shakti she’s so immune to Radha now the verse Raja is the supreme divine energy and her subservient energies are many the Gopi is etc so many possesses a lesser level of loving devotion than Rob hadass and that is why although she is also a form of the Divine Mother and she is revered in Maharashtra they worship group would even tell if you go to South India they have Krishna with millions up to Hama and every Krishna temple with the Rasik saints of blood they say the truth Nene’s love is still not hundred percent selfless that kind of selflessness which you find in Radha is X and that quality of her devotion is what she is respected for okay I am bound by that selfless love Krishna is enslaved by Radha he is not enslaved by a loop many in front of many he is still the master and Rukmini is the subservient life but in front of Radha the equation changes that is why Roskam writes they cute the over-under courtier Mohammed II of Paulo Tata Radhika fire roschin came from the Mohammedan background and became a Krishna devotee so he was informed that in the Radha Krishna Leela’s Krishna takes the lesser position he said impossible in the Hindu culture the wife serves the husband and then Radha Krishna gave him darshan in the goons where I was sitting on the Osman and Krishna was pressing her feet that is when he wrote these lands they couldn’t you could eat Maha backing up a loot at erotica huh so don’t see them as husband wife as lover beloved this man who one might see that in the divine light as dot

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100 Comments

  • Reply Leela Thain September 19, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Thank you Swamiji.

  • Reply Neha Patadia September 19, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Radha Rani is shakti. Great explanation given by Swamiji. With our mayic intelligence, we should not see Radha Krishna as man and woman but we should see them as Devine energy. Radhey Radhey.

  • Reply rohankarande September 19, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Always pleasing to hear anything about Shri Radha.
    Thank you Swamiji to sharing this deep philosophy with us๐Ÿ™

  • Reply Mamta Tripathi September 19, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Beautifully explained!! Thank you Swamiji! Radhey Radhey

  • Reply Manjari September 19, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Jai Shree Radhey!๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ

  • Reply Babita Ram September 19, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Deep philosophy in the understanding of Radha and Rukmini. Thank you Swamiji ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply Namita Kothiyal September 19, 2018 at 12:23 am

    Crystal clear answer. Thanks Swamiji.

  • Reply Arnie September 19, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Such a great explanation about Radha and Krishna ..Thank you for sharing such a deep philosophy

  • Reply Santosh Taneja September 19, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Krishna is enslaved by Radhaji Selfless love. So so beautiful explanation and different powers of Rukmani and Radhaji!!

  • Reply Radhe Premi September 19, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Nicely explained Swamiji! Selfless love towards Krishna is greater than Krishna Himself and RadhaRani possesses that love โค๏ธ

  • Reply AJ A September 19, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Amazing explanation ! Thank you Swami ji.

  • Reply Chau Bui September 19, 2018 at 12:40 am

    I guess I have some homework to do tonight Swamiji as Iโ€™m not sure who Rukmini is. She sounds like one of the gopis, but I will research to confirm. Thank you for your clarification of who Radha and Rukmini are and what they represent.

  • Reply B V September 19, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Wonderfully explained. This video will help those devotees who have questions about Rukmani & Radhaji.

  • Reply Deepa C September 19, 2018 at 12:41 am

    Beautifully explanation about the difference between Radha rani and Rukmini and the divine energy of god

  • Reply p2jungle September 19, 2018 at 12:43 am

    Awesome answer,

  • Reply Preeti Malhotra September 19, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Beautiful explanation of the difference between Rukmani and Shri Radha, where Radha Rani is the supreme divine Mother possessing pure selfless love of the highest caliber for Shri Krishna. Thank you for sharing this valuable knowledge!

  • Reply Debadatta raula September 19, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Radhey Radhey

  • Reply Lata Srivats September 19, 2018 at 12:47 am

    The relationship between Radha and Krishna is explained beautifully. Plus who is Rukmini is also explained so nicely. Thank you for these clarifications.

  • Reply Meenu Kapoor/Kripaludassi September 19, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Thanks Swami Ji for explaining difference between Radha Rani and Rukmani. Radha Rani is Aladini Shakti or higher Divine Love Power because her Love is Selfless and Krishna is enslaved to it.

  • Reply Sarada Pemmaraju September 19, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Excellent explanation by Swamiji…very nice to understand the difference in the intensity of selflessness between the goddess Radha and Rukmini the divine energy personified. Thank you Swamiji for clarifying and making us understand it more clearly…

  • Reply Anurag Singla September 19, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Thank Swamiji from my heart to clear the doubts in my mind ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  • Reply Gayatri Ch September 19, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Thank you, Swamiji!! A very beautiful and crystal clear explanation to a very common question. Jai Radhey !!!

  • Reply Tejal Jasani September 19, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Profound!

  • Reply shyama41 September 19, 2018 at 1:02 am

    So beautifully explained by Swamiji. Radhey Radhey!

  • Reply Renjini Jyothishmathy September 19, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Swamiji is revealing the rarest secrets about the Divine couple Radha and Krishna !!! It is always difficult to contemplate Divine leelas through material mind and intellect which makes us ignorant about spirituality. Thank you Swamiji for blessing us with such rare knowledge.

  • Reply Hyma R September 19, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Beautiful explanation. Radha is the supreme energy of God and she has 100% selfless love for Krishna.

  • Reply MousumiSamal September 19, 2018 at 1:13 am

    I always had a little knowledge of Shree Radha. But by Maharajjiโ€™s grace and Swamijiโ€™s lectures I am having the deeper understanding of Shree Radha. May I follow the path of selfless love too.

  • Reply Ganga Jamuna September 19, 2018 at 1:15 am

    This video has cleared my doubts why Radhaji is superior than Rukmani.

  • Reply Dale Rafferty September 19, 2018 at 1:16 am

    The unfathomable divine expressions of Radhaโ€™s unerring selfless love have Krishna rapt in deep divine love. Swamijiโ€™s pull to look at Radhaโ€™s perfectly selfless love, and to see Rukmini still so close to Krishna and as yet looking upon Krishna as her Master.

  • Reply manu sharma September 19, 2018 at 1:18 am

    The level of depth Shree Swamiji posses on the scriptures is unmatched. Thank you so much Swamiji for imparting this deep philosophy

  • Reply Chandra Harnam Pokan September 19, 2018 at 1:18 am

    Awesome explanation Swamiji,very understandably, thank you Radhey Radhey. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™

  • Reply Nagaraja Chokkavarapu September 19, 2018 at 1:18 am

    Thank you Swamiji for enlightening us with this deep philosophy !! Radhey Radhey.

  • Reply Sushma Srivastava September 19, 2018 at 1:23 am

    Swamiji, wonderful answer and excellent explanation.

  • Reply Swapna Punyakoteeswaran September 19, 2018 at 1:23 am

    Woww!!!The power of 100% Selflessness!! One of the best and enlightening explanations. Raskhan example is superb!!

  • Reply shankar prasad September 19, 2018 at 1:23 am

    This is one question most of us had. Thanks for clearing our doubts Gurudev. Wonderful explanation. Radhey Radhey Govinda Radhey

  • Reply Misha Sharma September 19, 2018 at 1:26 am

    Radhey Radhey

  • Reply Bill Rafferty September 19, 2018 at 1:33 am

    Loved this video!

  • Reply Dipali Sengupta September 19, 2018 at 1:35 am

    JAISREE RADHEY KRSNA
    Sree charono mei Koti Koti Pranam maharajji

  • Reply Only Give By Giving September 19, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Thank you Swamiji for simplifying the love of Rukmini Ji and Radha Ji for Shree Krishna .

  • Reply Kash Goswami September 19, 2018 at 1:43 am

    Thank you Swamiji … Meri thakurani Radhe Mohen Phikir kahe ki

  • Reply Disha Mohapatra September 19, 2018 at 1:45 am

    Radhey Radhey! Very nicely explained.

  • Reply rohankarande September 19, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Born and brought up in Maharashtra, I visited temples and watched many movies on Vitthal Rakhumai (Rukhmini) still it was only a couple year ago I finally came to know Vitthal is Shri Krishna himself.
    Wonder if anyone else had the same doubt!

  • Reply Smita Mehta September 19, 2018 at 1:51 am

    What an excellent response to the question regarding the relative status of Radha vs. Rukmini. Swamiji so beautifully describes that Godโ€™s gender is neutral so God cannot have a wife. This is our material perspective. Radha ji is Shri Krishnaโ€™s atma or Yogmaya Shakti. Thank you, Swamiji!

  • Reply Chitra Thakur September 19, 2018 at 1:56 am

    Extra ordinary reply confused question.
    Best way to make us understand Bhagawan.and increase our shraddha

  • Reply chaya lonakadi September 19, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Beautiful explanation of why Radhrani is superior to Rukmini. God is hungry for devoteesโ€™ love. Krishna gets enslaved by our love. Radha has this pure selfless love for Krishna which melts His heart and enslaves Him to Radha to the extent that in Radha Krishna Lela He takes lower position. Radha is sitting on the asan and Krishna presses her feet. This is the power of pure devotional love.

  • Reply neeta kulkarni September 19, 2018 at 3:02 am

    Very beautifully explained by Swamiji. Great example of selfless love towards Shree Krishna!

  • Reply Akhil Kulshrestha September 19, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Canโ€™t be explained more clearly than this, a lot of other questions about the love and apparent separation of Radha-Krishna are answered by Swamiji with a meticulous explanation……..always wonder how Swamiji reconcile the apparent and reality in such a simple manner……..shear knowledge……divine….

  • Reply Yogini Tripathi September 19, 2018 at 3:10 am

    Very beautifully explained by Swamiji !!

  • Reply Archana banubakode September 19, 2018 at 3:37 am

    Amazing Explanation! Thank you, Dear Swami Ji, for making us understand about Shree Radha โ€“ The Supreme Divine Energy. Radhey Radhey !

  • Reply Tsuruga September 19, 2018 at 3:40 am

    Wah! Simple and beautiful explanation. Thank you!

  • Reply Koustubh Warty September 19, 2018 at 4:15 am

    Wow – Swamiji explains the subtle differences with such clarity of thought and with an awesome reasoning that i did not want this video to finish! Wonderful explanation in less than 4 mins and be that knowledge is forever!!!

  • Reply Neela Moorjani September 19, 2018 at 4:31 am

    Swamiji explains that divine relationships are not to be interpreted the same as worldly relationships. He helps us understand the difference between Radha and Rukmini from a divine perspective than one perceived from a material vision. Radha is the prime shakti/ energy of Krishna. Rukmini too is a shakti, though a lesser one. The selflessness exhibited by Radha is incomparable and it enslaves Krishna. Swamiji's respose provides a much deeper understanding of God's leelas!

  • Reply Pritha Rao September 19, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Thank you Swamiji for answering a question that stumps many people.

  • Reply Prachi R September 19, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Wonderful video, deep concept explained here. Every spiritual seeker should understand this concept of "nishkamta/ selflessness" and understand that selfless devotion, devotion without desire for self- gratification, is the true foundation for a seeker, to build the building of Bhakti upon. Shrimati Radha Rani is the personification of that highest form of Bhakti. ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply Raj Singh September 19, 2018 at 5:16 am

    Selfless love is the key to attract the Grace of God. Thank you Swamiji for the beautiful explanation.

  • Reply Nitasha Sharma September 19, 2018 at 5:25 am

    Wow amazing!

  • Reply tulasi charan September 19, 2018 at 5:33 am

    I am so grateful for you for explaining this so clearly revered Swami ji.

  • Reply abhipsa sahu September 19, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Excellent narration by Swamiji abt the superiority in between Sri Radha and Rukmini.. the way Swamiji explained it I wonder how every time he simply make us understand the divine reality ..just loved the video.. Sree Radha is Shakti of Sri Krishna.. the marriage will b held in between two bodies in Material world ..so Sri Krishna marry to Rukmini but as Sri Maharaj ji says" Joi Radha Soi Krishna hai..unme Bhed na Maan"… They are one.. ( Sri Radha and Sri Krishna)..

  • Reply Binapani Panda September 19, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Radhey Radhey Here Swamiji Explained very nicely about 'Who is superior – Radha or Rukmini , Swamiji says if Rukmini is the Wife of 'Lord Krishna' Her Love still not 100% Selfless Love But it is find on 'Radha' Who is the HLADINI SHAKTI', Radha is not a Lover of Krishna. She is The Shakti . 'Lord Krishna' is neither a mail nor a femal . Lord Krishna' enslaved by Radha, He takes Lesser position in Leela. Thanks Swamiji Radhey Radhey !!!

  • Reply beena biswal September 19, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Beautiful explained by swamiji…Radhe Radhe

  • Reply liza panigrahy September 19, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Our material mind & intellect actually not able to understand the supper Divine power or Tatwa, Shree Radha Tatwa. So we have to must carefull when we listen about this Divine Tatwa. Shree Radheyrani and Shree Krishna are not different from eachother, they are just two form of body is a soul. Shree Radhey rani & her selfless love towards Shree Krishna is not ever comparable with other. So she's only always an example of the Selfless & Divine Love. Thank you Swamiji for enlightening us. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
    Albely sarkar ki … jay !! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

  • Reply Mona Leesa September 19, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Beautiful reply to why Radharani is superior to Rukmini. The pure selfless love of Radharani enslaves Lord Krishna, the divine perspective that Swamiji so clearly talks about truly enchants the mind and one yearns to hear more.

  • Reply Yogesh Angrish September 19, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Very enlightening perspective on looking at different forms of God! What would we do without you, Swamiji! Words are enough to thank you.

  • Reply Lata Srivats September 19, 2018 at 11:07 am

    This popular question is answered very beautifully.

  • Reply Gopal Krishna September 19, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Superior and not is only in our mind . All are one an equally capable

  • Reply sunil sinha September 19, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Radhey Radhey. Crystal clear explanation of the fundamentals by dear Swami ji

  • Reply Tapankumar Mishra September 19, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    One is Divine Supreme energy without whom Lord has no power no form only existence!!! Another is subservient. Finest description possible. I owe to you Swamiji.

  • Reply Krishna Kulkarni September 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Beautiful story of Rasik Saint Raskhan!!

  • Reply Shachi Chaturvedi September 19, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Radhey Radhey! Thank you Swami ji for this explanation. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Satya Kothiyal September 19, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Thank you Swami ji for giving such a clear explanation.

  • Reply sunilnini September 19, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    What a beautiful explanation!
    Radhey Radhey! ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply Yogini Tripathi September 19, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Must watch !!

  • Reply Sandhya Das September 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    So wonderful answer by Swamiji!

  • Reply Rinku Vijaywargiya September 19, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Radhe Radhe Swamiji.
    Thanku very much for all your kind guidance. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
    Jai Shri Radhe Radhe ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

  • Reply Vinod Kapoor September 19, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Radha Tatva……….. very few people, even in India understand that.
    DIVINE energy โ€” selfless devotionโ€”โ€” no material association like man-woman, husband-wife.

    Wonderful explanation!!

  • Reply Chandana Guha September 19, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    An age old question , so beautifully answered. Thank you Swamiji.

  • Reply Cynthia Bjork September 20, 2018 at 11:19 am

    This message is so impactful — to know the truth that Radha Ji is the Supreme Divine Energy, the Divine shakti of God, who is the Supreme Engergetic, to hear Swamiji's guidance that it is not simply a question of wife-husband or beloved-lover relationships here –but rather we must accept the deeper reality. It brings deeper awareness and it changes one's appreciation of the selflessness of Radha Ji. I am so full of appreciation that you share these helpful video teachings. <3

  • Reply Cynthia Bjork September 21, 2018 at 10:25 am

    This message is so impactful — to know the truth that Radha Ji is the Supreme Divine Energy, the Divine shakti of God, who is the Supreme Engergetic, to hear Swamiji's guidance that it is not simply a question of wife-husband or beloved-lover relationships here –but rather we must accept the deeper reality. It brings deeper awareness and it changes one's appreciation of the selflessness of Radha Ji. I am so full of appreciation that you share these helpful video teachings. <3

  • Reply Dipali Sengupta September 21, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    JAISREE RADHEY KRSNA do listen to the Supreme divine discourses of Sree KRIPALU JI MAHARAJ and Sree Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to know the supreme divinity of RADHA n KRSNA. Maharaj Ji k Sree charano mein koti koti Pranam

  • Reply Prem Baweja September 21, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    it will add in my knowledge which I was not aware

  • Reply Tripti Golwalkar October 16, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Thank you Swamiji for giving us knowledge about divine mother Radha.

  • Reply Veena Trivedi October 16, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Jai Radhey

  • Reply Manu Singh November 4, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    But Radha Nd Rukmani are The same ….

  • Reply Gopal Trivedi November 17, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Amazing answer. Thank you Swamiji.

  • Reply Prasanna S November 25, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Swamiji's response to every spiritual question is with full of clarity, logic and convincing to our minds. Thanks, Swamiji for the wonderful response. Radha Rani is the soul of Krishna and her selfless love is beyond comparison. Rukmini is also a divine energy of Shri Krishna and needs all our worship, but the sheer selflessness of Radha puts her on top of devotion. Radhe Radhe.

  • Reply Swapna Punyakoteeswaran December 24, 2018 at 4:23 am

    Good to hear this explanation!

  • Reply Radha Hirani January 2, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Beautiful preaching of knowledge on radha raani and tukmini

  • Reply pradeepan nesan March 2, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Radharani is Lord Krishna's one and only wife.
    There is no Sathyabhama and Rukmini.
    It doesn't matter if you believe or not but this is the truth.

  • Reply Ratna Lama May 24, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    I love radha

  • Reply Prince Dipraj June 1, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you swamiji

  • Reply Varun Hanumanthaiah June 25, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Radha and Rukmani are the same person.. ๐Ÿ˜’

  • Reply Nupur Sumit June 26, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Radhe radhe

  • Reply Zaara Fernandez July 14, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    After listening this story I can feel that is the truth story

  • Reply Seema Rani July 14, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Radhe radhe

  • Reply jyoti Ranjan July 14, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    So Radha never existed as woman.

  • Reply jyoti Ranjan July 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Adi shakti is mother of all gods, as I understand, then y dd Krishna n radha r portrayed as lover n beloved. Couldn't they be mother n son

  • Reply Krishnayi Acharya August 4, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Shri Shri Rukmini Dwarikadhish ki Jai. Followers of Madhvacharya can never be fooled.

  • Reply Chakravarthy C August 16, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Radha is virtual, mirror image, SHAKTI of KRISHNA, the power of L0VE that transcends and reincarnated physically as RUKMINI. MYHEART KRSNAM. KRSNAM vande JAGATHGURUM .

  • Reply mumbai k. August 23, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Radha never happened in history rukhmini rakhumaai is only one wife of supreme lord . I need evidence plz give me

  • Reply Rinki Kaur September 23, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Radhey radhey๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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