Krishna- the inconceivable lord
The saints do not unreasonably call Krishna as the inconceivable-lord. He is the shelter of all contradictory faiths. Verily, He is the only one. Shesh etc are amusements of his own pastimes. Whatever we see in the world and understand of it, whether it seems material or spiritual, is non-different from Krishna-
विनोsच्युताद् विस्त्वितरां न वाच्यं
This entire material existence is Golok’s reflection- but a much distorted one. Maya’s three modes of nature started manifesting in them, but still it is a reflection. If we understand this in the right context, then some understanding of our Golok might illumine in the mind. Golok is the sporting ground of knowledge, of Krishna (चिद्विलास). The entire lok belongs to Krishna, it is to manifest his pastimes, and impart joy to Him, but Krishna is the storehouse of bliss. He enacts pastimes to render happiness to others. Who can give him happiness? To give happiness to Krishna and for the supreme fulfillment of every eternal associate of Golok, according to their interests and nature, Golok is Krishna’s effort-pastime. This inconceivable- blissful domain is known by the name ‘Golok’. Here with each resident, Krishna sports simultaneously, with so many forms and has infinite pastimes. Time and place have no entry here. Hence, the description of this imperceptible, inconceivable, abode, like the material world is merely suggestive. For you, though our Krishna may be Sarveshwareshwar, Nikhil Aisharyaik Dham, Parabrahma, but for us he is extremely infantile and the idol of innocence. He is ever-present with every individual in their homes. According to each person’s feelings, he sports with them eternally. No one even feels that he goes elsewhere leaving them and even if he does, it is to bring his pastimes to wholeness. Now, it is not possible to describe his relationship, nature and interactions with all his people. Hence, we must choose one. Bhadra’s relationship is being described in this regard.
Krishna feels hungry
Krishna is so innocent that he doesn’t even know how to get angry properly. That day, he came early in the morning, and stood sulking before his Kanaka Bhabhi. With a Fully bloated up face, and applying full force he said– “Bhanjoos (भंजूस)” Kanaka couldn’t help laughing. Bhadra understood that he intended to say- “Kanjoos (miser) but he feels Kanjoos won’t do the work. So, to make it sound heavier, he invented the term “Bhanjoos”. Bhadra was going to ask “What Bhanjoos?”, but didn’t get a chance. But Hiranya enquired from Him, and Krishna replied – “Duddhoo (दुद्धू)”. Bhadra asked “What is this Dudhoo?” Krishna then said- “What do you call me” Bhadra began to laugh- “You were born on the day of Budhh (Wednesday-बुधवार). So you are Buddhoo (बुद्धू).” Krishna explained his context- She is a bigger Duddhoo than that. Hema came closer and asked him lovingly- “Laalji, why are you upset with them.” Krishna, now became irked up. He even designated a title to Hema- “Falang.” Normally, Hema turns sore on slight matters, but seldom does she get angry with Krishna- “Laalji, I am Falang, Talang as you deem right.” Overwhelmed with love, she held the right hand of Krishna and said –“First come and eat your morning snacks.” Krishna chirped in a jolly tone- “Dada, come. Pujarin (Priestess) Bhabhi, will now worship you and me also.” He wanted to eat his snacks and now no one was attending to him, so he was throwing his irritation on everyone. Someone was called Bhanjoos, someone Duddhoo, and someone Falang, he was designating titles without a break. After eating his meals Krishna was satisfied, he then told Bhadra- “Dada, come here, Catch this Pujarin Bhabhi”. Hema turned red in shame- “Laalji, Leave alone this trouble making” This abode is beyond senses. Here, all are embodiments of knowledge.
Bodily interaction in Golok
Here distinction in body is solely for the purpose of Leela and the sensual interactions that happens in material bodies does not at happen here at all. Here everybody’s behavior is for Krishna’s satisfaction alone. Krishna wanted to see his Bhai and Bhabhi unite, he wanted to enjoy seeing them together, or else wanted to give this gift to Bhabhi, because without his signal no desire enters in anyones’ heart for their ownselves. Lust has no entry in this abode of knowledge. Here at all times, just one desire is present in everyone’s hearts- Krishna has to be made happy. So, Bhadra embraced Hema. Hema gets such occasions very rarely. Even In this divine abode her proclivity lies in spiritual activities of chanting and worship. Which is why Krishna calls her Pujarin Bhabhi. Like the material bodies in this world, physical union, here isn’t the same. Even if you were to describe it, it is one type of an absolute union. Like two blobs of butter were brought together and pressed, both the bodies became one. For some moments (but moments don’t exist there) the appearing bodies, life force, mind are mingled with each other as one, and then become different again. The Garments, ornaments are all intact. Krishna, clapping his hands is chirping with laughter. Bhadra pleased with his happiness, stands leaning against him, and Hema, with shame, hesitance and overwhelmed with joy, running from there goes hiding in her room. At this moment, she is not available to meet any of her co-wives. For Krishna this is a casual humor. Such Humor, this Nanda Tanaya keeps doing.
Bhabhi teases Krishna
“Laalji, what have you applied and come?” Innocent Krishna doesn’t even know, that you should not directly come marching to your Bhabhi’s room from your wife’s chamber. Now, if you spot marks of lipstick or Kumkum on his forehead and cheeks, then Bhabhi will definitely laugh, and tease also. Krishna might become alarmed, but to blush, or feel shy, this he doesn’t know-“What is there?” Quite oppositely, he will brashly say- “What have you put?”
“Have I put or……”
Bhadra detests it when someone teases his younger brother like this-“You all don’t wipe or wash his face. Why do you tease him?” Krishna cannot even understand how Bhabhi can apply that which has been applied on him- “This Bhabhi has applied something on me” But with such an accusation Bhabhi ought to feel embarrassed. If she were to wipe his face even a little later, she would quickly come to wipe it.
Krishna ties the pigtail of his Bhabhi
What enters Krishna’s mind, this nobody knows. He can sometimes pester his Bhabhi- “You quickly lie down” Bhabhi will but naturally be surprised- “Why? If you are feeling sleepy then you lie down.” Krishna never delays in disclosing his intentions- “No, you lie down. I will tie your pigtail to the bed.” What else can be said on such occasions- “I don’t want to get my pigtail tied to the bed. You tie your Bahu’s (wife) pigtail to the bed.” Krishna says- “Her pigtail is very long”. No one can deny this fact. All these women praise the drooping long braids of Sri Kirtikumari (Radharani). Krishna says- “If I tie your pigtail, you pull-pull and then lengthen it”. But the problem is, in Krishna’s this experiment of making pigtails big and small, nobody is ready to participate.