THE PRABHUPADA CONNECTION
Kṛṣṇa is Very, Very Beautiful
(Sri Radha Raman, Vrindavan)
"Premāñjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena santaḥ sadaiva. (BS 5.38). Sadaiva means constantly, without any cessation, you can see God always, everywhere. Everywhere. Sthāvara jaṅgame dekhe, nā dekhe tāra mūrti. You will see tree, but you will not see the tree; you will see there Kṛṣṇa. You will see a bird, but you will see there Kṛṣṇa. That stage will come. Premāñ... When your loving spirit is developed fully like the full moon, then in the full moon night, as you can visualize the whole city, similarly, by raising yourself to the platform of loving service of Kṛṣṇa, you will see God face to face. Premāñjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena santaḥ sadaiva hṛdayeṣu vilokayanti yaṁ śyāmasundaram... That God is Śyāmasundara. This Kṛṣṇa is called Śyāmasundara. Śyāma means blackish, but He's very beautiful, very, very beautiful."
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Montreal, July 4, 1968)
Radha Raman is one of the most beloved forms of Lord Kṛṣṇa. Radha Raman means "one who gives pleasure to Radha." The distinctive feature of Radha Raman is that He is the self-manifested form of the Lord who revealed Himself in His threefold bending form to Sri Gopala Bhatta Goswami, one of the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan. Srila Prabhupada visited the Radha Raman temple a number of times and was very impressed with the high standard of Deity worship.