Some people think that u can live easily in Radha-kunda. But is this really the case for the holiest place of our universe!? Let’s check:
Prabhupāda: Every devotee, they must follow the rules and regulations, that’s all.
Devotee: And engage in practical service to Kṛṣṇa.
Prabhupāda: Yes. Guru-mukha-padma-vākya cittete kariyā aikya āra nā kariha mane āśā **. Has he taken order from Guru Mahārāja that “I am going to jump over Rādhā-kuṇḍa”? Why does he go? Daily singing, guru-mukha-padma-vākya cittete, āra nā kariha **. Why should he desire like that?
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: There are some devotees who always want…
Prabhupāda: They are not devotees. Rascals. Don’t say “some devotees.” Devotees will hear: guru-mukha-padma-vākya cittete kariyā aikya āra nā kariha mane **.
Acyutānanda: They also wear the Rādhā-kuṇḍa māṭi, tilaka.
Prabhupāda: There is no harm, but they should understand what is Rādhā-kuṇḍa and how to deal with Rādhā-kuṇḍa. Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī showed how to live in Rādhā-kuṇḍa. Saṅkhyā-pūrvaka-nāma-gāna-natibhiḥ kālāvasānī-kṛtau. He was circumambulating Rādhā-kuṇḍa, falling down, making a mark. That is Rādhā-kuṇḍa vāsī. Saṅkhyā-pūrvaka-nāma-gāna-natibhiḥ. Not only counted holy names, but offering obeisances so many hundred times in… That is Rādhā-kuṇḍa. He, so much vairāgya he showed. He can . First of all, do this like Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī. Saṅkhyā-pūrvaka-nāma-gāna-natibhiḥ kālāvasānī-kṛtau nidrāhāra-vihārakādi-vijitau cātyanta-dīnau ca yau **.
Yaśomatīnandana: In other words, first one should understand Bhagavad-gītā. Then gradually the First Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. Then ultimately Caitanya-caritāmṛta. Without that, simply taking Caitanya-caritāmṛta…
Prabhupāda: Yes. Bhagavad-gītā is the entrance. Then Bhāgavata is graduate and Caitanya-caritāmṛta… This is the step by step. But if one is sincere everything becomes revealed. He does not commit mistake.
Room Conversation – September 5, 1976, Vṛndāvana
Here we see clearly that is very difficult to live in Radha-kunda. Like Gargamuni Prabhu one said to me that u can visit but not live there. Not any devotee can live there u have to do every day the tapasya, fasting, eating so less, doing dandavats parikrama, singing and so on … how could do this for longer or even for ur whole lifetime!?
Therefore we have to be very careful what we doing there. If u not experienced and don’t have the guidance from a senior disciple of Prabhupada the Radhakunda Babajis can easily catch and seduce u with their tricks. There are many sahijyas, especially at Karttika time.
Morning Walk – June 7, 1976, Los Angeles
„Prabhupāda: Like that. So Prabhupāda condemned them that “They are not living in Rādhā-kuṇḍa. They’re living in Naraka-kuṇḍa.” I heard it, “They’re living in Naraka-kuṇḍa.”
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: So our men who go to Rādhā-kuṇḍa and live there…
Hari-śauri: They’re risking living in Naraka-kuṇḍa.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: I remember one boy was living there for about three months, and you got very angry and told him that there were already enough monkeys in Rādhā-kuṇḍa. Do not try to jump over like a monkey.“