Thursday, August 30, 2012

Relationships are what we do with them

Dhr. Seven, Amber Dorrian, Dev, Wisdom Quarterly; Nisha Gulati
Blue space avatar with Radha Devi, the faithful consort (
Once upon a time, a girl was born into the world and lived among milk maidens. She grew up to be of surpassing beauty with a retinue. Her countenance shone like a space-faring (celestial) devi. Then she met a boy.
Males have kept the story, the history, which is his-story not her-story. So they put the man in the ascendant and think it fair to say that she controls him with devotional and romantic love.
() Hip hop dancer Viri talks to Amy about self-confidence.

She dances, sings, entertains, but is it enough complement a relationship? The girl -- whether Radha, Viri, or even Amy -- makes the pair (shaktiman) in modern, male-dominated conceptions of religion.
The truth is we might complete each other, but we certainly complete ourselves by bringing in both poles, both sides of our potential. The "divine personality," the complete Radha, is Radha Krishna, a central tenet of devotional Hinduism.
What is the message? Rise up to be first and last, alpha and omega, yin AND yang. Then there is no needing anyone, and one is ready to complement another.

Relationships are what we make of them -- a codependent mess, a crippling crutch, a pleasant pastime, an over reliance on someone until there's none of us left. Is there a middle way?

Birth of Radha
Radha Krishna (
The story of her birth goes like this. On a half-moon night in the Indian month of Bhadra, King Vrishabhanu came to the Yamuna river to bathe and found himself engulfed in a golden aura. It was emanating from a lotus, which had a baby girl standing on its whorl. When the king returned to the palace with the baby, Queen Kirtida was delighted. She was also shocked that the girl was blind. Krishna’s mother, Yashoda, heard that Queen Kirtida, her best friend, had a baby. So she came to visit along with her husband and her son. The baby Krishna crawled up to the cradle, pulled himself up, and looked in. At that moment, Radha’s eyes fluttered open and blossomed like lotuses. It seems that she did not want to see anything of this world other than the form of Krishna. More

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know the rest of the story right?
Krishna was emanating multiple copies of himself for the milk maids.
He then returned to the city where his real princess resided in a rpalace.