Love is not to want Peace, but Service


Love is not to want peace but service. To want service is a selfless motivation. Our nature is to love and serve eternally. The need of the soul is love not peace. Peace is a neutral state where there are no problems. It is not positive. Just like when two countries are fighting and they want peace. Peace means they are just not fighting anymore. But the soul is dynamic and part of Krishna. The soul’s nature is to love. Nitya siddha krishna prema…So when they say om shanti shanti shanti they want peace but a devotee understands the real peace is love. That is dynamic.

So people who want peace are those who strive for mukti (liberation), and according to Srimad Bhagavatam’s philosophy the desire for mukti is still a selfish desire because you are still thinking in terms of your own happiness and liberation. But the pure nature of the soul is to think what will satisfy God – that is devotional service.

Therefore, Srila Rupa Goswami describes that the happiness derived by mukti is like a particle of one drop in comparison to the unlimited bottomless ocean of bliss that one achieves through pure devotional service. It’s ecstasy. The soul is not looking for peace, it is looking for ecstasy. The soul’s nature is not sat, cit, shanti. The nature’s soul is sat, cit, anandaAnanda means bliss and Srimati Radharani  is the embodyment of the bliss potency, hladhini sakti. We want that connection to Srimati Radharani. When we have the connection of being the servant of the servant of her servant, then we can actually enter into the unlimited ocean of ananda. – Radhanath Swami

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