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Devotional Songs - Pad Kirtan
on Maan Madhuri
(Sweetness of Divine Resentment)

This is from the collection of devotional songs or pad kirtan in "Prem Ras Madira" on Maan Madhuri or the sweetness of Divine resentment.

resentment Maan madhuri leelas or pastimes of Divine resentment have been described extensively in the writings of Rasik Saints.

Maan leela involves Shri Radha, Shri Krishna and the Gopis. With or without reason, Shri Radha enters into a state of divine resentment during which she does not wish to see or talk to Shri Krishna.

These leelas show Shri Krishna's dependence on Shri Radha. He expresses His humbleness and tries in many ways to appease Her. He may place His head or His peacock feathered diadem on Her lotus feet and shed tears.

He may confide His extreme feeling of separation from Shri Radha to the Gopis, and Shri Radha may also confide in the Gopis the same feeling of separation She feels from Shri Krishna.

Maan is a state of divine love bliss, and it is followed by pranay, another state of Divine love bliss in the form of reconciliation. Shri Radha and Shri Krishna may reconcile on Their own or with the help of the Gopis. Both of these states are extremely subtle and inscrutable stages of Divine love.

Using these descriptions as a base for your devotional imagination, imagine the scene, actions, and feelings that these pads evoke.
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"Kunvari Binu, Kaise Rakhun Pran?"

prem ras madira

Kunvari binu, kaise rakhun pran?
Shri Krishna is lamenting in separation from Shri Radha, "How can I continue living without Radha?"

Binu aparadh maan gahi baithe, tane bhrikuti-kaman.
"Knitting Her eyebrows in anger, and not due to my doing anything wrong, She has done maan with Me."

Haun puni un bin rahi na sakat chin, yah unahun jiya jan.
"It is impossible for Me to remain without Her, even for a moment. She knows this very well."

Kehi vidhi dharun dheer mohin pal pal, bhaye kalap unman.
"Oh! How can I possibly have patience? Every single moment in separation from Her seems like ages."

Tanu binu pran rahe kahu kaise? Sochahu manahin sujan.
"All those who are knowledgable understand that the body can't continue to exist without its life-breath."

Pran ek tanu dvai 'Kripalu' jab, acharaj kaun mahan.
Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj says, "I am knowledgeable and I can address this. In the material world, the life-breath is essential for the body to remain alive, but not so for Radha and Krishna. Although They possess two different bodies, Their life-breath is one and the same."