“Human life is the facility to fall in love with Krishna.” – Radhanath Swami
Srimad Bhagavatam explains three features of the Absolute truth – Brahman, Parmatma and Bhagavan. Brahman is the all-pervading, apparently impersonal light that pervades everything, the apparently formless manifestation of the absolute truth. Paramatma is the Lord who is present everywhere and seated in the heart of every living being, as the witness and the ultimate guide. And Bhagavan is the supreme personality of Godhead who has an eternal form which is full of bliss and knowledge! That form is not of this world. It is purely spiritual.
Some people, not understanding the principle of true spirituality, think why would God have a form like us? They think, “This is some sort of anthropomorphism or some sort of symbolism and analogy that God comes with two arms and He has girlfriends and boyfriends and mother and father. He is coming to teach us something, no doubts, but this can’t be God.”
The bible tells that man is made in the image of God. Our acharyas tell us that the human being is the species that has the capacity to awaken love of God. There are 8,400,000 species of life and except humans others can’t inquire into the nature of truth. By the blessings of God, through humans the other species can become purified, but they don’t have that free will. The human form is the crescendo of creation in the sense that we have the power for Saranagati – surrender to the absolute truth.
“durlabha manava-janma labhiya samsare”, Bhakti Vinod Thakur explains that this human life is so rare, we shouldn’t waste it. It is so precious. Human life is the facility to fall in love with Krishna. Our acharyas explains that Krishna has actually arranged that this specie of life is in His form so it is easy to fall in love with Him.
– Radhanath Swami