Temporary and eternal rasa
Posted on November 5, 2017
Any way, anything enjoyed, there is a rasa. Rasa. You love somebody, you kiss somebody, embrace somebody, there is a rasa. So this picture is ananda-cinmaya-rasa. Here we have got that taste of rasa in a perverted manner. But cinmaya-rasa means it continues. This Radha-Krsna with the gopis, they are enjoying, dancing, chanting. That is eternal; that is never stopped. It is not that they become old and there is no more enjoyment or they are separated or Krsna goes somewhere and Radharani goes to somewhere. No. Everything is eternal. They are enjoying. That is the difference between this rasa and that rasa. This rasa is temporary. Your youthful enjoyment will not exist; it will be finished. Your American life will be finished. Your this life, that life, everything will be finished — and finished forever. Not that you are going to have it again. Therefore this is flashing. It is coming and going. But that life is eternal.
From Srila Prabhupada's lecture at Initiation Fire Sacrifice — July 16, 1969, Los Angeles