1. We must feel separation

    We have to follow in the footprints of the Gosvamis and search out Radha and Krsna in this way.

    Vrndavana is in our hearts, and we must search for Him there.

    This is the process recommended by Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the process of worship in separation. Feeling separation from Krsna, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu would throw Himself into the sea. Sometimes He would leave His room in the dead of night and disappear. No one would know where He had gone, but all the while He was searching after Krsna.

    Thus it is not that we are to enjoy the loving exchanges between Krsna and Radha like spectators at some sports show. We must feel separation from Them. The more we feel separation, the more we should understand that we are advancing.

    From “Elevation to Krsna Consciousness” by Srila Prabhupada