“Radha’s love of Krishna is characterized by feelings of being separated from her beloved followed by increased jubilation in feelings of union with him. Separation increases the intensity of love as the chanter pines for her beloved.

“When prema [pure love for Krishna/God] begins to shine in our hearts as chanters, the need to be with the object of our love reaches fever pitch. Our heart has softened completely; it melts in the absence of the beloved and tears flow constantly. Separation in love intensifies love. As love deepens, our joy knows no bounds. Seeing the extraordinary transformation and happiness of his devoted chanter, Krishna becomes completely charmed and comes to us. He cannot ignore love’s call. So after separation, there is union.”