At Radha Kunda, the holiest place of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas, Srila Prabhupada lived in a house bought by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur and constructed the first red sandstone temple for the deities called Sri Sri Radha Kunja Bihari.
Of the many objects of favored delight and of all the lovable damsels of Vrajabhumi, Srimati Radharani is certainly the most treasured object of Krishna’s love. And, in every respect, Her divine kunda is described by great sages as similarly dear to Him. Undoubtedly, Radha kunda is very rarely attained even by the great devotees; therefore, it is even more difficult for ordinary devotees to attain. If one simply bathes once within those holy waters, one’s pure love of Krishna is fully aroused. – Sri Upadeshamrita 11
NEWEROnly one who can learn the process of nescience and that of transcendental knowledge side by side can transcend the influence of repeated birth and death, and enjoy the full blessings of immortality – Sri Isopanisad 11
OLDER”It is as if Mahaprabhu has taken away Gadadhar Pandit’s soul, and the body is still standing! that is the position of Gadadhar Pandit; he is quiet empty , and following Mahaprabhu. He is not full in himself. Something, the most important thing, his heart, has been taken by mahaprabhu, so he has no other alternative but to follow Him.”