Madame Celine Dion, thank you very much for your first class rendition of “The Power of Love.” Please do check out “Tulasi Arati | ISKCON Arati kirtan” by His Grace Saci Kumar Das: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJbSLrIhoFs.
Your conviction, strength, tactfulness and majesty of interpretation are all superb! The electric guitar is galvanizing.
And to top it all up, the wonderful lyrics denote the philosophy and attitude of the brave and the winners. Just what it takes to become Krishna conscious. Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita As It Is (BGAII)12.16:
“My devotee who is not dependent on the ordinary course of activities, who is pure, expert, without cares, free from all pains, and not striving for some personal result, is very dear to Me.”
Here is what the lyrics express in that respect:
“We’re heading for something
Somewhere I’ve never been
Sometimes I am frightened
But I’m ready to learn
Of the power of love”
As in ordinary loving dealings, fear is a factor, Lord Krishna also encourages us in BGAII 18.66 to overcome our fears and dare experience His divine love, called in Sanskrit language “Krishna Prema.”:
“Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.”
Why be satisfied with any less love than Krishna Prema, love of God, love of Krishna, why?
There is also Radha-Prema, the love of His consort Srimati Radharani for Him. According to the late His Holiness Gour Govinda Maharaja, this Radha-Prema makes Krishna literally mad. Originally Radha and Krishna are one. But for the purpose of pastimes, They have become two.
“The loving affairs of Sri Rädhä and Krishna are transcendental manifestations of the Lord’s internal pleasure-giving potency. Although Rädhä and Krishna are one in Their identity, previously They separated Themselves. Now, these two transcendental identities have again united, in the form of Sri Krishna Caitanya. I bow down to Him, who has manifested Himself with the sentiment and complexion of Srimati Rädhäräni, although He is Krishna Himself.” Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Adi-lila 1.5.
Madame Celine Dion, please accept the expression of my high esteem and respects. I o w e y o u! You may cash in my check of Krishna consciousness to you any time you like. When Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON, in 1966 moved into the storefront in New York City, the previous owner’s sign was left and it said: “The Matchless Gift”. That’s what Krishna consciousness really is: An absolutely Matchless Gift!
Let us snap it up while we can. Time is always running madly and every single minute of time passed cannot be bought back even for one million dollars. This is the wise reminder of Canakya Pandit, the great Indian philosopher and politician. Thank you very much!