Can we experience real love through relationships in this world?

by Chaitanya Charan dasFebruary 10, 2013

What is the Krsna consciousness perspective on relationships? The Bhagavatam has verses which remind us that we should not live on a bodily platform- that relationships are temporary, and that our goal is to focus on the supreme and not get entangled (e.g. Bharata Maharaj’s life). Does that mean that we look at all our relationships as entangling? I heard one devotee say that ‘prema’ that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu talks about is not accessible to us in our conditioned state and all ‘prema’ in relationships is dubious.

if this is true, then how can vaisnavas having meaningful loving exchanges? As relationships with others lie at the heart of our capability to experience love in this world,  this seems to be a pretty bleak concept. Please comment. ..

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