Krishna's Energies: Internal Energy

                                                                  Q. Part 1: Regarding Ravana's touching/kidnapping Mother Sita, Srila Prabhupada often explains that Ravana could not really capture Sita, but maya-Sita (also in Lord Caitanya's discussion with Ramadasa Vipra in Cc. Madhya 9.178-212). It also appears from the description in Caitanya-Caritamrta that this was only known to Mother Sita or perhaps only to Her and Lord Rama.

                                                                  Q. I was listening to Srila Prabhupada's lecture on BG 2.7-12 where he mentions about why God became many. Srila Prabhupada states that God became many individual beings to enjoy His pleasure potency. But we also learn that our material existence is due to our propensity to own, control and enjoy independent of the Lord. How to connect these two understandings?

                                                                  Q. What austerities were done by Yasoda to obtain Krishna as her son? Why is Subhadra worshipped with Krishna and Balarama?

                                                                  Q. My 8-year-old daughter asked me the following 2 questions: Why did Krishna not marry Srimati Radharani, when Her deity is always next to Krishna and we worship Krishna and Radha? I could not give her a good answer. I think what confuses her is that Krishna loved Srimati Radharani, but married someone else.

                                                                  Q. Can you please explain me the difference/similarities between the above mentioned personalities - Vairaja Brahma (emerged from between the eyes of Vishnu), Hiranyagarbha and Brahma born from Garbodhakasayi Vishnu.

                                                                  I have come across some references in SB and Brahma Samhita, but still would like to know if Brahma is also called Hiranyagarbha, and also there are two Brahmas - one Brahma who emerged from between the eyes of Vishnu and the other Brahma from the lotus.

                                                                  It is also mentioned that the seminal principle is Hiranyagarbha where all the jivas are merged.

                                                                  Can you please explain these concepts?

                                                                  Q: In your digests, I've seen you describing both Srimati Radharani and Yoga-maya as internal potency. As per my understanding I think both shouldn't be treat as one. Please explain if there is any difference between them.
                                                                  Both Srimati Radharani and Yoga-maya are internal potencies of the Lord.
                                                                  Srimati Radharani is the pleasure potency portion of the internal potency, hladhini-sakti of Krsna. When Krishna wants to enjoy, He expands His potency or energy within Himself that gives him enjoyment. This pleasure potency is a person. Her name is Srimati Radharani.