Srimati Radharani: Position of Srimati Radharani

                                                                  Q. How is it that Srimati Radharani, who doesn't have the inherent freedom to turn away from Krishna as the jivas do, can still be considered a Person who experiences love for Krishna? As Maharaja states, if the jivas didn't have this free will our forced love wouldn't be considered love at all, yet when it comes to Radharani, who by nature doesn't have this freedom, Her experience is still called love. Would you please explain this apparent contradiction?

                                                                  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: 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.

                                                                  Q: We have heard about how the Hare Krishna Mantra's three words Hare, Krishna, and Rama refer to Radharani, Krishna, and Balarama. Could we relate these to Subhadra, Krishna, and Balarama of the Jagannatha deities? Specifically, what is the relationship between Radharani and Subhadra? Is the latter an expansion of the former?

                                                                  Subhadra is yoga-maya, the internal energy and Her service is to bring devotees closer to Krsna. Her parents are Vasudev and Devaki and thus She is also the sister of Krsna.