In an article written on Janmashtami, Swami Chimayananda, symbolically explores the meaning of Sri Krishna Jayanti or Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna.
This supreme essence born as a mass of beauty, music and joy, dazzling in wisdom, noisy with laughter, ever a master of circumstances, a king of events, frisking about in life’s melancholy contentions, meeting challenges with daring and confidence, at once a hero and a child all rolled in one – this is the perfect God-man, the eternal child of Vrindavan.
While we are sleeping in fatigue and exhaustion, wearied in production and destruction, we know not, that there is born a baby, called knowledge –
When we have fully enjoyed life in all aspects and find no peace out of them – in that quiet sleep, the maturity of understanding, the Light Dawns.
(Source: Excerpts from an article written by Swami Chinmayananda on Sri Krishna Janmashtami)