Often we come across stories in the purāṇas, that, on the face of it, do not make any sense. How does one understand them?
गुरुः शास्त्रं श्रद्धा रुचिरनुगतिः सिद्धिरति मे
यदेतत्तत्सर्वं चरणकमलं राजति ययोः ।
सदा राधाकृष्णावशरणगती तौ मम गतिः ॥
Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, whose lotus feet are everything to me — my preceptor (guru), scripture (śāstra), faith (śraddhā), attraction (ruci), service (anugati), and goal (siddhi) — whose lotus eyes are always bathed with streams of tears full of compassion, and who are the shelter of the shelterless, are my constant refuge.