|Chapter 5: Hymn to the Absolute Truth|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Brahma-samhita 5.31
syamam tri-bhanga-lalitam niyata-prakasam
govindam adi-purusham tam aham bhajami
alola -- swinging; candraka -- with a moon-locket; lasat -- beautified; vana-malya -- a garland of flowers; vamsi -- flute; ratna-angadam -- adorned with jeweled ornaments; pranaya -- of love; keli-kala -- in pastimes; vilasam -- who always revels; syamam -- Syamasundara; tri-bhanga -- bending in three places; lalitam -- graceful; niyata -- eternally; prakasam -- manifest; govindam -- Govinda; adi-purusham -- the original person; tam -- Him; aham -- I; bhajami -- worship.
I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, round whose neck is swinging a garland of flowers beautified with the moon-locket, whose two hands are adorned with the flute and jeweled ornaments, who always revels in pastimes of love, whose graceful threefold-bending form of Syamasundara is eternally manifest.
In the sloka beginning with cintamani-prakara the transcendental region and the spiritual names of Govinda, in the sloka beginning with venum kvanantam, the eternal beautiful form of Govinda and in this sloka the amorous pastimes of Govinda, the embodiment of His sixty-four excellences, have been described. All the spiritual affairs that come within the scope of description in the narration of the ecstatic mellow quality (rasa) are included in the spiritual amorous sports of Govinda.
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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness