|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 1: The Spiritual Masters|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 1.17
karṣan veṇu-svanair gopīr
gopī-nāthaḥ śriye 'stu naḥ
śrī-mān — most beautiful; rāsa — of the rāsa dance; rasa — of the mellow; ārambhī — the initiator; vaḿśī-vaṭa — Vaḿśīvaṭa; taṭa — on the shore; sthitaḥ — standing; karṣan — attracting; veṇu — of the flute; svanaiḥ — by the sounds; gopīḥ — the cowherd girls; gopī-nāthaḥ — Śrī Gopīnātha; śriye — benediction; astu — let there be; naḥ — our.
Śrī Śrīla Gopīnātha, who originated the transcendental mellow of the rāsa dance, stands on the shore in Vaḿśīvaṭa and attracts the attention of the cowherd damsels with the sound of His celebrated flute. May they all confer upon us their benediction.
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