|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 1: The Spiritual Masters|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 1.79-80
īśvarera śakti haya e-tina prakāra
eka lakṣmī-gaṇa, pure mahiṣī-gaṇa āra
vraje gopī-gaṇa āra sabhāte pradhāna
vrajendra-nandana yā'te svayaḿ bhagavān
īśvarera — of the Supreme Lord; śakti — energy; haya — is; e-tina — these three; prakāra — kinds; eka — one; lakṣmī-gaṇa — the goddesses of fortune in Vaikuṇṭha; pure — in Dvārakā; mahiṣī-gaṇa — the queens; āra — and; vraje — in Vṛndāvana; gopī-gaṇa — the gopīs; āra — and; sabhāte — among all of them; pradhāna — the chief; vraja-indra-nandana — Kṛṣṇa, the son of the King of Vraja; yā'te — because; svayam — Himself; bhagavān — the primeval Lord.
The energies [consorts] of the Supreme Lord are of three kinds: the Lakṣmīs in Vaikuṇṭha, the queens in Dvārakā and the gopīs in Vṛndāvana. The gopīs are the best of all, for they have the privilege of serving Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the primeval Lord, the son of the King of Vraja.
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