Ādi-līlāChapter 4: The Confidential Reasons for the Appearance of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 4.125

kasmād vṛnde priya-sakhi hareḥ pāda-mūlāt kuto 'sau

kuṇḍāraṇye kim iha kurute nṛtya-śikṣāḿ guruḥ kaḥ

taḿ tvan-mūrtiḥ prati-taru-lataḿ dig-vidikṣu sphurantī

śailūṣīva bhramati parito nartayantī sva-paścāt

SYNONYMS

kasmāt — from where; vṛndeO Vṛndā; priyā-sakhiO dear friend; hareḥ — of Lord Hari; pāda-mūlāt — from the lotus feet; kutaḥ — where; asau — that one (Lord Kṛṣṇa); kuṇḍa-araṇyein the forest on the bank of Rādhā-kuṇḍa; kim — what; iha — here; kuruteHe does; nṛtya-śikṣām — dancing practice; guruḥ — teacher; kaḥ — who; tam — Him; tvat-mūrtiḥ — Your form; prati-taru-latam — on every tree and vine; dik-vidikṣuin all directions; sphurantī — appearing; śailūṣī — expert dancer; iva — like; bhramati — wanders; paritaḥ — all around; nartayantī — causing to dance; sva-paścāt — behind.

TRANSLATION

"O my beloved friend Vṛndā, where are you coming from?"

"I am coming from the feet of Śrī Hari."

"Where is He?"

"In the forest on the bank of Rādhā-kuṇḍa."

"What is He doing there?"

"He is learning dancing."

"Who is His master?"

"Your image, Rādhā, revealing itself in every tree and creeper in every direction, is roaming like a skillful dancer, making Him dance behind."

PURPORT

This text is from the Govinda-līlāmṛta (8.77) of Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī.

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