|Adi-lila||Chapter 4: The Confidential Reasons for the Appearance of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi 4.176
svanam hi vo mayy anuvrittaye 'balah
maya paroksham bhajata tirohitam
masuyitum marhatha tat priyam priyah
evam -- thus; mat-artha -- for Me; ujjhita -- rejected; loka -- popular customs; veda -- Vedic injunctions; svanam -- own families; hi -- certainly; vah -- of you; mayi -- Me; anuvrittaye -- to increase regard for; abalah -- O women; maya -- by Me; paroksham -- invisible; bhajata -- favoring; tirohitam -- withdrawn from sight; ma -- Me; asuyitum -- to be displeased with; ma arhatha -- you do not deserve; tat -- therefore; priyam -- who is dear; priyah -- O dear ones.
"O My beloved gopis, you have renounced social customs, scriptural injunctions and your relatives for My sake. I disappeared behind you only to increase your concentration upon Me. Since I disappeared for your benefit, you should not be displeased with Me."
This text from Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.32.21) was spoken by Lord Krishna when He returned to the arena of the rasa-lila.
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