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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 4.184

nijāńgam api gopyo

mameti samupāsate

tābhyaḥ paraḿ na me pārtha

nigūḍha-prema-bhājanam

SYNONYMS

nija-ańgam — own body; api — although; yāḥ — who; gopyaḥ — the gopīs; mamaMine; iti — thus thinking; samupāsate — engage in decorating; tābhyaḥ — than them; param — greater; na — not; me — for Me; pārthaO Arjuna; nigūḍha-prema — of deep love; bhājanam — receptacles.

TRANSLATION

"O Arjuna, there are no greater receptacles of deep love for Me than the gopīs, who cleanse and decorate their bodies because they consider them Mine."

PURPORT

This verse is spoken by Lord Kṛṣṇa in the Ādi Purāṇa.

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