|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 4: The Confidential Reasons for the Appearance of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 4.211
sahāyā guravaḥ śiṣyā
bhujiṣyā bāndhavāḥ striyaḥ
satyaḿ vadāmi te pārtha
gopyaḥ kiḿ me bhavanti na
sahāyāḥ — helpers; guravaḥ — teachers; śiṣyāḥ — students; bhujiṣyāḥ — servants; bāndhavāḥ — friends; striyaḥ — wives; satyam — truthfully; vadāmi — I say; te — unto you; pārtha — O Arjuna; gopyaḥ — the gopīs; kim — what; me — for Me; bhavanti — are; na — not.
"O Pārtha, I speak to you the truth. The gopīs are My helpers, teachers, disciples, servants, friends and consorts. I do not know what they are not to Me."
This verse was spoken by Lord Kṛṣṇa in the Gopī-premāmṛta.
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