Antya-līlāChapter 1: Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī's Second Meeting With the Lord

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 1.142

ekasya śrutam eva lumpati matiḿ kṛṣṇeti nāmākṣaraḿ

sāndronmāda-paramparām upanayaty anyasya vaḿśī-kalaḥ

eṣa snigdha-ghana-dyutir manasi me lagnaḥ paṭe vīkṣaṇāt

kaṣṭaḿ dhik puruṣa-traye ratir abhūn manye mṛtiḥ śreyasī


ekasya — of one person; śrutam — heard; eva — certainly; lumpati — take away; matim — the mind; kṛṣṇa itiKṛṣṇa; nāma-akṣaram — the letters of the name; sāndra-unmāda — of intense madness; paramparāma shower; upanayati — brings; anyasya — of another; vaḿśī-kalaḥ — the sound vibration of the flute; eṣaḥ — this third one; snigdha — giving love; ghana-dyutiḥ — lightninglike effulgence; manasiin the mind; me — My; lagnaḥ — attachment; paṭein the picture; vīkṣaṇāt — by seeing; kaṣṭam dhik — oh, shame upon Me; puruṣa-trayeto three persons; ratiḥ — attachment; abhūt — has appeared; manyeI think; mṛtiḥ — death; śreyasī — better.


"[Experiencing previous attachment to Kṛṣṇa (pūrva-rāga), Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī thought:] 'Since I have heard the name of a person called Kṛṣṇa, I have practically lost My good sense. Then, there is another person who plays His flute in such a way that after I hear the vibration, intense madness arises in My heart. And again there is still another person to whom My mind becomes attached when I see His beautiful lightninglike effulgence in His picture. Therefore I think that I am greatly condemned, for I have become simultaneously attached to three persons. It would be better for Me to die because of this.'


This verse is Vidagdha-2.9.

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