|Antya-līlā||Chapter 1: Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī's Second Meeting With the Lord|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 1.99
tuṇḍe tāṇḍavinī ratiḿ vitanute tuṇḍāvalī-labdhaye
karṇa-kroḍa-kaḍambinī ghaṭayate karṇārbudebhyaḥ spṛhām
cetaḥ-prāńgaṇa-sańginī vijayate sarvendriyāṇāḿ kṛtiḿ
no jāne janitā kiyadbhir amṛtaiḥ kṛṣṇeti varṇa-dvayī
tuṇḍe — in the mouth; tāṇḍavinī — dancing; ratim — the inspiration; vitanute — expands; tuṇḍa-āvalī-labdhaye — to achieve many mouths; karṇa — of the ear; kroḍa — in the hole; kaḍambinī — sprouting; ghaṭayate — causes to appear; karṇa-arbudebhyaḥ spṛhām — the desire for millions of ears; cetaḥ-prāńgaṇa — in the courtyard of the heart; sańginī — being a companion; vijayate — conquers; sarva-indriyāṇām — of all the senses; kṛtim — the activity; na u — not; jāne — I know; janitā — produced; kiyadbhiḥ — of what measure; amṛtaiḥ — by nectar; kṛṣṇa — the name of Kṛṣṇa; iti — thus; varṇa-dvayī — the two syllables.
"I do not know how much nectar the two syllables 'Kṛṣ-ṇa' have produced. When the holy name of Kṛṣṇa is chanted, it appears to dance within the mouth. We then desire many, many mouths. When that name enters the holes of the ears, we desire many millions of ears. And when the holy name dances in the courtyard of the heart, it conquers the activities of the mind, and therefore all the senses become inert."
This verse is included in the Vidagdha-mādhava (1.15), a seven-act play written by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī describing the pastimes of Śrī Kṛṣṇa in Vṛndāvana.
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