Antya-līlāChapter 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

SYNONYMS

tuṇḍein the mouth; tāṇḍavinī — dancing; ratim — the inspiration; vitanute — expands; tuṇḍa-āvalī-labdhayeto achieve many mouths; karṇa — of the ear; kroḍain the hole; kaḍambinī — sprouting; ghaṭayate — causes to appear; karṇa-arbudebhyaḥ spṛhām — the desire for millions of ears; cetaḥ-prāńgaṇain the courtyard of the heart; sańginī — being a companion; vijayate — conquers; sarva-indriyāṇām — of all the senses; kṛtim — the activity; na u — not; jāneI know; janitā — produced; kiyadbhiḥ — of what measure; amṛtaiḥ — by nectar; kṛṣṇa — the name of Kṛṣṇa; iti — thus; varṇa-dvayī — the two syllables.

TRANSLATION

"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."

PURPORT

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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