|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 1: The Later Pastimes of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 1.51
śeṣa āra yei rahe dvādaśa vatsara
kṛṣṇera viraha-līlā prabhura antara
śeṣa — at the end; āra — the balance; yei — whatever; rahe — remains; dvādaśa vatsara — twelve years; kṛṣṇera — of Lord Kṛṣṇa; viraha-līlā — the pastimes of separation; prabhura — the Lord; antara — within.
The last twelve years were simply devoted to relishing the pastimes of Kṛṣṇa in separation within the heart of the Lord.
Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu enjoyed the position of the gopīs in separation from Kṛṣṇa. When Kṛṣṇa left the gopīs and went to Mathurā, the gopīs cried for Him the rest of their lives, feeling intense separation from Him. This ecstatic feeling of separation was specifically advocated by Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu through His actual demonstrations.
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