Madhya-līlāChapter 19: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 19.98

kaḿ prati kathayitum īśe

samprati ko pratītim āyātu

go-pati-tanayā-kuñje

gopa-vadhūṭī-viṭaḿ brahma

SYNONYMS

kam prati — unto whom; kathayitumto speak; īśeam I able; samprati — now; kaḥ — who; — or; pratītim — belief; āyātu — would do; go-pati — of the sun-god; tanayā — of the daughter (the Yamunā); kuñjein the bushes on the bank; gopa-vadhūṭī — of the cowherd girls; viṭam — the hunter; brahma — the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

TRANSLATION

"To whom can I speak who will believe me when I say that Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is hunting the gopīs in the bushes by the banks of the river Yamunā? In this way the Lord demonstrates His pastimes."

PURPORT

This verse was also later included in the Padyāvalī (99).

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