Madhya-līlāChapter 2: The Ecstatic Manifestations of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 2.55

tāhāń haite ghare āsi', māṭīra upare vasi',

nakhe kare pṛthivī likhana

- kāhāń vṛndāvana, kāhāń gopendra-nandana,

kāhāń sei vaḿśī-vadana

SYNONYMS

tāhāń haite — from there; ghare āsi' — coming back home; māṭīra — the ground; upare — upon; vasi' — sitting; nakhe — by the nails; kare — does; pṛthivī — on the surface of the earth; likhana — marking; - — alas; kāhāń — where is; vṛndāvanaVṛndāvana; kāhāń — where; gopa-indra-nandana — the son of the King of the cowherd men; kāhāń — where; sei — that; vaḿśī-vadana — the person with the flute.

TRANSLATION

When coming from the Jagannātha temple to return to His house, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu used to sit on the ground and mark it with His nails. At such times He would be greatly morose and would cry, "Alas, where is Vṛndāvana? Where is Kṛṣṇa, the son of the King of the cowherd men? Where is that person who plays the flute?"

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