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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 2.80

pūrve vraja-vilāse, yei tina abhilāṣe,

yatneha āsvāda haila

śrī-rādhāra bhāva-sāra, āpane kari' ańgīkāra,

sei tina vastu āsvādila

SYNONYMS

pūrve — formerly; vraja-vilāsein the pastimes of Vṛndāvana; yei tina — those three; abhilāṣein desires; yatneha — by great endeavor; āsvāda — taste; haila — there was not; śrī-rādhāra — of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī; bhāva-sāra — the essence of the ecstasy; āpane — personally; kari' — making; ańgīkāra — acceptance; sei — those; tina vastu — three subjects; āsvādila — tasted.

TRANSLATION

During His previous pastimes in Vṛndāvana, Lord Kṛṣṇa desired to enjoy the three different types of ecstasy, but despite great endeavor, He could not taste them. Such ecstasies are the monopoly of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. Therefore, in order to taste them, Śrī Kṛṣṇa accepted the position of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī in the form of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

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