Madhya-līlāChapter 21: The Opulence and Sweetness of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 21.124

aṭati yad bhavān ahni kānanaḿ

truṭir yugāyate tvām apaśyatām

kuṭila-kuntalaḿ śrī-mukhaḿ ca te

jaḍa udīkṣatāḿ pakṣma-kṛd dṛśām


aṭati — goes; yat — when; bhavān — Your Lordship; ahniin the day; kānanamto the forest; truṭiḥ — half a second; yugāyate — appears like a yuga; tvām — You; apaśyatām — of those not seeing; kuṭila-kuntalam — adorned with curly hair; śrī-mukham — beautiful face; ca — and; te — Your; jaḍaḥ — stupid; udīkṣatām — looking at; pakṣma-kṛt — the maker of eyelashes; dṛśām — of the eyes.


"'O Kṛṣṇa, when You go to the forest during the day and we do not see Your sweet face, which is surrounded by beautiful curly hair, half a second becomes as long as an entire age for us. And we consider the creator, who has put eyelids on the eyes we use for seeing You, to be simply a fool.'


This verse is spoken by the gopīs in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (10.31.15).

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