|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 24: The Sixty-One Explanations of the Ātmārāma Verse|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 24.34
kāntā-gaṇera rati pāya 'mahābhāva'-sīmā
'bhakti'-śabdera ei saba arthera mahimā
kāntā-gaṇera — of the devotees in conjugal love; rati — the attraction; pāya — attain; mahā-bhāva-sīmā — the limit of mahābhāva; bhakti-śabdera — of the word bhakti; ei saba — all these; arthera — of the meanings; mahimā — of the glories.
"The gopīs of Vṛndāvana who are attached to Kṛṣṇa in conjugal love can increase their ecstatic love up to the point of mahābhāva, the greatest ecstatic love. These are some of the glorious meanings of the word 'bhakti.'
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