Madhya-līlāChapter 8: Talks Between Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Rāmānanda Rāya

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 8.132

rāya kahe, — "āminaṭa, tumisūtra-dhāra

yei mata nācāo, taiche cāhi nācibāra

SYNONYMS

rāya kaheRāmānanda Rāya replied; āmiI; naṭa — dancer; tumi — You; sūtra-dhāra — the puller of the strings; yei — whatever; mata — way; nācāo — You make me dance; taichein that way; cāhiI want; nācibārato dance.

TRANSLATION

Śrī Rāmānanda Rāya said, "I am just a dancing puppet, and You pull the strings. Whichever way You make me dance, I will dance.

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