Madhya-līlāChapter 9: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's Travels to the Holy Places

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 9.122

lakṣmī kene pāila, ihāra ki kāraṇa

tapa kari' kaiche kṛṣṇa pāila śruti-gaṇa

SYNONYMS

lakṣmī — the goddess of fortune; kene — why; — did not; pāila — get; ihāra — of this; ki — what; kāraṇa — cause; tapa kari' — undergoing severe austerities; aiche — how; kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; pāila — attained; śruti-gaṇa — Vedic authorities.

TRANSLATION

"But can you tell Me why the goddess of fortune, Lakṣmī, could not enter the rāsa dance? The authorities of Vedic knowledge could enter the dance and associate with Kṛṣṇa.

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