Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā

The Flowering Vine of Devotion to Lord Hari

by Sarasvati Thkura | 14,715 words

The book contains the essence on how devotees develop love of Krishna, and how they bring Krishna under control through their love....

Text 17

na tathā brahma-rudrādyā
lakṣmīr vānanta eva vā
govindasya jagad-bandhor
yathā gopī-janāḥ priyāḥ

na—not; tathā—in the same way; brahma—Lord Brahma; rudra—Lord Śiva; ādyaḥ—the devotees headed by; lakṣmīḥ—the goddess of fortune; vā—or; anantaḥ—Lord Anandeva; eva—certainly; vā—or; govindasya—to Lord Govinda; jagat—of the universe; bandhoḥ—the friend; yathā—as; gopī-janāḥ—the gopīs; priyāḥ—are dear.

Neither Lakṣmī-devī, Lord Ananata-deva, nor the devoteesheaded by Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, are as dear to Lord Govinda, the friend of the universe, as the gopīs.


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