TEXT 304
sei krsna, sei gopi,--parama virodha
acintya caritra prabhura ati sudurbodha
SYNONYMS
sei krsna—that Krsna; sei gopi—that gopi; parama virodha—very much contradictory; acintya—inconceivable; caritra—character; prabhura—of the Lord; ati—very much; sudurbodha—difficult to understand.
TRANSLATION
He is Krsna, yet He has accepted the mood of the gopis. How is it so? It is the inconceivable character of the Lord, which is very difficult to understand.
PURPORT
Krsna's accepting the part of the gopis is certainly contradictory according to any mundane calculations, but the Lord, by His inconceivable character, may act like the gopis and feel separation from Krsna, although He is Krsna Himself. Such a contradiction can be reconciled only in the Supreme Personality of Godhead because He has energy that is inconceivable (acintya), which can make possible that which is impossible to do (aghata-ghatana-patiyasi). Such contradictions are very difficult to understand unless a devotee strictly follows the Vaisnava philosophy under the direction of the Gosvamis. Therefore Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami ends every chapter with this verse:
sri-rupa-raghunatha-pade yara asa
caitanya-caritamrta kahe krsnadasa
"Praying at the lotus feet of Sri Rupa and Sri Raghunatha, always desiring their mercy, I, Krsnadasa, narrate Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, following in their footsteps."
In a song by Narottama dasa Thakura it is stated:
rupa-raghunatha-pade ha-ibe akuti
kabe hama bujhaba se yugala-piriti
The conjugal love between Radha and Krsna, which is called yugala-piriti, is not understandable by mundane scholars, artists or poets. It is simply to be understood by devotees who strictly follow in the footsteps of the six Gosvamis. Sometimes so-called artists and poets try to understand the love affairs of Radha and Krsna, and they publish cheap books of poetry and pictures on the subject. Unfortunately, however, they do not understand the transcendental affairs of Radha and Krsna even to the smallest degree. They are simply meddling in a matter in which they are not fit even to enter.

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