mo-visaye gopi-ganera upapati-bhave
yoga-maya karibeka apana-prabhave
mo-visayeon the subject of Me; gopi-ganeraof the gopis; upapatiof a paramour; bhavein the position; yoga-mayayogamaya, Lord Krsna's internal potency; karibekawill make; apanaher own; prabhaveby the influence.
"The influence of yogamaya will inspire the gopis with the sentiment that I am their paramour.
Yogamaya is the name of the internal potency that makes the Lord forget Himself and become an object of love for His pure devotee in different transcendental mellows. This yogamaya potency creates a spiritual sentiment in the minds of the damsels of Vraja by which they think of Lord Krsna as their paramour. This sentiment is never to be compared to mundane illicit sexual love. It has nothing to do with sexual psychology, although the pure love of such devotees seems to be sexual. One should know for certain that nothing can exist in this cosmic manifestation that has no real counterpart in the spiritual field. All material manifestations are emanations of the Transcendence. The erotic principles of amorous love reflected in mixed material values are perverted reflections of the reality of spirit, but one cannot understand the reality unless one is sufficiently educated in the spiritual science.

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