svarūpa kahe,--"kṛṣṇa-līlāra nāṭaka karite
vraja-līlā-pura-līlā ekatra varṇite
svarūpa kahe—Svarūpa Dāmodara replied on behalf of Rūpa Gosvāmī; kṛṣṇa-līlāra—of the pastimes of Lord Kṛṣṇa; nāṭaka karite—composing a drama; vraja-līlā-pura-līlā—His pastimes in Vṛndāvana and His pastimes in Mathurā and Dvārakā; ekatra—in one book; varṇite—to describe.
Svarūpa Dāmodara replied for Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī: "He wanted to compose a drama about the pastimes of Lord Kṛṣṇa. He planned to describe in one book both the pastimes of Vṛndāvana and those of Dvārakā and Mathurā.
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