rāya kahe,--"kaha dekhi premotpatti-kāraṇa?
pūrva-rāga, vikāra, ceṣṭā, kāma-likhana?"
rāya kahe—Śrīla Rāmānanda Rāya further inquires; kaha—please recite; dekhi—so that I may know; prema. utpatti-kāraṇa—the causes of awakening the loving propensity; pūrva-rāga—previous attachment; vikāra—transformation; ceṣṭā—endeavor; kāma-likhana—writing of letters disclosing the gopīs' attachment for Kṛṣṇa.
Then Rāmānanda Rāya inquired from Rūpa Gosvāmī about the causes of the loving affairs between Kṛṣṇa and the gopīs, such as previous attachment, transformations of love, endeavors for love, and exchanges of letters disclosing the gopīs' awakening love for Kṛṣṇa.
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