gopi-gana, kaha saba kariya vicare
kon tirtha, kon tapa, kon siddha-mantra-japa,
ei venu kaila janmantare?
gopi-gana—O gopis; kaha—say; saba—all; kariya vicare—after full consideration; kon—what; tirtha—holy places; kon—what; tapa—austerities; kon—what; siddha-mantra-japa—chanting of a perfect mantra; ei—this; venu—flute; kaila—did; janma-antare—in his past life.
"My dear gopis, fully consider how many pious activities this flute performed in his past life. We do not know what places of pilgrimage he visited, what austerities he performed or what perfect mantra he chanted.
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