gopī-gaṇa, kaha saba kariyā vicāre
kon tīrtha, kon tapa, kon siddha-mantra-japa,
ei veṇu kaila janmāntare?
gopī-gaṇa—O gopīs; kaha—say; saba—all; kariyā vicāre—after full consideration; kon—what; tīrtha—holy places; kon—what; tapa—austerities; kon—what; siddha-mantra-japa—chanting of a perfect mantra; ei—this; veṇu—flute; kaila—did; janma-antare—in his past life.
"My dear gopīs, 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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