TEXTS 16-17
bhakta-premāra yata daśā, ye gati prakāra
yata duḥkha, yata sukha, yateka vikāra
kṛṣṇa tāhā samyak nā pāre jānite
bhakta-bhāva aṅgīkare tahā āsvādite
SYNONYMS
bhakta-premāra—of the ecstatic emotion of the devotee; yata—all; daśa—conditions; ye—which; gati prakāra—mode of progress; yata—all; duḥkha—unhappiness; yata—all; sukha—happiness; yateka—all; vikāra—transformation; kṛṣṇa—Lord Kṛṣṇa; tāhā—that; samyak—fully; pāre jānite—cannot understand; bhakta-bhāva—the mood of a devotee; aṅgīkare—He accepts; tāhā—that; āsvādite—to taste.
TRANSLATION
Kṛṣṇa Himself cannot fully understand the conditions, the mode of progress, the happiness and unhappiness, and the moods of ecstatic love of His devotees. He therefore accepts the role of a devotee to taste these emotions fully.

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