TEXT 97
padmotpala--acetana, cakravāka--sacetana,
cakravāke padma āsvādaya
ihāṅ duṅhāra ulṭā sthiti, dharma haila viparīti,
kṛṣṇera rājye aiche nyāya haya
SYNONYMS
padma-utpala—the blue and red lotus flowers; acetana—unconscious; cakravāka—the cakravāka birds; sa-cetana—conscious; cakravāke—the cakravāka birds; padma—the blue lotus flowers; āsvādaya—taste; ihāṅ—here; duṅhāra—of both of them; ulṭā sthiti—the reverse situation; dharma—characteristic nature; haila—became; viparīti—reversed; kṛṣṇera—of Lord Kṛṣṇa; rājye—in the kingdom; aiche—such; nyāya—principle; haya—there is.
TRANSLATION
"Blue and red lotus flowers are unconscious objects, whereas cakravākas are conscious and alive. Nevertheless, in ecstatic love, the blue lotuses began to taste the cakravākas. This is a reversal of their natural behavior, but in Lord Kṛṣṇa's kingdom such reversals are a principle of His pastimes.
PURPORT
Generally the cakravāka bird tastes the lotus flower, but in Kṛṣṇa's pastimes the lotus, which is usually lifeless, tastes the cakravāka bird.

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