TEXT 266
māyā-dāsī 'prema' māge,--ithe ki vismaya?
'sādhu-kṛpā-'nāma' vinā 'prema' nā janmaya
SYNONYMS
māyā-dāsī—the external energy is a maidservant; prema māge—she wants love of Godhead; ithe—in this; ki vismaya—what is the wonder; sādhu-kṛpā—the mercy of the devotee; nāma—chanting of the holy name; vinā—without; prema—love of Godhead; janmaya—is not possible.
TRANSLATION
What is the wonder if the maidservant of Kṛṣṇa, His external energy, begs for love of Godhead? Without the mercy of a devotee and without the chanting of the holy name of the Lord, love of Godhead cannot be possible.

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