TEXT 178
advaita-vīthī-pathikair upāsyāḥ
svānanda-siṁhāsana-labdha-dīkṣāḥ
śaṭhena kenāpi vayaṁ haṭhena
dāsī-kṛtā gopa-vadhū-viṭena
SYNONYMS
advaita-vīthī—of the path of monism; pathikaiḥ—by the wanderers; upāsyāḥ—worshipable; sva-ānanda—of self-realization; siṁha-āsana—on the throne; labdha-dīkṣāḥ—being initiated; śaṭhena—by a cheater; kena api—some; vayam—I; haṭhena—by force; dāsī-kṛtā—made into a maidservant; gopa-vadhū-viṭena—by a boy engaged in joking with the gopīs.
TRANSLATION
Brahmānanda Bhāratī concluded, " 'Although I was worshiped by those on the path of monism and initiated into self-realization through the yoga system, I have nonetheless been forcibly turned into a maidservant by some cunning boy who is always joking with the gopīs.' "
PURPORT
This is a verse written by Bilvamaṅgala Ṭhākura. It is quoted in the Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (3.1.44).

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