TEXT 161
vayase 'madhyamā' teṅho svabhāvete 'samā'
gāḍha prema-bhāve teṅho nirantara 'vāmā'
SYNONYMS
vayase madhyamā—grown up; teṅho—Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī; sva-bhāvete—in character; samā—equipoised; gāḍha—deep; prema-bhāve—in ecstatic love; teṅho—She; nirantara—constantly; vāmā—of the group of the left-wing gopīs.
TRANSLATION
"Rādhārāṇī is grown up, and Her character is equipoised. She is always deeply absorbed in ecstatic love and always feeling in the mood of a left-wing gopī.
PURPORT
The left wing and right wing of the gopīs has been explained by Rūpa Gosvāmī in Ujjvala-nīlamaṇi. The left wing is described in this way:
mana-grahe sadodyuktā
tac-chaithilye ca kopanā
abhedyā nāyake prāyaḥ
krūrā vāmeti kīrtyate
"A gopī who is always eager to be jealously angered, who is very enthusiastic for that position, who immediately becomes angry when defeated, who is never under the control of a hero and who always opposes Him is called vāmā, or a leftwing gopī."
Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī describes the right-wing gopīs in this way:
asahyā māna-nirbandhe
nāyake yukta-vādinī
sāmabhis tena bhedyā ca
dakṣiṇā parikīrtitā
"A gopī who cannot tolerate womanly anger, who speaks suitable words to the hero and who is satisfied by His sweet words is called a dakṣiṇā, or a right-wing gopi."

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