TEXT 154
tabe yaya tad-upari 'goloka-vrndavana'
'krsna-carana'-kalpa-vrkse kare arohana
SYNONYMS
tabe—thereafter; yaya—goes; tat-upari—to the top of that (the spiritual sky); goloka-vrndavana—to the planet known as Goloka Vrndavana where Krsna lives; krsna-carana—of the lotus feet of Lord Krsna; kalpa-vrkse—on the desire tree; kare arohana—climbs.
TRANSLATION
"Being situated in one's heart and being watered by sravana-kirtana, the bhakti creeper grows more and more. In this way it attains the shelter of the desire tree of the lotus feet of Krsna, who is eternally situated in the planet known as Goloka Vrndavana in the topmost region of the spiritual sky.
PURPORT
In the Brahma-samhita (5.37) it is said:
ananda-cinmaya-rasa-pratibhavitabhis
tabhir ya eva nija-rupataya kalabhih
goloka eva nivasaty akhilatma-bhuto
govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami
"I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord. He resides in His own realm, Goloka, with Radha, who resembles His own spiritual figure and who embodies the ecstatic potency [hladini]. Their companions are Her confidantes, who embody extensions of Her bodily form and who are imbued and permeated with ever-blissful spiritual rasa." In the spiritual world, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, has expanded Himself in His spiritual potency. He has His eternal form of bliss and knowledge (sac-cid-ananda-vigraha). Everything in the Goloka Vrndavana planet is a spiritual expansion of sac-cid-ananda. Everyone there is of the same potency-ananda-cinmaya-rasa. The relationship between the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His servitor is cinmaya-rasa. Krsna and His entourage and paraphernalia are of the same cinmaya potency. When the cinmaya-rasa potency goes through the material potency, it becomes all-pervading. Although the Supreme
Personality of Godhead exists on His own planet Goloka Vrndavana, He is present everywhere. Andantara-stha-paramanu-cayantara-stham. He is present within all universes, although they are innumerable. He is present within the atom. Isvarah sarva-bhutanam hrd-dese 'rjuna tisthati: He is also present within the heart of all living entities. This is His all-pervasive potency.
Goloka Vrndavana is the highest planet in the spiritual world. In order to go to the spiritual world after penetrating the cover of the material universe, one must penetrate brahma-loka, the spiritual effulgence. Then one can come to the Goloka Vrndavana planet. There are also other planets in the spiritual world called Vaikuntha planets, and on these planets Lord Narayana is worshiped with awe and veneration. On these planets the santa-rasa is prevalent, and some of the devotees are also connected with the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the dasya-rasa, the mellow of servitorship. As far as the mellow of fraternity is concerned, the Vaikuntha rasa is represented by gaurava-sakhya, friendship in awe and veneration. The other fraternity rasa is exhibited as visrambha (friendship in equality), and this is found in the Goloka Vrndavana planet. Above that is service to the Lord in vatsalya-rasa (paternal love), and above all is the relationship with the Lord in the madhurya-rasa (conjugal love). These five rasas are fully exhibited in the spiritual world in one's relationship with the Lord. Therefore in the spiritual world the bhakti-lata creeper finds its resting place at the lotus feet of Krsna.

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