TEXT 177
sva yam-rupera gopa-vesa, gopa-abhimana
vasudevera ksatriya-vesa, 'ami--ksatriya'-jnana
SYNONYMS
svayam-rupera—of the original form; gopa-vesa—the dress of a cowherd boy; gopa-abhimana—thinking Himself a cowherd boy; vasudevera—of Vasudeva, the son of Vasudeva and Devaki; ksatriya-vesa—the dress is like that of a ksatriya; ami—I; ksatriya—a ksatriya; jnana—knowledge.
TRANSLATION
"In His original form, the Lord dresses like a cowherd boy and thinks Himself one of them. When He appears as Vasudeva, the son of Vasudeva and Devaki, His dress and consciousness are those of a ksatriya, a warrior.

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