TEXT 119
karma, tapa, yoga, jñāna, vidhi-bhakti, japa, dhyāna,
ihā haite mādhurya durlabha
kevala ye rāga-mārge, bhaje kṛṣṇe anurāge,
tāre kṛṣṇa-mādhurya sulabha
SYNONYMS
karma—fruitive activities; tapa—austerities; yoga—the practice of mystic yoga; jñāna—speculative cultivation of knowledge; vidhi-bhakti—regulative principles in devotional service; japa—chanting; dhyāna—meditation; ihā haite—from these things; mādhurya—the sweetness of Kṛṣṇa; durlabha—very difficult to perceive; kevala—only; ye—one; rāga-mārge—by the path of spontaneous ecstatic love; bhaje—worships; kṛṣṇe—Lord Kṛṣṇa; anurāge—with transcendental feeling; tāre—unto him; kṛṣṇa-mādhurya—the sweetness of Kṛṣṇa's; sulabha—very easily appreciated.
TRANSLATION
"The transcendental mellows generated from the dealings between the gopīs and Kṛṣṇa cannot be tasted by fruitive activity, yogic austerities, speculative knowledge, regulative devotional service, mantra-yoga or meditation. This sweetness can be tasted only through the spontaneous love of liberated persons who chant the holy names with great ecstatic love.

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