gopinatha amara se eka-i anga haya
inhake candana dile habe mora tapa-ksaya
gopinatha—Lord Gopinatha; amara—My; se—that; eka-i—one; anga—body; haya—is; inhake—unto Him; candana dile—in offering this candana; habe—there will be; mora—My; tapa-ksaya—reduction of temperature.
"There is no difference between My body and Gopinatha's body. They are one and the same. Therefore if you smear the sandalwood pulp on the body of Gopinatha, you will naturally also smear it on My body. Thus the temperature of My body will be reduced.
Gopala was situated in Vrndavana, which was far from Remuna. In those days, one had to pass through provinces governed by the Muslims, who sometimes hindered travelers. Considering the trouble of His devotee, Lord Gopala, the greatest well-wisher of His devotees, ordered Madhavendra Puri to smear the sandalwood pulp on the body of Gopinatha, which was nondifferent from the body of Gopala. In this way the Lord relieved Madhavendra Puri from trouble and inconvenience.
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