vibhur api sukha-rūpaḥ sva-prakāśo 'pi bhāvaḥ
kṣaṇam api na hi rādhā-kṛṣṇayor yā ṛte svāḥ
pravahati rasa-puṣṭiṁ cid-vibhūtīr iveśaḥ
śrayati na padam āsāṁ kaḥ sakhīnāṁ rasa-jñaḥ
vibhuḥ—all-powerful; api—although; sukha-rūpaḥ—happiness personified; sva-prakāśaḥ—self-effulgent; api—although; bhāvaḥ—the completely spiritual activities; kṣaṇam api—even for a moment; na—never; hi—certainly; rādhā-kṛṣṇayoḥ—of Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa; yāḥ—whom; ṛte—without; svāḥ—His own entourage (the gopīs); pravahati—leads to; rasa-puṣṭim—completion of the highest humor; cit-vibhūtīḥ—spiritual potencies; iva—like; īśaḥ—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; śrayati—takes shelter of; na—not; padam—the position; āsām—of them; kaḥ—who; sakhīnām—of the personal associates; rasa-jñaḥ—one who is conversant with the science of mellows.
" 'The pastimes of Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa are self-effulgent. They are happiness personified, unlimited and all-powerful. Even so, the spiritual humors of such pastimes are never complete without the gopīs, the Lord's personal friends. The Supreme Personality of Godhead is never complete without His spiritual potencies; therefore unless one takes shelter of the gopīs, one cannot enter into the company of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. Who can be interested in Their spiritual pastimes without taking their shelter?'
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