TEXT 288
tanra bhave bhavita kari' atma-mana
tabe nija-madhurya kari asvadana
SYNONYMS
tanra—of Srimati Radharani; bhave—in the ecstasy; bhavita—enlightened; kari'-making; atma-mana—body and mind; tabe—thereupon; nija-madhurya—My own transcendental humor; kari—I do; asvadana—tasting.
TRANSLATION
"I have now converted My body and mind into the ecstasy of Srimati Radharani; thus I am tasting My own personal sweetness in that form."
PURPORT
Gaurasundara here informed Sri Ramananda Raya, "My dear Ramananda Raya, you were actually seeing a separate person with a golden-complexioned body. Actually I am not golden. Being Sri Krsna, the son of Nanda Maharaja, I am blackish, but when I come in touch with Srimati Radharani I become golden-complexioned eternally. Srimati Radharani does not touch the body of anyone but Krsna. I taste My own transcendental features by accepting the complexion of Srimati Radharani. Without Radharani, one cannot taste the transcendental pleasure of Krsna's conjugal love." In this regard, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura comments on the prakrta-sahajiya-sampradaya, which considers Krsna and Lord Caitanya to possess different bodies. They misinterpret the words gaura anga nahe mora in Text 287. From that verse and the present verse we can understand that Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is nondifferent from Krsna. Both are the same Supreme Personality of Godhead. In the form of Krsna, the Lord enjoys spiritual bliss and remains the shelter of all devotees, visaya-vigraha. And in His Gauranga feature Krsna tastes separation from Krsna in the ecstasy of Srimati Radharani. This ecstatic form is Sri Krsna Caitanya. Sri Krsna is always the transcendental reservoir of all pleasure, and He is technically called dhira-lalita. Srimati Radharani is the embodiment of spiritual energy, personified as ecstatic love for Krsna; therefore only Krsna can touch Her. The dhira-lalita aspect is not seen in any other form of the Lord, including Visnu nor in Narayana. Srimati Radharani is therefore known as Govinda-nandini and Govinda-mohini, for She is the only source of transcendental pleasure for Sri Krsna and the only person who can enchant His mind.

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