TEXT 116
tara sparse nahi yaya pativrata-dharma
kautuke laksmi cahena krsnera sangama
SYNONYMS
tara sparse—by the touching of Krsna by Laksmi; nahi—does not; yaya—disappear; pati-vrata-dharma—the vow of chastity; kautuke—in great fun; laksmi—the goddess of fortune; cahena—wants; krsnera—of Lord Krsna; sangama—association.
TRANSLATION
"Since Krsna and Narayana are the same personality, Laksmi's association with Krsna does not break her vow of chastity. Rather, it was in great fun that the goddess of fortune wanted to associate with Lord Krsna."
PURPORT
This is an answer to Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's question, and from this we can understand that Venkata Bhatta knew the truth. He told Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu that Narayana is a form of Krsna associated with transcendental opulence. Although Krsna is two-armed and Narayana four-armed, there is no difference in the person. They are one and the same. Narayana is as beautiful as Krsna, but Krsna's pastimes are more sportive. It is not that the sportive pastimes of Krsna make Him different from Narayana. Laksmi's desiring to associate with Krsna was perfectly natural. In other words, it is understandable that a chaste woman wants to associate with her husband in all his different dresses. Therefore one should not criticize Laksmi for wanting to associate with Krsna.

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