lakṣmī kene nā pāila, ihāra ki kāraṇa
tapa kari' kaiche kṛṣṇa pāila śruti-gaṇa
lakṣmī—the goddess of fortune; kene—why; nā—did not; pāila—get; ihāra—of this; ki—what; kāraṇa—cause; tapa kari'-undergoing severe austerities; aiche—how; kṛṣṇa—Lord Kṛṣṇa; pāila—attained; śruti-gaṇa—Vedic authorities.
"But can you tell Me why the goddess of fortune, Lakṣmī, could not enter the rāsa dance? The authorities of Vedic knowledge could enter the dance and associate with Kṛṣṇa.
Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/cc/madhya/9/122