kaccid varuthadhipatir yadunam
pradyumna aste sukham anga virah
yam rukmini bhagavato ’bhilebhe
aradhya vipran smaram adi-sarge
kaccit—whether; varutha—of the military; adhipatih—commander-in-chief; yadunam—of the Yadus; pradyumnah—the son of Krsna named Pradyumna; aste—is; sukham—happy; anga—O Uddhava; virah—the great warrior; yam—whom; rukmini—the wife of Krsna named Rukmini; bhagavatah—from the Personality of Godhead; abhilebhe—got as a prize; aradhya—pleasing; vipran—brahmanas; smaram—Cupid (Kamadeva); adi-sarge—in his previous life.
O Uddhava, please tell me how is Pradyumna, the commander-in-chief of the Yadus, who was Cupid in a former life? Rukmini bore him as her son from Lord Krsna, by the grace of brahmanas whom she pleased.
According to Srila Jiva Gosvami, Smara (Cupid, or Kamadeva) is one of the eternal associates of Lord Krsna. Jiva Gosvami has explained this very elaborately in his treatise Krsna-sandarbha.
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