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CC Ādi 4.162

Bengali

গৌপীগণের প্রেমের ‘রূঢ়ভাব’ নাম ।
বিশুদ্ধ নির্মল প্রেম, কভু কহে কাম ॥ ১৬২ ॥

Text

gopī-gaṇera premera ‘rūḍha-bhāva’ nāma
viśuddha nirmala prema, kabhu nahe kāma

Synonyms

gopī-gaṇera — of the gopīs; premera — of the love; rūḍha-bhāvarūḍha-bhāva; nāma — named; viśuddha — pure; nirmala — spotless; prema — love; kabhu — at anytime; nahe — is not; kāma — lust.

Translation

The love of the gopīs is called rūḍha-bhāva. It is pure and spotless. It is not at any time lust.

Purport

As already explained, the position of the gopīs in their loving dealings with Kṛṣṇa is transcendental. Their emotion is called rūḍha-bhāva. Although it is apparently like mundane sex, one should not confuse it with mundane sexual love, for it is pure and unadulterated love of Godhead.