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CC Madhya 13.150

Text

vraja-vāsī yata jana,mātā, pitā, sakhā-gaṇa,
sabe haya mora prāṇa-sama
tāṅra madhye gopī-gaṇa,
sākṣāt mora jīvana,
tumi mora jīvanera jīvana

Synonyms

vraja-vāsī yata jana — all the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana-dhāma; mātā — mother; pitā — father; sakhā-gaṇa — boyfriends; sabe — all; haya — are; mora prāṇa-sama — as good as My life; tāṅra madhye — among them; gopī-gaṇa — the gopīs; sākṣāt — directly; mora jīvana — My life and soul; tumi — You; mora jīvanera jīvana — the life of My life.

Translation

Śrī Kṛṣṇa continued: “All the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana-dhāma — My mother, father, cowherd boyfriends and everything else — are like My life and soul. And among all the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana, the gopīs are My very life and soul. And among the gopīs, You, Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, are the chief. Therefore You are the very life of My life.

Purport

Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī is the center of all Vṛndāvana’s activities. In Vṛndāvana, Kṛṣṇa is the instrument of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī; therefore all the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana still chant “Jaya Rādhe!” From Kṛṣṇa’s own statement given herein, it appears that Rādhārāṇī is the Queen of Vṛndāvana and that Kṛṣṇa is simply Her decoration. Kṛṣṇa is known as Madana-mohana, the enchanter of Cupid, but Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī is the enchanter of Kṛṣṇa. Consequently Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī is called Madana-mohana-mohinī, the enchanter of the enchanter of Cupid.