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CC Madhya 25.207

Text

rūpa-gosāñi, āile tāṅre bahu prīti kailā
āpana-saṅge lañā ‘dvādaśa vana’ dekhāilā

Synonyms

rūpa-gosāñi — Rūpa Gosāñi; āile — when he came to Mathurā; tāṅre — unto him; bahu — much; prīti — love; kailā — showed; āpana-saṅge lañā — taking Rūpa Gosvāmī personally with him; dvādaśa vana — the twelve forests of Vṛndāvana; dekhāilā — showed.

Translation

When Rūpa Gosvāmī arrived at Mathurā, Subuddhi Rāya, out of love and affection for him, wanted to serve him in so many ways. He personally took Rūpa Gosvāmī to see all the twelve forests of Vṛndāvana.

Purport

Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī had been a minister in the government of Hussain Shah, and Subuddhi Rāya was also known to Hussain Shah because, as a boy, the Shah had been Subuddhi Rāya’s servant. It appears that Subuddhi Rāya was elderly, yet while he was living in Mathurā he showed Rūpa Gosvāmī the twelve forests of Vṛndāvana.