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CC Madhya 8.132

Text

rāya kahe, — “āmi — naṭa, tumi — sūtra-dhāra
yei mata nācāo, taiche cāhi nācibāra

Synonyms

rāya kahe — Rāmānanda Rāya replied; āmi — I; naṭa — dancer; tumi — You; sūtra-dhāra — the puller of the strings; yei — whatever; mata — way; nācāo — You make me dance; taiche — in that way; cāhi — I want; nācibāra — to dance.

Translation

Śrī Rāmānanda Rāya said, “I am just a dancing puppet, and You pull the strings. Whichever way You make me dance, I will dance.