From the Jacket “The Lalita-madhava is a description of Sri krsna pastimes in Dvaraka. These pastimes were made into a drama by Srila Rupa Gosvami, and the. This text is from the Lalita-mādhava () of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī. It was spoken by Lord Kṛṣṇa when He saw the beauty of His own reflection. The Lalita-madhava describes the Lord’s pastimes in Dvaraka and Mathura A spiritual drama in ten acts, which was completed in the year of a.d.

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Your red lips are softer than the sense of immortal sweetness, Your face bears the aroma of a lotus flower, Your sweet words defeat the vibrations of the cuckoo, and Your limbs are cooler than the pulp of sandalwood. All My transcendental senses are overwhelmed in ecstatic pleasure by tasting You, who are completely decorated by beautiful qualities. Thus one’s heart will be cleansed of impure desires for material enjoyment. Thus the entire drama is divided into ten parts. Yet these are nothing compared to the eternal bliss of the devotee who returns back to Godhead and tastes the fruit of devotional service to the lotus feet of the Lord.

The material perfections, even up to the point of liberation, are very insignificant in comparison; therefore the pure devotee is never interested in such things. His only interest is in perfecting his devotional service to the Lord. Like a picture, He displays My pastimes as a cowherd boy overflowing with wonderfully attractive sweetness and fragrance, which are so dear to the damsels of Vraja. When I see such a display, My heart becomes greatly excited.

I long for such pastimes and desire a form exactly like that of the damsels of Vraja. Let me think deeply about the matter and then describe two different sets of incidents. Both of them wonderfully describe ecstatic emotional love of God. The borders of His eyes roam from side to side, and His eyebrows move slowly like bumblebees on His lotuslike face.

Standing with His right foot placed below the knee of His left leg, the middle of His body curved in three places, and His neck gracefully tilted to the side, He takes His flute to His pursed lips and moves His fingers upon it here and there.

With the sharp chisels of His loving glances, He is splitting the hard stones of many women”s devotion to their husbands. And with the luster of His body, surpassing the brilliance of countless emeralds, He is simultaneously constructing private meeting places for His pastimes.

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All glories to the vibration of His flute, for it is cunningly breaking the patience of chaste ladies by loosening their belts and tight dresses. Those glories, however, are pleasing to all His devotees, who are like cakora birds. May those glories forever give pleasure to you all.


He can drive away all the darkness of ignorance and control the mind of everyone in the world. May that rising moon bestow upon us all good fortune.

He is as bright as a lightning cloud, and He wanders in His pastimes like a maddened elephant. Alas, by His restless movements and attractive glances He is plundering from the vault ,alita My heart the treasure of My patience.

She is the shining of the full autumn moon for the cakora birds of My eyes. She is the dazzling ornament, the bright and beautiful arrangement of stars, on the border of the sky of My chest.

Where is He who is the real medicine to save Me from dying of heart disease? It is something like gold melting in an earthen box. This fever produces more distress than poison, and it is more piercing than a thunderbolt.

I suffer exactly like someone almost dead from cholera. To be giving Me so much pain, this fever must be very strong indeed. Oh, where is He, who can save My life? Feeling separation from Llalita, I hereby condemn Providence, the shaper of My destiny. Indeed, I wish to be like the damsels of Vraja, who are also attracted by this form of Govinda.

Who is this person? A person who sometimes exhibits humility and bashfulness is called shy. Upon seeing this bodily reflection, He expressed His feelings: When one becomes arrogant with false prestige due to drinking intoxicants or being too lustful, the voice becomes faulty, the eyes become swollen, and there are symptoms of redness on the body.

Why are you hiding yourselves in these holes? Why are you laughing? And O you members of the Madhvaa dynasty, why are lailta laughing at Me?

Please give Me back My liquors made of honey from the kadamba flower!

And yet lalta demon was killed by your little son. It appears to be due to the result of severe penances and austerities in your past lives that your son was saved in this way. Let us attack Him! He is nothing but a lusty cowherd boy! He cannot take away the princess in this way! Let us all attack Him! It is as cooling as piles of snow.


Frustration was felt by His envious rivals. The great sages meditated. There was astonishment in the hearts of demigods such as Indra. The servants danced, and the restless eyes of all the young girls glanced about.

He is always very kind to His loving devotees. He is the cause of all pleasure to all young girls. May He be ever compassionate upon you all!

One should lalota these instructions very strictly. Then it will be easier to make one’s life successful. Because he knows that “I am part and parcel of God. So my duty is to serve God. That is pleasure, serving God.

They are living most aristocratically, and now they are taking the place of mendicants living in the cottage, no bodily comfort, no servants, nothing of the sort.

Does it mean they are suffering? They gave up as most insignificant this society, this aristocracy. What is the value of this? And in order to become merciful to the mass of people, they accept simply loincloth, any way covering, that’s all. That is a suffering? They are not suffering. Then people may say that that is suffering. But maduava them, there is a That is a ocean of transcendental bliss. So because they’re merged into that ocean, what is this suffering? They have no sense of suffering.

Sri Lalita-Madhava ((With Transliteration and English Translation))

One man is suffering because he has identified with this body, he is suffering. So what is the suffering? Other fools may think, “Oh this man was minister. He was so comfortably situated. Now they have taken this cloth and they’ve no home, no food, nothing of this CC Antya 1 Summary: Other Books by Srila Prabhupada. Teachings of Lord Caitanya. Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Chapter 6: Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Chapter Nectar of Devotion Nectar of Instruction Preface: Narada-bhakti-sutra sutras 1 to 8 only.

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