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Chapter 19


1- At the end of the day Shrimati Radharani returned home, bathed, and dressed Herself nicely. Filled with happiness by remembering the lotus face of Her lover Krishna, She prepared various gifts to bring to Him. Lord Krishna also returned to His home in Vraja along with His friends and surabhi cows. He met His father. His mother embraced Him. He became filled with happiness by remembering His beloved Radharani. I meditate on this Divine Couple, Shri Shri Radha Krishna.

2- Lord Hari, whose face is as beautiful as lotus flower,became very pleased when His cowherd boy friends served Him by expertly playing the buffalo horn bugle, leaf-flute, bamboo-flute, and vina. Each boy was noble and charming in his own way, and each had his own unique loving relationship with Lord Hari. They all longed to enjoy pastimes in His company.

3- By speaking different kinds of joking words, the laughing cowherd boys made Krishna nd Balarama laugh. Their jokes took various forms, such as: alapa (speaking in many different ways), anulapa (uselessly repeating the same statements), pralapa (nonsense), vipralapa (useless wrangling), samlapa (trivial chit-chat), supralapa (flattering sweet words), vilapa (lamentation), apalapaka (speaking with hidden meanings), grasta (speaking with slurred syllables), avispasta (speaking with unclear meaning), nirasta (speaking very rapidly), avajna (playful insults), vitatha (lies), sangata (speaking with great logic and eloquence), sunrta (affectionate words), sopralambha (taunts), sotprasa (satire), stuti-garbha (mock prayers), nindana (criticism)_, narmanci-gudha-kavya (poetry wherein jokes are concealed), praheli (riddles), citra-kavya (astonishing poetry, such as writing stanzas employing only one or two consonants, or stanzas employing an elaborate scheme conceived in the form of a picture), and samasya-dana-purana (reciting the first part of a stanza, and challenging others to complete it).

4- Madhumangala wrapped some prasadam in a cloth so none of his friends would know of it. Lord Balarama noticed this, and addressed him as if he were a thief with stolen treasure:

5- Balarama: My dear young brahmana what is this in this cloth?

   Madhumangala: It is prasadam offered to the sun-god.

   Balarama: Where did you get it?

   Madhumangala: From the priests engaged in offering sacrifice.

   Balarama: Who are these priests?

   Madhumangala: All the people of Vraja. Because today is sunday,    they have all become worshipers of the sun-god.

   Balarama: Untie this prasadam and show it to Me.

   Madhumangala: I shall not. You are a greedy glutton, and so are    Your friends. You want to eat it.

   Balarama: You should share it. You eat some and give some to Me    and My friends.

   Madhumangala: My desire is simply to eat this prasadam. I have    very little taste for giving it away to You.

   Balarama: These boys are very hungry. They want to eat your    prasadam.

   Madhumangala: I do not take lightly the appetite of You and    Your friends. Anyway, I am a brahmana and a brahmacari. I think I    should eat this prasadam.

6- Understanding Lord Balarama's hints, the cowherd boys approached the brahmana boy Madhumangala and humbly begged him to share the prasadam with them. Madhumangala hid the prasadam and remained silent to all their acquires.

7- While they were begging, one of the boys sneaked up behind Madhumangala's back, found the hidden prasadam wrapped in cloth, took it with both hands, and placed it before the eyes of his friends. they at once grabbed it and ran off with it.

8- While all the delighted boys were eating the stolen prasadam, Subala stole Madhumangala's rings, and another boy sneaked up behind Madhumangala, and pulled out the part of Madhumangala's dhoti tucked in at the waist.

9- Another boy approached from the front and undid the front part of Madhumangala's dhoti, while others ran behind him, untied his turban and hair, stole his flute and stick, and ran off.

10- Loudly crying, laughing, bellowing, criticizing, accusing, and cursing them, the brahmana boy Madhumangala took Lord Krishna's stick and began to chase the boys.

11- Madhumangala and the boys fought stick-against-stick for a moment, until Lord Krishna interceded, embraced Madhumangala, and stopped the boys from fighting.

12- Lord Krishna then returned the flute, stick, and garments to madhumangala. Noticing that Madhumangala was not wearing his customary rings, Lord Krishna angrily cursed the cowherd boys in the following words:

13- By force you have stolen and eaten this prasadam, which is a brahmana's property, and you have also stolen the gold ring belonging to this brahmana. You are all hopelessly sinful outlaws. Do not touch Me. You are untouchable.

14- I shall now go to Vraja to advertise your sinful deeds. Repeatedly cursing the boys, Lord Krishna hastily left with Lord Balarama.

15- Lord Krishna then said to Lord balarama: You instigated this whole sinful affair. I shall never speak to You again. Even if You perform severe penances to atone for Your actions, I shall not speak to You.

16- Lord Krishna then spent the latter part of the afternoon herding the cows and enjoying pastimes with all his cowherd friends. he walked by each tree and creeper. Aware that the stationary and moving creatures of Vrndavana forest all longed to see Him, He presented Himself before all of them. He was very eager to please them.

17- Seeing that the cows had scattered in all directions, Lord krishna eagerly sounded His flute and called each one by name.

18- Lord Krishna, the master of the surabhi cows, called them each by name. He called: O Padma, Harini, Rangini, Kanjagandha, Rambha, Camari, Khanjani, Kajjalaksi, Sanda, Bhramarika, Sunada, Sunanda, Dhumra, Sarali, Kali, Marali, Pali, Ganga, Tungi, Pisangi, Dhavala, Kalindi, Vamsipriya, Syama, Hamsi, Kurangi, Kapila, Godavari, Induprabha, Sona, Syeni, Triveni, Yamuna, Candralika, Narmada.

19- Playing with His friends, Lord krishna had made the surabhi cows go before Him as they walked in the forest. Bewildered by intense love, the cows had gone far away, but when their hunger became satisfied by eating grass, and when they heard the sound of Lord krishna's flute, they could understand how far they had strayed. Their udders filled out of love, their fleshy dewlaps extending from neck to abdomen vibrating as they lowed, their faces, ears, and tails raised in expectation, and the morsels of grass still stuck to the edges of their teeth because of suddenly abandoning their lunch, the surabhi cows quickly ran to the side of Lord krishna, the enemy of Bakasura.

20- Led by Ganga, the affectionate, lowing surabhi cows surrounded Lord Hari. they drank His beauty with their eyes, smelled His limbs with their noses, embraced Him with their bodies, and licked Him with their tongues.

21- Overwhelmed with love for the cows, Lord krishna scratched and rubbed their bodies. As He pleases them in this way He addressed them in the following words:

22- The day is almost ended, and you are now quite satisfied by eating the grass of this pasture. O mothers, your calves must be very hungry by now. please return to Vraja.

23- Overwhelmed with love, the cows crowded around Lord Krishna. With great effort the boys separated the cows from Him and, one after another, started them on the path to Vraja.

24- The most important cows, who were the leaders of the different groups of cows, wore necklaces of bells and tinkling ornaments of various shapes and notes. These cows became very eager to return to Vraja.

25- The surabhi cows on Lord krishna's left and right appeared to the demigods in heaven to be the twin streams of the Ganges and Yamuna.

26- As Lord krishna slowly followed the cows, His body became covered by the dust upraised by their hooves. His beautiful locks moved to and fro, and He played nectar music on his flute. Is there any person who will not attain the highest transcendental bliss after seeing Him in this way?

27-That road not decorated by Lord Krishna's friends is not a good path. That cowherd boy not full of playful pastimes is not a real friend of Lord Krishna. That pastimes not full of playful jokes is not a good pastime. That joke which does not please Lord Krishna, the enemy of Aghasura, is not funny.

28- As Lord krishna walked with His friends He continually played His flute. He stopped for a moment under each tree, pleased everyone with His transcendental pastimes, and then went on.

29- As Lord Krishna walked on the path the great demigods headed by Brahma and Siva, the lesser demigods, the great sages worshipped Him by dancing, singing, sweetly playing musical instruments, showering flowers, and offering prayers and obeisances. When Lord krishna paused for a moment and directed His smiling merciful glance to them, the demigods, bowing with humble devotion, glorified Him with the following prayers:

30- We offer our respectful obeisances unto You. You are decorated with a beautiful necklace. You are the abode of all transcendental qualities. You are supremely generous. You are a shoreless flood of mercy. You are death personified for the demons. You enjoy splendid transcendental pastimes. You are the eternally unchanging young son of Yasoda-devi.

31- We offer our respectful obeisances unto You. You enjoy transcendental pastimes in the spring season in Vrndavana. You expand into numberless forms. You delight Your friends. Your teeth are more beautiful than kunda flowers. The charming corners of Your eyes are decorated with smiles and laughter.

32- We offer our respectful obeisances unto You, You are the master of many splendid surabhi cows. You play charming music on the flute. You enjoy delightful transcendental pastimes. Your smile is enchanting. You are decked in exquisite garments. You are the supremely eloquent conversationalist. Your character is exemplary. Your appearance is supremely handsome. Your hair is beautiful. You are the master of all the demigod. You are decorated with artistic tilaka. You dance gracefully. You re attended by the most devoted servants. You are accompanied by the most dear friends.

33- We offer our respectful obeisances unto You. You are supremely peaceful, self-controlled. You are supremely handsome. At the end of the day and at the end of the night You return home from Your pastimes in the forest of Vrndavana. You are the greatest of all. You are wonderfully effulgent. You have made an end of the demons. Even in the most laborious tasks You never become weakened or fatigued.

34- O Krishna, O enemy of Aghasura, O enemy of Bakasura, O enemy of Mura, we offer our respectful obeisances unto You. When Indra, the enemy of Bakasura, offended You, You heroically lifted Govardhana Hill. You are the origin of Lord Siva, the enemy of Tripurasura. You expertly enjoy limitless pastimes. You expertly ripped open the belly of Hiranyakasipu, the enemy of Your devotee.

35- We offer our respectful obeisances unto You. You are the greatest. You are the most famous and glorious. You are the best of all deities. You are infinitely far away from the hearts of the impious atheists. You are heavier than Mount Sumeru. You are stronger than the strongest, and more intelligent than the greatest thinkers.

36- We offer our respectful obeisances unto You. Your character is purer than the most sacred pilgrimage place. You are a scythe for mowing the demons. You are a boat for crossing the ocean of repeated birth and death. You are the splendid picture carefully kept in the devotees' hearts. You are a shovel to uproot the hearts of the envious. You are the dear friend of he surrendered souls who offer respectful obeisances unto You. You are wonderfully powerful and glorious.

37- You herd Your surabhi cows. You display charming transcendental pastimes. You annihilate the demons and protect the three worlds. You are our good fortune. The saintly devotees worship You. We constantly see You, glorify You, and offer our respectful obeisances unto You.

38- Lord Krishna cast His merciful glance upon the ageless demigods offering prayers, and by this He fulfilled all their desires. Fearing to further disrupt the Lord's pastimes, the demigods fell down at the Lord's feet, and then disappeared into the sky, gazing at Him as they went.

39- The cowherd boys thought: The king of Vraja diligently served Lord Vishnu, and for this reason Lord Vishnu invested Krishna with His own transcendental power. Lord Vishnu has actually killed these demons, and not our friend Krishna. These demigods are certainly bewildered to glorify krishna as they have done. Lord krishna's cowherd friends made fun of the demigods, imitating their gestures, and then laughing. Playing in this way, the boys followed Lord krishna as He proceeded through the forest.

40- Lord Hari's beloved Radharani returned home. Her maidservants served Her in various ways to relived Her momentary fatigue. As evening approached She and Her associates prepared various nice foodstuffs and betel-nuts in order to please Lord krishna, the Lord of Her heart, when She would again meet Him later in the night.

41- Shrimati Radharani prepared Her lover Krishna's favorite amrta-keli cakes made with banana flowers, urad dal flour, finely chopped coconut, thick milk, black pepper, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and camphor, and fried in ghee.

42- Shrimati Radharani then prepared Her lover Krishna's favorite karpura-keli cakes made with curd, rice-flour, yogurt, black-pepper, sugar, finely chopped coconut, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, amrta-kadali plantains, and ground mung dal. all mixed together, formed into patties, fried in ghee, and immersed in thickened milk seasoned with camphor.

43- Shrimati Radharani then prepared piyusa-granthi-palika, which are small knotlike karpura-keli patties immersed in a mixture of milk, yogurt, ghee, honey, and sugar.

44- Shrimati Radharani then prepared Her lover Krishna's favorite ananga-gutika, made from cream, camphor, rice, coconut, nutmeg, cloves, black pepper, sugar, plantains, and cardamom, mashed together and fried in ghee.

45- Shrimati Radharani then prepared sidhu-vilasa cakes with plantains, black pepper, milk, whole wheat flour, and a large quantity of nutmeg. These cakes were filled with honey and fresh camphor in the middle.

46- In Her thoughts Shrimati Radharani could see affectionate Lord krishna accept these five gifts. He happily ate them, displaying great appetite, and proclaiming them so delicious they chastised the sweetest nectar.

47- Among these foods the first three (amrta-keli, karpura-keli, and piyusa-granthi-palika) were famous delicacies of Vrajabhumi. The last two (ananga-gutika and sidhu-vilasa) were especially meant to accompany the drinking of madhvika liquor in a solitary place during the dead of night.

48- Shrimati Radharani then prepared ganga-jala laddus with cloves, cardamom, camphor, black pepper, and a great abundance of sugar. She also prepared many varieties of these laddus with cream, finely chopped coconut, fried-curd, or curd-paste added.

49- The maidservant gopis then bathed Shrimati Radharani, dressed Her in a splendid red sari, anointed Her with cosmetics, tied Her braids, decorated Her with artistic tilaka markings, decorated Her moonlike forehead with red sindura, placed a dot of musk on Her chin, a garland around Her neck, a lotus flower in Her hand, a pearl on the tip of Her nose, mascara around Her eyes, earrings on Her ears, a sash about Her waist, betel-nuts in Her mouth, flowers in Her hair, and red lac on Her feet. In this way Shrimati Radharani appeared very splendid and beautiful.

50- Shrimati Radharani wore a great jewel on Her forehead, jeweled armlets, bracelets, earrings, a belt, gold-anklets, toe-rings, a graiveya necklace, padaka necklace, and various other kinds of necklaces, rings, and a host of other jeweled ornaments. In this way She appeared very splendid and beautiful.

51- Accompanied by Her nicely batted and ornamented friends, Shrimati Radharani went to the candrasalika (rooftop gazebo), and fixed Her eyes on the path to be traveled by Lord krishna.

52- On the arrival of the proper season for the appearance of the dark cloud of krishna, the cataki-birds of the gopis on the candrasalika (rooftop gazebo) became very excited. They eagerly pointed the beaks of their eyes in the direction of the moving cloud.

53- The word candrasalika means the residence (salika) of the moon (candra). For this reason it was very appropriate when the moon-faced gopis crowded Vrajabhumi's candrasalikas.

54- drowning in feeling of maternal love, Vraja's queen Yasoda eagerly awaited the return of her son at the end of the day. She excitedly engaged in cooking for Him, enlisting the help of her friend Rohini.

55- Queen Yasoda then called Atula-devi, the wife of Nanda Maharaja's younger brother Nandana, and engaged her in cooking along with Rohini.

56- The excited king and queen of Vraja engaged various gardeners to provide the vegetables, fruits, roots, and herbs for Lord krishna's meals. Understanding the wishes of their masters, these gardeners went to fetch the produce, and found that all six seasons offered their native produce simultaneously. They filled their baskets with this great variety of produce, and brought it all back to Vraja's Queen Yasoda.

57- Mother Yasoda had the maidservants divide the produce in two equal parts. One half was washed and prepared for that evening's cooking, and the other half was set aside for the following morning.

58- Mother Yasoda then had the menservants wash the coconuts, ripe mangoes, and other fruits set aside for the evening meal of her two sons, krishna and Balarama.

59- Lord Hari's mother Yasoda bustled about, hurrying the servants in their various duties, and encouraging her two sisters-in-law to cook more quickly.

60- Distressed and longing to see the face of her son, Mother Yasoda moistened her garments with the tears from her eyes and the milk spontaneously flowing from her breasts out of motherly love. Her face filled with expectation, she and her gopi friends went to the village gate.

61- When Nanda Maharaja, the king of Vraja, saw the sun about to set on the western horizon, he longed to see his son Krishna. He started into the distance to see the dust upraised by the hooves of the surabhi cows and he strained his ears to hear the sound of Krishna's flute. He and his friends jubilantly hurried to the cow barn to meet Krishna when he arrived there.

62- The people of Vraja were very eager to see Lord Krishna and the cowherd boys, who were all temporarily covered by a network of dust raised by the surabhi cows' hooves. To get a better view they all stood on a little hill. They appeared like a row of planets glistering in the evening sky.

63- As Lord Hari delighted His friends with clever words and encouraged them to decorate themselves with flowers, He approached the outskirts of Vraja village.

64- By playing His flute, Lord Krishna made the cows stop at a large lake. One after another, He made each group of cows drink the water there. lord krishna then counted the number of cows, each identified by a different colored jewel around her neck.

65- Lord krishna was very happy to see all His and His friends' cows were present. Sounding his flute, and calling each cow by name, He quickly assembled them all together and caused them to walk towards Vrajabhumi.

66- Lord krishna's body was colored reddish brown because of the dust upraised by the surabhi cows. he wore a peacock feather in His moving locks of hair, garlands of gunja and forest flowers, and exquisite garments. He carried a rope for binding the cows at milking time, a leaf-flute, a stick, and a buffalo-horn bugle. He had beautiful eyelashes and large, wide-open, reddish, restlessly moving eyes. His fatigue from wandering so long in the forest made Him appear very beautiful, and His beauty showered nectar on the cakora birds of all the people's eyes. The sweet sounds of His flute agitate and enchanted the young gopis. In this way, accompanied by His friends, who were very much like Him, Lord krishna entered the village of Vraja.

67- The splendid clouds of Lord krishna's beauty rose over the land of Vraja, showering torrential rains of the sweet nectar of the sound of the flute, and thus extinguishing the forest-fire of the Vrajavasis' separation from krishna.

68- When the robber-king of separation from Krishna heard the tumultuous sound of the buffalo-horn bugles blown by the cowherd-boys soldiers in the army of the king of Lord Krishna's arrival, and saw the waving flags of the dust upraised by the surabhi cows, he became frightened and at once fled the land of Vraja, accompanied by his own army of anxiety, constant melancholy, inertness, pain, and restlessness.

69- When the monsoon season of Lord krishna's arrival came, bringing dark clouds of dust raised by the surabhi cows, thunder of the cows' mooing, and torrential nectar rains of flute music, the thirsty cataka birds of the Vrajavasis jubilantly waited with upraised faces.

70- Vraja's king Nanda, with his gopa brothers, and Vraja's Queen Yasoda, with her assistants, quickly approached their two sons, Krishna and Balarama, and at once embraced Them.

71- Leaving the kitchen in care of the maidservants, Rohini and Atula approached the two boys Krishna and Balarama and happily embraced Them.

72- The sound of Lord krishna's flute aroused amorous desires in the moon-faced vraja-gopis, who had beautiful teeth. They began to stutter and their garments became loosened. Without a trace of remorse or a second thought they at once left their homes.

73- When the amazing sun of Lord Krishna arose before the people of Vraja, their lotus eyes and kumuda flower smiles at once blossomed, their candrakanta gem bodies perspired, and their life-force obtained cooling relief from the blazing fires of separation.

74- When the amazing, eternally full moon of Lord Krishna rose before the young girls of Vraja, the abja lotus flowers of their faces blossomed, with happiness, the many owls of the suffering of their joyless moments of separated from Krishna, all fled and hid, and the cakravaki birds of the gopis' bodies met with their lovers, the cakravaki birds of the gopis' living-force.

75- The thirsty bumble-bee of the eyes of the young girls in Vraja were very greedy to drink the glistening honey of Lord krishna's beauty. They all flew through the opposing windstorm of shyness and landed on the lotus flower of Lord krishna's face.

76- Buffeted by the strong winds of shyness, the two greedy bumble-bees of Lord Krishna's eyes finally landed on the blossoming lotus flowers of the faces of the gopis hiding among the vines in Vraja.

77- The gopis repeatedly gazed at the lotus flower of Lord Hari's face, repeatedly touched the breeze that had contacted Lord Hari's body, repeatedly smelled the fragrance of Lord Hari's body,and repeatedly relished the flute-sound filled with the honey of Lord Hari's lips. In this way the gopis carefully nourished their five senses with the nectar of Lord Hari.

78- When Shrimati Radharani shot the arrow of Her sidelong glance, She mortally wounded Lord Krishna in His most sensitive spot. However, When the other gopis pierced Krishna's body with the arrows of their sidelong glances, He remained unharmed and unaffected.

79- When Shrimati Radharani sprinkles a single drop of the nectar of Her gentle smile from the moon of Her face, Lord Krishna experiences a happiness so intense that even the inundation of hosts of cascades of nectar of the smiles from the moons of the faces of many beautiful-eyed gopis cannot produce anything to compare with it.

80- Lord Krishna, the master of Gokula, led the surabhi cows in the village of Gokula. His splendid beauty charmed the gopis and all other people in Gokula.

81- Happy, auspicious Krishna left the forest and met His parents, Maharaja Nanda and Queen Yasoda. They considered their son more dear to them than their own life's breath. They thought He was a priceless treasure brought from afar and placed in their hands. They kissed Him. They placed Him in their hearts. They gazed at His face and smelled His head. In this way all their desires were fulfilled.

82- Lord krishna's peacock feather decorated hair was darkened with a covering of dust raised by the walking of the surabhi cows. Using the corners of their garments, Nanda and Yasoda wiped away the dust. They washed their son's limbs with the tears from their eyes and the milk from Queen Yasoda's breasts. They felt very happy.

83- The meeting of Lord Krishna, the enemy of Putana, with His father and the other people of Vraja was filled with intense emotion, as His departure in the morning had also been. The difference was that Krishna's departure in the morning was filled the vrajavasis with intense grief, and His meeting them at the end of the day filled them with intense happiness.

84- Lord krishna assembled the surabhi cows together and led them into the barn. He appeared just like the splendid sun setting on the western horizon.

85- Lord Krishna then led the dhenus (cows with young calves), vaskayanis (cows with grown-up calves), vatsataris (cows with large calves), grstis (cows with only one calf), parestukas (cows with many calves), sandhinis (pregnant cows), upasaryas (cows in heat), prastauhis (cows who have just had their first calf), bulls, calves, and oxen yoked to carts, to their respective places in the barn. Then He let the calves drink their mother's milk.

86- Longing to caress their son, Nanda and Yasoda repeatedly begged Him  to come home. Krishna was more interested in milking the cows, and did not want to return home. His father Nanda then said to Him:

87- Let the cows rest for a moment, and then let the calves drink some milk. The cowherd men are themselves eager to milk the cows, and i myself shall stay here to oversee everything.

88- My sons, You must be very tired. Come home now. Your mother shall bathe You and decorate You nicely. Then, when Your fatigue has gone away, You may return here to milk the surabhi cows.

89- The brahmana boy Madhumangala tug Krishna and said: Krishna, we are suffering from hunger and thirst. Come home now. Give us food and drink. Keep us alive.

90- Balarama's affectionate mother Rohini repeatedly begged krishna, and Vraja's king Nanda also repeatedly begged with great persistence. Mother Yasoda then grabbed Krishna and Balarama by the hand, and started to pull Them home. In this way Lord krishna began to go home along with His friends.

91- Vraja's Queen Yasoda proceeded to lead all the boys to her home. The mothers of the boys were unwilling to be separated from their sons. After asking permission from Queen Yasoda, they took their reluctant sons to their own homes.

92- Vraja's Queen Yasoda then brought Lord Hari, Lord Balarama, and the brahmana boy Madhumangala into the house. Atula-devi and Balarama's mother Rohini washed the boys' feet, and afterwards went to the kitchen.

93- Shrimati Radharani and the gopis followed Lord Krishna, the moon of Gokula. As long as they could see Him they remained happy and the fire of separation in their hearts remained extinguished. When they could no longer see Him, they became very unhappy at heart. In this condition they returned to their homes.

94- Just as the sudden, unexpected attainment of a son for those who are childless, a windfall of gold for the poor, or monsoon rains for those trapped in a forest fire, are sources of great bliss, in the same way the opportunity to again associate with Lord Hari was the source of great bliss for the people of Vraja.

95- Thus ends the nineteenth chapter of Govinda-lilamrta in the matter of the Lord's afternoon pastimes. Shrila Raghunatha dasa Goswami has ordered me to write this book, which I have been able to do by the blessing of Shrila Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami and the saintly association of Shrila Jiva Goswami. I consider this book the ripened fruit of the service I have rendered to Shrila Rupa Goswami, who is like a bumble-bee relishing the honey at the lotus feet of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.