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Obeisances to Gopala, the true form of the Supreme Truth.
As this new section of the text begins, Brahma expresses the doubts that arose in him on hearing Narayana’s description of the twelve deities of Mathura’s twelve forests.
Swami Tripurari explores Sri Krsnadasa Kaviraja Goswami’s use of the four essential verses of the Bhagavat in the opening portion of Sri Caitanya-caritamrta.
The dear devotee who constantly meditates on me in this way will attain liberation. Once he is liberated, I most certainly give myself to him.
Those who are knowledgeable about Brahman utter the syllable klim in the understanding that it is one with Om. All who meditate on me, especially those in the land of Mathura, enjoy the state of liberation.
Swami B. V. Tripurari fields questions on some modern issues viewed through the lens of Gaudiya Vedanta.
It is stated in the Vedanta-sutra that Brahman’s motivation for expanding himself as the universe is to express joy in the form of divine play (lokavat tu lila kaivalyam), the lila of creation (srsti-lila).
Narayana begins his answer to Brahma’s inquiry by explaining that the entire varied creation expands from a singular source.
Narayana praises Gopala Krishna and underscore Krishna’s superior position by stating that he will forever reside in Gopala Krishna’s abode.
“Therefore, in the consciousness that ‘I am the divine Lord beyond the mode of passion,’ one should meditate on the self, [thinking], ‘I am Gopala.'”
In the twelve forests of Mathura, Krishna is present in twelve different forms.