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, Nanda's all-opulent cowherd village where many beautiful goddesses were also born...

16...the nectar of whose sweetness flowed everywhere, defeating even the form of Mohini on the milk ocean's shore...

17...who from the moment of His birth was very compassionate, who when He was a small child defeated Putana, purified her, and made her His nurse...

18...who, confident that His glory would remain hidden, with His soft toes kicked a great cart and made it collapse...

19...who with the sound of His kick and the glory of His smile filled many saintly girls with desire...

20...whose face eclipses the glory of the moon, who after receiving His names from Garga Muni, spoke the word Om (yes) in the broken words of an infant, and thus showered His relatives with happiness...

21...who made the Trnavarta whirlwind demon fall and gave him the opposite of what he expected...

22...who was King Nanda's lion-cub son, who, going to His own forest garden, delighted Balarama and the boys with many splendid pastimes...

23...who, wearing clothes splendid with gold and tilaka splendid with gorocana, sat on His mother's lap...

24...who, a small child playing in the mud, was suddenly picked up by Mother Yasoda, who then anointed both Himself and His mother with mud, affection, distress and happiness...

25...who, seeing that His mother became alarmed when He and His brother crawled in the muddy courtyard, quickly went to her...

26...who was embraced by His mother with a tear-filled smile, who without thinking of any other thing drank the milk of her breast, who, kissed by her again and again, smiled and gazed at her...

27...who, laughing and roaring, and His charming eyes like those of a lion cub, made His mother forget everything other than Him...

28...who when His mother wasn't looking ate clay, who was caught by her and gently asked, "What is this?", who was at once rescued by His yogamaya potency...

29...who, keeping time and pleasing His fortunate elders, expertly danced with Balarama's friends...

30...who, the grains He was about to give as payment slipping from His hand, purchased limitless fruits and gave the woman who was selling them many priceless jewels in return...

31...who, accompanied by Balarama and the boys, released the calves and enjoyed a game of pretending to milk them...

32...who, accompanied by Balarama, tugged at a calf's tail and was pulled here and there as His aunts laughed...

33...who stole milk and yoghurt to give a blessing and to enjoy the happiness of seeing the gopis argue over whether He had indeed been a thief...

34...who, hearing His mother affectionately call Him by the name "Damodar", would come, both embarrassed and happy, from His childhood play...

35...who was so rapt in playing that at first He would not come when again and again His mother lovingly called, "Krsna! Lotus-eyed Krsna!"...

36...who as He was leaving with Balarama for Vrndavan forest inspired Yasoda and Rohini to talk and joke and laugh...

37...who, imitating the bees and other creatures, played with Balarama, Sridama, and other friends in beautiful Vrndavan forest...

38...who, in Lord Balarama's company gazing at Vrndavan, Govardhana and the Yamuna's shore, became very happy...

39...who in the middle of His boyhood went to the forest with His father, asked the names of the different creatures, and became happy as He gazed at the different places...

40...who was the prince of Vraja, who without shyness played with His elder brother Balarama, talked with Him, and wrestled with Him hand to hand and foot to foot...

41...who herded the calves, who killed Vatsasura and the duck-demon Bakasura and gave them liberation...

42...who played the game of "stealing lambs" with His friends, who pushed His enemy Vyomasura into the impersonal void...

43...who killed Aghasura and pushed him into the Brahman effulgence, who led the creator Brahma to the glory of devotional service...

44...who, leaving behind the kaumara age, and now decorated with the handsomeness of the pauganda age, became the protector of the cows, even though He was already the protector of the rulers of the planets...

45...who, when the boys of Vraja fainted, their consciousness crushed by drinking poison, compassionately revived them with a shower of nectar from His eyes...

46...who placed His footprints on the Kaliya snake, footprints that declared, "This is My servant", who delighted the other snakes that took shelter of Him...

47-48...who, as Srila Sukadeva explained in SB 10.16.10, was the object of love for Vraja's people, for whose sake the gopis and gopas, young and old, left Gokula, lamenting and yearning to see Him...("When the members of the cowherd community, who had accepted Krsna as their dearmost friend, saw Him enveloped in the snake's coils, motionless, they were greatly disturbed. They had offered Krsna everything - their very selves, their families, wealth, wives and all pleasures. At the sight of the Lord in the clutches of the Kaliya snake, their intelligence became deranged by grief, lamentation and fear, and thus they fell to the ground.")

49...who, when He saw that the girls of Vraja had come in spite of all obstacles, thought that this activity was now a success...

50...who quickly swallowed the forest fire He expertly created to test Vraja's love for Him...

51...who by a single touch turned nectar to poison and made the Kaliya snake immortal, who even more so gave immortality to the devotees taking shelter of Him...

52-55...who went to Bhandiravana forest and enjoyed wrestling pastimes with His friends, the boys Subhadra, Mandalibhadra, Bhadravardhana, Gobhata, and Yaksendrabhata, who joked with the ten gopis Gopali, Palika, Dhanya, Visakha, Dhyananistika, Radha, Anuradha, Somabha and Taraka, declaring "I am a wrestler, and you are also wrestlers," and enjoyed with them as if drinking madhu liquor...

56...who went to beautiful Kamyavana forest and, pretending that a lake was the ocean and the shore was Lanka, played with His friends...

57...who when He attained adolescence yearned after the lotuslike gopis as a bumblebee yearns after a flowering vasanta vine...

58...who with the help of His pastime potency eagerly took the beautiful girls of Vraja, His eternal beloveds, to a secluded place and pleased them with many pastimes...

59...who in Balarama's company protected the cows, killed troublesome Dhenukasura and removed the fears of the demigods in heaven...

60...who in the evening returned to Vraja with the cows, exchanged sidelong glances with the young gopis, glances that were the beginning of their love....

61...who, throwing away the love-letter He had timidly written, made His sidelong glance the messenger of His love...

62...who, now passionately in love with the gopis and thinking everything else uninteresting, had the music of His flute send a message begging in charity the touch of their limbs...

63...who with His flute music at once attracted all conscious and unconscious entities although He could not attract the gopis, tightly bound with shyness...

64...who, again and again wandering in the banyan forest named Bhandiravana, and enjoying many pastimes there, gave a great festival of happiness to the birds in their nests...

65...who on the pretext of playing with Sridama, Sudama, Bhadrasena, Arjuna and the others, arranged for the killing of Pralambasura...

66...who, far away and after a long time, arranged that Balarama use His great power to push Pralambasura far from life...

67...who during the summer spent long days enjoying pastimes in the forest and then later in the day gave pleasure to His gopi-beloveds, as described in SB 10.19.16....

68..."For the gopis seeing Krsna was the only happiness. A moment without Him was like a hundred yugas"...

69...who ended the monsoon night of their separation and became an autumn sunrise that restored the sight of His beloved gopis...

70...who gave love for Govardhana Hill to His own family and to His associates, living by the treasure of love for Him, who taught about that love to the other saintly devotees...

71...who lifted Govardhana Hill like an umbrella, broke Indra's pride, and showed that His dear gopa associates are the most exalted people...

72...who was the happiness of the cows and the entire world, who offered friendship and happiness to Indra's followers...

73...who by bringing His father, who was His mother's very life, back from Varuna's kingdom, saved the life of Vraja, which had been almost dead in King Nanda's absence...

74...who comforted the sufferings of His own people of Vraja, people who always kept Him in their hearts, who showed them His own realm of Goloka...

75...who stole the young gopis' garments, gave them a great blessing, and bound their hearts with unprecedented eternal love for Him...

76...who with the sound of His flute enchanted Sri Radha, who enchanted the Pulinda girls, as is described in SB 10.21.17...("The aborigine women of the Vrndavana area become disturbed with lust when they see the grass marked with reddish kunkuma powder. Endowed with the colour of Krsna's lotus feet, this powder originally decorated the breasts of His beloveds, and when the aborigine women smear it on their faces and breasts, they give up all their anxiety.")

77...who in the summer called one by one His gopa friends, eager to play with Him, who delighted them by saying...

78..."Stokakrsna! Amsu! Sridama! Subala! Arjuna! Visala! Vrsabha! Ojasvi! Devaprastha! Varuthapa!"...

79...who after calling them joked about the exalted position of the unmoving trees of Vrndavan...

80...who to increase the yajnika brahmanas' wives love for Him sent His friends begging for food...

81...who, enjoying pastimes in a beautiful asoka garden with His friends and the brahmanas' wives, is described in SB 10.23.22...("His complexion was dark blue and His garment golden. Wearing a peacock feather, coloured minerals, sprigs of flower buds, and a garland of forest flowers and leaves, He was dressed just like a dramatic dancer. He rested one arm on the shoulder of a friend and with the other twirled a lotus. Lilies graced His ears, His hair hung down over His cheeks, and His lotuslike face was smiling.")

82...who, taking lunch and expertly joking with Madhumangala, His minister of jokes, delighted His friends...

83...who, as a cloud is the life of cataki birds, is the very life of the beautiful-eyebrowed gopis...

84...who, His messenger-flute speaking to numberless gopi-beloveds, eclipses the tiny power of all other messengers...

85...who, seeing that after a long time His flute had concluded its teachings to His gopi beloveds, became perfectly happy at heart...

86...who, pretending to be a renunciant, joked with His gopi-beloveds and enjoyed their joking replies...

87...who always takes help from His yogamaya potency, the renunciant named Paurnamasi in Vraja...

88...who with the help of this divine potency enjoys pastimes of joking with numberless beautiful-eyebrowed gopis...

89...who in the rasa dance enjoyed happiness that doubled again and again, who appeared before each delighted gopi...

90...who left them all and enjoyed with someone else, who inspired them to speak SB 10.30.11, a verse that is nectar to the ears...("O friend, wife of the deer, has Lord Acyuta been here with His beloved, bringing great joy to your eyes? Indeed, blowing this way is the fragrance of His garland of kunda flowers, which has been smeared with the kunkuma from the breasts of His girlfriend when He embraced Her.")

91...who, hearing their lament recorded in SB 10.31.1 became agitated and again appeared before them, as the wise have described in SB 10.32.2...("The gopis said: O beloved, Your birth in the land of Vraja has made it exceedingly glorious, and thus Indira, the goddess of fortune, always resides here. It is only for Your sake that we, your devoted servants, maintain our lives. We have been searching everywhere for You, so please show Yourself to us." "Then Lord Krsna, a smile upon His lotus face, appeared before the gopis. Wearing a garland and a yellow garment, He directly appeared as one who can bewilder the mind of Cupid, who himself bewilders the minds of ordinary people.")

92...who, as the moon shone on the riverbank, sat on the gopis' cloth, glorious with the kunkuma of their breasts...

93...who, speaking in riddles, declared Himself conquered by them, and in SB 10.32.22 declared Himself in debt to them...("I am not able to repay My debt for your spotless service, even within a lifetime of Brahma. Your connection with Me is beyond reproach. You have worshipped Me, cutting off all domestic ties, which are difficult to break. Therefore let your own glorious deeds be your compensation.")

94...who, His own complexion dark, was glorious and handsome in the company of the golden-complexioned gopis, as is described in SB 10.33.6...("In the midst of the dancing gopis, Lord Krsna appeared most brilliant, like an exquisite sapphire in the midst of golden ornaments.")

95...who, when they became exhausted by again and again enjoying these pastimes, lovingly wiped their lotus faces with His soothing hand, as is described in SB 10.33.20... ("Seeing that the gopis were fatigued from conjugal enjoyment, my dear King, merciful Krsna lovingly wiped their faces with His comforting hand.")

96...who played with them in the forest and the water, comforted them, and then left them to return home...

97...who on the pretext of going on pilgrimage to Ambikavana with the people of Vraja, cheated the gopis of their clothes and ornaments...

98...who is the life of all, who saved His father's life, who with the touch of His foot delivered a snake from a sage's curse...

99...who transformed the terrible snake into handsome Sudursana Vidyadhara, who is kind, even to His enemy, and is never cruel to anyone...

100...who celebrated the Holi festival, killed the yaksa Sankhacuda, and is present as the Supersoul in all village festivals...

101...who enjoyed pastimes from morning to night, pastimes that the gopis daily praised in songs of many verses...

102...who, yearning to enjoy a rasa dance, met the gopis on Govardhana Hill and enjoyed with them a great battle of joking words...

103...who, hearing Aristasura roaring in Vraja, met, defeated, and happily killed him...

104...who quickly went to Govardhana Hill and enjoyed a splendid rasa dance with the beautiful and graceful gopis...

105...who, intelligently, playfully joking, and His eyes like lotus flowers, made a glorious pond for Himself and another one for Sri Radha...

106...who, when the horse-demon Kesi entered Vraja on Kamsa's order, sent Kesi to the house of death...

107...who, overcome with love for his father and the other people of Vraja, became stunned, standing motionless like a painted picture and forgetting everything else about His mission on the earth, who for this reason did not want to leave Vraja and kill Kamsa...

108-109...who with His affectionately smiling glances, words sweet as nectar, pure and noble character, and transcendental form that is the goddess of fortune's home, delighted the land of Vraja and the entire world, who enjoyed many pastimes, giving a festival of happiness to the gopis' eyes...

110...who is the prince of Vraja, who enjoyed many pastimes with the gopis, in whose absence the gopis thought a single moment was like ten million years...

111...who, plunged in a great ocean of love whipped with great waves by the moonlight of His beloved gopis' faces, had no power to escape...

112...who, carried by waves of embarrassment, pushed by the winds of the gopis' love, came to a shore that was His own voluntary wish to kill Kamsa...

113...who, walking on that shore, came to Mathura City...

114...who went to Mathura and left the people of Vraja in a condition that was like.... Oh! How can it be described?...

115...who is full of all transcendental virtues, who does not have the power to abandon His devotees of Vraja, whom the devotees of Vraja would never abandon, who in Vraja is the great hero of love, whose loving relationship with the people of Vraja is proclaimed in all the worlds...

116...whose many eternal virtues, which were described by the earth to the bull Dharma in SB 1.16.26-29, should be heard by the devotees...("In Him reside truthfulness, cleanliness, intolerance of another's unhappiness, the power to control anger, self-satisfaction, straightforwardness, steadiness of mind, control of the sense organs, responsibility, equality, tolerance, equanimity, faithfulness, knowledge, absence of sense enjoyment, leadership, chivalry, influence, the power to make everything possible, the discharge of proper duty, complete independence, dexterity, fullness of all beauty, serenity, kindheartedness, ingenuity, gentility, magnanimity, determination, perfection in all knowledge, proper execution, possession of all objects of enjoyment, joyfulness, immovability, fidelity, fame, worship, pridelessness, being (as the Supreme Personality of Godhead), eternity, and many other qualities which are eternally present and never to be separated from Him.")

117...who is the root of all bliss, who has all transcendental virtues, who is a great festival of all transcendental bliss, who for this reason is declared to be the original Supreme Personality of Godhead...

118...whose opulence always increases, who is worshipped by all, whose transcendental form possesses all virtues and piety, whose pastimes are all blissful and auspicious...

119...whose glorious handsomeness showers nectar on the eyes, whose words fill the ears with bliss...

120...whose breath is sweetly fragrant, whose lips touch water or other liquids, liquids that the goddess of fortune then yearns to taste with her own tongue...

121...whose touch removes the sufferings of the world, whose sacred name and transcendental abode are glorified in all the worlds...

122...whose form is limitless, splendid, eternal and full of knowledge and bliss, whose handsome form and glorious garments eclipse the splendour of Visnu and Laksmi...

123...who is splendid with all ornaments, who decorates the ornaments He wears, who has all splendours, virtues, and powers, who can be present in many places at once according to His wish...

124...whose transcendental virtues make the goddess of fortune blink, who does not hold the conchshell, disc and other paraphernalia...

125...who is so powerful He can defeat even Himself again and again without tiring, whose youthfulness enchants the worlds and steals the hearts of the great souls...

126...whose face filled with splendid smiles and laughter is more graceful than the most artistic dancing, whose transcendental form never changes, who displays the symptoms of ecstatic love...

127...who the Puranas say is the ancient Supreme Person, who is like a fresh youth, whose handsome and glorious form is the oldest although He is like a fresh youth eternally...

128...who makes everyone's heart blossom, who appears before the

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