Friday, March 19, 2010
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Chaitanya Charitāmṛta Madhya 20.258
Chapter 20: Lord Śrī Chaitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Sanātana Gosvāmī in the Science of the Absolute Truth
gokulākhyaḿ mahat padam
sahasra-patram — with thousands of petals; kamalam — resembling a lotus flower; gokula-ākhyam — named Gokula; mahat padam — the supreme abode; tat-karṇikāram — the whorl of that lotus flower; tat-dhāma — the abode of the Lord; tat — that; ananta-aḿśa — from the expansion of the energy of Ananta; sambhavam — creation.
"'Gokula, the supreme abode and planet, appears like a lotus flower that has a thousand petals. The whorl of that lotus is the abode of the Supreme Lord, Kṛṣṇa. This lotus-shaped supreme abode is created by the will of Lord Ananta.'
This verse is quoted from the Brahma-saḿhitā (5.2).