SRI SRI PREMA-VIVARTA: CHAPTER ELEVEN
The Light of Nabadwip
brahmande dharani dhanya, dharaya gauda-ksauni dhanya
brahmande–Within the universe, dharani–the earth [is] dhanya–glorious; dharaya–on the earth, sri-navadvipa vrndavana abhinna–the land of Gauda [is] dhanya–glorious; [and] gaude–within Gauda, navadvipa–Nabadwip [is] dhanya–glorious. [Its] dvyasta-krosa–thirty-two miles [are] manya–revered jagat–by the [entire] world. 
Within the universe, the earth is glorious; on the earth, the land of Gauda is glorious; and within Gauda, Sri Nabadwip is glorious. Its thirty-two miles are revered by the entire world.
madhye srotasvati dhanya bhagirathi vegavati
madhye–Within it, bhagirathi vegavati srotasvati–the swift River Ganges [is] dhanya–glorious; [there] sri-yamuna–the Yamuna [and] sarasvati–Saraswati asi' milechhe–have come and united tahate–with her. 
Within Nabadwip, the swift River Ganges is glorious; there the Yamuna and Saraswati have come and united with her.
tara purva-tire saksat goloka mayapura
tara purva-tire–On the east bank of the Ganges [is] goloka mayapura–Goloka Mayapur saksat–itself, [and] tathaya–there, gauranga-thakura–Lord Gauranga sobhe–shines sri-sachi-grhe–in the home of Sri Sachi. 
On the east bank of the Ganges is Goloka Mayapur itself, and there, Lord Gauranga shines in the home of Sri Sachi.
ye thakura dvaparera sesa vrndavane vane
ye thakura–The Lord who kaila–performed maharasa-krida–the Maharasa-lila sane–with radhikadi gopi–Radhika and the gopis vrndavane vane–in the forest of Vrindavan dvaparera sesa–at the end of the Dvapar-yuga, nanda-yasoda-nandana–the son of Nanda and Yasoda [who] anila–brought golokera–Goloka's nitya-dhana–eternal wealth— maharasa–the Maharasa-lila parakiya–in paramour love— vrajera saha–with Vraja [to this earth]— sei thakura–this Lord, rasasvada suchatura–the connoisseur of rasa, abara–again anila–has brought nijera yoga-mayapura–His abode of Yogamayapur prapanche–to the earth gaude–in Gauda. [4–6]
As the son of Nanda and Yasoda, the Lord performed the Rasa-lila with Radhika and the gopis in the forest of Vrindavan at the end of the Dvapar-yuga. He brought Goloka's eternal wealth—the Rasa-lila in paramour love—with Vraja to this earth, and now this Lord, the connoisseur of rasa, has again brought His abode of Yogamayapur to the earth in Gauda.
sri-krsna-lilaya vanchha-traya na haila purana
sri-krsna-lilaya–During [His] Pastimes as Sri Krishna, vanchha-traya purana haila na–the Lord had three unfulfilled desires. sri-gaura-lilaya–During [His] Pastimes as Sri Gaura, purna kaila–the Lord completed [His] sadhana–endeavour se sukha–for that satisfaction. 
During His Pastimes as Sri Krishna, the Lord had three unfulfilled desires, and during His Pastimes as Sri Gaura, He fulfilled them.
"more pranaya kari' radha paya kiba sukha
"kiba–"What sort sukha–of happiness radha paya–does Radha feel pranaya kari'–by loving more–Me? kata–How great [is] radhara ye kautuka–Radha's delight mora madhurya-asvadane–in tasting My sweetness? 
"What sort of happiness does Radha feel by loving Me? How great is Radha's delight in tasting My sweetness?
amara anubhave radhaya saukhya ki prakara
ki prakara–What sort saukhya–of joy [arises] radhaya–in Radha [in Her] anubhave–experience amara–of Me? hana–Being nayaka–the beloved, bujhi nahi–I do not understand sara–the essence e sukhera–of this happiness. 
"What sort of joy does Radha feel in Her experience of Me? Being Her beloved, I do not understand the essence of this happiness.
ataeva radhara bhava-kanti lana gaura haba
ataeva–So, lana–I will take radhara–Radha's bhava-kanti–heart and halo [and] haba–become gaura–Gaura. asvada paiba–I will relish krsna-madhuryadi–Krishna's sweetness and other qualities bhakta-bhave"–in the mood of a devotee." 
"So, I will take Radha's heart and halo and become Gaura. I will relish Krishna's sweetness in the mood of a devotee."
eta bhavi' krsna nija-dhama lana gauda-dese
bhavi'–Thinking eta–this, krsna–Krishna lana–took nija-dhama–His abode gauda-dese–to the land of Gauda [and,] ananda-avese–overwhelmed with joy, prakatila–manifested svayam–Himself navadvipe–in Nabadwip. 
Thinking in this way, Krishna took His abode to the land of Gauda and, overwhelmed with joy, manifested Himself in Nabadwip.
ore bhai saba chhadi' vaisa navadvipa-pure
ore–O bhai–brother, chhadi'–give up saba–everything [and] vaisa–stay navadvipa-pure–in the town of Nabadwip. bhaja–Serve gaurangera–Gauranga asta-kala–throughout the eight periods of the day, [and your] duhkha–sadness yabe–will go dure–away. 
O brother, give up everything and stay in Nabadwip. Serve Gauranga throughout the eight periods of the day and your sadness will go away.
asta-kale asta-parakara krsna-lila-sara
bhave–In the mood gaurodita–revealed by Gaura, bhaja–worship asta-parakara–the eight modes krsna-lila-sara–of Krishna's super-excellent Pastimes asta-kale–during the eight periods of the day, [and] pabe–you will attain chamatkara–astonishing prema–divine love. 
In the mood revealed by Gaura, worship the eight modes of Krishna's super-excellent Pastimes during the eight periods of the day and you will attain astonishing divine love.
krsna bhajibare yara ekanta achhe mana
yara mana achhe–Those who want ekanta–sincerely bhajibare–to serve krsna–Krishna, bhaja–should serve krsna-rasa-dhana–Gaura, whose wealth is devotion to Krishna, asta-kale–during the eight periods of the day gaudera–in Gauda. 
Those who sincerely want to serve Krishna should serve Gaura, whose wealth is devotion to Krishna, during the eight periods of the day in Gauda.
gaura-bhava nahi jane ye krsna bhajite chaya
tara ye–Those who chaya–want bhajite–to serve krsna–Krishna [but] jane nahi–do not understand gaura-bhava–Gaura's mood [will] kabhu nahi–never bhaya–perceive aprakrta krsna-tattva–Krishna's divine nature. 
Those who want to serve Krishna but do not understand Gaura's mood will never perceive Krishna's divine nature.
kiba varni, kibasrami, kiba varnasrama-hina
sei yei–Anyone [who] vetta–knows krsna-tattva–Krishna's nature [is] pravina acharya–an expert Acharya, kiba–whether [they] varni–belong to a social order, kibasrami–whether they belong to a religious order, [or] kiba–whether varnasrama-hina–they have no religious or social order. 
Anyone who knows Krishna's nature is an expert Acharya, whether they belong to a religious and social order or not.
asala katha chhede bhai varne ye kare adara
bhai–Brother, purvapara–the past and future tara ye–of those who chhede–reject asala katha–truth, adara kare–revere varne–social status, [and] kari'–accept asad-guru–a false guru [are] vinasta–ruined. 
Brother, the past and future of those who reject truth, revere social status, and accept a false guru are ruined.
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