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Monday, April 06, 2009

Corrections of Govinda Līlāmṛta


With a friend I am going through my 2000 edition of Govinda Līlāmṛta, and we found some important mistakes that need to be corrected. They are listed below:

Verse 1.40 "Kṛṣṇa became restless and got up from bed to return to Vraja....."

Corrected version Verse 1.40: "Kṛṣṇa became restless and wanted to get up from bed to return to Vraja....."

Verse 1.42 "Kṛṣṇa! Your mother has risen and is approaching Your bedroom, saying: "O maidservants! Kṛṣṇa is tired of wandering in the forest and is now enjoying His happy sleep, so churn the yoghurt quietly!", so quickly return to Your solitary bedroom!"

Corrected version Verse 1.42: "Kṛṣṇa! As long as Your mother has not yet risen and is approaching Your bedroom, saying: "O maidservants! Kṛṣṇa is tired of wandering in the forest and is now enjoying His happy sleep, so churn the yoghurt quietly!", quickly return to Your solitary bedroom!"

Verse 1.69: "When Kṛṣṇa said this, Rādhikā, seeing Her girlfriends laughing, moved Her restless eyebrows, expanded Her spotless cheeks……..

Corrected version Verse 1.69: "When Kṛṣṇa said this, Rādhikā, seeing Her girlfriends laughing, moved Her restless eyebrows, made Her spotless cheeks blossom…."

Verse 1.76 "O innocent One, quickly leave the kuñja and go on the auspicious path home!"

Corrected version Verse 1.76: "O innocent One, quickly leave the kuñja and go home. That is the most beneficial thing for you to do now!"

Verse 1.82 "One maidservant carried a golden canister, one carried a fan, another a golden wand……"

Corrected version Verse 1.82: "One maidservant carried a golden canister, one carried a fan with a golden handle….."

We are still working on it. Probably more later. The corrections are also uploaded to my website, link-tab 'Literature'...

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