CC Antya 17.42 (1975)
- kaha, sakhi, ki kari upāya?
- kṛṣṇera se śabda-guṇe, harile āmāra kāṇe,
- ebe nā pāya, tṛṣṇāya mari' yāya
kaha—please say; sakhi—My dear friend; ki—what; kari—can I do; upāya—means; kṛṣṇera—of Kṛṣṇa; se—that; śabda—of the sound; guṇe—the qualities; harile—having attracted; āmāra—My; kāṇe—ears; ebe—now; nā pāya—do not get; tṛṣṇāya—from thirst; mari' yāya—I am dying.
"My dear friend, please tell me what to do. My ears have been plundered by the qualities of Kṛṣṇa's sound. Now, however, I cannot hear His transcendental sound, and I am almost dead for want of it.