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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.15.20
śrīdāmā nāma gopālo
gopāḥ premṇedam abruvan
śrīdāmā nāma — named Śrīdāmā; gopālaḥ — the cowherd boy; rāma-keśavayoḥ — of Lord Rāma and Lord Kṛṣṇa; sakhā — the friend; subala-stokakṛṣṇa-ādyāḥ — Subala, Stokakṛṣṇa and others; gopāḥ — cowherd boys; premṇā — with love; idam — this; abruvan — spoke.
Once, some of the cowherd boys — Śrīdāmā, the very close friend of Rāma and Kṛṣṇa, along with Subala, Stokakṛṣṇa and others — lovingly spoke the following words.
The word premṇā, "with love," indicates that the request the cowherd boys are about to place before Lord Kṛṣṇa and Lord Balarāma is motivated by love, not personal desire. The cowherd boys were eager for Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma to exhibit Their pastimes of killing demons and to enjoy the delicious fruits of the Tāla forest, and therefore they made the following request.
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