Gopiparanadhana Dasa was both a scholar of Sanskrit and a practitioner of devotional service to Lord Krsna. Under the guidance of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, he developed an expertise in Sanskrit and served for many years as an editor for the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.
Among the priceless books contributed by Srila Sanatana Goswami to the literary heritage of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas, his Sri Krsna-lila-stava is the shortest and simplest. An offering of praise in 432 verses, it gives a personal meditation of Krishna's Vrindavana pastimes as told by Sukadeva in Srimad-Bhagavatam.
This is an authentic spiritual work that has inspired Gaudiya Vaishnavas for centuries. Able to touch both heart and mind, it steps forward from a living tradition to bear witness to the working of the spirit. This edition of the Sri Krsna-lila-stava is especially praiseworthy because it gives a scholarly but easily understandable translation of the Sanskrit text interspersed with helpful and sensitive commentaries.
In Sri Krsna-lila-stava, Sanatana evokes remembrances of Krishna's childhood pastimes by summarizing Sukadeva's narration in simple verses. These verses give us a taste of Krishna's Vrindavana pastimes, one after another, thus immersing us in the nectar of the Bhagavatam.