hṛdi yasya preraṇayā
pravartito 'haṁ varāka-rūpo 'pi
tasya hareḥ pada-kamalaṁ
vande caitanya-devasya

 hṛdi - within the heart; yasya - of whom (the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who gives His pure devotees intelligence with which to spread the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement); preraṇayā - by the inspiration; pravartitaḥ - engaged; aham - I; varāka - insignificant and low; rūpaḥ - Rūpa Gosvāmī; api - although; tasya - of Him; hareḥ - who is Lord Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; pada-kamalam - to the lotus feet; vande - let me offer my prayers; caitanya-devasya - of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.


“Although I am the lowest of men and have no knowledge, the inspiration to write transcendental literatures about devotional service has been mercifully bestowed upon me. Therefore I am offering my obeisances at the lotus feet of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has given me the chance to write these books.”