Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 29:40-48

Book 10: Twenty-nine Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 29: Verses 40-48

Bewitched by Your music characterized by protracted rise and fall of voice and consisting of melodious pieces, and having gazed (even once) on this form, most graceful in all the three worlds-at the sight of which (and hearing which music) cows, birds, trees and beasts (too) wear a thrill of joy-what woman, 0 Darling ! in the three worlds would not deviate from the conduct of virtuous women ? Indeed You have been particularly born as the Dispeller of the fears and distress of Vraja, (even) as Lord Visnu (the most ancient Person) was born (in heaven) in the form of the divine Dwarf) as the Protector of the celestial realm. Therefore, place Your lotus-hand, 0 Befriender of the afflicted, on the burning breasts and heads of (us,) Your servant-maids. Sri Suka went on: Laughing heartily to hear the aforesaid pitiful prayer of the Gopis, sri Krsna (the Lord ofall masters of Yoga),proceeded todelight them out of compassion of their beloved Lord--Sri Krsna of nobledeeds, sose teeth borete spenddour of jasmine flowers during His charming smile,l shone brightly like the full moon(the disk of which is marked with dark spots resembling the spots of an antelope)in the mist of stars Being praised in song (by the Gopis) and loudly singing (songs Himself) andwearing a Vaijayanti garland(strung with flowers of five different colours), Sri Krsna (who led hundreds of bevies of lovely women) sauntered about gracing the forest(with His bewitching presence). Arriving in company with the Gopos at the bank of the river (Yamuna)---covered with sands rendered cool bye a breeze affording joy through its contact with the waves of that river and charged with the fragrance of water-lilies (growin in the river)-- the Lord sported (with the Gopis there). Inflaming the passinon of the charming women of Vraja by stretching His arms (in order to reach them from a distance), embracing them, touching their hands, locks,thighs, skirt and bosom,cutting jokes with them and diffing the ends of His nails into their limbs, as well as by His sportful glances accompanied with smiles, Sri Krsna brought delight to them. Having thus received loving attention and regard from thelofty-minded Lord Sri Krsna, the Gopis grew proud and thought themselves superior to all women on earth. Perceiving their vanity produced by such (rare) good-luck as well as their pride, Lord Shri Krsna (the Ruler even of Braha and Siva ) disappeared on that very spot with a view to curbing their pride once for all andin order to shower His graceonthem.

Thus ends the thirty-first discourse, entitled "The Lord's Rasa-Play" in the first half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.


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