Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 30: Verses 1-10
The Gopis' Quest for Sri Krsna during the Rasa-Play
Sri Suka began again : The Lord having disappeared all of a sudden, the (aforesaid) women of Vraja felt agonized not to see Him (even) as she-elephants would when they failed to see the leader of their herd. With their mind captivated by the (charming) gait, loving smiles and sportful glances as well as by the delightful conversation, dalliances and graceful movements of Sri Krsna (the Spouse of Rama), the young women, getting identified with Him, imitated His various pastimes. Imitating the dalliances and graceful movements of Sri Krsna, the (cowherd) women-who were His darlings and felt identified with Him, and whose frames had turned into (so many) replicas (as it were) of their beloved Lord in point of gait, smiles, glances and speech etc.-said (to one another), "Indeed I am Sri Krsna !" Loudly singing His praises in a chorus while going from forest to forest, they searched for Him alone as though they were mad, and enquired of trees about Sri Krsna (the Perfect Person) pervading (all) creatures inside as well as outside as ether (in the following words):- "0 AsAswattha (the holy fig tree), 0 Plaksa, 0 Nyagrodha (the banyan tree) ! was the Darling of Nanda-who has gone (this way) captivating our mind by His (sidelong) glances accompanied with endearing smiles--seen by you ? 0 Kurabaka (a species of amaranth), Asoka, Naga, Punnaga and Campaka trees ! did Sri Krsna (the younger Brother of Balarama), whose (very) smile takes away the pride of angry women, go this side ?