Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 32:1-11

Book 10: Thirty-two Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 32: Verses 1-11
The Lord comforts the Gopis during the Rasa Play

Sri Suka began again : Thus singing at the pitch of their voice and raving in various ways, the cowherd women loudly wailed, 0 king, seized as they were with a longing to behold Sri Krsna. In their (very) midst appeared (all of a sudden) Sri Krsna (a scion of Sura), clad in yellow (silk) and adorned with a garland and wearing a smiling lotus-like countenance, the Enchanter of Cupid himself (who maddens the whole world). Beholding Sri Krsna, their most beloved Lord, come (back), all the women sprang on their feet all at once, their eyes wide open with joy, (even) as the limbs of a body would on finding the life-breath returned. One (of them) clasped the lotus-like hands of Saud with her joined palms with delight, while another placed on her shoulder His arm smeared with sandal-paste. A certain Gopi of delicate limbs took in the hollow of her palms the betel chewed by Him, while another set His lotus-feet on her bosom, burning as she was (with the fire of passion). Knitting her brows and closely biting her (lower) lip, another looked at Him as though tormenting Him with volleys of her side-glances, agitated as she was with anger caused by (unrequited) love.
Another continued to gaze on His lotus-like countenance with unwinking eyes, even though it had been duly contemplated (for a long time), but did not feel sated any more than saints would while contemplating on His (lotus) feet. A certain Gopi ushered Him into his heart through the hollows of her eyes, shut her eyes (in order to preclude His egress) and, (mentally) embracing Him with the hairs of her body standing on end, stood immersed in bliss like a Yogi (one united in thought with God). Enraptured with the grand feast provided by the sight of Sri Krsna (the Ruler even of Brahma and Lord Siva), they all shed the agony caused by separation from Him even as men get rid of their grief on meeting an enlightened soul. Surrounded by those women, who had shaken off their sorrow, Sri Krsna (the immortal Lord) shone very brightly, 0 dear Pariksit, like the Supreme Spirit endowed with His potencies (in the form of Sattva etc.).Taking them (with Him) in a body the almighty Lord repaired to the delightful bank of the Kalindi, which was swarmed with black bees drawn by (gentle) winds charged with the fragrance of full-blown jasmines and Mandaras.



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