Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 39:14-22

Book 10: Thirty-nine Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 39: Verses 14-22

Some had the splendour of their countenance marred by the hot breaths proceeding from the agony caused by that news; others found their scarfs and bangles slipping off and their (braid-knots) loosened. (Still) others, who had the functions of all their senses suspended by concentrated thought of Sri Krsna, had no consciousness left of their physical body, as though they had risen to the realm of the Spirit.Other (cowherd) women fainted as they recalled the talks of Sri Krsna (a scion of Sura), which touched (the very chords of) their heart and consisted of wonderful expressions and were uttered with smiles full of love. Thinking of the most graceful gait and movements, glances accompanied by loving smiles, jokes that dissipated grief and the extraordinary exploits of Sri Krsna (the Bestower of Liberation), the Gopis-who were terror-stricken and agitated by the (very) thought of the (impending) separation (from Sri Krsna), met together in groups and feelingly talked to one another the whole night (as follows) with tears on their faces and their mind absorbed in Sri Krsna (the immortal Lord).
The Gopis said : 0 creator, there is no (trace of) compassion anywhere in you since, having united embodied souls through friendly behaviour and affection, you disunite them even when they have not met (fully) realized their ambition. Your capricious acts are as aimless as the movements of a babe. Having (once) revealed (to us) the face of Sri Krsna (the Bestower of Liberation) with lovely cheeks and a prominent nose, (nay,) overhung by dark curly locks and charming with a gentle smile that dispels (all) grief, you are screening it from our view. This act of yours is far from good. You are cruel indeed in that under the appellation of Akrura (not cruel) you are like an ignorant person taking away (from us) the eye, given by yourself, with which we witnessed all your creative skill (concentrated) in a single limb of Sri Krsna (the Slayer of the demon Madhu) Alas ! the Darling of Nanda (Himself) whose friendship is (but) momentary, and who is fond of the new, does not even gaze on us, who have been enslaved by the spell cast by Himself and who directly sought His service renouncing our homes, relations, sons and husbands!



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