Book 10: Forty-seven Chapter (First Half)
Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 47: Verses 11-15
Musing over her (past) union with Sri Krsna and (presently) perceiving a black bee (before her), a certain Gopi (presumably Sri Radha Herself, the foremost and the beloved of all Gopis, some of whom loved Her even more than they loved Sri Krsna) fancied it to be a messenger despatched by Sri Krsna (her Darling) and spoke as follows.
The Gopi said : 0 black bee (lit., the sucker of honey),O friend of Sri Krsna (a treacherous lover), (pray) do not touch our feet (by way of supplication) with your (moustache-like) tentacles tinged (red) with the saffron of the garland (of Sri Krsna) pressed against the breasts (painted with saffron) of our rivals (at Mathura). Let Sri Krsna (the Chief of the Madhus), whose messenger you are-you who are distinguished by such characteristics (as have been depicted just now)--bear (on His garland etc.), the token of favour (in the shape of marks of saffron etc.), of those proud ladies (of Mathura), which would be an object of ridicule for the court of the Yadus. (What will you gain by conciliating us rustic women of Vraja?) Having allowed us to drink the entrancing nectar of His lips (but) once, He deserted us, innocent women, all of a sudden (even) as a black bee like you would leave the (guileless) flowers. I wonder how Laksmi (who is reputed to be very clever and discerning) continues to serve His lotus-feet (which She would not if She came to know of His infidelity and ungratefulness) ?
- Authoritative Vaisnava commentators like Sanatana Goswami, who are believed to have actually witnessed these Lilas of Sri Krsna and His beloved Gopis by the special grace of the Lord, have traced the following utterances to Sri Radha, on the basis of the Agni-Purana as well as on the strength of their own transcendent vision. Again, these utterances are believed to have escaped from the lips of Sri Radha in a state of divine ecstasy (Divyonmada), which has no parallel anywhere and is the special monopoly of Sri Radha, a unique personification of Mahabhava, the highest and purest form of divine Love. These utterances have also been classified under various heads such as Citrajalpa, which have been clearly defined in standard works on poetics like the Uijvala-nilamani of Rupa Goswami.