Sri Baagavatham Slohas..Canta 10-Athyayam Thirty one-The Gopés’ Songs of Separation..

1-gopya ücuù
jayati te ‘dhikaà janmanä vrajaù
çrayata indirä çaçvad atra hi
dayita dåçyatäà dikñu tävakäs
tvayi dhåtäsavas tväà vicinvate

The gopés said: O beloved, Your birth in the land of Vraja has made it
exceedingly glorious, and thus Indirä, the goddess of fortune, always resides
here. It is only for Your sake that we, Your devoted servants, maintain our
lives. We have been searching everywhere for You, so please show Yourself to
us.

2-çarad-udäçaye sädhu-jäta-satsarasijodara-
çré-muñä dåçä
surata-nätha te ‘çulka-däsikä
vara-da nighnato neha kià vadhaù

O Lord of love, in beauty Your glance excels the whorl of the finest, most
perfectly formed lotus within the autumn pond. O bestower of benedictions,
You are killing the maidservants who have given themselves to You freely,
without any price. Isn’t this murder?

3-viña-jaläpyayäd vyäla-räkñasäd
varña-märutäd vaidyutänalät
våña-mayätmajäd viçvato bhayäd
åñabha te vayaà rakñitä muhuù

O greatest of personalities, You have repeatedly saved us from all kinds of
danger—from poisoned water, from the terrible man-eater Agha, from the great
rains, from the wind demon, from the fiery thunderbolt of Indra, from the bull
demon and from the son of Maya Dänava

4-na khalu gopékä-nandano bhavän
akhila-dehinäm antarätma-dåk
vikhanasärthito viçva-guptaye
sakha udeyivän sätvatäà kule

You are not actually the son of the gopé Yaçodä, O friend, but rather the
indwelling witness in the hearts of all embodied souls. Because Lord Brahmä
prayed for You to come and protect the universe, You have now appeared in theSätvata dynasty.

5-viracitäbhayaà våñëi-dhürya te
caraëam éyuñäà saàsåter bhayät
kara-saroruhaà känta käma-daà
çirasi dhehi naù çré-kara-graham

O best of the Våñëis, Your lotuslike hand, which holds the hand of the
goddess of fortune, grants fearlessness to those who approach Your feet out of
fear of material existence. O lover, please place that wish-fulfilling lotus hand
on our heads.

6-vraja-janärti-han véra yoñitäà
nija-jana-smaya-dhvaàsana-smita
bhaja sakhe bhavat-kiìkaréù sma no
jalaruhänanaà cäru darçaya

O You who destroy the suffering of Vraja’s people, O hero of all women,
Your smile shatters the false pride of Your devotees. Please, dear friend, accept
us as Your maidservants and show us Your beautiful lotus face.

7-praëata-dehinäà päpa-karñaëaà
tåëa-caränugaà çré-niketanam
phaëi-phaëärpitaà te padämbujaà
kåëu kuceñu naù kåndhi håc-chayam

Your lotus feet destroy the past sins of all embodied souls who surrender to
them. Those feet follow after the cows in the pastures and are the eternal abode of the goddess of fortune. Since You once put those feet on the hoods of the great serpent Käliya, please place them upon our breasts and tear away the lust in our hearts.

8-madhurayä girä valgu-väkyayä
budha-manojïayä puñkarekñaëa
vidhi-karér imä véra muhyatér
adhara-sédhunäpyäyayasva naù

O lotus-eyed one, Your sweet voice and charming words, which attract the
minds of the intelligent, are bewildering us more and more. Our dear hero,
please revive Your maidservants with the nectar of Your lips.

9-tava kathämåtaà tapta-jévanaà
kavibhir éòitaà kalmañäpaham
çravaëa-maìgalaà çrémad ätataà
bhuvi gåëanti ye bhüri-dä janäù

The nectar of Your words and the descriptions of Your activities are the life
and soul of those suffering in this material world. These narrations, transmitted
by learned sages, eradicate one’s sinful reactions and bestow good fortune upon
whoever hears them. These narrations are broadcast all over the world and are
filled with spiritual power. Certainly those who spread the message of Godhead
are most munificent.

10-prahasitaà priya-prema-vékñaëaà
viharaëaà ca te dhyäna-maìgalam
rahasi saàvido yä hådi spåçaù
kuhaka no manaù kñobhayanti hi

Your smiles, Your sweet, loving glances, the intimate pastimes and
confidential talks we enjoyed with You—all these are auspicious to meditate
upon, and they touch our hearts. But at the same time, O deceiver, they very
much agitate our minds.

11-calasi yad vrajäc cärayan paçün
nalina-sundaraà nätha te padam
çila-tåëäìkuraiù sédatéti naù
kalilatäà manaù känta gacchati

Dear master, dear lover, when You leave the cowherd village to herd the
cows, our minds are disturbed with the thought that Your feet, more beautiful
than a lotus, will be pricked by the spiked husks of grain and the rough grass
and plants.

12-dina-parikñaye néla-kuntalair
vanaruhänanaà bibhrad ävåtam
ghana-rajasvalaà darçayan muhur
manasi naù smaraà véra yacchasi

At the end of the day You repeatedly show us Your lotus face, covered with
dark blue locks of hair and thickly powdered with dust. Thus, O hero, You
arouse lusty desires in our minds.

13-praëata-käma-daà padmajärcitaà
dharaëi-maëòanaà dhyeyam äpadi
caraëa-paìkajaà çantamaà ca te
ramaëa naù staneñv arpayädhi-han

Your lotus feet, which are worshiped by Lord Brahmä, fulfill the desires of
all who bow down to them. They are the ornament of the earth, they give the
highest satisfaction, and in times of danger they are the appropriate object of
meditation. O lover, O destroyer of anxiety, please put those lotus feet upon our
breasts.

14-surata-vardhanaà çoka-näçanaà
svarita-veëunä suñöhu cumbitam
itara-räga-vismäraëaà nåëäà
vitara véra nas te ‘dharämåtam

O hero, kindly distribute to us the nectar of Your lips, which enhances
conjugal pleasure and vanquishes grief. That nectar is thoroughly relished by
Your vibrating flute and makes people forget any other attachment

15-aöati yad bhavän ahni känanaà
truöi yugäyate tväm apaçyatäm
kuöila-kuntalaà çré-mukhaà ca te
jaòa udékñatäà pakñma-kåd dåçäm

When You go off to the forest during the day, a tiny fraction of a second
becomes like a millennium for us because we cannot see You. And even when
we can eagerly look upon Your beautiful face, so lovely with its adornment of
curly locks, our pleasure is hindered by our eyelids, which were fashioned by
the foolish creator.

16-pati-sutänvaya-bhrätå-bändhavän
ativilaìghya te ‘nty acyutägatäù
gati-vidas tavodgéta-mohitäù
kitava yoñitaù kas tyajen niçi

Dear Acyuta, You know very well why we have come here. Who but a
cheater like You would abandon young women who come to see Him in the
middle of the night, enchanted by the loud song of His flute? Just to see You,
we have completely rejected our husbands, children, ancestors, brothers and
other relatives.

17-rahasi saàvidaà håc-chayodayaà
prahasitänanaà prema-vékñaëam
båhad-uraù çriyo vékñya dhäma te
muhur ati-spåhä muhyate manaù

Our minds are repeatedly bewildered as we think of the intimate
conversations we had with You in secret, feel the rise of lust in our hearts and
remember Your smiling face, Your loving glances and Your broad chest, the
resting place of the goddess of fortune. Thus we experience the most severe
hankering for You.

18-vraja-vanaukasäà vyaktir aìga te
våjina-hantry alaà viçva-maìgalam
tyaja manäk ca nas tvat-spåhätmanäà
sva-jana-håd-rujäà yan niñüdanam

O beloved, Your all-auspicious appearance vanquishes the distress of those
living in Vraja’s forests. Our minds long for Your association. Please give to us
just a bit of that medicine, which counteracts the disease in Your devotees’
hearts.

19-yat te sujäta-caraëämburuhaà staneñu
bhétäù çanaiù priya dadhémahi karkaçeñu
tenäöavém aöasi tad vyathate na kià svit
kürpädibhir bhramati dhér bhavad-äyuñäà naù

O dearly beloved! Your lotus feet are so soft that we place them gently on
our breasts, fearing that Your feet will be hurt. Our life rests only in You. Our
minds, therefore, are filled with anxiety that Your tender feet might be
wounded by pebbles as You roam about on the forest path.

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