Sri Baagavatham Slohas..Canta 10-Athyayam Thirty two-The Reunion..

1-çré-çuka uväca
iti gopyaù pragäyantyaù
pralapantyaç ca citradhä
ruruduù su-svaraà räjan
kåñëa-darçana-lälasäù

Çukadeva Gosvämé said: O King, having thus sung and spoken their hearts
out in various charming ways, the gopés began to weep loudly. They were very
eager to see Lord Kåñëa.

2-täsäm ävirabhüc chauriù
smayamäna-mukhämbujaù
pétämbara-dharaù sragvé
säkñän manmatha-manmathaù

Then Lord Kåñëa, a smile on His lotus face, appeared before the gopés.
Wearing a garland and a yellow garment, He directly appeared as one who can bewilder the mind of Cupid, who himself bewilders the minds of ordinary
people.

3-taà vilokyägataà preñöhaà
préty-utphulla-dåço ‘baläù
uttasthur yugapat sarväs
tanvaù präëam ivägatam

When the gopés saw that their dearmost Kåñëa had returned to them, they all
stood up at once, and out of their affection for Him their eyes bloomed wide. It
was as if the air of life had reentered their bodies.

4-käcit karämbujaà çaurer
jagåhe ‘ïjalinä mudä
käcid dadhära tad-bähum
aàse candana-bhüñitam

One gopé joyfully took Kåñëa’s hand between her folded palms, and another
placed His arm, anointed with sandalwood paste, on her shoulder

5-käcid aïjalinägåhëät
tanvé tämbüla-carvitam
ekä tad-aìghri-kamalaà
santaptä stanayor adhät

A slender gopé respectfully took in her joined hands the betel nut He had
chewed, and another gopé, burning with desire, put His lotus feet on her
breasts.

6-ekä bhru-kuöim äbadhya
prema-saàrambha-vihvalä
ghnantévaikñat kaöäkñepaiù
sandañöa-daçana-cchadä

One gopé, beside herself with loving anger, bit her lips and stared at Him
with frowning eyebrows, as if to wound Him with her harsh glances.

7-aparänimiñad-dågbhyäà
juñäëä tan-mukhämbujam
äpétam api nätåpyat
santas tac-caraëaà yathä

Another gopé looked with unblinking eyes upon His lotus face, but even
after deeply relishing its sweetness She did not feel satiated, just as mystic
saints are never satiated when meditating upon the Lord’s feet.

8-taà käcin netra-randhreëa
hådi kåtvä nimélya ca
pulakäìgy upaguhyäste
yogévänanda-samplutä

One gopé took the Lord through the aperture of her eyes and placed Him
within her heart. Then, with her eyes closed and her bodily hairs standing on
end, she continuously embraced Him within. Thus immersed in transcendental
ecstasy, she resembled a yogé meditating upon the Lord.

9-sarväs täù keçavälokaparamotsava-
nirvåtäù
jahur viraha-jaà täpaà
präjïaà präpya yathä janäù

All the gopés enjoyed the greatest festivity when they saw their beloved
Keçava again. They gave up the distress of separation, just as people in general
forget their misery when they gain the association of a spiritually enlightened
person.

10-täbhir vidhüta-çokäbhir
bhagavän acyuto våtaù
vyarocatädhikaà täta
puruñaù çaktibhir yathä

Encircled by the gopés, who were now relieved of all distress, Lord Acyuta,
the Supreme Personality of Godhead, shone forth splendidly. My dear King,
Kåñëa thus appeared like the Supersoul encircled by His spiritual potencies.

11/12-täù samädäya kälindyä
nirviçya pulinaà vibhuù
vikasat-kunda-mandära
surabhy-anila-ñaöpadam
çarac-candräàçu-sandohadhvasta-
doñä-tamaù çivam
kåñëäyä hasta-taralä
cita-komala-välukam

The almighty Lord then took the gopés with Him to the bank of the Kälindé,
who with the hands of her waves had scattered piles of soft sand upon the
shore. In that auspicious place the breeze, bearing the fragrance of blooming
kunda and mandära flowers, attracted many bees, and the abundant rays of the
autumn moon dispelled the darkness of night.

13-tad-darçanähläda-vidhüta-håd-rujo
manorathäntaà çrutayo yathä yayuù
svair uttaréyaiù kuca-kuìkumäìkitair
acékÿpann äsanam ätma-bandhave

Their heartache vanquished by the ecstasy of seeing Kåñëa, the gopés, like
the personified Vedas before them, felt their desires completely fulfilled. For
their dear friend Kåñëa they arranged a seat with their shawls which were
smeared with the kuìkuma powder from their breasts.

14-tatropaviñöo bhagavän sa éçvaro
yogeçvaräntar-hådi kalpitäsanaù
cakäsa gopé-pariñad-gato ‘rcitas
trailokya-lakñmy-eka-padaà vapur dadhat

Lord Kåñëa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for whom the great
masters of mystic meditation arrange a seat within their hearts, took His seat in
the assembly of gopés. His transcendental body, the exclusive abode of beauty
and opulence within the three worlds, shone brilliantly as the gopés worshiped
Him.

15-sabhäjayitvä tam anaìga-dépanaà
sahäsa-lélekñaëa-vibhrama-bhruvä
saàsparçanenäìka-kåtäìghri-hastayoù
saàstutya éñat kupitä babhäñire

Çré Kåñëa had awakened romantic desires within the gopés, and they honored
Him by glancing at Him with playful smiles, gesturing amorously with their
eyebrows, and massaging His hands and feet as they held them in their laps.
Even while worshiping Him, however, they felt somewhat angry, and thus they
addressed Him as follows.

16-çré-gopya ücuù
bhajato ‘nubhajanty eka
eka etad-viparyayam
nobhayäàç ca bhajanty eka
etan no brühi sädhu bhoù

The gopés said: Some people reciprocate the affection only of those who are
affectionate toward them, while others show affection even to those who are
indifferent or inimical. And yet others will not show affection toward anyone.
Dear Kåñëa, please properly explain this matter to us.

17-çré-bhagavän uväca
mitho bhajanti ye sakhyaù
svärthaikäntodyamä hi te
na tatra sauhådaà dharmaù
svärthärthaà tad dhi nänyathä

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: So-called friends who show
affection for each other only to benefit themselves are actually selfish. They
have no true friendship, nor are they following the true principles of religion.
Indeed, if they did not expect benefit for themselves, they would not reciprcate

18-bhajanty abhajato ye vai
karuëäù pitarau yathä
dharmo nirapavädo ‘tra
sauhådaà ca su-madhyamäù

My dear slender-waisted gopés, some people are genuinely merciful or, like
parents, naturally affectionate. Such persons, who devotedly serve even those
who fail to reciprocate with them, are following the true, faultless path of
religion, and they are true well-wishers.

19-bhajato ‘pi na vai kecid
bhajanty abhajataù kutaù
ätmärämä hy äpta-kämä
akåta-jïä guru-druha

Then there are those individuals who are spiritually self-satisfied, materially
fulfilled or by nature ungrateful or simply envious of superiors. Such persons
will not love even those who love them, what to speak of those who are
inimical.

20-nähaà tu sakhyo bhajato ‘pi jantün
bhajämy améñäm anuvåtti-våttaye
yathädhano labdha-dhane vinañöe
tac-cintayänyan nibhåto na veda

But the reason I do not immediately reciprocate the affection of living beings
even when they worship Me, O gopés, is that I want to intensify their loving
devotion. They then become like a poor man who has gained some wealth and
then lost it, and who thus becomes so anxious about it that he can think of
nothing else.

21-evaà mad-arthojjhita-loka-veda
svänäm hi vo mayy anuvåttaye ‘baläù
mayäparokñaà bhajatä tirohitaà
mäsüyituà märhatha tat priyaà priyäù

My dear girls, understanding that simply for My sake you had rejected the
authority of worldly opinion, of the Vedas and of your relatives, I acted as I did
only to increase your attachment to Me. Even when I removed Myself from
your sight by suddenly disappearing, I never stopped loving you. Therefore, My
beloved gopés, please do not harbor any bad feelings toward Me, your beloved

22-na päraye ‘haà niravadya-saàyujäà
sva-sädhu-kåtyaà vibudhäyuñäpi vaù
yä mäbhajan durjara-geha-çåìkhaläù
saàvåçcya tad vaù pratiyätu sädhunä

I am not able to repay My debt for your spotless service, even within a
lifetime of Brahmä. Your connection with Me is beyond reproach. You have
worshiped Me, cutting off all domestic ties, which are difficult to break.
Therefore please let your own glorious deeds be your compensation.

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