Interrupted Love Intensifies Relation
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.65.11-13 - Interrupted Love Intensifies Relation (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Bhakti Charu Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
mataram pitaram bhratrn
patin putran svasrn api
yad-arthe jahima dasarha
dustyajan sva-janan prabho
ta nah sadyah parityajya
katham nu tadrsam stribhir
na sraddhiyeta bhasitam
“For Krsna’s sake, O descendant of Dasarha, we abandoned our mothers, fathers, brothers, husbands, children and sisters, even though these family relations are difficult to give up. But now, O Lord, that same Krsna has suddenly abandoned us and gone away, breaking off all affectionate ties with us. And yet how could any woman fail to trust His promises?
katham nu grhnanty anavasthitatmano
vacah krta-ghnasya budhah pura-striyah
grhnanti vai citra-kathasya sundara-
“How can intelligent city women possibly trust the words of one whose heart is so unsteady and who is so ungrateful? They must believe Him because He speaks so wonderfully, and also because His beautiful smiling glances arouse their lust.
According to Sridhara Svami, some gopis speak the first two lines of this verse, and others reply in the second two lines.