Sri Sikhsastakam Explanation from Chaitanya Charitamrita
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.82.41-42 - Sri Sikhsastakam Explanation from Chaitanya Charitamrita (downlaod mp3)
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api smaratha nah sakhyah
gatams cirayitañ chatru-
[Lord Krsna said:] My dear girlfriends, do you still remember Me? It was for My relatives’ sake that I stayed away so long, intent on destroying My enemies.
apy avadhyayathasman svid
nunam bhutani bhagavan
yunakti viyunakti ca
Do you perhaps think I’m ungrateful and thus hold Me in contempt? After all, it is the Supreme Lord who brings living beings together and then separates them.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti reveals the gopis’ thoughts: “We are not like You, who, with Your heart shattered by remembering us day and night, gave up all sense enjoyment in Your distress of separation. Rather, we have not remembered You at all; in fact, we have been quite happy without You.” In response, Krsna here asks whether they resent His ingratitude.