Making Our Emotion Closer To Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.39.30-31 - Making Our Emotion Closer To Krishna (download mp3) , (download mp4)
by Chaitanya Caran Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.39.30
yo ’hnah ksaye vrajam ananta-sakhah parito
gopair visan khura-rajas-churitalaka-srak
venum kvanan smita-kataksa-niriksanena
cittam ksinoty amum rte nu katham bhavema

How can we exist without Ananta’s friend Krsna, who in the evening would return to Vraja in the company of the cowherd boys, His hair and garland powdered with the dust raised by the cows’ hooves? As He played His flute, He would captivate our minds with His smiling sidelong glances.

SB 10.39.31
sri-suka uvaca
evam bruvana virahatura bhrsam
vraja-striyah krsna-visakta-manasah
visrjya lajjam ruruduh sma su-svaram
govinda damodara madhaveti

Sukadeva Gosvami said: After speaking these words, the ladies of Vraja, who were so attached to Krsna, felt extremely agitated by their imminent separation from Him. They forgot all shame and loudly cried out, “O Govinda! O Damodara! O Madhava!”

For a long time the gopis had carefully hidden their conjugal love for Krsna. But now that Krsna was leaving, the gopis were so distressed that they could no longer hide their feelings.