Feelings of Separation of Devotees From Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.47.27 - Feelings of Separation of Devotees From Krishna (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
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SB 10.47.27
sarvatma-bhavo ’dhikrto
 bhavatinam adhoksaje
virahena maha-bhaga
 mahan me ’nugrahah krtah

You have rightfully claimed the privilege of unalloyed love for the transcendental Lord, O most glorious gopis. Indeed, by exhibiting your love for Krsna in separation from Him, you have shown me great mercy.

The gopis showed not only Uddhava but the whole world the joy of love of Godhead, and thus they bestowed their mercy on everyone. According to Srila Jiva Gosvami, because their loving devotion was executed in an appropriate way, their love brought the Supreme Lord under their control. Still, to show the intensity of their love, He apparently left them. But now He again manifested Himself among them, becoming spiritually present through their intense devotion.