Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 22: Kṛṣṇa Steals the Garments of the Unmarried Gopīs

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.22.16

śrī-bhagavān uvāca

bhavatyo yadi me dāsyo

mayoktaḿ kariṣyatha

atrāgatya sva-vāsāḿsi

pratīcchata śuci-smitāḥ

no cen nāhaḿ pradāsye kiḿ

kruddho rājā kariṣyati

SYNONYMS

śrī-bhagavān uvāca — the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; bhavatyaḥ — you; yadi — if; me — My; dāsyaḥ — servants; mayā — by Me; uktam — what has been spoken; — or; kariṣyatha — you will do; atra — here; āgatya — coming; sva-vāsāḿsi — your own garments; pratīcchata — pick out; śuci — fresh; smitāḥ — whose smiles; na u — not; cet — if; na — not; ahamI ; pradāsye — will give; kim — what; kruddhaḥ — angry; rājā — the king; kariṣyati — will be able to do.

TRANSLATION

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: If you girls are actually My maidservants, and if you will really do what I say, then come here with your innocent smiles and let each girl pick out her clothes. If you don't do what I say, I won't give them back to you. And even if the king becomes angry, what can he do?

PURPORT

Śrīla Prabhupāda comments, "When the gopīs saw that Kṛṣṇa was strong and determined, they had no alternative but to abide by His order."

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