Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 29: Kṛṣṇa and the Gopīs Meet for the Rāsa Dance

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.29.31

śrī-gopya ūcuḥ

maivaḿ vibho 'rhati bhavān gadituḿ nṛ-śaḿsaḿ

santyajya sarva-viṣayāḿs tava pāda-mūlam

bhaktā bhajasva duravagraha tyajāsmān

devo yathādi-puruṣo bhajate mumukṣūn

SYNONYMS

śrī-gopyaḥ ūcuḥ — the beautiful gopīs said; — not; evamin this way; vibhoO all-powerful one; arhati — should; bhavān — Your good self; gaditum — speak; nṛ-śaḿsam — cruelly; santyajya — renouncing completely; sarva — all; viṣayān — varieties of sense gratification; tava — Your; pāda-mūlam — feet; bhaktāḥ — worshiping; bhajasva — please reciprocate with; duravagrahaO stubborn one; tyajado not reject; asmān — us; devāḥ — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; yathā — just as; ādi-puruṣaḥ — the primeval Lord, Nārāyaṇa; bhajate — reciprocates; mumukṣūn — with those who desire liberation.

TRANSLATION

The beautiful gopīs said: O all-powerful one, You should not speak in this cruel way. Do not reject us, who have renounced all material enjoyment to render devotional service to Your lotus feet. Reciprocate with us, O stubborn one, just as the primeval Lord, Śrī Nārāyaṇa, reciprocates with His devotees in their endeavors for liberation.

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