|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 30: The Gopīs Search for Kṛṣṇa|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.30.4
gāyantya uccair amum eva saḿhatā
vicikyur unmattaka-vad vanād vanam
papracchur ākāśa-vad antaraḿ bahir
bhūteṣu santaḿ puruṣaḿ vanaspatīn
gāyantyaḥ — singing; uccaiḥ — loudly; amum — about Him; eva — indeed; saḿhatāḥ — together in a group; vicikyuḥ — they searched; unmattaka-vat — like madwomen; vanāt vanam — from one area of the forest to another; papracchuḥ — they inquired; ākāśa-vat — like the sky; antaram — internally; bahiḥ — and externally; bhūteṣu — in all created beings; santam — present; puruṣam — the Supreme Person; vanaspatīn — from the trees.
Singing loudly of Kṛṣṇa, they searched for Him throughout the Vṛndāvana forest like a band of madwomen. They even asked the trees about Him, who as the Supersoul is present inside and outside of all created things, just like the sky.
Lost in the madness of love for Kṛṣṇa, the gopīs inquired about Him from even the trees in Vṛndāvana. Of course, there is no actual separation from Lord Kṛṣṇa, since He is the all-pervading Supersoul.
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