Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 31: The Gopīs' Songs of Separation

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.31.19

yat te sujāta-caraṇāmburuhaḿ staneṣu

bhītāḥ śanaiḥ priya dadhīmahi karkaśeṣu

tenāṭavīm aṭasi tad vyathate na kiḿ svit

kūrpādibhir bhramati dhīr bhavad-āyuṣāḿ naḥ


yat — which; te — Your; su-jāta — very fine; caraṇa-ambu-ruham — lotus feet; staneṣu — on the breasts; bhītāḥ — being afraid; śanaiḥ — gently; priyaO dear one; dadhīmahi — we place; karkaśeṣu — rough; tena — with them; aṭavīm — the forest; aṭasi — You roam; tat — they; vyathateare distressed; na — not; kim svit — we wonder; kūrpa-ādibhiḥ — by small stones and so on; bhramati — flutters; dhīḥ — the mind; bhavat-āyuṣām — of those of whom Your Lordship is the very life; naḥ — of us.


O dearly beloved! Your lotus feet are so soft that we place them gently on our breasts, fearing that Your feet will be hurt. Our life rests only in You. Our minds, therefore, are filled with anxiety that Your tender feet might be wounded by pebbles as You roam about on the forest path.


The translation of this verse is from Śrīla Prabhupāda's English rendering of Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Ādi 4.173).

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda to the Tenth Canto, Thirty-first Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled "The Gopīs' Songs of Separation."

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