|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 31: The Gopīs' Songs of Separation|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.31.4
na khalu gopīkā-nandano bhavān
sakha udeyivān sātvatāḿ kule
na — not; khalu — indeed; gopikā — of the gopī, Yaśodā; nandanaḥ — the son; bhavān — Your good self; akhila — of all; dehinām — embodied living entities; antaḥ-ātma — of the inner consciousness; dṛk — the seer; vikhanasā — by Lord Brahmā; arthitaḥ — prayed for; viśva — of the universe; guptaye — for the protection; sakhe — O friend; udeyivān — You arose; sātvatām — of the Sātvatas; kule — in the dynasty.
You are not actually the son of the gopī Yaśodā, O friend, but rather the indwelling witness in the hearts of all embodied souls. Because Lord Brahmā prayed for You to come and protect the universe, You have now appeared in the Sātvata dynasty.
The gopīs here imply, "Since You have descended to protect the entire universe, how can You neglect Your own devotees?"
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