|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 32: The Reunion|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.32.13
manorathāntaḿ śrutayo yathā yayuḥ
svair uttarīyaiḥ kuca-kuńkumāńkitair
acīkḷpann āsanam ātma-bandhave
tat — Him, Kṛṣṇa; darśana — due to seeing; āhlāda — by the ecstasy; vidhūta — driven away; hṛt — in their hearts; rujaḥ — the pain; manaḥ-ratha — of their desires; antam — the ultimate fulfillment; śrutayaḥ — the revealed scriptures; yathā — as; yayuḥ — they attained; svaiḥ — with their own; uttarīyaiḥ — covering garments; kuca — of their breasts; kuńkuma — with the vermilion powder; ańkitaiḥ — smeared; acīkḷpan — they arranged; āsanam — a seat; ātma — of their souls; bandhave — for the dear friend.
Their heartache vanquished by the ecstasy of seeing Kṛṣṇa, the gopīs, like the personified Vedas before them, felt their desires completely fulfilled. For their dear friend Kṛṣṇa they arranged a seat with their shawls which were smeared with the kuńkuma powder from their breasts.
In the Eighty-seventh Chapter of this canto (Text 23), the śrutis, or personified Vedas, pray as follows:
vayam api te samāḥ samadṛśo 'ńghri-saroja-sudhāḥ
"These women fully absorbed their minds in meditation on Lord Kṛṣṇa's powerful arms, which are like the bodies of great serpents. We want to become just like the gopīs and render service to His lotus feet." The śrutis had seen Kṛṣṇa during His appearance in the previous day of Brahmā and had become full of the most intense desire to associate with Him. Then in this kalpa they became gopīs. And since the Vedas are eternal in human society, the śrutis in this kalpa also become full of desire for Kṛṣṇa and in the next kalpa will also become gopīs. This information is given by Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura.
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