|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 35: The Gopīs Sing of Kṛṣṇa as He Wanders in the Forest|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.35.2-3
gopya īrayati yatra mukundaḥ
vyoma-yāna-vanitāḥ saha siddhair
vismitās tad upadhārya sa-lajjāḥ
kaśmalaḿ yayur apasmṛta-nīvyaḥ
śrī-gopyaḥ ūcuḥ — the gopīs said; vāma — left; bāhu — on His arm; kṛta — putting; vāma — left; kapolaḥ — His cheek; valgita — moving; bhruḥ — His eyebrows; adhara — upon His lips; arpita — placed; veṇum — His flute; komala — tender; ańgulibhiḥ — with His fingers; āśrita-mārgam — its holes stopped; gopyaḥ — O gopīs; īrayati — vibrates; yatra — where; mukundaḥ — Lord Kṛṣṇa; vyoma — in the sky; yāna — traveling; vanitāḥ — the ladies; saha — together with; siddhaiḥ — the Siddha demigods; vismitāḥ — amazed; tat — to that; upadhārya — listening; sa — with; lajjāḥ — embarrassment; kāma — of lust; mārgaṇa — to the pursuit; samarpita — offered; cittāḥ — their minds; kaśmalam — distress; yayuḥ — they experienced; apasmṛta — forgetting; nīvyaḥ — the belts of their dresses.
The gopīs said: When Mukunda vibrates the flute He has placed to His lips, stopping its holes with His tender fingers, He rests His left cheek on His left arm and makes His eyebrows dance. At that time the demigoddesses traveling in the sky with their husbands, the Siddhas, become amazed. As those ladies listen, they are embarrassed to find their minds yielding to the pursuit of lusty desires, and in their distress they are unaware that the belts of their garments are loosening.
Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī states that this chapter consists of a collection of statements the gopīs made at various times as they stood in small groups here and there in Vṛndāvana.
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