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Chapter 30: The Gopîs
Search for Krishna Gone with Râdhâ
(2) The women who in their hearts were
overwhelmed by the movements,
affectionate smiles, playful glances, charming talks
and other graceful
gestures of the husband of Ramâ, absorbed in Him thereupon
of those wonderful activities.
(28) He must have been perfectly honored by her [ârâdhitah,
Râdhâ] as being the Supreme, One Lord
Controller, for Govinda, thus being pleased, has turned us down and
Chapter 31: The Songs of the
Gopîs in Separation
(10) We are happy to
meditate on Your affectionate smiles full of divine love, Your glances
Your pastimes, but the intimate conversations, which go straight to our
deceiver, agitate our minds! (11)
When You leave Vraja to herd the animals oh
Master, we are pained. We feel uncomfortable within oh Lover, when we
of the husks, grasses and sprouting plants that are sharp to Your feet oh Master, those feet that are
more beautiful than a lotus.
three, ......what follows is the second version.
Chapter 32: Krishna Returns to
(11-12) The Almighty One
taking them with Him arrived at the soft sandbanks of the Yamunâ
that the auspicious river had collected by the hands of her waves.
There the kunda and mandara flowers with their bees bloomed fragrant in
the autumnal breeze while the moon, plentifully shining, with its rays
dispelled the dark of night.
Chapter 33: The Râsa Dance
(3-4) The festive play
commenced with the gopîs in a circle that was decorated with, in
their midst, Krishna, the Controller of the Mystic Union, who held the
woman, two by two present besides Him, by their necks. At that moment
the sky was crowded by hundreds of celestial carriers belonging to the
denizens of heaven and their wives who by the eagerness of respecting
them in their minds were carried away.
(17) He, the Master of the
Goddess of Fortune, thus with embraces, touches of His hand,
affectionate glances and broad
playful smiles enjoyed the young women of Vraja just like a boy who is
playing with His own reflection.
Chapter 34: Sudars'ana Delivered
(12-13) The [erstwhile]
serpent said: 'I am Sudars'ana, a certain Vidyâdhara well-known
for his opulence and appearance, who used to wander the directions in
his celestial carrier. Vainglorious having laughed at the sages born of
Angirâ I was for my sin of deriding them forced to assume this
(31) Overtaking him
effortlessly, He the Almighty Lord,
with His fist simply blew off his crest
jewel together with his head.
Chapter 35: The Gopîs Sing
of Krishna as
He Wanders in the Forest
When He, with the
of the by Him favored fragrance
of tulsi, counts the cows
on a string of colored beads
and, throwing His arm
over the shoulder of a loving
companion, so now and then sings,
the wives of the black deer,
the doe, just like the gopîs
who gave up their homely aspirations,
approach that ocean
of transcendental qualities to sit
at His side with their hearts stolen
by the sound that Krishna
produces with His flute.
concerning the individual images
please look at the bottom of the chapter they belong to.