Speaker: HH Kavicandra Swami
August 15, 2014
CC Ādi 4.170 — That is called firm attachment to Lord Kṛṣṇa. It is spotlessly pure, like a clean cloth that has no stain.
CC Ādi 4.171 — Therefore lust and love are quite different. Lust is like dense darkness, but love is like the bright sun.
CC Ādi 4.172 — Thus there is not the slightest taint of lust in the gopīs’ love. Their relationship with Kṛṣṇa is only for the sake of His enjoyment.
CC Ādi 4.173 — “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.”
CC Ādi 4.174 — The gopīs do not care for their own pleasures or pains. All their physical and mental activities are directed toward offering enjoyment to Lord Kṛṣṇa.
CC Ādi 4.175 — They renounced everything for Kṛṣṇa. They have pure attachment to giving Kṛṣṇa pleasure.
CC Ādi 4.176 — “O My beloved gopīs, you have renounced social customs, scriptural injunctions and your relatives for My sake. I disappeared behind you only to increase your concentration upon Me. Since I disappeared for your benefit, you should not be displeased with Me.”
CC Ādi 4.177 — Lord Kṛṣṇa has a promise from before to reciprocate with His devotees according to the way they worship Him.
CC Ādi 4.178 — “In whatever way My devotees surrender unto Me, I reward them accordingly. Everyone follows My path in all respects, O son of Pṛthā.”
CC Ādi 4.179 — That promise has been broken by the worship of the gopīs, as Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself admits.
CC Ādi 4.180 — “O gopīs, I am not able to repay My debt for your spotless service, even within a lifetime of Brahmā. Your connection with Me is beyond reproach. You have worshiped Me, cutting off all domestic ties, which are difficult to break. Therefore please let your own glorious deeds be your compensation.”