Speaker: Ramananda dasa (Volcano, HI)
August 22, 2014
CC Ādi 4.181 — Now, whatever affection we see the gopīs show for their own bodies, know it for certain to be only for the sake of Lord Kṛṣṇa.
CC Ādi 4.182 — [The gopīs think:] “I have offered this body to Lord Kṛṣṇa. He is its owner, and it brings Him enjoyment.
CC Ādi 4.183 — “Kṛṣṇa finds joy in seeing and touching this body.” It is for this reason that they cleanse and decorate their bodies.
CC Ādi 4.184 — “O Arjuna, there are no greater receptacles of deep love for Me than the gopīs, who cleanse and decorate their bodies because they consider them Mine.”
CC Ādi 4.185 — There is another wonderful feature of the emotion of the gopīs. Its power is beyond the comprehension of the intelligence.
CC Ādi 4.186 — When the gopīs see Lord Kṛṣṇa, they derive unbounded bliss, although they have no desire for such pleasure.
CC Ādi 4.187 — The gopīs taste a pleasure ten million times greater than the pleasure Lord Kṛṣṇa derives from seeing them.
CC Ādi 4.188 — The gopīs have no inclination for their own enjoyment, and yet their joy increases. That is indeed a contradiction.
CC Ādi 4.189 — For this contradiction I see only one solution: the joy of the gopīs lies in the joy of their beloved Kṛṣṇa.
CC Ādi 4.190 — When Lord Kṛṣṇa sees the gopīs, His joy increases, and His unparalleled sweetness increases also.