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.

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