Friday, August 12, 2011

Shri Venu Geet: Fourth Shloka

The Madhurya of Krishna's Flute-Play

tad varnayitumarabdhah smarantyah krishnacheshtitam |

nashakan smaravegena vikshiptamanaso nrupa || 4 ||

The Gopis Want to Sing the Glories of Krishna's Flute-Play

Meaning: The gopis of Vraja certainly wanted to sing of the madhurya or sweetness of Krishna's flute play amongst themselves, but the instant they thought of the flute, the cowherdesses became nostalgic for Shri Krishna's innocent pranks, roving glances, the meaningful tilt of his eyebrows plus the loving tenderness of his smile and above all, the ardent longing for the sight and touch of their beloved Krishna intensified.

The Cowheredesses are Passionately Drawn to Krishna's Flute Song

They were passionately drawn and deep in their hearts the gopis were transported to the site where Shri Krishna was playing the flute. As a result they became speechless with joy, which meant that they were unable to give an account of the dark god's winsome manners.

Lord Krishna is Ineffably Beautiful

Commentary by Shri Manohar Baba: According to Shri Pad Sanatan Goswami, Jeev Goswami and Pad Vishwanath Chakravarty all these young village girls began singing the glories of Shri Krishna, in seclusion. They wished to give a detailed description of the ineffable beauty and the total shangar or adornment of Krishna.

A Gopi Recollects Her Romantic Dalliance with Krishna

However the distinctive spiritual enlightenment they instantly attained by recollecting their earlier romantic dalliance with Shri Krishna, in his proximity (beatific state in which the soul attends on God), and because of an intense longing to move to Krishna's side due to the sudden gush of nostalgia, those village girls of Vraja, enraptured by the dark god could not succeed in glorifying Shri Krishna and his *love moves.

Love: the enraptured cowherdesses longing for union with their supreme lover Krishna, is seen as the perennial quest of mankind for a divine and transcendental love.

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