kala-padais tanu-bhrtsu sakhyah |
aspandanam gati-matam pulakas tarunam,
niryoga-pasa-krta-laksanayor vicitram ||
Dark-hued Krishna & Fair-hued Balaram with Flutes
Meaning: O Sakhi! The movements of these two youths, one dark and the other fair-hued is unique, for certain. When they carry a certain type of rolled up rope(used for tying the legs of a cow while milking it) on their heads , fling another kind of rope used for binding cows on their shoulders, and venture from one forest to another wih the cowherd boys, they strike melodious notes of the sweet flute.
Living Beings are Spellbound on Beholding Krishna
At that point of time, what to speak of mortal human beings-even animate animals and birds who come under the category of other moving living entities, and inanimate rivers are spellbound. Plus the immovable trees are thrilled with ecstasy. Which other miracle of the magical flute can I possibly narrate?
Living & Inanimate Beings of the Forest are Entranced by Krishna
Commentary by Shri Manohar Baba: Sripada Shreedhar Swami says-O Sakhi! On hearing the melodious sound of Shri Krishna's flute play as He ventures with Shri Balaram, the young cowherds and cows, the wealth of His tiny village- animate animals-birds and living beings of the forest, stand still entranced. Those who are immovable become fluid as they attain spiritually awareness.
Shri Krishna and Balaram Milking Cows
Both the brothers have wrapped that rope which is used for tying the cows' feet while milking them around their heads and flung it around their shoulders-because of this act their attire looks extraordinary and they appear so very beautiful.
Krishna & Balaram Playing their Flutes
While analysing this bhava, Sripada Sanatan Goswami and Sripada Jeev Goswami say-Sakhi what to rave about this Govardhana whose living entities are truly blessed.
Shri Krishna & Balaram Wander from One Forest to Another
The tinkling anklets of Shri Krishna's feet which wander from one forest to another along with Shri Balram, and the extremely fortunate cowherds and cows, plus due to with the sound of His flute play, the stationary and movable entities attain a bhava which is contrary to their disposition; they reach the heights of ecstasy and religious rapture.
Focusing on the Beautiful Krishna
Embellishment: They have not only glimpsed Krishna but attained the entire gamut of *yoga, from whom profound meditation (with the mind successfully fixed upon the ultimate being) has been cleansed. Above all, the traits of love and its nuances have arisen in such animate and inanimate beings, when they have the darshan of Shri Krishna dressed in that unique attire.
Sakhis Long to Catch a Glimpse of Krishna
Sakhi! Even on being capable in every possible way, we are not blessed with such good fortune.
yoga: a practice of abstract meditaion undertaken to bring the soul) into union with the supreme spirit