vijayatam mama vanmaya-jivitam ||8||
Dark-hued Krishna, Languid with Love
I respectfully salute Krishna, the very life of my words! The One who is adorned with an intoxicated peacock feather and whose lotus face is languid with Madana(the god of love); the One who is decorated with collyrium from the brides of Braj.
The Rasa-laden Commentary:
The Capriciousness of Krishna's Lotus Face Vanishes
What does madana-manthara lotus face mean? Being languid implies sluggishness and how could it be concerned with Krishna's lovely face? Probably, due to the intoxication and overpowering languor of love, the fickleness which always frolics on Krishna's face, has vanished. Burdened with the ardour of love, the capriciousnesness constantly peeping from His glance has merged with some fixed gaze.
Interpersonal Romantic Exchange between Shri Radha-Krishna
The pulsating lips must have been engrossed in the silent demand of some mute interpersonal romantic exchange. They have just relished the rasa of a romatic dalliance but ardently long for more. The collyrium of the eyes of Braj beauties has left its sweet mark on those tender red lips and given a detailed account of how that romantic escapade was savoured. With a terrifying rush of love, this romantic exchange, its mark and sweet bodily postures have made the mischievous supreme lover Krishna languid, which is the natural after effect of passionate love play . Its is being reflected on His lotus face.
Union of The Descending God & Ascending Soul
mukhambujam: the lotus face is not merely languid but enchanted as well; the glowing sluggish state which arises after the consummation of love( where the descending god and the ascending soul become one) is being pointed at. And this laziness has also pervaded all the limbs because of the joyful fervor of youth. This languid state has ravaged our love struck hearts.
mukhambujam: the expressions and blandishments which flit across the lotus face and are generally reflected on the supreme lover's face when He comes in front of His beloveds in Braj, are not that forceful. At present there is a mark of languor on the fickle bhavas and expressions crossing the face, after enjoying the imagined pleasures which an impassioned man and enraptured woman may enjoy.(all men and women in the world are spiritually women and Lord Krishna alone is male. We can acquire such great love for Krishna by imagining ourselves as women and love Him as the gopis did. Because a woman's love for her Lord or husband is the only greatest possible love.)
Lord Krishna Relishes the Rasa of Shri Radha
It is tough to come out, one just can not step out or in fact one does not want to.
The Gopis Long for Union with Krishna
Shri Lilashukji Wants Krishna to Shine in His Heart