vaksha-sthale ca vipulam nayanotpale ca ,
manda-smite ca mridulam mada-jalpite ca |
bimbadhare ca madhuram murali-rave ca ,
balam vilasa-nidhim akalaye kada nu ||66||
Youthful Krishna Playing the Flute
The Rasa-laden Commentary:
Inspired by the sakhi bhava Shri Billavmangalji is adulating his beloved Krishna standing in front. He is not able to gauge the depth of this infinite ocean of beauteous form. Gazing at the treasure trove of madhurya or sweetness he is thrilled with delight.
Shri Billavmangalji Adulating Krishna
Gopis Seek Refuge in Krishna's Chest
Dark-hued Krishna's chest is the centre of love. The entire love and attachment of the gopis' hearts is impassioned on this very broad chest. Being in contact with His chest, the vanamala is fascinated and thrilled, and thus swings affectedly with intoxication.
Lotus Eyes of Krishna
Gopis Move in Delicious Anguish to Krishna's Side
The tinkling of anklets startles these intoxicated eyes, they bloom with delight and come to know that His beloveds are coming this way. The gopis gaze at Him slightly and entrust their entire being to Him.
Gopis Waiting for Krishna at the Hour of Cowdust
The Gentle Smile of Lord Krishna
Sakhi do not talk of that mild gentle smile of His. The sweetness of that smile which makes us beside ourselves with joy, that tender smile playing on His red lips.
'dekh sakhi muskan madhuri |
kamal pankhuri sam ati komal, surbhit sunder adhar sumanjul ,
ati prafull arunnim manmohak, jinko madhumakrand paan kari
chhedat madat taan bansuri |'
(Madhuras Nirjhar, Part-2)
Highly Revered Usha Behanji
Gopis are Drawn by Krishna's Talk
His intoxicating talk. Whom will His exhilarating, gentle, intoxicating talk conversation not charm?
The gopis say in the 'Gopi Geet:'
' ammadhurayaa gira valgu-vakyayaa
budha-manognaya pushkare kshana ||8|| '
'O Lotus-eyed One! We, your maids are bewildered by Your sweet voice, replete with sweet, enchanting words. Even the wise and learned get engrossed in it and sacrifice everything for it.'
Yamuna Banks Resounding with Krishna's Sweet Talk
Krishna's Flute, the Breath of Love
His petal like lips are supremely tender and red-hued like the bimba fruit.When His budding lips bloom the entire forest becomes fragrant. The beauty of His sweet lips is worth seeing, with moonbeams of His smile splashed on top of it. Ah! It is the strong noose which binds loving hearts.How does the beauty of Krishna's tender lips look when He fills the breath of love into the flute which plays affectedly on these very tender red lips.The drawing together of Krishna's lips, the emanating sound loaded with love which gushes forth and enters the holes of the flute, its mellifluous notes which splash forth from the flute.The love nooses of Krishna, a treasury of amorous frolics, are endless.Sakhi, how many of them should I count?
Shri Lilashuk Ardently Longs for Krishna