Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 23, Text 52

SB 10.23.52

iti svagham anusmrtya
 krsne te krta-helanah
didrksavo vrajam atha
 kamsad bhita na cacalan
Thus reflecting on the sin they had committed by neglecting Lord Krsna, they became very eager to see Him. But being afraid of King Kamsa, they did not dare go to Vraja.
Realizing their offense against Lord Krsna, and finally appreciating His almighty position, the brahmanas naturally wanted to rush to Vraja and surrender at the lotus feet of the Lord. But they were afraid that Kamsa would certainly kill them when his spies reported that they had gone to Krsna. The brahmanas’ wives were absorbed in ecstatic Krsna consciousness and thus went to Krsna anyway, just as the gopis, simply to dance with the Lord, traveled in the dead of night through a forest inhabited by wild animals. But the brahmanas were not on such an advanced platform of Krsna consciousness and thus, overcome by fear of Kamsa, could not see the Lord face to face.
Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Twenty-third Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “The Brahmanas’ Wives Blessed.”
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 23, Text 51
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