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drstam vanam kusumitam
tad yata ma ciram gostham
susrusadhvam patin satih
krandanti vatsa balas ca
tan payayata duhyata
Now you have seen this Vrndavana forest, full of flowers and resplendent with the light of the full moon. You have seen the beauty of the trees, with their leaves trembling in the gentle breeze coming from the Yamuna. So now go back to the cowherd village. Don’t delay. O chaste ladies, serve your husbands and give milk to your crying babies and calves.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura further explains text 22 as follows: “Lord Krsna says, ‘Therefore don’t wait a long time before going, but go immediately.’ The word satih means that the gopis are loyal to their husbands; therefore Krsna indicates that the gopis should serve their husbands so the latter can accomplish their religious duties, and that the gopis should also be considered worshipable because of their chastity. All this Krsna says to the gopis who are married. And now to the unmarried girls He says, ‘The calves are crying, so see to it that they get milk.’ To the muni-cari gopis He says, ‘Your babies are crying, so feed them milk.’”
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura further reveals the hidden meaning of these two verses as follows: “In text 21 Krsna might have said, ‘This Vrndavana is the very best of places, and moreover this is a full-moon night. Furthermore, we have the Yamuna on all sides, and there are cool, gentle, fragrant breezes blowing. These are all transcendental opulences that stimulate loving exchanges, and since I am also here as the foremost ecstatic opulence — the object of love — let us now test how much expertise you can show in relishing rasas.’
“In text 22 He means to say, ‘Thus for a long time, for the entire duration of this night, don’t leave, but rather stay here and enjoy with Me. Don’t go serve your husbands and the gentle women — your mothers-in-law and so forth. It would not be fitting for you to waste such beauty and youth, which are gifts of the creator. Nor should you milk the cows or give milk to the calves and babies. What do you, who are so full of ecstatic attraction for Me, have to do with these affairs?’”
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura also explains that the gopis could not really be sure exactly what Krsna was doing — whether He was merely joking, inviting them to stay or instructing them to return home. Thus as Sri Krsna spoke about the beauty of the forest, the gopis felt embarrassed and bewildered and looked upward at the trees, and as He spoke about the Yamuna they looked all around at the river. Their absolute purity and simplicity, along with their absolute devotion to Lord Krsna in the conjugal mood, created the most beautiful pastimes ever exhibited in this universe.