Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 39, Text 28

SB 10.39.28

nivarayamah samupetya madhavam
 kim no ’karisyan kula-vrddha-bandhavah
mukunda-sangan nimisardha-dustyajad
 daivena vidhvamsita-dina-cetasam
Let us directly approach Madhava and stop Him from going. What can our family elders and other relatives do to us? Now that fate is separating us from Mukunda, our hearts are already wretched, for we cannot bear to give up His association even for a fraction of a second.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti describes what the gopis thought: “Let us go right up to Krsna and pull at His clothes and hands and insist that He get down from His chariot and stay here with us. We will tell Him, ‘Don’t bring upon Yourself the sinful reaction for murdering so many women!’”
“But if we do that,” said other gopis, “our relatives and the village elders will discover our secret love for Krsna and abandon us.”
“But what can they do to us?”
“Yes, our lives are already wretched now that Krsna is leaving. We have nothing to lose.”
“That’s right. We will remain in the Vrndavana forest just like presiding goddesses, and then we can fulfill our true desire — to stay with Krsna in the forest.”
“Yes, and even if the elders and our relatives punish us by beating us or locking us up, we can still live happily with the knowledge that Krsna is residing in our village. Some of our girlfriends who are not imprisoned will cleverly find a way to bring us the remnants of Krsna’s food, and then we can remain alive. But if Krsna is not stopped, we will certainly die.”
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