api smarati nah sadho
govindah prastute kvacit
O saintly one, does Govinda ever remember us during His conversations with the city women? Does He ever mention us village girls as He freely talks with them?
The gopis were so completely in love with Krsna, without selfish motive, that even in their great disappointment they never considered giving their love to another. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti interprets their feelings as follows.
The gopis might say, “Surely Krsna has abandoned us because we deserve to be abandoned. Indeed, we are the most insignificant women in the world and have been rejected after having been enjoyed. Still, do we sometimes enter into His memory on account of some good quality of ours, or even because of something we did wrong? Krsna must speak very freely with the city women. He and they must sing, joke, make riddles and talk about so many things. Does Krsna ever say, ‘My dear city women, your sophisticated singing and speech is unknown to the gopis in My home village. They couldn’t understand these things.’ Does He ever speak about us even in that way?”