CC Madhya 9.133 (1975)
- śruti-gaṇa gopī-gaṇera anugata hañā
- vrajeśvarī-suta bhaje gopī-bhāva lañā
śruti-gaṇa—the authorities of Vedic hymns; gopī-gaṇera—of the gopīs; anugata hañā—following in the footsteps; vrajeśvarī-suta—the son of mother Yaśodā; bhaje—worship; gopī-bhāva—the ecstasy of the gopīs; lañā—accepting.
"The authorities in the Vedic literature who are known as the śruti-gaṇa worshiped Lord Kṛṣṇa in the ecstasy of the gopīs and followed in their footsteps.
The authorities in the Vedic literature known as the śruti-gaṇa desired to enter into Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa's rāsa dance; therefore they began to worship the Lord in the ecstasy of the gopīs. In the beginning, however, they were unsuccessful. When they could not enter the dance simply by thinking of Kṛṣṇa in the ecstasy of the gopīs, they actually accepted bodies like those of the gopīs. They even took birth in Vrajabhūmi just like the gopīs and consequently became engrossed in the ecstasy of the gopīs' love. In this way they were allowed to enter into the rāsa-līlā dance of the Lord.