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SB 10.29.34

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


cittaṁ sukhena bhavatāpahṛtaṁ gṛheṣu
yan nirviśaty uta karāv api gṛhya-kṛtye
pādau padaṁ na calatas tava pāda-mūlād
yāmaḥ kathaṁ vrajam atho karavāma kiṁ vā


cittam — our minds; sukhena — easily; bhavatā — by You; apahṛtam — were stolen; gṛheṣu — in our households; yat — which; nirviśati — were absorbed; uta — moreover; karau — our hands; api — as well; gṛhya-kṛtye — in household work; pādau — our feet; padam — one step; na calataḥ — are not moving; tava — Your; pāda-mūlāt — away from the feet; yāmaḥ — we shall go; katham — how; vrajam — back to Vraja; atha u — and then; karavāma — we shall do; kim — what; — furthermore.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Until today our minds were absorbed in household affairs, but You easily stole both our minds and our hands away from our housework. Now our feet won't move one step from Your lotus feet. How can we go back to Vraja? What would we do there?


Śrī Kṛṣṇa had blown into His flute, and the intoxicating music that had come out of its holes had stolen the minds of the young gopī girls. Now they had come to see Kṛṣṇa to demand back their stolen property, but they could regain their minds only if Śrī Kṛṣṇa accepted them and engaged with them in conjugal affairs.

Śrī Kṛṣṇa might have replied, "But My dear gopīs, just go home for now. Let Me consider the situation for a day or two, and then I will give you back your minds." In reply to this possible argument, the gopīs state, "Our feet refuse to move even one step. So please give us back our minds and accept us, and then we will go."

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