ādhāya mūrdhani yadā purudāra gopyāḥ
kāmyaṁ padaṁ priyaguṇair api picchamauleḥ
bhāvotsavena bhajatāṁ rasa kāmadhenuṁ
tāṁ rādhikā caraṇa reṇum ahaṁ smarāmi
I remember the foot-dust of Śrī Rādhikā, which is held on the heads by the very generous gopīs of Vraja who desire the position which, with all its beloved attributes, is even desired for by Kṛṣṇa, Who wears a crown of peacock-feathers.
This foot-dust is a wish-yielding Kāmadhenu-cow of rasa for all those who worship it with a festival of loving emotions.
THE KĀMADHENU-COW OF THE PERFECTION OF RASA :
Commentary: The gopīs are called purudāra, or most generous because their love for Kṛṣṇa is completely free from all desires for personal gratification. Such pure love is rare in this world. The gopīs have said goodbye to all mundane, traditional codes of morality and are exclusively engaged in pleasing Kṛṣṇa, at any cost.
Śrīpāda Śuka Muni described their most generous love for Kṛṣṇa in Śrīmad Bhāgavata (10.31.19):
yat te sujāta caraṇāmburuhaṁ staneṣu bhītaḥ śanaiḥ priya dadhīmahi karkaśeṣu
tenāṭavīm aṭasi tad vyathate na kiṁ svit kūrpādibhir bhramati dhīr bhavad āyuṣāṁ naḥ
After Kṛṣṇa had left them during the Rāsa-dance, the beautiful gopīs suffered separation from Him and prayed: “O Dearly beloved! Your feet are like beautiful tender, nicely grown lotus-flowers. We carefully place them on our hard breasts, afraid that they will be hurt. Can You then even imagine how worried we are when You roam over the forest-paths where there are so many sharp pebbles, thorns and bulbs? You are our very life and we feel very disturbed when we think of that!” Continue reading