Śrī Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā

The Flowering Vine of Devotion to Lord Hari

by Sarasvati Thkura | 14,715 words

The book contains the essence on how devotees develop love of Krishna, and how they bring Krishna under control through their love....

Text 12

tadīya-rūpāśrita-kāma-margaṇair
nihanyamānāḥ śaraṇaṃ gatā iva
kṛṣṇāya cātmānam api sva-vigrahaṃ
nivedayante svayam eva gopikḥḥ

tadīya—His; rūpa—beauty; āśrita—in relation; kāma—of transcendental lust; margaṇaiḥ—with the arrows; nihanyamānāḥ—being struck; śaraṇam—to shelter; gatāḥ—went; iva—just as if; kṛṣṇāya—to Lord Kṛṣṇa; ca—and; ātmānam—heart; api—and; sva—own; vigraham—form; nivedayante—offer; svayam—personally; eva—certainly; gopikāḥ—the gopīs.

Pierced by the cupid's arrows of His beauty, the gopīs surrendered to Kṛṣṇa and offered Him their minds and bodies.

 

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