Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- iti gopyo hi govinde
- kṛṣṇa-dūte samāyāte
- uddhave tyakta-laukikāḥ
- gāyantyaḥ prīya-karmāṇi
- rudantyaś ca gata-hriyaḥ
- tasya saṁsmṛtya saṁsmṛtya
- yāni kaiśora-bālyayoḥ
iti—thus; gopyaḥ—the gopīs; hi—indeed; govinde—on Govinda; gata—focusing; vāk—their speech; kāya—bodies; mānasaḥ—and minds; kṛṣṇa-dūte—the messenger of Kṛṣṇa; samāyāte—having arrived and joined them; uddhave—Uddhava; tyakta—putting aside; laukikāḥ—worldly affairs; gāyantyaḥ—singing; priya—of their beloved; karmāṇi—about the activities; rudantyaḥ—crying; ca—and; gata-hriyaḥ—forgetting all shyness; tasya—His; saṁsmṛtya saṁsmṛtya—intensely remembering again and again; yāni—which; kaiśora—of youth; bālyayoḥ—and childhood.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Thus speaking, the gopīs, whose words, bodies and minds were fully dedicated to Lord Govinda, put aside all their regular work now that Kṛṣṇa's messenger, Śrī Uddhava, had arrived among them. Constantly remembering the activities their beloved Kṛṣṇa had performed in His childhood and youth, they sang about them and cried without shame.
The word bālyayoḥ here indicates that ever since their childhood, the gopīs had been completely in love with Kṛṣṇa. Thus even though social custom dictated that they not reveal their love to others, they forgot all external considerations and wept openly before Kṛṣṇa's messenger, Uddhava.