The Gopis' Example of the Purest Love


By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Lecture given in New York City on May 22, 1973.
Krishna’s greatest devotees are simple village girls who love Him without caring for His Godhood.

kritam anukritavatya unmadandhah
prakritim agan kila yasya gopa-vadhvah
“Let my mind be fixed upon Lord Sri Krishna, whose motions and smiles of love attracted the damsels of Vrajadhama [the gopis]. The damsels imitated the characteristic movements of the Lord [after His disappearance from the rasa dance].” – Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.9.40
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