1. 41

    भगवांस्तास्तथाभूता विविक्त उपसङ्गतः । आश्लिष्यानामयं पृष्ट्वा प्रहसन्निदमब्रवीत् ।। १०-८२-४१ ।।

    The Supreme Lord approached the gopīs in a secluded place as they stood in their ecstatic trance. After embracing each of them and inquiring about their well-being, He laughed and spoke as follows. ।। 10-82-41 ।।

  2. 42

    अपि स्मरथ नः सख्यः स्वानामर्थचिकीर्षया । गतांश्चिरायिताञ्छत्रुपक्षक्षपणचेतसः ।। १०-८२-४२ ।।

    [Lord Kṛṣṇa said:] My dear girlfriends, do you still remember Me? It was for My relatives’ sake that I stayed away so long, intent on destroying My enemies. ।। 10-82-42 ।।

  3. 43

    अप्यवध्यायथास्मान् स्विदकृतज्ञाविशङ्कया । नूनं भूतानि भगवान् युनक्ति वियुनक्ति च ।। १०-८२-४३ ।।

    Do you perhaps think I’m ungrateful and thus hold Me in contempt? After all, it is the Supreme Lord who brings living beings together and then separates them. ।। 10-82-43 ।।

  4. 44

    वायुर्यथा घनानीकं तृणं तूलं रजांसि च । संयोज्याक्षिपते भूयस्तथा भूतानि भूतकृत् ।। १०-८२-४४ ।।

    Just as the wind brings together masses of clouds, blades of grass, wisps of cotton and particles of dust, only to scatter them all again, so the creator deals with His created beings in the same way. ।। 10-82-44 ।।

  5. 45

    मयि भक्तिर्हि भूतानाममृतत्वाय कल्पते । दिष्ट्या यदासीन्मत्स्नेहो भवतीनां मदापनः ।। १०-८२-४५ ।।

    Rendering devotional service to Me qualifies any living being for eternal life. But by your good fortune you have developed a special loving attitude toward Me, by which you have obtained Me. ।। 10-82-45 ।।