In the previous episode, we had witnessed a very important point pertaining to Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s divine “Leela” with the Gopikas. As we know by now, the Gopikas are none other than the “Devas” (Celestial Beings) who had incarnated along with Bhagawan Bala-Krishna in this world, to spend quality time with Him. As promised, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna too makes sure that He gives the Gopikas an unparalleled spiritual experience of dancing along with them, hand-in-hand. This divine event is many a times mistakenly propagated by some anti-Hindu elements in a way that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was a “womaniser” and spent time with so many women. These are baseless allegations against our beloved Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and in yesterday’s episode we had witnessed an apt justification for the same. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, by dancing with the Gopikas, made sure that they enter into a state of divine bliss and “Trans”, and as the dance continued further, the Gopikas started falling on the floor unconscious. This is the highest state of “Bhakti” that one can experience as a “Jeevatman”, which is longing for the presence of Bhagawan.
Moving on thus, as this was happening at Vrindavan, the Gopikas get puzzled with Bhagawan Bala-Krishna appearing and reappearing alternatively. For instance, when Bhagawan Bala Krishna suddenly disappeared, He made sure that there was a string of footsteps on the ground. The footsteps were so adorably beautiful as that of a little boy walking past. As the Gopikas regain their consciousness and wake up from their fainted state, they weren’t able to find Bhagawan Bala-Krishna near them, but they were able to find only these footsteps leading to some place. The Gopikas conclude amongst themselves with tears in their eyes thus, “Oh no! Our beloved Bhagawan has left us and gone somewhere! Probably we might have done some mistake and He became angry with us!” Weeping profusely thus, the Gopikas would follow the footsteps to check out where they lead to. Perhaps, if they follow the footsteps carefully, they might be able to trace out the location of Bhagawan Bala-Krishna!
With this thought in mind, and with the constant yearning for His presence, the Gopikas start following the tiny footsteps and proceed in that direction. However, to their dismay, the footsteps would disappear after a certain distance! Seeing thus, the Gopikas would burst into tears and cry profusely. It is at this point, from nowhere, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna would reappear in front of them! Upon seeing Bhagawan back again with them, the Gopikas would be in a state of mixed feelings – On one hand they would be happy seeing Him, and on the other hand they would be feeling angry and guilty at the same time because Bhagawan left them without any intimation. The Gopikas would struggle to give any sort of reaction upon seeing Bhagawan, because of this confused mix of feelings! However, they would muster up some courage and come closer to Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, who would be waiting for them with some flowers in His hands. Upon seeing the beautiful sweet-smelling flowers, the Gopikas would request Bhagawan Bala-Krishna thus, “Oh Krishna! Where did you get these flowers from? They are so beautiful and sweet-smelling in nature! Oh! Maybe you would have gone away from us only to get these for us? That is so nice of you! Oh Krishna! Can you do a favor for us? Please, can you keep these flowers on our heads amidst our hair with your divine hands? This would add more beauty to us, isn’t it?”
As the Gopikas request innocently thus, Bhagawan too would accept their wish and ask them to turn around. They would oblige and Bhagawan Bala-Krishna would beautifully keep those flowers on each of their heads. As Bhagawan touches their heads with His divine little hands, the Gopikas would enter into another round of extreme happiness and “Bhakti” and would go to the extent of falling flat on the floor! Upon seeing this, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna would immediately disappear from that place! Again the Gopikas would regain consciousness after a few minutes, only to find that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna has disappeared once again! The frantic search for Him would start and after a while, Bhagawan would reappear amidst all of them in different forms, and they would start dancing again in divine bliss.
Such was the divine experience Bhagawan Bala-Krishna gave to all the Gopikas at Vrindavan. So for today, let us also join hands with the Gopikas and try to experience the unparalleled profound bliss that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is providing here. Let us imagine that we’re also at Vrindavan and we’re also part of the Gopikas group and let us dance along with our beloved Bhagawan! We shall wait till the next episode to continue further with this divine experience! Stay tuned! 🙂