Anuvenu justam. What is the meaning? First Krishna played on the flute, and then Srimati Radhika said, “Oh, You have done wrong. Let Me do it.” She forcibly took that flute, and then began to play and to teach Krishna. This is the meaning. So if anyone, with these eyes, is seeing Krishna and Radhika playing on the flute, her eyes are actually successful.
That sakhi was told, “From your groves, from your windows, you can see.” She was not ready to go, but she saw Krishna from a distance. When she saw Him, she forgot her chastity and everything else. Absorbed, she quickly ran away to see Him.
Who are these gopis? They are none other then Krishna Himself. Krishna has come in two parts, Radha and Krishna, and all the gopis are bodily manifestations of Radhika. These gopis have descended to this world to show something, so that we can learn something from them. We should follow this high class of associates of Krishna. Be attached like these gopis. All other attachments should quickly go away.
Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja: Murwillumbah, Australia, January 21, 2001