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CC Madhya 8.177

Text

madhya-vayasa, sakhī-skandhe kara-nyāsa
kṛṣṇalīlā-manovṛtti-sakhī āśa-pāśa

Synonyms

madhya-vayasa — adolescence; sakhī — of a friend; skandhe — on the shoulder; kara — hand; nyāsa — keeping; kṛṣṇa — of Lord Kṛṣṇa; līlā — the pastimes; manaḥ — of the mind; vṛtti — activities; sakhīgopīs; āśa-pāśa — here and there.

Translation

“Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī’s gopī friends are Her mental activities, which are concentrated on the pastimes of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. She keeps Her hand on the shoulder of a friend, who represents youth.

Purport

Rādhārāṇī’s eight companions (aṣṭa-sakhī) are different varieties of pleasure connected with the pastimes of Kṛṣṇa. Following those pastimes of Śrī Kṛṣṇa are other activities, which are represented by the assistants of the gopīs.