गोप्यो दिदृक्षितदृशोऽभ्यगमन् समेता: ॥ ४२ ॥
veṇum kvaṇantam anugair upagīta-kīrtiṁ
gopyo didṛkṣita-dṛśo ’bhyagaman sametāḥ
tam — Him; go-rajaḥ — with the dust raised by the cows; churita — smeared; kuntala — within His locks of hair; baddha — placed; barha — a peacock feather; vanya-prasūna — with forest flowers; rucira-īkṣaṇa — charming eyes; cāru-hāsam — and a beautiful smile; veṇum — His flute; kvaṇantam — sounding; anugaiḥ — by His companions; upagīta — being chanted; kīrtim — His glories; gopyaḥ — the gopīs; didṛkṣita — eager to see; dṛśaḥ — their eyes; abhyagaman — came forward; sametāḥ — in a body.
Lord Kṛṣṇa’s hair, powdered with the dust raised by the cows, was decorated with a peacock feather and forest flowers. The Lord glanced charmingly and smiled beautifully, playing upon His flute while His companions chanted His glories. The gopīs, all together, came forward to meet Him, their eyes very eager to see Him.
Superficially, the gopīs were young married girls, and therefore they would naturally be ashamed and fearful of casting loving glances at a beautiful young boy like Śrī Kṛṣṇa. But Śrī Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and all living beings are His eternal servants. Thus the gopīs, although the most pure-hearted of all great souls, did not hesitate to come forward and satisfy their love-struck eyes by drinking in the sight of beautiful young Kṛṣṇa. The gopīs also relished the sweet sound of His flute and the enchanting fragrance of His body.