नाभ्यजानन्निमं लोकमात्मलोकं गता इव ॥ १५ ॥
nābhyajānann imaṁ lokam
ātma-lokaṁ gatā iva
anyāḥ — others; ca — and; tat — on Him; anudhyāna — by fixed meditation; nivṛtta — ceased; aśeṣa — all; vṛttayaḥ — their sensory functions; na abhyajānan — they were unaware; imam — of this; lokam — world; ātma — of self-realization; lokam — the realm; gatāḥ — those who have attained; iva — just as.
Other gopīs entirely stopped their sensory activities and became fixed in meditation on Kṛṣṇa. They lost all awareness of the external world, just like those who attain the platform of self-realization.
The gopīs were in fact already on the platform of self-realization. The Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Madhya 20.108) states, jīvera svarūpa haya kṛṣṇera nitya-dāsa: “The self, or individual soul, is an eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa.” Thus because they were rendering the most intense loving service to the Lord, the gopīs were situated at the highest stage of self-realization.