र्गृहीतचित्त: परवान् मनस्व्यपि ।
कथं पुनर्न: प्रतियास्यतेऽबला
ग्राम्या: सलज्जस्मितविभ्रमैर्भ्रमन् ॥ २४ ॥
gṛhīta-cittaḥ para-vān manasvy api
kathaṁ punar naḥ pratiyāsyate ’balā
grāmyāḥ salajja-smita-vibhramair bhraman
tāsām — their; mukundaḥ — Kṛṣṇa; madhu — like honey; mañju — sweet; bhāṣitaiḥ — by the words; gṛhīta — seized; cittaḥ — whose mind; paravān — subservient; manasvī — intelligent; api — although; katham — how; punaḥ — again; naḥ — to us; pratiyāsyate — will He return; abalāḥ — O girls; grāmyāḥ — who are rustic; sa-lajja — shyly; smita — smiling; vibhramaiḥ — by their enchantments; bhraman — becoming bewildered.
O gopīs, although our Mukunda is intelligent and very obedient to His parents, once He has fallen under the spell of the honey-sweet words of the women of Mathurā and been enchanted by their alluring, shy smiles, how will He ever return to us unsophisticated village girls?