गोपैर्विशन् खुररजश्छुरितालकस्रक् ।
वेणुं क्वणन् स्मितकटाक्षनिरीक्षणेन
चित्तं क्षिणोत्यमुमृते नु कथं भवेम ॥ ३० ॥
gopair viśan khura-rajaś-churitālaka-srak
veṇuṁ kvaṇan smita-katākṣa-nirīkṣaṇena
cittaṁ kṣiṇoty amum ṛte nu kathaṁ bhavema
yaḥ — who; ahnaḥ — of the day; kṣaye — at the demise; vrajam — the village of Vraja; ananta — of Ananta, Lord Balarāma; sakhaḥ — the friend Kṛṣṇa; parītaḥ — accompanied on all sides; gopaiḥ — by the cowherd boys; viśan — entering; khura — of the hoofprints (of the cows); rajaḥ — with the dust; churita — smeared; alaka — the locks of His hair; srak — and His garlands; veṇum — His flute; kvaṇan — playing; smita — smiling; kaṭa-akṣa — from the corners of His eyes; nirīkṣaṇena — with glances; cittam — our minds; kṣiṇoti — He destroys; amum — Him; ṛte — without; nu — indeed; katham — how; bhavema — we can exist.
How can we exist without Ananta’s friend Kṛṣṇa, who in the evening would return to Vraja in the company of the cowherd boys, His hair and garland powdered with the dust raised by the cows’ hooves? As He played His flute, He would captivate our minds with His smiling sidelong glances.