ततस्ता: कृष्णसन्देशैर्व्यपेतविरहज्वरा: ।
उद्धवं पूजयां चक्रुर्ज्ञात्वात्मानमधोक्षजम् ॥ ५३ ॥
tatas tāḥ kṛṣṇa-sandeśair
uddhavaṁ pūjayāṁ cakrur
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca — Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; tataḥ — then; tāḥ — they; kṛṣṇa-sandeśaiḥ — by the messages from Kṛṣṇa; vyapeta — removed; viraha — of their separation; jvarāḥ — the fever; uddhavam — Uddhava; pūjayām cakruḥ — worshiped; jñātvā — recognizing him; ātmānam — Himself; adhokṣajam — as the Supreme Lord.
Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s messages having relieved their fever of separation, the gopīs then worshiped Uddhava, recognizing him as nondifferent from their Lord, Kṛṣṇa.
Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī states that the words jñatvātmānam adhokṣajam also indicate that the gopīs recognize Lord Kṛṣṇa to be the very soul of their lives and thus spiritually one with them.