आश्लिष्यानामयं पृष्ट्वा प्रहसन्निदमब्रवीत् ॥ ४० ॥
prahasann idam abravīt
The Supreme Lord approached the gopīs in a secluded place as they stood in their ecstatic trance. After embracing each of them and inquiring about their well-being, He laughed and spoke as follows.
Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī comments that Kṛṣṇa expanded Himself by His vibhūti-śakti to embrace each of the gopīs individually, thus waking each of them from her trance. He inquired, “Are you now relieved of your pain of separation?” and laughed to help lighten their spirits.