"Lusty desires are experienced when one is concerned with his own personal
sense gratification. The mood of the gopis is not like that. Their only
desire is to satisfy the senses of Krsna.
nijendriya-sukha-vancha nahi gopikara
krsne sukha dite kare sangama-vihara
"Among the gopis, there is not a pinch of desire for sense gratification.
Their only desire is to give pleasure to Krsna, and this is why they mingle
with Him and enjoy with Him.
Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, 8.217-218
sei gopi-bhavamrte yanra lobha haya
veda-dharma-loka tyaji' se krsne bhajaya
"Those who are attracted by that ecstatic love of the gopis do not care about
popular opinion or the regulative principles of Vedic life. Rather, they
completely surrender unto Krsna and render service unto Him.
raganuga-marge tanre bhaje yei jana
sei-jana paya vraje vrajendra-nandana
"If you worship the Lord on the path of spontaneous love and go to Vrndavan,
you receive the shelter of Vrajendra-nandana, the son of Nanda Maharaja.
vraja-lokera kona bhava lana yei bhaje
bhava-yogya deha pana krsna paya vraje
"In their liberated stage, devotees are attracted by one of the five moods
in the transcendental loving service of the Lord. As they continue to serve
the Lord in that transcendental mood, they attain a spiritual body to serve
Krsna in Goloka Vrndavana."
Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, 8.220-222
This is a very high conception.
ataeva gopi-bhava kari angikara
ratri-dina cinte radha-krsnera vihara
"Therefore one should accept the mood of the gopis in their service. In such
a transcendental mood, one should always think of the pastimes of Sri Radha
siddha-dehe cinti' kare tahanni sevana
sakhi-bhave paya radha-krsnera carana
"After thinking of Radha and Krsna and Their pastimes for a long time and
after getting completely free from material contamination, one is transferred
to the spiritual world. There the devotee attains an opportunity to serve
Radha and Krsna as one of the gopis.
gopi-anugatya vina aisvarya-jnane
bhajileha nahi paya vrajendra-nandane
"Unless one follows in the footsteps of the gopis, he cannot attain the
service of the lotus feet of Krsna, the son of Nanda Maharaja. If one is
overcome by knowledge of the Lord's opulence, he cannot attain the Lord's
lotus feet, even though he is engaged in devotional service."
Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, 8.228-230
Mahaprabhu stayed with Ramananda Ray for ten days and in the end He said,
"To say nothing of ten days, as long as I live I will not be able to give up
nilacale tumi-ami thakiba eka-sange
sukhe gonaiba kala krsna-katha-range
"You and I shall remain together at Jagannatha Puri. We shall pass our time
together in joy, talking about Krsna and His pastimes."
Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, 8.240-241
"Ramananda Ray," Mahaprabhu said, "Why ten days? As much life I get, I want
to always stay with you. I will not separate from you, I will always stay
Sukhe gonaiba kala Krsna-katha-range. When the taste for
Bhagavat-katha, for Krishna-katha comes, there remains no taste for any other
katha—if you see Him once, you will not want to see anything else. This is
'Who can stop the one who has got mercy of Krishna? I did not personally
serve my mother, but Krishna served her. Gurudev told me, 'If you serve
Vaishnavs, Krishna will come and serve you,' and I believe it 200%. If you
want relief from birth, death, disease, and old age problems, you must
practise Krishna consciousness properly.'