(āmi) jamunā-puline, kadamba-kānane, ki herinu sakhī! āja
(āmār) śyāma vaḿśīdhārī, maṇi-mañcopari, kare’ līlā rasarāja
Oh sakhi! My dear girlfriend! What have I seen today? In a kadamba grove on the banks of the Yamuna, a beautiful blackish boy holding a long flute (vamsi) is seated upon a throne of jewels, performing His pastimes as the King of all transcendental mellows!
Srila Bhaktivinod thakur has merciful opened the treasure house of his heart, which is always overflowing with the jewels of transcendental loving sentiments for the fair and dark complexioned divine couple Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar, who are eternally immersed in their mesmerizing conjugal pastimes in Sri Vrindavan dham, and has given these songs describing the limitless sweet pastimes of Vrajarajsuta Shyam and Vrindavaneshwari Radhika. In this beautiful song, immersed in the moods of his swaroop as a Vraja Gopi, he is telling a Sakhi about what he saw at the banks of the River Yamuna. He informs the sakhi that at the banks of Yamuna Sri Krishna, the beautiful blackish boy who enchants everyone with his mellodious flute song, is seated on a jeweled throne under a Kadamba tree, performing pastimes and relishing transcendental mellows in the assonciation of his dear most beloved gopis. He further explains how he is surounded by Srimati Radhika and the Ashtasakhis headed by lalita and Vishakha, and how the amorous pastimes being enjoyed by him in the company of these Cowherd maidens of Vraja brings forth a waterfall of Nectar.
(tāra) aṣṭa-dalopari, śrī rādhā śrī hari, aṣṭa-sakhī parijana
Situated upon the eight petals of the jeweled altar is Sri Radha and Sri Hari surrounded by Their attendants the eight chief gopis. There Krsna performs His amorous pastimes which are just like a waterfall of nectar.
These transcendental pastimes of Sri Hari are extremely splendid and are made more relishable for the divine couple by being accompanied by sweet singing and dancing perfomred by the Vraja Gopis for their pleasure. These Sakhis are expert in all the 64 arts and completely satisfy the divine couple with their service, which is saturated with intense love for Radha Shyamsundar.
(tāra) sugīta-nartane, saba sakhī-gaṇe, tuṣiche yugala-dhane
(takhon) kṛṣṇa-līlā heri’, prakṛti-sundarī, vistāriche śobhā vane
By singing sweet songs and by dancing nicely, all the gopis satisfy the treasured Divine Couple. Thus I am beholding Krsna’s pastimes with His beautiful female consorts expanding throughout the splendorous forest.
He finally exclaims that he shall not return home, but rather enter the forest, so that he may be able to relish these pastimes and serve the divine couple. Family trasditions and worldly reputation hold no more importance for one who is completely immersed in Krishna Prem. Bhakti vinod thakur thus requests all the vaishnavas to just worship the Lord of Vraja, Sri Krishna, for the transcendental bliss that awaits one who serves him and his dear beloveds in the flowering groves of Vraja is unfathomable and the ultimate goal of the life of all Gaudiya Vaishnavas.
(āmi) ghare nā jāiba, vane praveśiba, o līlā-rasera tare
(āmi) tyaji’ kula-lāja, bhaja vraja-rāja, vinoda minati kare
For the sake of the mellows of such pastimes, I will not go to my home, but I will instead enter into the forest. Renouncing all shyness due to fear of family members, just worship the Lord of Vraja. This is the humble submission of Bhaktivinoda.