How enviable was the good luck of the Gualas
of Vrindavan! Even the
Devs were very rarely able to have a glimpse of
Purna Purshotam Shri Krishna, but these Gualas were enjoying His
company constantly as His chums.
They dined, played, grazed cattle, danced and sang in His company in
Vrindavan. Krishna used to indulge in various playful activities along
with his Sakhas. To hop like frogs, try to fly like birds, frisk like deer,
dance as peacocks, roar like a lion and copy the cries of various birds and animals were some of these activities.
The Gualas felt fearless and happy in the company of
Krishna. They had intense love and devotion towards their Sakha Krishna.
They used to make garlands of multi-colored wild flowers for him and put them round his neck. Not only this, they used to
adorn him in various ways with a view to win his favor.
How strange it is that the
Gualas could enjoy the close company of Purna Purshotam whereas
even Devs could have His glimpse only from a distance and saints
and ascetics had to take recourse to various yoga-modes to concentrate on His form! Anybody and everybody felt envious of the
Gualas and wanted to emulate them. How fortunate were these rustic
Gualas to have Lady Luck smile upon them!