From towards Krishna and Balarama going,
Wives the true potency of bhakti showing.
Husbands by their rituals too consumed,
That more important than God presumed.
Their precious rules not to forsake,
But wives on chance to feed to take.
Though in female forms, shy and not to boast,
Knowing in life principle important the most.
Smartas to rules giving respect,
Elevation through rituals to expect.
For them possible highest destination,
Heaven and beyond then liberation.
But devotion practice most resplendent,
On rules and regulations never dependent.
This truth wives of the brahmanas showing,
Feeding Krishna and brother, etiquette foregoing.
By the magic of bhakti struck,
But in house of non-devoted stuck.
Hesitation then found in you,
Not sure of what to do.
Strength from the brahmanas’ wives take,
Who to Krishna went, their husbands to forsake.
Not by rituals and regulations precluded,
That devotion to Lord highest dharma concluded.