seeing through the eyes of scriptures
my former foolish diksa disciple Laxmi kanta das told me in december the Gopis never chanted Hare Krsna so why you are encouraging me to chant Hare Krsna always and even get to 64 rounds leave me alone! I wrote him ,you made a vow to chant at least 16 rounds and follow 4 regs , and then on your own accord you said I will chant 64 rounds daily ,then why are you not keeping this promise? Made to Guru and Krsna and the sacred fire? As far as the Gopis chanting Hare Krsna yes they where chanting in seperation from Krsna on the banks of Yamuna ,because Krsna left the Rasa dance so they sang the Mahamantra in seperation of Krsna.Lord Caitanya chanted Hare Krsna and so did the 6 Goswamis that are all manjaris ,Sri Gadadhara Pandit chanted Hare Krsna ,He is the incarnation of Sri Radha ,so yes the Gopis chant Hare Krsna and so should you I told him .He left and was angry .That is the nature of his stupidity
This is from the Krsna book: All the gopīs then went further and further into the forest, searching out Kṛṣṇa, but when they learned that actually Rādhārāṇī was left alone by Kṛṣṇa, they became very sorry. This is the test of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. In the beginning they were a little envious that Kṛṣṇa had taken Rādhārāṇī alone, leaving aside all other gopīs, but as soon as they knew that Kṛṣṇa had also left Rādhārāṇī and that She was alone lamenting for Him, they became more sympathetic to Her. The gopīs found Rādhārāṇī and heard everything from Her, about how She misbehaved with Kṛṣṇa and how She was proud and was insulted for Her pride. After hearing all this, they became actually very sympathetic. Then all the gopīs, including Rādhārāṇī, began to proceed further into the forest, until they could no longer see the moonlight.
When they saw that it was getting gradually darker, they stopped. Their mind and intelligence became absorbed in the thoughts of Kṛṣṇa; they all imitated the activities of Kṛṣṇa and His speeches. Due to their heart and soul being completely given to Kṛṣṇa, they began to chant His glories, completely forgetting their family interests. In this way, all the gopīs assembled together on the bank of Yamunā, and expecting that Kṛṣṇa must return to them, they simply engaged in the chanting of the glories of Śrī Kṛṣṇa--Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare, Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare.
Thus ends the Bhaktivedanta purport of the Thirtieth Chapter of Kṛṣṇa, "Kṛṣṇa's Hiding from the Gopīs."