Gopi Geet is one of the most pious, divine and connective composition which is made to communicate with Shree Krishna.
Gopi Geet is composed by most fortunate beings of all in this Universe, Gopis themselves.
Gopi Geet refers to the song of separation from the Bhagwan. Devine prem (love) is beautifully portrayed in this song. The prem (love) of Bhagwan and Bhakt. Gopis developed Aham that only they were the chosen ones to have Krishna (the eternal Bhagwan) by their side. Bhakti should be devoid of any senses; Ahankar is one of the evil traits in a human being. Bhagwan wants his haribhakt to be selfless and soothing without any attachment to material senses.
To put an end to the state of Ahankar Shri Krishna disappeared from there (Bhagwan was always there with them, only he stopped giving darshan to them for some time). On seeing that they were left alone. Gopis praised the Bhagwan, reciting Gopi Geet with tears flowing from their eyes. Like true devotees with much love & fervour they enacted his leelas & praised Krishna. On listening to the honest prayers of pure & simple souls. Krishna again appeared before them.
A Haribhakt who knows the eternal communication between Gopis and Krishna, their Raas Leela and their teachings on the purpose of our existence, can recite Gopi Geet. You feel that you are separated from your beloved Krishna, you think of him as your Sakha and know the meaning of each phrase to chant Gopi Geet, you will surely find yourself very close to Bhagwan.
Others who might see the eternal communication of Shree Krishna and Gopi from materialistic visions must read all the 9 Cantos of Shreemad Bhagwat Puran before reciting Gopi Geet.
Gopi Gita comes in “Srimad Bhagavatham Canto-10, Ch-31. It contains two verses in Chapter 32 also”.
As these are all the praises of gopis about Krishna on their separation from Krishna, these verses are of the most advanced knowledge. So, it is not advised for anyone to directly read this Gopi Geet. If ignorants read this directly, they may misunderstand the pastimes of Krishna with Gopis as if they are like material activities of a male.
Addressing to such people Srila Prabhupada warns that one should not read the tenth canto of Srimad Bhagavatham directly. There are chances for misunderstanding, as we are conditioned souls. So, he advises us to read all the first nine cantos of Srimad Bhagavatham first under the guidance of learnt devotees. When we complete the first 9 cantos, we would have gained very good and pure and divine knowledge about the status and activities of Krishna. If we read the tenth canto after that under the guidance of Vaishnavas, you can rightly understand the pastimes of Krishna with gopis as transcendental activities, not for His pleasuure. Gopis are not ordinary girls. The lilas of Krishna and Gopis must be read or heard from the spritual platform.
But remember as said earlier, a true haribhakt (its rare to find some in this kaliyug) who is devoid of materialistic pleasures, greed, lust and money while knowing the love of Shree Krishna and Gopis can definitely recite this eternal Gopi Geet.
Gopi Geet in Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati and English is given below. The Divine Geet also include the Sanskrit words heard by Shree Krishna himself which made him re-appear before Gopis again. We can have his darshan, when we love him like Gopis do. You should note this fact that all haribhakts of Shree Krishna are Gopis (do not get entangled in myopic male/female Ahankar). Gopis are Rishis who took several re-births undergoing thousands of years of penance to accompany Krishna in Maharaas – the joyful dance of Bhakti and Bhagwan.