sunyayate maha-goshtham girindro ’jagarayate
vyaghra-tundayate kundam jivatu-rahitasya me
~ Raghunath Das Goswami
“In the absence of my Gurudev, Govardhan Hill, the representation of Kṛṣṇa Himself, seems to me just like a big python coming to devour me. And Rādhā Kuṇḍa, the holiest place of divinity of the Gauḍīya sampradāya, seems like atiger’s mouth coming to devour me. They are giving me so much excitement in the absence of my Gurudev, my dearest and highest spiritual guardian. My Gurudev, who has the most intense affection for me, is not here? How can it be? Everything is void. All has vanished with his departure.” Such a deep sense of separation will come in the heart of a sincere disciple.