aji-kali kari' uthaya vividha upaya
yaite sammati na deya vicchedera bhaya
aji-kali kari'-delaying today and tomorrow; uthaya—they put forward; vividha upaya—many devices; yaite—to go; sammati—permission; na deya—did not give; vicchedera bhaya—because of fearing separation.
In this way they both presented many impediments, indirectly not granting the Lord permission to go to Vrndavana. They did this because they were afraid of separation from Him.
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