tabe yÄya tad-upari 'goloka-vá¹ndÄvana'
'ká¹á¹£á¹a-caraá¹a'-kalpa-vá¹ká¹£e kare Ärohaá¹a
tabe - thereafter; yÄya - goes; tat-upari - to the top of that (the spiritual sky); goloka-vá¹ndÄvana - to the planet known as Goloka Vá¹ndÄvana where Ká¹á¹£á¹a lives; ká¹á¹£á¹a-caraá¹a - of the lotus feet of Lord Ká¹á¹£á¹a; kalpa-vá¹ká¹£e - on the desire tree; kare Ärohaá¹a - climbs.
In the Brahma-saá¹hitÄ (5.37) it is said:
tÄbhir ya eva nija-rÅ«patayÄ kalÄbhiá¸¥
goloka eva nivasaty akhilÄtma-bhÅ«to
govindam Ädi-puruá¹£aá¹ tam ahaá¹ bhajÄmi
âI worship Govinda, the primeval Lord. He resides in His own realm, Goloka, with RÄdhÄ, who resembles His own spiritual figure and who embodies the ecstatic potency [hlÄdinÄ«]. Their companions are Her confidantes, who embody extensions of Her bodily form and who are imbued and permeated with ever-blissful spiritual rasa.â In the spiritual world, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Ká¹á¹£á¹a, has expanded Himself by His spiritual potency. He has His eternal form of bliss and knowledge (sac-cid-Änanda-vigraha). Everything in the Goloka Vá¹ndÄvana planet is a spiritual expansion of sac-cid-Änanda. Everyone there is of the same potency â Änanda-cinmaya-rasa. The relationship between the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His servitor is cinmaya-rasa. Ká¹á¹£á¹a and His entourage and paraphernalia are of the same cinmaya potency. In this way the Supreme Personality of Godhead is expanded throughout the spiritual world, and when that cinmaya-rasa potency expands through the material potency, it becomes all-pervading. The idea is that although the Supreme Personality of Godhead exists on His own planet, Goloka Vá¹ndÄvana, He is also present everywhere. Aá¹á¸Äntara-stha-paramÄá¹u-cayÄntara-stham. He is present within all the universes, although they are innumerable, and He is also present within the atom. ÄªÅvaraá¸¥ sarva-bhÅ«tÄnÄá¹ há¹d-deÅe ârjuna tiá¹£á¹hati: He is also present within the heart of all living entities. This is His all-pervasive potency.
Goloka Vá¹ndÄvana is the highest planet in the spiritual world. In order to go to the spiritual world after penetrating the covering of the material universe, one must penetrate Brahma-loka, the spiritual effulgence. Then one can come to the Goloka Vá¹ndÄvana planet. There are also other planets in the spiritual world, called Vaikuá¹á¹ha planets, and on these planets Lord NÄrÄyaá¹a is worshiped with awe and veneration. On these planets ÅÄnta-rasa is prevalent, and some of the devotees are also connected with the Supreme Personality of Godhead in dÄsya-rasa, the mellow of servitorship. As far as the mellow of fraternity is concerned, in Vaikuá¹á¹ha this rasa is represented by gaurava-sakhya, friendship in awe and veneration. The other fraternity rasa, exhibited as viÅrambha (friendship in equality), is found in the Goloka Vá¹ndÄvana planet. Above that is service to the Lord in vÄtsalya-rasa (parental love), and above all is the relationship with the Lord in the mÄdhurya-rasa (conjugal love). These five rasas are fully exhibited in the spiritual world in oneâs relationship with the Lord. Therefore in the spiritual world the bhakti creeper finds its resting place at the lotus feet of Ká¹á¹£á¹a.