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cakṣur hi dattaṁ harase batājña-vat
tvadīyam adrākṣma vayaṁ madhu-dviṣaḥ
The gopīs did not care to see anything but Kṛṣṇa; therefore if Kṛṣṇa left Vṛndāvana, their eyes would have no function. Thus Kṛṣṇa’s departure was blinding these poor girls, and in their distress they berated Akrūra, whose name means “not cruel,” as cruel indeed.