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Gautamiya Tantra excerpt about Vrindavan

Sri Narada asks:
"What are the 32 forests of Vrndavana? I wish to hear of them. O Lord, if you
think I am worthy to hear, please tell me of them."
To this question Lord Krsna gave the following reply:
"This place named Vrndavana is My transcendental abode. When they die, the
humans, cows, animals, birds, insects, and worms who live here will go to My
eternal abode.
"The gopis who live here eternally devoted to My service."
"The forty miles of Vrndavana forest is My own transcendental form. The
Yamuna river there flows with nectar. It is the same as the river named
"Here the saints and demigods reside in subtle forms. I, who am the
personification of all the demigods, never leave this forest."
"Millennium after millennium, I appear and disappear. This beautiful and
splendid abode cannot be seen with material eyes."

Sri Narada said: When he heard the liberated soul's words, the brahmana
became struck with wonder. Then he asked another question of the liberated
soul, who knew the power and glory of Govardhana Hill.
The brahmana said: Who were you in your previous birth? What sin did you
commit. O fortunate one, you have spiritual eyes to see all this directly.
The liberated soul said: In my previous birth I was a wealthy vaisya's son.
From childhood I was a compulsive gambler. I became a great rake. I became a
drunkard addicted to chasing prostitutes. O brahmana, my father, mother and
wife rebuked me again and again. Then one day with poison I killed my
parents and with a sword I killed my wife on a pathway. Then I took all
their money and went with my prostitute beloved to the south, where I became
a merciless thief.
One day I threw the prostitute into a blind well and left her there to die.
Indeed, with ropes I killed many hundreds of people as I robbed them. O
brahmana, I was so greedy after money that as a highwayman I murdered many
hundreds of brahmanas and many thousands of ksatriyas, vaisyas and sudras.
One day, as I was hunting deer in the forest, I stepped on a snake. The
snake bit me and I died. Fearsome Yamadutas beat me with terrible clubs,
tied me up and dragged me, a great sinner, to hell. I fell into the terrible
hell named Kumbhipaka and I stayed there for a manvantara. For a kalpa I was
forced to embrace the red-hot iron statue of a woman. I, a great sinner,
suffered greatly. By the desire of Yamaraja I was thrown into eight million
four-hundred thousand different hells.
Then my karma took me to Bharata-varsa. For ten births I was a pig and for a
hundred births I was a tiger. For a hundred births I was a camel. For
another hundred births I was a buffalo. For a thousand births I was a snake.
Wicked men killed me again and again. O brahmana, after ten thousand years
of these births I was born in a desert as a grotesque and wicked monster.
One day I assumed the form of a sudra and I went to Vraja. I came near to
Vrndavana and the sacred Yamuna. With sticks in their hands, some of Lord
Krsna's handsome friends beat me severely and I fled from the land of Vraja.
Hungry for many days, I came here to eat you. Then you hit me with a stone
from Govardhana Hill. Then, by Lord Krsna's kindness, I became very
Sri Narada said: As the liberated soul was speaking these words, a chariot,
splendid as a thousand suns and drawn by ten thousand horses, came from
Goloka. The chariot rumbled with a thousand wheels. It was decorated with a
hundred thousand associates of the Lord. It had a great network of bells and
tinkling ornaments. It was extremely beautiful. As the brahmana looked on,
the chariot approached. The brahmana and the liberated soul bowed down
before the chariot. Climbing the chariot and at that moment losing all
interest in his heart to stay in the material world, the liberated soul went
to Sri Krsna's beautiful abode, graceful with many pastime gardens, the
highest of all spiritual realms.