Vaishnava Samhita. Meera Charitam II. Vol II Book VI Chp 13 Shlokas 22 - 26

भ्रमतामिव संसारे देहेन्द्रियसुखेच्छया |
गोपीभावःप्रेमरूपःकथं हि सुलभो भवेत् ||
ब्रह्मा रुद्रस्तथा लक्ष्मीर्भीष्मोद्धवशुकादयः |
गोपीभावं प्रशंसन्ति न विदन्त्येव तद्रसम् ||
पारमेष्ठ्यञ्च कैवल्यं सुलभं परमं पदम् |
दुर्लभः श्रीवने वासो गोपीभावः सुदुर्लभः ||
अनन्तकोटिजीवेषु श्रीकृष्णकृपयैव हि |
प्रकाशते क्वापि पात्रे गोपीभावः सुदुर्लभः ||
गोपीभावेन गोविन्दं वशीकृत्य रसोज्ज्वलम् |
सन्ततं रमते तेन रसिको रासमण्डले || 

How can Gopi prem become easily attainable to those people who roll in the samsara for the sake of sense pleasures alone ? Brahma, Rudra, Bhishma, Uddhava, Shuka, Shri Lakshmi Devi and the like praise Gopi prem. But they too have not experienced the luscious essence of it fully. Even attaining salvation or reaching the vaikuntha or getting the post of Brahma is easy. But the fortune of residing in Shri Brindavan is very difficult to gain. Experiencing Gopi prem is still more difficult. From among innumerable creatures Gopi prem is found glowing in the heart of a single noble being alone due to boundless mercy of Shri Krishna. The true devotee who has realized the essence of bhakti attracts Shri Govinda, the greatest resika, through Gopi prem and revels in the midst of Gopis in Raasa along with Shri Krishna.