Pleasing oneself to Please Krishna
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.15.20 - Pleasing oneself to Please Krishna (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Radhanath Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
sridama nama gopalo
gopah premnedam abruvan
Once, some of the cowherd boys — Sridama, the very close friend of Rama and Krsna, along with Subala, Stokakrsna and others — lovingly spoke the following words.
The word premna, “with love,” indicates that the request the cowherd boys are about to place before Lord Krsna and Lord Balarama is motivated by love, not personal desire. The cowherd boys were eager for Krsna and Balarama to exhibit Their pastimes of killing demons and to enjoy the delicious fruits of the Tala forest, and therefore they made the following request.