Srimad Bhagavatam 10.23.36-38 - Damage due to Aparadha Slow and Irreversible (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Yugavatar Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
bhagavan api govindas
svayam ca bubhuje prabhuh
Govinda, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, fed the cowherd boys with that food of four varieties. Then the all-powerful Lord Himself partook of the preparations.
Thus the Supreme Lord, appearing like a human being to perform His pastimes, imitated the ways of human society. He enjoyed pleasing His cows, cowherd boyfriends and cowherd girlfriends with His beauty, words and actions.
athanusmrtya vipras te
yad visvesvarayor yacñam
The brahmanas then came to their senses and began to feel great remorse. They thought, “We have sinned, for we have denied the request of the two Lords of the universe, who deceptively appeared as ordinary human beings.”
Lord Krsna and Lord Balarama did not try to deceive the brahmanas: They straightforwardly requested food from them. Rather, the brahmanas deceived themselves, as indicated by the Sanskrit word nr-vidambayoh, which means that Krsna and Balarama are bewildering for an ordinary human being who considers Them also to be human. Still, because the wives of the brahmanas were great devotees of the Lord, the foolish brahmanas received spiritual benefit and finally came to their senses.