Developing the Mood of Begging
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.23.12-13 - Developing the Mood of Begging (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Murlidhar Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
na te yad om iti procur
na neti ca parantapa
gopa nirasah pratyetya
When the brahmanas failed to reply even with a simple yes or no, O chastiser of the enemy [Pariksit], the cowherd boys returned disappointed to Krsna and Rama and reported this to Them.
tad upakarnya bhagavan
vyajahara punar gopan
darsayan laukikim gatim
Hearing what had happened, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Lord of the universe, simply laughed. Then He again addressed the cowherd boys, showing them the way men act in this world.
By laughing, Lord Krsna indicated to the cowherd boys that they need not be angry at the ritualistic brahmanas but should understand that one who begs will often be refused.