Rasa Analysis of Krishna's teasing of Rukmini
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.60.31 - Rasa Analysis of Krishna's teasing of Rukmini (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Chaitanya Charan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
ayam hi paramo labho
yan narmair iyate yamah
priyaya bhiru bhamini
The greatest pleasure worldly householders can enjoy at home is to spend time joking with their beloved wives, My dear timid and temperamental one.
The word bhamini indicates an angry, passionate, temperamental woman. Since lovely Rukmini did not become angry despite all provocation, the Lord is still speaking facetiously.