Serving Krishna Over Imitating Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.66.25 - Serving Krishna Over Imitating Krishna (download mp3)
by Baladeva Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.66.25
sirah patitam alokya
 raja-dvare sa-kundalam
kim idam kasya va vaktram
 iti samsisire janah

Seeing a head decorated with earrings lying at the gate of the royal palace, the people present were puzzled. Some of them asked, “What is this?” and others said, “It is a head, but whose is it?”

Srila Prabhupada writes as follows: “When the head of the King of Kasi was thrown through the city gate, people gathered and were astonished to see that wonderful thing. When they found out that there were earrings on it, they could understand that it was someone’s head. They conjectured as to whose head it might be. Some thought it was Krsna’s head because Krsna was the enemy of Kasiraja, and they calculated that the King of Kasi might have thrown Krsna’s head into the city so that the people might take pleasure in the enemy’s having been killed. But it was finally detected that the head was not Krsna’s but that of Kasiraja himself.”