Krishna Attracts his Devotees by his Pastimes

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.08.32 - Krishna Attracts his Devotees by his Pastimes (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Sukhadev Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.8.32
ekada kridamanas te
 ramadya gopa-darakah
krsno mrdam bhaksitavan
 iti matre nyavedayan

One day while Krsna was playing with His small playmates, including Balarama and other sons of the gopas, all His friends came together and lodged a complaint to mother Yasoda. “Mother,” they submitted, “Krsna has eaten earth.”

Here is another of Krsna’s transcendental activities invented to please the gopis. First a complaint was lodged with mother Yasoda about Krsna’s stealing, but mother Yasoda did not chastise Him. Now, in an attempt to awaken mother Yasoda’s anger so that she would chastise Krsna, another complaint was invented — that Krsna had eaten earth.