Life of Bhaktivinoda Thakur Prabhupada

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.13.11 - Life of Bhaktivinoda Thakur Prabhupada (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Radhika Vallabha Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.13.11

bibhrad venum jathara-patayoh srnga-vetre ca kakse
 vame panau masrna-kavalam tat-phalany angulisu
tisthan madhye sva-parisuhrdo hasayan narmabhih svaih
 svarge loke misati bubhuje yajña-bhug bala-kelih

Krsna is yajña-bhuk — that is, He eats only offerings of yajña — but to exhibit His childhood pastimes, He now sat with His flute tucked between His waist and His tight cloth on His right side and with His horn bugle and cow-driving stick on His left. Holding in His hand a very nice preparation of yogurt and rice, with pieces of suitable fruit between His fingers, He sat like the whorl of a lotus flower, looking forward toward all His friends, personally joking with them and creating jubilant laughter among them as He ate. At that time, the denizens of heaven were watching, struck with wonder at how the Personality of Godhead, who eats only in yajña, was now eating with His friends in the forest.

When Krsna was eating with His cowherd boyfriends, a certain bumblebee came there to take part in the eating. Thus Krsna joked, “Why have you come to disturb My brahmana friend Madhumangala? You want to kill a brahmana. This is not good.” All the boys would laugh and enjoy, speaking such joking words while eating. Thus the inhabitants of the higher planets were astonished at how the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who eats only when yajña is offered, was now eating like an ordinary child with His friends in the forest.