No one else but Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.14.43-44 - No one else but Krishna (download mp3)
by Radha Gopinath Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.14.43
ekasminn api yate ’bde
 pranesam cantaratmanah
krsna-mayahata rajan
 ksanardham menire ’rbhakah

O King, although the boys had passed an entire year apart from the Lord of their very lives, they had been covered by Lord Krsna’s illusory potency and thus considered that year merely half a moment.

 SB 10.14.44
kim kim na vismarantiha
yan-mohitam jagat sarvam
 abhiksnam vismrtatmakam

What indeed is not forgotten by those whose minds are bewildered by the Lord’s illusory potency? By that power of Maya, this entire universe remains in perpetual bewilderment, and in this atmosphere of forgetfulness no one can understand his own identity.

It is clearly stated here that the entire universe is bewildered. Thus even great demigods like Indra and Brahma are not exempt from the principle of forgetfulness. Since Lord Krsna exercised His internal illusory potency over His cowherd boyfriends and calves, it is not at all astonishing that for one year they could not remember their position. Indeed, by the Lord’s external illusory potency the conditioned souls forget their existence not only for one year but for many billions and billions of years as they transmigrate throughout the kingdom of ignorance called the material world.