Surrendering free will unto Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.15.26 - Surrendering free will unto Krishna (download mp3
by Nanda Dulal Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.15.26
prayaccha tani nah krsna
vaƱchasti mahati rama
 gamyatam yadi rocate

O Krsna! Please get those fruits for us. Our minds are so attracted by their aroma! Dear Balarama, our desire to have those fruits is very great. If You think it’s a good idea, let’s go to that Tala forest.

Although neither man nor bird nor beast could even approach the Tala forest, the cowherd boys had so much faith in Lord Krsna and Lord Balarama that they took it for granted the two Lords could effortlessly kill the sinful ass demons and acquire the delicious tala fruits. Lord Krsna’s cowherd boyfriends are exalted, self-realized souls who would not ordinarily become greedy for sweet fruits. In fact, they are simply joking with the Lord and enthusing His pastimes, urging Him to perform unprecedented heroic feats in the Tala forest. Innumerable demons disturbed the sublime atmosphere of Vrndavana during Lord Krsna’s presence there, and the Lord would kill such demons as a popular daily event.

Since Lord Krsna had already killed many demons, on this particular day He decided to give first honors to Lord Balarama, who would demolish the first demon, Dhenuka. By the words yadi rocate, the cowherd boys indicate that Lord Krsna and Lord Balarama need not kill the demon simply to satisfy them; rather, They should do so only if the Lords Themselves found the concept appealing.