Sweet and Wonderful Pastimes of Lord and his Devotees

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.18.23-24 - Sweet and Wonderful Pastimes of Lord and his Devotees (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Vishwarup Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.18.23
rama-sanghattino yarhi
kridayam jayinas tams tan
 uhuh krsnadayo nrpa

My dear King Pariksit, when Sridama, Vrsabha and the other members of Lord Balarama’s party were victorious in these games, Krsna and His followers had to carry them.

SB 10.18.24
uvaha krsno bhagavan
 sridamanam parajitah
vrsabham bhadrasenas tu
 pralambo rohini-sutam

Defeated, the Supreme Lord Krsna carried Sridama. Bhadrasena carried Vrsabha, and Pralamba carried Balarama, the son of Rohini.

One may ask how Bhagavan, the Supreme Lord, can be defeated by His boyfriends. The answer is that in His original form, God has a most playful nature and occasionally enjoys submitting to the strength or desire of His loving friends. A father may sometimes playfully fall down on the ground when struck by his beloved little child. These acts of love give pleasure to all parties. Thus Sridama agreed to ride on Lord Krsna’s shoulders to please his beloved friend, who happened to be Bhagavan, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.