Interaction Between Krishna and his Devotees

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.24.36 - Interaction Between Krishna and his Devotees (download mp3)
by Vraj Chandra Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.24.36
tasmai namo vraja-janaih
saha cakra atmanatmane
aho pasyata sailo ’sau
rupi no ’nugraham vyadhat

Together with the people of Vraja, the Lord bowed down to this form of Govardhana Hill, thus in effect offering obeisances to Himself. Then He said, “Just see how this hill has appeared in person and bestowed mercy upon us!

It is clear from this verse that Lord Krsna had expanded Himself and was appearing in His normal form among the festival-goers of Vrndavana while simultaneously manifesting Himself as the great form of Govardhana Hill. Thus, in His form as a child, Krsna led the residents of Vrndavana in bowing down to His new incarnation as Govardhana Hill, and to all He pointed out the great mercy bestowed by this divine form of Govardhana. Lord Krsna’s amazing transcendental activities were certainly in keeping with the festive atmosphere.