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SB 1.1 - Kṛṣṇa's pastimes as human and superhuman

Kṛṣṇa, along with Balarāma, played like a human being, and so masked He performed many superhuman acts. The sages were finding the sacrifice tiring but still wanted to hear more and more about Kṛṣṇa. Their taste for such kathā was insatiable. The word uttama-śloka also means ‘He whose glories dispel tamas’, so hearing about Kṛṣṇa would allow the sages to feel relief. Man can never become God by penance and austerity. Lord Rāma, Lord Kṛṣṇa and Lord Caitanya were detected by the sages to be the Personality of Godhead as indicated in revealed scriptures. Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Lord from the very beginning of His appearance, and not a popular personality who can display some feat of jugglery and so had become God by popular vote. The birth and deeds of the Lord are transcendental and one who knows them in truth at once becomes liberated and eligible to return to the kingdom of God. Even though the Lord exhibited His divinity even from the lap of His mother, yet He was always accepted as an ordinary child by His father, mother and other relatives, who always remained satisfied with unflinching filial love fore their son.

Though Kṛṣṇa’s actions were human, His actions of lifting Govardhana hill surpass the actions of humans. But the Lord is hidden. He was deceptive to materialistic persons such as Jarāsandha by disguising Himself as a brāhmaṇa to make a request, in order to help His devotees. He was deceptive to the gopīs by giving them instructions on proper conduct in order to increase the manifestation of prema. Since the bewilderment of the demons is due to material ignorance and the bewilderment of devotees is because of their prema, the Lord does not actually cheat anyone. He conceals Himself in order to give instructions only.