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SB 1.8 - Kṛṣṇa is really afraid of Yaśodā

Kuntī cites another example of bewilderment caused by Kṛṣṇa. Yaśodā took a rope to bind Kṛṣṇa when He stole butter. His perturbed eyes over flooded with tears, which washed the mascara from His eyes. And He was afraid, though fear personified is afraid of Him. This sight was bewildering to Kuntī. While rendering service unto the Lord, the pure devotees forgets the position of the Lord. The Lord also accepts the loving service more relishably when it is rendered spontaneously without reverential admiration. The Lord’s pastimes in Goloka are exchanged in that spirit. The Lord accepts the chastisements of the parents and the reproaches of His girl friends more cheerfully than the prayers of the Vedic hymns. The Lord displayed the same activities in this material realm as He does in Goloka Vṛndāvana. When Yaśodā wanted to tie Kṛṣṇa up with a rope for stealing butter, He began to weep and the tears wiped away the mascara in His eyes. Kuntī was conscious of the exalted position of Kṛṣṇa because she was bewildered by the sight of His getting afraid, whereas Yaśodā was not. Thus Yaśodā was praised for her unique position of love, for she could control even the all-powerful Lord as her beloved child. Yaśodā was more fortunate than Nanda since He was brought under her control completely. And the fact that Kuntī was bewildered seeing Kṛṣṇa’s fear shows Kṛṣṇa was internally feeling fear and was not just imitating being fearful.