7: Krishna Kicks the Cart, Defeats
and Shows Yas'odâ the Universe
(8) All the men and women of Vraja who being
invited by Yas'odâ and Nanda had assembled for the utthâna
ceremony witnessed that wondrous event and wondered how the cart out of
its own could have been damaged so badly.
eyes popped out while he choked and
lifeless together with the child
fell down to the ground in Vraja.
Chapter 8: The Name Ceremony,
His Pranks and
Universe Within His Mouth
(11) S'rî S'uka said: 'The man of learning thus urgently
requested in secret
seclusion performed the
name-giving ceremony for the two
boys for which he had come.
hung out of reach He devises a way by piling up things or turning over
a mortar and then finds His way to the contents by making a hole in the
hanging pot. Awaiting the time that the gopîs
are busy with
their household affairs, He with the necessary light from the radiating
jewels on His body manages to find His way in a dark room!
'Is this all a dream, a divine phantasmagoria or maybe a delusion of my
or would that what I so see differently be some yogic
phenomenon natural to my child?
9: Mother Yas'odâ
Binds Lord Krishna
(8) Standing on top of a mortar He had turned
over, He, anxiously looking around, from a
hanging [storage] pot to His
pleasure handed a
share of the milk goodies out to
a monkey. From
watching these activities, she
very slowly approached her son.
(13-14) He to whom there is neither an inside nor
an outside, neither a
beginning nor an end, is both the beginning and the end, both the
inside and the outside of the universe. He constitutes the complete of
the universe. And He, the One Unmanifest, the One Unseen present in the
form of a
mortal being, was by the gopî taken for her son and bound to a mortar like
Chapter 10: The Deliverance of the Sons of Kuvera
(6) Seeing him their adherents [the girls] were ashamed and, afraid
of being cursed, quickly covered
bodies with their
garments. But the two guardians
of Kuvera's treasures
[the S'iva guhyakas], who were also naked did not.
the spot from
the two trees two persons appeared,
fire rising up and illuminating all directions. They offered Krishna head down with folded hands
their obeisances. Being
from passion and ignorance they said the following to the Lord of the Entire World:
Chapter 11: A New Residence, the
Vatsâsura and Bakâsura Defeated
(11) What He had to
offer had slipped from the palms of His hands [on the way], but
the fruit lady filled them [nevertheless] with fruits. Thereupon the
entire basket of fruits filled with gold and jewels!