Once Krishna was playing outside. He came running and rushed to His mother because He was hungry. But Mother Yashoda was going to do some housework. Krishna said, “Mum, Mum, I want curd, butter.” Mother said, “No, I’m working. Go out and play. Come after half an hour.” This was the scene. Young Krishna is pulling His mother’s sari, and trying to see into her eyes. Children know if they look into their mother’s eyes, mother will do what they want. They know her weakness. Mother also knows her weak part. Krishna is trying to look in His mother’s eyes and Yashoda is trying to avoid looking in Krishna’s eyes. With one hand, Yashoda is trying to keep Krishna away from her sari, and says while looking the other way, “Go and play! I’ll give you curd afterwards.”
There were some Gopis (maidens of Braj) there. The Gopis couldn’t say anything because after all, the mother of Krishna has more authority, and she was liked as the queen of Braj. But the Gopiswere thinking, “If mother could do her work afterwards and take Krishna in her lap now, it would be better.” But, Mother Yashoda didn’t want it that way.
At this time, Sage Narad arrived. When he saw this scene he couldn’t believe his eyes or ears. “What am I seeing? O, Yashoda, the Vedas state that God is supreme, and a devotee is humble. A devotee always wants to reach God, but here I am seeing the reverse! Who is greater? Who is smaller? I can’t decide. I know Krishna is the supreme form of God and Yashoda is a Divine personality, yet the supreme God is trying to go into the lap of Mother Yashoda, a Saint. Things have become reversed! I never heard of such a meditation or devotion or worship in the Vedas which can make the supreme form of God as humble, as loving, as devoted as I am seeing now in Braj.” He said a few prayers, kept on looking at that beautiful scene of surrender where the supreme form of God surrenders to a Divine personality.