In the previous episode, we had witnessed the continuation of the “Modus operandi” of Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s “Operation butter”. We’ve witnessed that as Mother Yashoda goes out to fend the cows, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna sees this as His golden opportunity to “put His hands” into the butter pot. He does so and within the time that Mother Yashoda returns back home, the entire pot of butter would be empty! Upon seeing that, Mother Yashoda would scream on top of her voice as to who stole all the butter! She also knows that it would have been none other than Bhagawan Bala-Krishna only, who would be lying on the bed, “acting” as if He’s sleeping in bliss! Bhagawan Bala-Krishna might be putting out this act successfully, but one thing what He would forget is to wipe off the butter that would have spilt on His body before He comes back to the bed! This remaining portion of butter is obviously visible to Mother Yashoda and the smell of butter that emits from Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s divine physical body makes Mother Yashoda conclude that the culprit is none other than Bhagawan Bala-Krishna only and nobody else!
As Mother Yashoda concludes thus and screams “Oh! I had worked so hard to prepare the butter and store it in the pot. Someone has stolen it very easily!” Hearing thus from His mother, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna would immediately jump up from bed and respond thus, “Oh! So do you say that I was the person who stole it?” This is a funny answer, isn’t it? Mother Yashoda was smart enough not to mention Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s name while talking, and here is He, coming along and getting caught red-handed, by blurting out His theft!
There is a small analogy that comes to my mind as we’re talking about this “Charitra” – Once there was a servant who was extremely lazy and was employed to clean a huge community center or a convention hall. Every passing day, he used to consume a wholesome amount of food and sleep in one corner of the hall, without any responsibility of maintaining the hall clean. He never used to be punctual in his work, nor perfect in what he’s doing. One fine day, the owner of that hall came along with 2-3 other people and found that the hall was shabbily and horribly maintained. Obviously the owner got angry upon seeing this and he shouted on top of his voice thus, “Oh! Isn’t it very difficult for some people, even though they’re getting paid a lot of money, to clean and maintain this place? This hall is very big, and despite paying so much money, some people act like fools and sleep all the time without doing any work!” As this servant hears this in his half sleep, he jumps up immediately and rushes to the owner and replies thus, “Oh owner! I know whom you are talking about! How dare you tell that I’m a fool? Is it my fault that you’ve built such a massive hall? Is it my fault that I’m unable to clean it every day?” Now what do we conclude here? Isn’t the guilty consciousness of that servant pricking him that he’s at fault for not maintaining the facility properly?
Similar is the case of Bhagawan Bala-Krishna here too – As Mother Yashoda fumes on top of her voice, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s guilty consciousness pricks Him and thus, He Himself blurts out that it is He who has stolen the butter! As Bhaagwan Bala-Krishna replies thus, Mother Yashoda decides that she has had enough with His pranks! She thus decides to punish Him for what He has done! Before Bhagawan Bala-Krishna even tries to escape an inch out of the house, Mother Yashoda pulls out a long rope and quickly ties Bhagawan Bala-Krishna to the drum, upon which He had climbed up to reach the butter pot. As Mother Yashoda was tying Him, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was vehemently protesting and refusing to be tied. Mother Yashoda did not care about anything and she went on tying Him on to the window sill.
As Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was getting tied thus, He started crying innocently as if nothing has happened from His side! He’s crying aloud in such a way that all the residents of Gokula could hear His crying! Mother Yashoda ties Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and thus walks off her home to perform her other duties for the day. What is going to happen next? Let’s wait for the next episode to witness how Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is going to create a big “alibi” for Himself! Stay tuned! 🙂