Once, a newly married girl came to Nandagāon. She had heard of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s glories, beauty, and attractive qualities. She had heard about Him from her neighbors, but she had never actually seen Him. She wanted an occasion to meet Kṛṣṇa and said, “Can I see Kṛṣṇa? Can I meet Kṛṣṇa?” Her mother-in-law was against and told her, “Don’t go to that snake. Kṛṣṇa is a poisonous snake. If He bites you, the fever resulting from the poison of that bite will never come down. Remain in the house. Don’t go to that black snake.”
Later, Kṛṣṇa reached the girl. He took His flute and touched her chin. He took her mind and heart and ran away—and she was left standing like a statue.
“Go and take water from the well.” Her mother-in-law gave her a bucket, a rope, two pitchers on her head, a pitcher in one hand, and a baby boy in the other arm. She arrived at the well that was somewhat far from her house, as she was accustomed to go daily, and she began to make a knot around the neck of the baby instead of the pitcher. You will have to be like this—and then Kṛṣṇa will allow you to see Him and meet with Him. You cannot give your heart at present, so pray to Him that He will take it.
September 16, 2004 Volgograd