My dear Kṛṣṇa, when I read about Your sweet childhood pastimes I am always struck with wonder. How amazing it is that even whilst appearing in the form of a baby, You remain in full possession of Your inconceivable power!
O Lord, You have no need to personally appear in this material world, for everything can be achieved by Your various energies, yet You appear anyway, simply to attract the hearts of the conditioned souls back to You. O merciful one, I am very grateful for this.
Forgive me for my foolishness and false pride, my Lord. I know that I sound like a so-called learned scholar who speaks big words but actually knows very little. And I know my words do a very poor job of describing Your incomparable glories.
O Kṛṣṇa, when the demon Tṛṇāvarta came to Gokula in the form of a whirlwind, You allowed Him to carry You high into the sky. A dust storm plunged all of Gokula into a darkness so dense that people could not even see themselves, let alone anyone else, and thus they became very disturbed. Finding no trace of You, mother Yaśodā fell on the ground and lamented like a cow who has lost her calf, her eyes full of tears.
Similarly, I once allowed the whirlwind of selfish desire to tear through my heart and carry You far away. My heart became enveloped in a cloud of dust so dense that I lost sight of my identity as Your eternal servant. Considering myself to be the body and others to be objects of my enjoyment, I tried to find happiness but always remained in a disturbed condition.
Then, like a powerful ray of sunlight, Śrīla Prabhupāda managed to penetrate the dust cloud and inject transcendental knowledge into my heart. I now know that if I follow his instructions faithfully and chant Your holy names, the dust will dissipate and I will be able to see things as they really are.
Due to their intense attachment to You, mother Yaśodā and the other cowherd women greatly lamented Your absence, but I am so unfortunate that I have no such attachment. O Lord, this long-suffering soul prays, “May the whirlwind of Your mercy carry away my attachment to sense gratification and replace it with attachment to Your lotus feet.”