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As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today

30th December 2021 

Outwardly, verses that describe the gambols of the child Krishna appear to picture objective things, but they have a deep subjective value. You must use the objective picture as a flame to light the subjective emotion of devotion. For example, there is a description about the child Krishna overturning the pot of curds and running away with the ball of butter and Mother Yashodha discovering His hiding place, by means of the footprints impressed on the floor by the curd smeared soles. The butter the Lord covets is the fruit of yoga, the final product of the churning of the mind by viveka (discrimination). He loves to feast upon it; and He moves away with it into the solitude of self-realisation. We too can discover the Lord through His Footprints, which can be discovered everywhere, provided sincere search is made with trained eyes. You can find the footprints wherever there is beauty, virtue, humility, justice, truth, love and peace. The eye has to be trained to discover the footprints of God; this is how the mind has to be mastered. - Divine Discourse, Oct 25, 1966.