1. God has saved my Krsna

    Prabhupada: The Christian conception of God as Father is not so perfect. Because if we conceive God as Father and Mother, then the policy is to take from Him. Because everyone wants to take from the father: “Father, give me that. Mother, give me that.” But this philosophy, that to accept the Supreme Lord as son, that means to give service. Yasodamayi, he has gotten…, she has gotten Krsna as her son. So always anxious: “Krsna may not be in danger. Krsna is crawling; some animal may not attack. He may not fall down in the water. He may not touch fire.” Always anxiety, giving protection to Krsna. Krsna is giving protection to the whole universe, and Yasodamayi is giving protection to Krsna. This is conception of philosophy, Vaisnava philosophy. She is anxious to give protection. Krsna was taken away by the… What is
    that asura?

    Yasomati-nandana: Trnavarta.

    Prabhupada: Trnavarta. Yes. So Krsna was taken, and Mother Yasoda became mad: “My son has been taken.” But Krsna became so heavy that the asura could not stay in the sky. He fell from a deep, distant place and immediately died. Krsna… And Yasodamayi saw that “God has saved my Krsna.” Yasodamayi saw: “God has saved.” He [she] began to thank some other god, some devata. Because she knows, “Krsna is my son.” She does not know that Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If she thinks that Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, then the relationship between mother and son will be destroyed.

    From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.25.9 – November 9, 1974, Bombay