1. Reciting rasa-lila

    Mr. Balu and his wife came to Srila Prabhupada and asked him to please speak about the rasalila of Radha and Krsna. Prabhupada replied that the rasalila, being the most exalted spiritual topic, was meant only for liberated souls. Only one completely free of material desires, Prabhupada explained, was fit to hear the rasalila.

    "No, Swamiji," Mr. Balu insisted. "My wife and I are very keen. You must recite rasalila."

    Again Prabhupada described the exalted position of the rasa dance, repeating that only when one is completely free of all material attachments to wife, family, home, and money could he become fit to hear of Krsna's rasa dance. Mr. Balu then folded his hands and politely repeated, "Swamiji, my wife and I plead with you. Please recite rasalila."

    Then Prabhupada replied, "Well, you may be fit to hear rasa-lila, but I do not feel that I am qualified to speak it. So kindly ask someone else."

    > From Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta