Krsna played football

    Posted on August 25, 2017

Siddha-svarupa: Football they call soccer here. [break] 

Prabhupada: ...men in one party? 

Manasvi: Eleven. Devotee: Did Krsna play that? [laughter] 

Prabhupada: Unless Krsna played, how you can play? [break] Football play is very popular in India, and rugby. What is that called, rugby?

Manasvi: No, that is hockey.

Prabhupada: Hockey, hockey, yes.

Morning Walk — June 19, 1975, Honolulu

 

Sometimes Krsna and Balarama would play on Their flutes, sometimes They would throw ropes and stones devised for getting fruits from the trees, sometimes They would throw only stones, and sometimes, Their ankle bells tinkling, They would play football with fruits like bael and amalaki.

From Srila Prabhupada's translation of SB 10.11.39-40

 

See also:

How Napoleon and Gandhi are like Raghunatha dasa Gosvami
Sastra recommends to become lazy
Reciting rasa-lila
Remain under Krsna, like a wife under her husband
How to become a pure devotee
If you cannot do anything, do this
Don't think these boys' life is being spoiled
Effects of reading KRSNA book
Srila Prabhupada inherits a curse (and passes it on)
The difference between Western and Eastern culture
Srila Prabhupada's chilhood and Krsna's childhood
Part demon, part devotee
Effect of sincere chanting
Shining Devotees
Difference between demigods and demons
 

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