SLOKA OF THE DAY:
Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 11 Text 44
tasmat pranamya pranidhaya kayam
prasadaye tvam aham isam idyam
piteva putrasya sakheva sakhyuh
priyah priyayarhasi deva sodhum
tasmat--therefore; pranamya--offering obeisances; pranidhaya--laying down; kayam--the body; prasadaye--to beg mercy; tvam--unto You; aham--I; isam--unto the Supreme Lord; idyam--worshipable; pita iva--like a father; putrasya--with a son; sakha iva--like a friend; sakhyuh--with a friend; priyah--a lover; priya-yah--with the dearmost; arhasi--You should; deva--my Lord; sodhum--tolerate.
You are the Supreme Lord, to be worshiped by every living being. Thus I fall down to offer You my respectful obeisances and ask Your mercy. As a father tolerates the impudence of his son, or a friend tolerates the impertinence of a friend, or a wife tolerates the familiarity of her partner, please tolerate the wrongs I may have done You.
Krsna's devotees relate to Krsna in various relationships; one might treat Krsna as a son, or one might treat Krsna as a husband, as a friend, or as a master. Krsna and Arjuna are related in friendship. As the father tolerates, or the husband or a master tolerates, so Krsna tolerates.