Published: Feb 28, 2024

The cowherds of Braj merely viewed Shree Krishna as their bosom buddy. Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj describes their pastimes with Shree Krishna very sweetly:
dekho dekho ri, gwala balana yari
rijhavata khela jitaya sakhana ko, ghora bani bani banawari

Look at the sweetness of the loving interactions between Shree Krishna and his cowherd friends! They play games together, and when Shree Krishna loses the game, He becomes a horse by sitting on all fours and his friend rides on his back. If the cowherd friends remembered that Shree Krishna was God, they would never have the gumption to do such a thing. And the Lord too relished the intimacy of such interactions with his devotees in which they relate to him as a dear friend.