Sometimes a father, when playing with his child, they may be playing together on the floor and a child is trying to beat up his father. The father simply falls down on the ground and accepts defeat and lies there and a child is thinking "I have defeated him." Of course the father has not been defeated in any way by the child, but his whole motivation is simply to give pleasure to his child, and the child is thinking “ Yes I have defeated my father.” So in the same way, Mother Yasoda, she is chastising Lord Krishna, because she is thinking “My son is very naughty, and by His mischievous behavior He must be chastised accordingly." So Krishna subordinates Himself with this attitude to mother Yasoda.
March 9, 1991, Kiev