Srila Prabhupada’s Humor

One of the many features of Srila Prabhupada’s personality was his humor, usually brought out in his lectures, informal conversations and morning walks. But sometimes it surfaces even in his books. For example, in the purport to the Eighth Canto, twentieth chapter, twelfth text, he writes, “If Lord Visnu as He is had come to Bali Maharaja and asked him to do something, Bali Maharaja certainly would not have refused His request. But to enjoy a little humor between Himself and His devotee, the Lord covered Himself as a brahmana-brahmacari and thus came to Bali Maharaja to beg for only three feet of land.”