Krishna Praises Balarama

"The primeval Lord saw that the stately trees, with their beautiful reddish buds and their heavy burden of fruits and flowers, were bending down to touch His feet with the tips of their branches. Thus He smiled gently and addressed His elder brother (Balarama). The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O greatest of Lords, just see how these trees are bowing their heads at Your lotus feet, which are worshipable by the immortal demigods. The trees are offering You their fruits and flowers to eradicate the dark ignorance that has caused their birth as trees." -Srimad Bhagavatam 10.15.4-5In the purport to 10.15.4 it is explained that Krishna knew the trees were bowing down to worship Him, but in a joking and lighthearted mood, He gives the credit to his brother, Balarama.Painted in 1984.