Ch. 13: After selecting a pleasing location on the riverbank, Krishna and His friends opened their baskets of food and began eating in great transcendental pleasure. Like the whorl of a lotus flower surrounded by petals, Krishna sat in the center, encircled by His friends, who all looked very beautiful. Artwork [Krishna Enjoys Lunch With the Cowherd Boys] courtesy of The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, Inc. (www.krishna.com) Used with permission. Painted in 1978.