Turn Back ? This infamy, O my Prince, is delicious! Some revile me, others applaud, I simply follow my incomprehensible road. A razor-thin path but you meet some good people, a terrible path but you hear a true word. Turn back? Because the wretched stare and see nothing? O Mira’s lord is noble and dark, and slanderers rake only themselves over the coals
As a boy Kṛṣṇa was eating clay. Some friends complained to mother Yaśodā that, "You gave Him nice foodstuff, and He is eating clay." So mother called Him: "Oh, Kṛṣṇa, You are eating clay?" Kṛṣṇa said, "No, mother. They're all liars." (laughter)... So mother said, "All right. Open Your mouth. I'll see." So Kṛṣṇa opened His mouth, and she saw the whole material cosmic manifestation. "
"Before His personal appearance, the Lord causes some of His devotees to appear as His mother, father and intimate associates. He then appears later as if He were taking birth and growing from a baby to a child and gradually into a youth."- CC Madhya 20.379