Srimad Bhagavatam 10.05.30-32 - Willingly accepting Destiny as the Ultimate (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Madan Gopal Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
nunam hy adrsta-nistho 'yam
adrstam atmanas tattvam
yo veda na sa muhyati
Every man is certainly controlled by destiny, which determines the results of one's fruitive activities. In other words, one has a son or daughter because of unseen destiny, and when the son or daughter is no longer present, this also is due to unseen destiny. Destiny is the ultimate controller of everyone. One who knows this is never bewildered.
Nanda Maharaja consoled his younger brother Vasudeva by saying that destiny is ultimately responsible for everything. Vasudeva should not be unhappy that his many children had been killed by Kamsa or that the last child, the daughter, had gone to the heavenly planets.
karo vai varsiko datto
rajñe drsta vayam ca vah
neha stheyam bahu-titham
santy utpatas ca gokule
Vasudeva said to Nanda Maharaja: Now, my dear brother, since you have paid the annual taxes to Kamsa and have also seen me, do not stay in this place for many days. It is better to return to Gokula, since I know that there may be some disturbances there.
iti nandadayo gopah
proktas te saurina yayuh
tam anujñapya gokulam
Sukadeva Gosvami said: After Vasudeva advised Nanda Maharaja in this way, Nanda Maharaja and his associates, the cowherd men, took permission from Vasudeva, yoked their bulls to the bullock carts, and started riding for Gokula.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports to the Tenth Canto, Fifth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled "The Meeting of Nanda Maharaja and Vasudeva."