Krishna Conciousness is not an Optional thing

2012-05-17
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.08.50 - Krishna Conciousness is not an Optional thing (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Dayal Chandra Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.8.50
astv ity uktah sa bhagavan
vraje drono maha-yasah
jaj├▒e nanda iti khyato
yasoda sa dharabhavat

Translation:
When Brahma said, “Yes, let it be so,” the most fortune Drona, who was equal to Bhagavan, appeared in Vrajapura, Vrndavana, as the most famous Nanda Maharaja, and his wife, Dhara, appeared as mother Yasoda.

Purport:
Because whenever Krsna appears on this earth He superficially needs a father and mother, Drona and Dhara, His eternal father and mother, appeared on earth before Krsna as Nanda Maharaja and Yasoda. In contrast to Sutapa and Prsni, they did not undergo severe penances and austerities to become the father and mother of Krsna. This is the difference between nitya-siddha and sadhana-siddha.