Pride-Enemy of Devotee
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.24.12 - Pride-Enemy of Devotee (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Sridama Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
vaco nisamya nandasya
indraya manyum janayan
pitaram praha kesavah
Sukadeva Gosvami said: When Lord Kesava [Krsna] heard the statements of His father, Nanda, and other senior residents of Vraja, He addressed His father as follows, to arouse anger in Lord Indra.
Srila Sridhara Svami explains that Lord Krsna’s intention was not simply to insult a demigod, but rather to knock down the great mountain of false pride that had arisen within the Lord’s tiny servant, who was supposed to represent the Lord as Indra. By lifting Govardhana Hill Lord Krsna would thus initiate a blissful annual festival called Govardhana-puja, and He would further enjoy the pleasant pastime of dwelling for several days beneath the hill with all His loving devotees.