Krishna Used Indra to Teach Us
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.25.01 - Krishna Used Indra to Teach Us (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Bhakti Rasamrita Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
indras tadatmanah pujam
vijñaya vihatam nrpa
nandadibhyas cukopa ha
Sukadeva Gosvami said: My dear King Pariksit, when Indra understood that his sacrifice had been put aside, he became furious with Nanda Maharaja and the other cowherd men, who were accepting Krsna as their Lord.
At the very beginning of this chapter Sukadeva Gosvami reveals the foolishness of Indra and the absurdity of his anger. Indra was frustrated because the residents of Vrndavana accepted Sri Krsna as their Lord. But the simple fact is that Sri Krsna is the Lord, not only of the residents of Vrndavana but of all that exists, including Indra himself. Thus Indra’s petulant reaction was ridiculous. As the common saying goes, “Pride goes before a fall.”