Principles of Celebrating Pushpa Abhishekh
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.81.40 - Principles of Celebrating Pushpa Abhishekh (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Radhanath Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
evam sa vipro bhagavat-suhrt tada
drstva sva-bhrtyair ajitam parajitam
tad-dhama lebhe ’ciratah satam gatim
Thus seeing how the unconquerable Supreme Lord is nonetheless conquered by His own servants, the Lord’s dear brahmana friend felt the remaining knots of material attachment within his heart being cut by the force of his constant meditation on the Lord. In a short time he attained Lord Krsna’s supreme abode, the destination of great saints.
Sudama’s earthly fortune has been described, and now Sukadeva Gosvami describes the treasure the brahmana enjoyed in the next world. Sri Jiva Gosvami mentions that Sudama’s last trace of illusion lay in the subtle pride of being a renounced brahmana. This trace was also destroyed by his contemplating the Supreme Lord’s submission to His devotees.