Srimad Bhagavatam 10.57.33-34 - Are Miracles Compatible With Science (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Chaitanya Charan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
tat-sutas tat-prabhavo ’sav
akruro yatra yatra ha
devo ’bhivarsate tatra
nopatapa na marikah
Wherever his equally powerful son Akrura stays, Lord Indra will provide sufficient rain. Indeed, that place will be free of miseries and untimely deaths.
iti vrddha-vacah srutva
naitavad iha karanam
iti matva samanayya
Hearing these words from the elders, Lord Janardana, though aware that the absence of Akrura was not the only cause of the evil omens, had him summoned back to Dvaraka and spoke to him.
Since Lord Krsna is the supreme controller, it was obviously by His will that certain troubles appeared in the city of Dvaraka. Superficially these evils may have been caused by Akrura’s absence, and also by the absence of the auspicious Syamantaka jewel. But we should recall that Dvaraka is the eternal abode of Lord Krsna; it is a city of divine bliss because the Lord resides there. Still, to execute His pastimes as a prince of this world, Lord Krsna did the needful and summoned Akrura.