Not Deviating from Krishna Consciousness
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.61.01-03 - Not Deviating from Krishna Consciousness (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Srinivas Acharya Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
ekaikasas tah krsnasya
Sukadeva Gosvami said: Each of Lord Krsna’s wives gave birth to ten sons, who were not less than their father, having all His personal opulence.
Lord Krsna had 16,108 wives, and thus this verse indicates that the Lord begot 161,080 sons.
grhad anapagam viksya
raja-putryo ’cyutam sthitam
prestham nyamamsata svam svam
na tat-tattva-vidah striyah
Because each of these princesses saw that Lord Acyuta never left her palace, each thought herself the Lord’s favorite. These women did not understand the full truth about Him.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura notes that Lord Krsna would leave the palaces only with the permission of His wives, and thus each one considered herself His favorite.
sammohita bhagavato na mano vijetum
svair vibhramaih samasakan vanita vibhumnah
The Supreme Lord’s wives were fully enchanted by His lovely, lotuslike face, His long arms and large eyes, His loving glances imbued with laughter, and His charming talks with them. But with all their charms these ladies could not conquer the mind of the all-powerful Lord.
The previous verse stated that Lord Krsna’s queens could not understand the truth of the Lord. This truth is explained in the present verse. The Lord is all-powerful, full in Himself, with infinite opulence.