Spirit of Simplicity
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.60.57 - Spirit of Simplicity (download mp3) and (download mp4)
at Vrindavan Chandra Prabhu ISKCON Chowpatty
dutas tvayatma-labhane su-vivikta-mantrah
prasthapito mayi cirayati sunyam etat
matva jihasa idam angam ananya-yogyam
tistheta tat tvayi vayam pratinandayamah
When you sent the messenger with your most confidential plan and yet I delayed going to you, you began to see the whole world as void and wanted to quit your body, which could never have been given to anyone but Me. May this greatness of yours remain with you always; I can do nothing to reciprocate except joyfully thank you for your devotion.
Srimati Rukmini-devi had no intention whatsoever of accepting any other husband but Lord Krsna, as she stated in her message to the Lord (Bhag. 10.52.43): yarhy ambujaksa na labheya bhavat-prasadam/ jahyam asun vrata-krsan sata-janmabhih syat. “If I cannot obtain Your mercy, I shall simply give up my vital force, which will have become weak from the severe penances I will perform. Then, after hundreds of lifetimes of endeavor, I may obtain Your mercy.” The Srimad-Bhagavatam firmly establishes the unique glories of Queen Rukmini-devi.