State of Consciousness Determines Entrance to Holy Places

2015-05-26
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.62.20-21 - State of Consciousness Determines Entrance to Holy Places (download mp3)
by Akinchana Krishna Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.62.20
citralekha tam aj├▒aya
 pautram krsnasya yogini
yayau vihayasa rajan
 dvarakam krsna-palitam

Translation:
Citralekha, endowed with mystic powers, recognized Him as Krsna’s grandson [Aniruddha]. My dear King, she then traveled by the mystic skyway to Dvaraka, the city under Lord Krsna’s protection.


SB 10.62.21
tatra suptam su-paryanke
 pradyumnim yogam asthita
grhitva sonita-puram
 sakhyai priyam adarsayat

Translation:
There she found Pradyumna’s son Aniruddha sleeping upon a fine bed. With her yogic power she took Him away to Sonitapura, where she presented her girlfriend Usa with her beloved.

Purport:
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti comments as follows on this verse: “It is stated here that Citralekha resorted to mystic power (yogam asthita). As explained in the Hari-vamsa and other literatures, she needed to employ her powers because when she arrived at Dvaraka she found herself unable to enter Lord Krsna’s city. At that time Sri Narada Muni instructed her in the mystic art of entering. Some authorities also say that Citralekha is herself an expansion of Yoga-maya.”