Reminding We Are Insignificant and Krishna is Master
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.66.04-05 - Reminding We Are Insignificant and Krishna is Master (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Dayal Chandra Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
dutas tu dvarakam etya
sabhayam asthitam prabhum
Arriving in Dvaraka, the messenger found lotus-eyed Krsna in His royal assembly and relayed the King’s message to that almighty Lord.
vasudevo ’vatirno ’ham
eka eva na caparah
tvam tu mithyabhidham tyaja
[On Paundraka’s behalf, the messenger said:] I am the one and only Lord Vasudeva, and there is no other. It is I who have descended to this world to show mercy to the living beings. Therefore give up Your false name.
Inspired by Goddess Sarasvati, Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti gives the real import of these two verses: “I am not Vasudeva incarnate, but rather You alone, and no one else, are Vasudeva. Since You have descended to show mercy to the living beings, please make me give up my false designation, which is like that of an oyster claiming to be silver.” The Supreme Lord will certainly comply with this request.