Devotee Should be Careful about the Weed of Duplicity
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10.68.19-20 - Devotee Should be Careful about the Weed of Duplicity (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Sridama Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
tam sangamya yatha-nyayam
gam arghyam ca nyavedayan
tesam ye tat-prabhava-jñah
pranemuh sirasa balam
They approached Lord Balarama and worshiped Him with gifts of cows and arghya, as was fitting. Those among the Kurus who understood His true power bowed down to Him, touching their heads to the ground.
The acaryas explain that even the elders, like Bhismadeva, also bowed down to Lord Baladeva.
bandhun kusalinah srutva
prstva sivam anamayam
parasparam atho ramo
babhase ’viklavam vacah
After both parties had heard that their relatives were doing well and both had inquired into each other’s welfare and health, Lord Balarama forthrightly spoke to the Kurus as follows.
Srila Prabhupada writes: “They all exchanged words of reception by asking one another of their welfare, and when such formality was finished, Lord Balarama, in a great voice and very patiently, submitted before them the following words for their consideration.”