No Envy No Pride for Sincere Devotee
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.68.36-37 - No Envy No Pride for Sincere Devotee (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Srinivas Acharya Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
yasya pada-yugam saksac
chrir upaste ’khilesvari
sa narhati kila sriso
“The goddess of fortune herself, ruler of the entire universe, worships His feet. And the master of the goddess of fortune does not deserve the paraphernalia of a mortal king?
mauly-uttamair dhrtam upasita-tirtha-tirtham
brahma bhavo ’ham api yasya kalah kalayah
sris codvahema ciram asya nrpasanam kva
“The dust of Krsna’s lotus feet, which is the source of holiness for all places of pilgrimage, is worshiped by all the great demigods. The principal deities of all planets are engaged in His service, and they consider themselves most fortunate to take the dust of the lotus feet of Krsna on their crowns. Great demigods like Lord Brahma and Lord Siva, and even the goddess of fortune and I, are simply parts of His spiritual identity, and we also carefully carry that dust on our heads. And still Krsna is not fit to use the royal insignia or even sit on the royal throne?
The above translation is based on Srila Prabhupada’s Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. According to Srila Sridhara Svami, the place of pilgrimage especially referred to here is the Ganges River. The Ganges water is inundating the whole world, and since it is emanating from Krsna’s lotus feet, its banks have turned into great places of pilgrimage.