Vaishanav Sadachar is to be followed by all Devotees at all Time
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.69.13-15 - Vaishanav Sadachar is to be followed by all Devotees at all Time (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Dayananda Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
vipro dadarsa camara-vyajanena rukma-
dandena satvata-patim parivijayantya
In that palace the learned brahmana saw the Lord of the Satvatas, Sri Krsna, together with His wife, who fanned Him with a gold-handled yak-tail fan. She personally served Him in this way, even though she was constantly attended by a thousand maidservants equal to her in personal character, beauty, youth and fine dress.
tam sanniriksya bhagavan sahasotthita-sri-
paryankatah sakala-dharma-bhrtam varisthah
anamya pada-yugalam sirasa kirita-
justena sañjalir avivisad asane sve
The Supreme Lord is the greatest upholder of religious principles. Thus when He noticed Narada, He rose at once from Goddess Sri’s bed, bowed His crowned head at Narada’s feet and, joining His palms, had the sage sit in His own seat.
tasyavanijya caranau tad-apah sva-murdhna
bibhraj jagad-gurutamo ’pi satam patir hi
brahmanya-deva iti yad guna-nama yuktam
tasyaiva yac-carana-saucam asesa-tirtham
The Lord bathed Narada’s feet and then put the water on His own head. Although Lord Krsna is the supreme spiritual authority of the universe and the master of His devotees, it was proper for Him to behave in this way, for His name is Brahmanya-deva, “the Lord who favors the brahmanas.” Thus Sri Krsna honored the sage Narada by bathing his feet, even though the water that bathes the Lord’s own feet becomes the Ganges, the ultimate holy shrine.
Since Lord Krsna’s own lotus feet are the source of the most holy Ganges, the Lord did not have to purify Himself by bathing Narada Muni’s feet. Rather, as Srila Prabhupada explains: “Lord Krsna in Dvaraka enjoyed the pastimes of a perfect human being. When, therefore, He washed the feet of the sage Narada and took the water on His head, Narada did not object, knowing well that the Lord did so to teach everyone how to respect saintly persons.”