Devotional Service is our Saving Grace
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.69.41 - Devotional Service is our Saving Grace (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Kadamba Kanana Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
ity acarantam sad-dharman
tam eva sarva-gehesu
santam ekam dadarsa ha
Sukadeva Gosvami said: Thus in every palace Narada saw the Lord in His same personal form, executing the transcendental principles of religion that purify those engaged in household affairs.
In this verse Sukadeva Gosvami repeats what the Lord has Himself explained. As Srila Prabhupada writes in Krsna: “The Supreme Personality of Godhead was engaged in His so-called household affairs in order to teach people how one can sanctify one’s household life although one may be attached to the imprisonment of material existence. Actually, one is obliged to continue the term of material existence because of household life. But the Lord, being very kind upon householders, demonstrated the path of sanctifying ordinary household life. Because Krsna is the center of all activities, a Krsna conscious householder’s life is transcendental to Vedic injunctions and is automatically sanctified.”
As stated in text 2 of this chapter, all the Lord’s activities in the many palaces were performed by the Lord’s single spiritual form (ekena vapusa), which manifested in many places at once. This vision was revealed to Narada because of his desire to see it and the Lord’s desire to show it to him. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti points out that the other residents of Dvaraka could see Krsna only in the particular part of the city they themselves occupied, and not anywhere else, even if they would sometimes go to another precinct on some business. Thus the Lord gave a special view of His pastimes to His beloved devotee Narada Muni.