Dealing with making the Right Choice

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.71.11-12 - Dealing with making the Right Choice (download mp3)
by Balaram Anand Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.71.11
sri-suka uvaca
ity uddhava-vaco rajan
 sarvato-bhadram acyutam
devarsir yadu-vrddhas ca
 krsnas ca pratyapujayan

Sukadeva Gosvami said: O King, Devarsi Narada, the Yadu elders and Lord Krsna all welcomed Uddhava’s proposal, which was entirely auspicious and infallible.

Srila Sridhara Svami explains that the term acyutam indicates that Uddhava’s proposal was “fortified by logical reasoning.” Furthermore, Sukadeva Gosvami specifically indicates by the term yadu-vrddhah that it was the senior members, not the junior ones, who welcomed the proposal. Young princes such as Aniruddha did not like Uddhava’s proposal, since they were eager to fight Jarasandha’s army immediately.

SB 10.71.12
athadisat prayanaya
 bhagavan devaki-sutah
bhrtyan daruka-jaitradin
 anuj├▒apya gurun vibhuh

The almighty Personality of Godhead, the son of Devaki, begged His superiors for permission to leave. Then He ordered His servants, headed by Daruka and Jaitra, to prepare for departure.

The superiors mentioned here are personalities such as Vasudeva, Lord Krsna’s father.