Srimad Bhagavatam 10.75.34-36 - Import Krishna Yudhisthira's special eye (download mp3)
by Nanda Dulal Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
kvapi dharma-suto ’dhirat
vrto ’nugair bandhubhis ca
asinah kañcane saksad
asane maghavan iva
stuyamanas ca vandibhih
It so happened that Emperor Yudhisthira, the son of Dharma, was sitting just like Indra on a golden throne in the assembly hall built by Maya Danava. Present with him were his attendants and family members, and also Lord Krsna, his special eye. Displaying the opulences of Brahma himself, King Yudhisthira was being praised by the court poets.
Srila Sridhara Svami explains that Lord Krsna is described here as Yudhisthira’s special eye since He advised the King on what was beneficial and what was not.
tatra duryodhano mani
parito bhratrbhir nrpa
asi-hastah ksipan rusa
Proud Duryodhana, holding a sword in his hand and wearing a crown and necklace, angrily went into the palace in the company of his brothers, O King, insulting the doorkeepers as he entered.
Srila Prabhupada writes that Duryodhana “was always in an envious and angry mood, and therefore, on a slight provocation, he spoke sharply with the doorkeepers and became angry.”