What is the short route for ultimate success

2016-04-16
by Jayadvaita Swami Maharaj at ISKCON Chowpatty




SB 10.80.10
tam upaihi maha-bhaga
 sadhunam ca parayanam
dasyati dravinam bhuri
 sidate te kutumbine

Translation: 
O fortunate one, please approach Him, the real shelter of all saints. He will certainly give abundant wealth to such a suffering householder as you.

SB 10.80.11
aste ’dhuna dvaravatyam
 bhoja-vrsny-andhakesvarah
smaratah pada-kamalam
 atmanam api yacchati
kim nv artha-kaman bhajato
 naty-abhistan jagad-guruh

Translation: 
Lord Krsna is now the ruler of the Bhojas, Vrsnis and Andhakas and is staying at Dvaraka. Since He gives even His own self to anyone who simply remembers His lotus feet, what doubt is there that He, the spiritual master of the universe, will bestow upon His sincere worshiper prosperity and material enjoyment, which are not even very desirable?

Purport: 
The brahmana’s wife here implies that since Lord Krsna is the ruler of the Bhojas, Vrsnis and Andhakas, if these opulent rulers merely acknowledge Sudama as a personal friend of Krsna’s, they could give him everything he required.

In this connection Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti comments that since Lord Krsna had at this point put aside His weapons, He no longer traveled outside His own capital of Dvaraka. Thus Srila Prabhupada writes in Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead: “[The brahmana’s wife said: ] ‘I have heard that He never leaves His capital city, Dvaraka. He is living there without outside engagements.’”

As mentioned here, material wealth and sense gratification are not very desirable. The reason for this is that in the long run they give no real satisfaction. Still, Sudama’s wife thought, even if Sudama went to Dvaraka and simply remained silent before the Lord, He would certainly give him abundant wealth, as well as shelter at His lotus feet, which was Sudama’s real objective.

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