Srimad Bhagavaam 10.83.02-04 - Being Happy To Be Maid Servants Of Krishna (download mp3)
by Shyamanand Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
ta evam loka-nathena
Feeling greatly honored, King Yudhisthira and the others, freed of all sinful reactions by seeing the feet of the Lord of the universe, gladly answered His inquiries.
kuto ’sivam tvac-caranambujasavam
mahan-manasto mukha-nihsrtam kvacit
pibanti ye karna-putair alam prabho
[Lord Krsna’s relatives said:] O master, how can misfortune arise for those who have even once freely drunk the nectar coming from Your lotus feet? This intoxicating liquor pours into the drinking cups of their ears, having flowed from the minds of great devotees through their mouths. It destroys the embodied souls’ forgetfulness of the creator of their bodily existence.
hi tvatma dhama-vidhutatma-krta-try-avastham
ananda-samplavam akhandam akuntha-bodham
mayakrtim paramahamsa-gatim natah sma
The radiance of Your personal form dispels the threefold effects of material consciousness, and by Your grace we become immersed in total happiness. Your knowledge is indivisible and unrestricted. By Your Yoga-maya potency You have assumed this human form for protecting the Vedas, which had been threatened by time. We bow down to You, the final destination of perfect saints.
Simply by the effulgent light emanating from the beautiful form of Lord Krsna, one’s intelligence is purified of all material contamination, and thus the soul’s various entanglements in the modes of goodness, passion and ignorance are dispelled. “How then,” the Lord’s relatives imply, “can we ever suffer misfortune? We are always immersed in absolute happiness.” This is their answer to His inquiry about their welfare.