Honesty and Selflessness Attracts Krishna
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.83.40 - Honesty and Selflessness Attracts Krishna (download mp3)
by Sridama Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
bhaumam nihatya sa-ganam yudhi tena ruddha
jñatvatha nah ksiti-jaye jita-raja-kanyah
nirmucya samsrti-vimoksam anusmarantih
padambujam parininaya ya apta-kamah
Rohini-devi, speaking for the other queens, said: After killing Bhaumasura and his followers, the Lord found us in the demon’s prison and could understand that we were the daughters of the kings whom Bhauma had defeated during his conquest of the earth. The Lord set us free, and because we had been constantly meditating upon His lotus feet, the source of liberation from material entanglement, He agreed to marry us, though His every desire is already fulfilled.
Rohini-devi was one of the nine queens questioned by Draupadi in texts 6 and 7, and thus it is assumed that she speaks here, representing the 16,099 other queens. Srila Prabhupada confirms this in Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.