Following Varnashram for Pleasing Krishna
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.86.06-07 - Following Varnashram for Pleasing Krishna (download mp3)
by Nitai Prasad Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
so ’pasyat tatra mahatim
bhava-ksubdham mano dadhe
There he saw the wonderful maiden Subhadra, who was enchanting to heroes. His eyes opened wide with delight, and his mind became agitated and absorbed in thoughts of her.
sapi tam cakame viksya
Arjuna was very attractive to women, and as soon as Subhadra saw him, she wanted to have him as her husband. Smiling bashfully with sidelong glances, she fixed her heart and eyes upon him.
As soon as she saw him, Subhadra knew that Arjuna was no sannyasi but rather her destined consort. In Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada elaborates: “Arjuna, the grandfather of Maharaja Pariksit, was himself extraordinarily beautiful and his bodily structure was very attractive to Subhadra. Subhadra also decided within her mind that she would accept only Arjuna as her husband. As a simple girl, she was smiling with great pleasure, looking at Arjuna.”