Glories of Uddhava

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.06.46 - Glories of Uddhava (download mp3)
by Radhika Vallabha Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

 SB 11.6.46
ucchista-bhojino dasas
 tava mayam jayema hi

Simply by decorating ourselves with the garlands, fragrant oils, clothes and ornaments that You have already enjoyed, and by eating the remnants of Your meals, we, Your servants, will indeed conquer Your illusory energy.

It is clear from this verse that Uddhava is not approaching the Lord for liberation from the illusory energy. As a personal, confidential associate of Lord Krsna, Uddhava was undoubtedly a completely liberated soul. He is praying to the Lord because he cannot bear the thought of living without Krsna even for a moment. This feeling is called love of God. Uddhava is addressing the Lord as follows: “Even if Your illusory energy tries to attack us, my Lord, we will very easily conquer her by our powerful weapons, which are the remnants of Your foodstuffs, clothes, ornaments, and so on. In other words, we will easily conquer over maya by krsna-prasadam, and not by useless speculation and mental concoction.”

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