Surrendering To Krishna's Plan

Srimad Bhagavatam 07.10.60-64 - Surrendering To Krishna's Plan (download mp3)
by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 7.10.60
vajra-sara mahaujasah
uttasthur megha-dalana
vaidyuta iva vahnayah

When the dead bodies of the demons came in touch with the nectar, their bodies became invincible to thunderbolts. Endowed with great strength, they got up like lightning penetrating clouds.

SB 7.10.61
vilokya bhagna-sankalpam
vimanaskam vrsa-dhvajam
tadayam bhagavan visnus
tatropayam akalpayat

Seeing Lord Siva very much aggrieved and disappointed, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Visnu, considered how to stop this nuisance created by Maya Danava.

SB 7.10.62
vatsas casit tada brahma
svayam visnur ayam hi gauh
pravisya tripuram kale
rasa-kupamrtam papau

Then Lord Brahma became a calf and Lord Visnu a cow, and at noon they entered the residences and drank all the nectar in the well.

SB 7.10.63
te 'sura hy api pasyanto
na nyasedhan vimohitah
tad vijñaya maha-yogi
rasa-palan idam jagau
smayan visokah sokartan
smaran daiva-gatim ca tam

The demons could see the calf and cow, but because of the illusion created by the energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the demons could not forbid them. The great mystic Maya Danava became aware that the calf and cow were drinking the nectar, and he could understand this to be the unseen power of providence. Thus he spoke to the demons, who were grievously lamenting.

SB 7.10.64
devo 'suro naro 'nyo va
nesvaro 'stiha kascana
atmano 'nyasya va distam
daivenapohitum dvayoh

Maya Danava said: What has been destined by the Supreme Lord for oneself, for others, or for both oneself and others cannot be undone anywhere or by anyone, whether one be a demigod, a demon, a human being or anyone else.

The Supreme Lord is one—Krsna, the visnu-tattva. Krsna expands Himself into visnu-tattva personal expansions (svamsa), who control everything. Maya Danava said, "However I plan, you plan or both of us plan, the Lord has planned what is to happen. No one's plan will be successful without His sanction." We may make our own various plans, but unless they are sanctioned by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu, they will never be successful. Hundreds and millions of plans are made by all kinds of living entities, but without the sanction of the Supreme Lord they are futile.