Taxing Our Brains To Preach KCON

Srimad Bhagavatam 8.9.20-21 - Taxing Our Brains To Preach KCON (download mp3)
by Navin Nirada Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 8.9.20
kalpayitva prthak panktir
ubhayesam jagat-patih
tams copavesayam asa
svesu svesu ca panktisu

The Supreme Personality of Godhead as Mohini-murti, the master of the universe, arranged separate lines of sitting places and seated the demigods and demons according to their positions.

SB 8.9.21
daityan grhita-kalaso
vañcayann upasañcaraih
dura-sthan payayam asa
jara-mrtyu-haram sudham

Taking the container of nectar in Her hands, She first approached the demons, satisfied them with sweet words and thus cheated them of their share of the nectar. Then She administered the nectar to the demigods, who were sitting at a distant place, to make them free from invalidity, old age and death.

Mohini-murti, the Personality of Godhead, gave the demigods seats at a distance. Then She approached the demons and spoke with them very graciously, so that they thought themselves very fortunate to talk with Her. Since Mohini-murti had seated the demigods at a distant place, the demons thought that the demigods would get only a little of the nectar and that Mohini-murti was so pleased with the demons that She would give the demons all the nectar. The words vañcayann upasañcaraih indicate that the Lord's whole policy was to cheat the demons simply by speaking sweet words. The Lord's intention was to distribute the nectar only to the demigods.