Krsna's Power Of Attraction

Srimad Bhagavatam 08.12.13-14 - Krsna's Power Of Attraction (download mp3)
by Jagannath Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 8.12.13
yena sammohita daityah
payitas camrtam surah
tad didrksava ayatah
param kautuhalam hi nah

My Lord, we have come here desiring to see that form of Your Lordship which You showed to the demons to captivate them completely and in this way enable the demigods to drink nectar. I am very eager to see that form.

SB 8.12.14
sri-suka uvaca
evam abhyarthito visnur
bhagavan sula-panina
prahasya bhava-gambhiram
girisam pratyabhasata

Sukadeva Gosvami said: When Lord Visnu was thus requested by Lord Siva, who carries a trident in his hand, He smiled with gravity and replied to Lord Siva as follows.

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu, is known as Yogesvara. Yatra yogesvarah krsnah [Bg. 18.78]. Mystic yogis want to acquire some power by practicing the yoga system, but Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is known as the Supreme Lord of all mystic power. Lord Siva wanted to see the Mohini-murti, which was captivating the entire world, and Lord Visnu was gravely thinking of how to captivate Lord Siva also. Therefore the word bhava-gambhiram is used here. The illusory, material energy is represented by Durgadevi, who is the wife of Girisa, or Lord Siva. Durgadevi could not captivate Lord Siva's mind, but now that Lord Siva wanted to see Lord Visnu's feminine form, Lord Visnu, by His mystic power, would assume a form that would captivate even Lord Siva. Therefore Lord Visnu was grave and at the same time was smiling.