Praying For All Suffering Conditioned Souls

Srimad Bhagavatam 08.23.09-10 - Praying For All Suffering Conditioned Souls (download mp3)
by Gauranga Priya Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

 SB 8.23.9
sri-bhagavan uvaca
vatsa prahrada bhadram te
prayahi sutalalayam
modamanah sva-pautrena
jñatinam sukham avaha

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear son Prahlada, all good fortune unto you. For the time being, please go to the place known as Sutala and there enjoy happiness with your grandson and your other relatives and friends.

SB 8.23.10
nityam drastasi mam tatra
gada-panim avasthitam

The Supreme Personality of Godhead assured Prahlada Maharaja: You shall be able to see Me there in My usual feature with conchshell, disc, club and lotus in My hand. Because of your transcendental bliss due to always personally seeing Me, you will have no further bondage to fruitive activities.

Karma-bandha, the bondage of fruitive activities, entails the repetition of birth and death. One performs fruitive activities in such a way that he creates another body for his next life. As long as one is attached to fruitive activities, he must accept another material body. This repeated acceptance of material bodies is called samsara-bandhana. To stop this, a devotee is advised to see the Supreme Lord constantly. The kanistha-adhikari, or neophyte devotee, is therefore advised to visit the temple every day and see the form of the Lord regularly. Thus the neophyte devotee can be freed from the bondage of fruitive activities.