Non Stereotype Preaching of Narad Muni

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.10.06-07 - Non Stereotype Preaching of Narad Muni (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Govinda Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.10.6
tam drstva vridita devyo
vivastrah sapa-sankitah
vasamsi paryadhuh sighram
vivastrau naiva guhyakau

Upon seeing Narada, the naked young girls of the demigods were very much ashamed. Afraid of being cursed, they covered their bodies with their garments. But the two sons of Kuvera did not do so; instead, not caring about Narada, they remained naked.

SB 10.10.7
tau drstva madira-mattau
sri-madandhau suratmajau
tayor anugraharthaya
sapam dasyann idam jagau

Seeing the two sons of the demigods naked and intoxicated by opulence and false prestige, Devarsi Narada, in order to show them special mercy, desired to give them a special curse. Thus he spoke as follows.

Although in the beginning Narada Muni appeared very angry and cursed them, at the end the two demigods Nalakuvara and Manigriva were able to see the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, face to face. Thus the curse was ultimately auspicious and brilliant. One has to judge what kind of curse Narada placed upon them. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura gives herein a good example. When a father finds his child deeply asleep but the child has to take some medicine to cure some disease, the father pinches the child so that the child will get up and take the medicine. In a similar way, Narada Muni cursed Nalakuvara and Manigriva in order to cure their disease of material blindness.