Service more important than Dham Seva

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.14.41 - Service more important than Dham Seva (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Giriraj Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.14.41
sri-suka uvaca
ity abhistuya bhumanam
 trih parikramya padayoh
natvabhistam jagad-dhata
 sva-dhama pratyapadyata

Sukadeva Gosvami said: Having thus offered his prayers, Brahma circumambulated his worshipable Lord, the unlimited Personality of Godhead, three times and then bowed down at His lotus feet. The appointed creator of the universe then returned to his own residence.

Although Lord Brahma had prayed to take birth as a blade of grass in Vrndavana or even in the area surrounding Vrndavana, Lord Krsna, by His silent response to Brahma’s prayers, indicated that Brahma should return to his own abode. First Brahma had to complete his personal devotional service of universal creation; then he could come to Vrndavana and get the mercy of the inhabitants there. In other words, a devotee should always be attentive to executing his personal devotional service properly. This is more important than trying to live in the Lord’s abode.