Attachment to Recognition

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.24.01 - Attachment to Recognition (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Krishna Chandra Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.24.1
sri-suka uvaca
bhagavan api tatraiva
baladevena samyutah
apasyan nivasan gopan

Sukadeva Gosvami said: While staying in that very place with His brother Baladeva, Lord Krsna happened to see the cowherd men busily arranging for a sacrifice to Indra.

According to Srila Sridhara Svami and other acaryas, the words tatra eva in this verse indicate that Lord Krsna stayed in the village of the brahmanas whose wives had satisfied Him by their devotion. Thus He gave His mercy to those brahmanas as well as to their chaste wives, who had no one to associate with except their husbands. In that place the cowherd men, headed by Lord Krsna’s father, Nanda Maharaja, were somehow or other preparing an elaborate sacrifice to Lord Indra, and Lord Krsna reacted as follows.