Krishna Attracts Everyone

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.23.45-46 - Krishna Attracts Everyone (download mp3)
by Radha Vallabha Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.23.45
nanu svartha-vimudhanam
pramattanam grhehaya
aho nah smarayam asa
gopa-vakyaih satam gatih

Indeed, infatuated as we are with our household affairs, we have deviated completely from the real aim of our life. But now just see how the Lord, through the words of these simple cowherd boys, has reminded us of the ultimate destination of all true transcendentalists.

SB 10.23.46
anyatha purna-kamasya
kaivalyady-asisam pateh
isitavyaih kim asmabhir
isasyaitad vidambanam

Otherwise, why would the supreme controller — whose every desire is already fulfilled and who is the master of liberation and all other transcendental benedictions — enact this pretense with us, who are always to be controlled by Him?

Although Lord Krsna is the Absolute Truth, He humbly sent His cowherd boyfriends to beg food from the brahmanas. In so doing, He exposed the brahmanas’ foolish arrogance and established the glories of His own transcendental beauty by attracting their very wives to surrender at His lotus feet.