Devotional Service With Full Understanding of The Absolute Truth

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.28.17 - Devotional Service With Full Understanding of The Absolute Truth (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
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SB 10.28.17
nandadayas tu tam drstva
krsnam ca tatra cchandobhih
stuyamanam su-vismitah

Nanda Maharaja and the other cowherd men felt the greatest happiness when they saw that transcendental abode. They were especially amazed to see Krsna Himself there, surrounded by the personified Vedas, who were offering Him prayers.

Although the residents of Vrndavana considered themselves ordinary persons, Lord Krsna wanted them to know of their extraordinary good fortune. Thus, within a lake in the Yamuna River the Lord showed them His personal abode. The cowherd men were amazed to see that the kingdom of God had exactly the same spiritual atmosphere as their own earthly Vrndavana and that, just as in their Vrndavana Lord Krsna was personally present, in their unique vision He was present as the Lord of the spiritual world.

As Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura points out, these verses emphasize that Lord Krsna did not merely show the cowherd men a sample Vaikuntha planet but that He specifically revealed His Krsnaloka, the greatest of eternal abodes and the natural home of the residents of Vrndavana, who loved Krsna more than anyone else did.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Twenty-eighth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Krsna Rescues Nanda Maharaja from the Abode of Varuna.”