Four Characteristics of Devotional Service

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.42.11-12 Four Characteristics of Devotional Service (download mp3)
by Mukundamala Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.42.11
evam striya yacyamanah
 krsno ramasya pasyatah
mukham viksyanu gopanam
 prahasams tam uvaca ha

Thus entreated by the woman, Lord Krsna first glanced at the face of Balarama, who was watching the incident, and then at the faces of the cowherd boys. Then with a laugh Krsna replied to her as follows.

SB 10.42.12
esyami te grham su-bhru
 pumsam adhi-vikarsanam
sadhitartho ’grhanam nah
 panthanam tvam parayanam

[Lord Krsna said:] O lady with beautiful eyebrows, as soon as I fulfill My purpose I will certainly visit your house, where men can relieve their anxiety. Indeed, you are the best refuge for Us homeless travelers.

By the word agrhanam, Sri Krsna indicated not only that He had no fixed residence but also that He was not yet married.