Developing More Eagerness and Surrender

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.45.24-25 - Developing More Eagerness and Surrender (download mp3)
by Sankirtan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.45.24
evam santvayya bhagavan
 nandam sa-vrajam acyutah
 arhayam asa sadaram

Thus consoling Nanda Maharaja and the other men of Vraja, the infallible Supreme Lord respectfully honored them with gifts of clothing, jewelry, household utensils and so on.

SB 10.45.25
ity uktas tau parisvajya
 nandah pranaya-vihvalah
purayann asrubhir netre
 saha gopair vrajam yayau

Nanda Maharaja was overwhelmed with affection upon hearing Krsna’s words, and his eyes brimmed with tears as he embraced the two Lords. Then he went back to Vraja with the cowherd men.

Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti has written an extensive purport to this verse, elaborately analyzing this portion of Lord Krsna’s pastimes. Just as a man places his valuable gold within fire to reveal its purity, the Lord placed His most beloved devotees, the residents of Vrndavana, in the fire of separation from Him in order to manifest their supreme love. This is the essence of Acarya Visvanatha’s comments.