Qualities of an Ideal Servant

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.47.53-54 - Qualities of an Ideal Servant (download mp3)
by Nanda Dulal Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty


SB 10.47.53
sri-suka uvaca
tatas tah krsna-sandesair
uddhavam pujayam cakrur
 j├▒atvatmanam adhoksajam

Sukadeva Gosvami continued: Lord Krsna’s messages having relieved their fever of separation, the gopis then worshiped Uddhava, recognizing him as nondifferent from their Lord, Krsna.

Srila Sridhara Svami states that the words j├▒atvatmanam adhoksajam also indicate that the gopis recognize Lord Krsna to be the very soul of their lives and thus spiritually one with them.

SB 10.47.54
uvasa katicin masan
 gopinam vinudan sucah
krsna-lila-katham gayan
 ramayam asa gokulam

Uddhava remained there for several months, dispelling the gopis’ sorrow by chanting the topics of Lord Krsna’s pastimes. Thus he brought joy to all the people of Gokula.

The great acarya Jiva Gosvami comments in this regard that Uddhava, during his stay in Vrndavana, certainly took special care to enliven Krsna’s foster parents, Nanda and Yasoda.