Krishna Will Never let us Down if we Surrender

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.54.01-05 - Krishna Will Never let us Down if we Surrender (download mp3)
by Shyam Charana Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.54.1
sri-suka uvaca
iti sarve su-samrabdha
 vahan aruhya damsitah
svaih svair balaih parikranta
 anviyur dhrta-karmukah

Sukadeva Gosvami said: Having thus spoken, all those infuriated kings donned their armor and mounted their conveyances. Each king, bow in hand, was surrounded by his own army as he went after Lord Krsna.

SB 10.54.2
tan apatata alokya
tasthus tat-sammukha rajan
 visphurjya sva-dhanumsi te

The commanders of the Yadava army, seeing the enemy racing to attack, turned to face them and stood firm, O King, twanging their bows.

SB 10.54.3
asva-prsthe gaja-skandhe
 rathopasthe ’stra kovidah
mumucuh sara-varsani
 megha adrisv apo yatha

Mounted on the backs of horses, the shoulders of elephants and the seats of chariots, the enemy kings, expert with weapons, rained down arrows upon the Yadus like clouds pouring rain on mountains.

SB 10.54.4
patyur balam sarasarais
 channam viksya su-madhyama
sa-vridm aiksat tad-vaktram

Slender-waisted Rukmini, seeing her Lord’s army covered by torrents of arrows, shyly looked at His face with fear-stricken eyes.

SB 10.54.5
prahasya bhagavan aha
 ma sma bhair vama-locane
vinanksyaty adhunaivaitat
 tavakaih satravam balam

In response the Lord laughed and assured her, “Do not be afraid, beautiful-eyed one. This enemy force is about to be destroyed by your soldiers.”

To express His great affection for Rukmini, Lord Krsna gallantly referred to His own Yadava army as “your men,” indicating that the Lord’s entire dynasty was now the property of His beloved queen. The Supreme Lord, Krsna, desires to share His blissful opulences with all living beings, and thus He sincerely invites them to come back home, back to Godhead. The Krsna consciousness movement, introduced throughout the world by Srila Prabhupada on the order of his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, who himself preached all over India on the order of his exalted father, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, is broadcasting the loving message of Lord Krsna: Remember Him, serve Him, return to Him and share in the infinite bounty of the kingdom of God.