Krishna Cares For His Devotees

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.58.08-10 - Krishna Cares For His Devotees (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Niranjana Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.58.8
tam aha prema-vaiklavya-
smaranti tan bahun klesan

So overcome by love that her throat choked up and her eyes filled with tears, Queen Kunti remembered the many troubles she and her sons had endured. Thus she addressed Lord Krsna, who appears before His devotees to drive away their distress

SB 10.58.9
tadaiva kusalam no ’bhut
 sa-nathas te krta vayam
j├▒atin nah smarata krsna
 bhrata me presitas tvaya

[Queen Kunti said:] My dear Krsna, our welfare was assured only when You remembered us, Your relatives, and gave us Your protection by sending my brother to visit us.

SB 10.58.10
na te ’sti sva-para-bhrantir
 visvasya suhrd-atmanah
tathapi smaratam sasvat
 klesan hamsi hrdi sthitah

For You, the well-wishing friend and Supreme Soul of the universe, there is never any illusion of “us” and “them.” Yet even so, residing within the hearts of all, You eradicate the sufferings of those who remember You constantly.

The intelligent Queen Kunti here points out that even though Lord Krsna is dealing with her affectionately as a relative, He is not compromising His position as the well-wishing Soul of the universe. In other words, the Lord doesn’t play favorites. As He says in the Bhagavad-gita (9.29), samo ’ham sarva-bhutesu: “I am equal to everyone.” So while the Lord reciprocates with all souls, it is natural that those who love Him intensely receive His special attention, for they want Him and nothing else.