True Perspective of Arth

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.57.32 - True Perspective of Arth (download mp3)
by Shyamananda Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.57.32
deve ’varsati kasisah
 svaphalkayagataya vai
sva-sutam gandinim pradat
 tato ’varsat sma kasisu

[The elders said:] Previously, when Lord Indra had withheld rain from Kasi [Benares], the king of that city gave his daughter Gandini to Svaphalka, who was then visiting him. It soon rained in the kingdom of Kasi.

Svaphalka was Akrura’s father, and the citizens felt that the son must have the same power as the father. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti points out that because of Akrura’s relationship with his maternal grandfather, the King of Kasi, in a time of difficulty Akrura went to that city.