We are Trustees Not Owner Or Controller

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.57.25-27 - We are Trustees Not Owner Or Controller (download mp3)
by Sankirtan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.57.25
tam drstva sahasotthaya
 maithilah prita-manasah
arhayam asa vidhi-vad
 arhaniyam samarhanaih

The King of Mithila immediately rose from his seat when he saw Lord Balarama approaching. With great love the King honored the supremely worshipable Lord by offering Him elaborate worship, as stipulated by scriptural injunctions.

SB 10.57.26
uvasa tasyam katicin
 mithilayam sama vibhuh
manitah priti-yuktena
 janakena mahatmana
tato ’siksad gadam kale
 dhartarastrah suyodhanah

The almighty Lord Balarama stayed in Mithila for several years, honored by His affectionate devotee Janaka Maharaja. During that time Dhrtarastra’s son Duryodhana learned from Balarama the art of fighting with a club.

SB 10.57.27
kesavo dvarakam etya
 nidhanam satadhanvanah
apraptim ca maneh praha
 priyayah priya-krd vibhuh

Lord Kesava arrived in Dvaraka and described the demise of Satadhanva and His own failure to find the Syamantaka jewel. He spoke in a way that would please His beloved, Satyabhama.

Naturally Queen Satyabhama was pleased to hear that her father’s murderer had been brought to justice. But her father’s Syamantaka jewel still had to be recovered, and thus she was also pleased to hear of Lord Krsna’s determination to recover it.