How Uddhava Chosen as an Emissary

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.68.18 - How Uddhava Chosen as an Emissary (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Vrishbhanu Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

 SB 10.68.18
te ’ti-pritas tam akarnya
 praptam ramam suhrt-tamam
tam arcayitvabhiyayuh
 sarve mangala-panayah

Overjoyed to hear that Balarama, their dearmost friend, had come, they first honored Uddhava and then went forth to meet the Lord, carrying auspicious offerings in their hands.

In Krsna, Srila Prabhupada writes: “The leaders of the Kuru dynasty, especially Dhrtarastra and Duryodhana, were very joyful because they knew very well that Lord Balarama was a great well-wisher of their family. There were no bounds to their joy on hearing the news, and so they immediately welcomed Uddhava. In order to properly receive Lord Balarama, they all took in their hands auspicious paraphernalia for His reception and went to see Him outside the city gate.”