Dealing with Curiosity to Know Lord's Energies

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.69.19-22 - Dealing with Curiosity to Know Lord's Energies (download mp3)
by Hare Krishna Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.69.19
tato ’nyad avisad geham
 krsna-patnyah sa naradah

Narada then entered the palace of another of Lord Krsna’s wives, my dear King. He was eager to witness the spiritual potency possessed by the master of all masters of mystic power.

SB 10.69.20-22
divyantam aksais tatrapi
 priyaya coddhavena ca
pujitah paraya bhaktya
prstas cavidusevasau
 kadayato bhavan iti
kriyate kim nu purnanam
 apurnair asmad-adibhih
athapi bruhi no brahman
 janmaitac chobhanam kuru
sa tu vismita utthaya
 tusnim anyad agad grham

There he saw the Lord playing at dice with His beloved consort and His friend Uddhava. Lord Krsna worshiped Narada by standing up, offering him a seat, and so on, and then, as if He did not know, asked him, “When did you arrive? What can needy persons like Us do for those who are full in themselves? In any case, My dear brahmana, please make My life auspicious.” Thus addressed, Narada was astonished. He simply stood up silently and went to another palace.

In Krsna, Srila Prabhupada explains that when Narada arrived at the second palace, “Lord Krsna acted as if He did not know what had happened in the palace of Rukmini.” Narada understood that Lord Krsna was simultaneously present in both palaces, performing different activities, so “he simply left the palace silently, in great astonishment over the Lord’s activities.”