Srimad Bhagavatam 10-74-19-24 - A Key to be Satisfy in Devotional Service (download mp3)
by Dayananda Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
arhati hy acyutah sraisthyam
bhagavan satvatam patih
esa vai devatah sarva
[Sahadeva said:] Certainly it is Acyuta, the Supreme Personality of Godhead and chief of the Yadavas, who deserves the highest position. In truth, He Himself comprises all the demigods worshiped in sacrifice, along with such aspects of the worship as the sacred place, the time and the paraphernalia.
yad-atmakam idam visvam
kratavas ca yad-atmakah
agnir ahutayo mantra
sankhyam yogas ca yat-parah
eka evadvitiyo ’sav
aitad-atmyam idam jagat
srjaty avati hanty ajah
This entire universe is founded upon Him, as are the great sacrificial performances, with their sacred fires, oblations and mantras. Sankhya and yoga both aim toward Him, the one without a second. O assembly members, that unborn Lord, relying solely on Himself, creates, maintains and destroys this cosmos by His personal energies, and thus the existence of this universe depends on Him alone.
ihate yad ayam sarvah
He creates the many activities of this world, and thus by His grace the whole world endeavors for the ideals of religiosity, economic development, sense gratification and liberation.
tasmat krsnaya mahate
evam cet sarva-bhutanam
atmanas carhanam bhavet
Therefore we should give the highest honor to Krsna, the Supreme Lord. If we do so, we will be honoring all living beings and also our own selves.
deyam santaya purnaya
Anyone who wishes the honor he gives to be reciprocated infinitely should honor Krsna, the perfectly peaceful and perfectly complete Soul of all beings, the Supreme Lord, who views nothing as separate from Himself.
Srila Prabhupada writes as follows: “[Sahadeva said:] ‘Ladies and gentlemen, it is superfluous to speak about Krsna, because every one of you exalted personalities knows the Supreme Brahman, Lord Krsna, for whom there are no material differences between body and soul, between energy and the energetic, or between one part of the body and another. Since everyone is part and parcel of Krsna, there is no qualitative difference between Krsna and all living entities. Everything is an emanation of Krsna’s energies, the material and spiritual. Krsna’s energies are like the heat and light of the fire; there is no difference between the qualities of heat and light and the fire itself.… He should therefore be offered the first worship of this great sacrifice, and no one should disagree.… Krsna is present as the Supersoul in every living being, and if we can satisfy Him, then automatically every living being becomes satisfied.’”