Devotee Love Krishna in Every Situation

Srimad Bhagavata 10.81.21-23 - Devotee Love Krishna in Every Situation (download mp3)
by Jayadvaita Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.81.21-23
iti tac cintayann antah
 prapto niya-grhantikam
 vimanaih sarvato vrtam
justam sv-alankrtaih pumbhih
 stribhis ca harinaksibhih
kim idam kasya va sthanam
 katham tad idam ity abhut

[Sukadeva Gosvami continued:] Thinking thus to himself, Sudama finally came to the place where his home stood. But that place was now crowded on all sides with towering, celestial palaces rivaling the combined brilliance of the sun, fire and the moon. There were splendorous courtyards and gardens, each filled with flocks of cooing birds and beautified by ponds in which kumuda, ambhoja, kahlara and utpala lotuses grew. Finely attired men and doe-eyed women stood in attendance. Sudama wondered, “What is all this? Whose property is it? How has this all come about?”

Srila Sridhara Svami gives the sequence of the brahmana’s thoughts: First, seeing a great, unfamiliar effulgence, he thought, “What is this?” Then, noting the palaces, he asked himself, “Whose place is this?” And recognizing it as his own, he wondered, “How has it become so transformed?”