Peace Can Happen in Material World by Krishna Consciousness

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.81.10 - Peace Can Happen in Material World by Krishna Consciousness (download mp3
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SB 10.81.10
iti mustim sakrj jagdhva
 dvitiyam jagdhum adade
tavac chrir jagrhe hastam
 tat-para paramesthinah

After saying this, the Supreme Lord ate one palmful and was about to eat a second when the devoted goddess Rukmini took hold of His hand.

Queen Rukmini took hold of Krsna’s hand to prevent Him from eating any more of the flat rice. According to Sripada Sridhara Svami, with this gesture she meant to tell the Lord, “This much of Your grace is sufficient to assure anyone vast riches, which are merely the play of my glance. But please do not force me to surrender myself to this brahmana, as will happen if You eat one more handful.”

Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti explains that by taking hold of the Lord’s hand Rukmini implied, “If You eat all of this wonderful treat Your friend brought from his house, what will I have left for my friends, co-wives, servants and myself? There will not be enough left to distribute even one grain to each of us.” And to her maidservant companions she said by her gesture, “This hard rice will upset my Lord’s tender stomach.”

Srila Prabhupada comments that “when food is offered to Lord Krsna with love and devotion and He is pleased and accepts it from the devotee, Rukminidevi, the goddess of fortune, becomes so greatly obliged to the devotee that she has to go personally to the devotee’s home to turn it into the most opulent home in the world. If one feeds Narayana sumptuously, the goddess of fortune, Laksmi, automatically becomes a guest in one’s house, which means that one’s home becomes opulent.”