Srimad Bhagavatam 10.86.02-03 - Understanding Krishna Beyond Logic Psycologic and Moral Boundaries (download mp3)
by Pradyumna Mishra Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
paryatann avanim prabhuh
gatah prabhasam asrnon
matuleyim sa atmanah
duryodhanaya ramas tam
dasyatiti na capare
tal-lipsuh sa yatir bhutva
tri-dandi dvarakam agat
Sukadeva Gosvami said: While traveling far and wide visiting various holy places of pilgrimage, Arjuna came to Prabhasa. There he heard that Lord Balarama intended to give his maternal cousin Subhadra to Duryodhana in marriage, and that no one else approved of this plan. Arjuna wanted to marry her himself, so he disguised himself as a renunciant, complete with triple staff, and went to Dvaraka.
Arjuna’s plan for obtaining Subhadra as his wife may have seemed unconventional, but he was not acting without encouragement; in fact, Lord Krsna was his prime co-conspirator. And in Dvaraka, most of the members of the royal family, especially Vasudeva, were unhappy about giving their favorite daughter to Duryodhana.