Understanding Krishna's Grace

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.85.51 - Understanding Krishna's Grace (download mp3)
by Avtar Lila Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.85.51
smarodgithah parisvangah
 patangah ksudrabhrd ghrni
sad ime mat-prasadena
 punar yasyanti sad-gatim

By My grace these six — Smara, Udgitha, Parisvanga, Patanga, Ksudrabhrt and Ghrni — will return to the abode of pure saints.

These are the names the six children first had when they were sons of Marici. The oldest, Smara, was called Kirtiman when born again to Vasudeva, as recorded in the Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.1.57):

kirtimantam prathama-jam
arpayam asa krcchrena
 so ’nrtad ati-vihvalah

“Vasudeva was very much disturbed by the fear of becoming a liar by breaking his promise. Thus with great pain he delivered his firstborn son, named Kirtiman, into the hands of Kamsa.”