Srimad Bhagavatam 12.09.08-09 - Does Krishna answer our Prayers (download mp3)
by Satyanand Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
tam eva cintayann artham
ṛṣiḥ svāśrama eva saḥ
dhyāyan sarvatra ca hariṁ
kvacit pūjāṁ visasmāra
Thinking always of his desire to see the Lord’s illusory energy, the sage remained in his āśrama, meditating constantly upon the Lord within fire, the sun, the moon, water, the earth, air, lightning and his own heart and worshiping Him with paraphernalia conceived in his mind. But sometimes, overwhelmed by waves of love for the Lord, Mārkaṇḍeya would forget to perform his regular worship.
It is apparent from these verses that Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi was a great devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa; therefore he wanted to see the illusory energy of the Lord not to fulfill some material ambition but to learn how His potency is working.