Srimad Bhagavatam 12.09.04-05 - Krishna-The Real Friend (download mp3)
by Nityananda Charan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
jitaṁ te deva-deveśa
yad bhavān samadṛśyata
The sage said: O Lord of lords, all glories to You! O Lord Acyuta, You remove all distress for the devotees who surrender unto You. That you have allowed me to see You is all the benediction I want.
sa bhavān me ’kṣi-gocaraḥ
Such demigods as Lord Brahmā achieved their exalted positions simply by seeing Your beautiful lotus feet after their minds had become mature in yoga practice. And now, my Lord, You have personally appeared before me.
Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi points out that exalted demigods like Lord Brahmā achieved their positions simply by glimpsing the Lord’s lotus feet, and yet Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi was now able to see Lord Kṛṣṇa’s entire body. Thus he could not even imagine the extent of his good fortune.