Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Mathajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Today is Lord Nrsimhadev's Appearance day. The Lord's and His devotee's appearance and disappearance days are the most important festival days for all of us. Lord Krsna says in Bhagavata Gita 4.9, 'janma karma ca me divyam - My appearance and activities are transcendental'. As Srila Prabhupada says in his purports in several places that the Lord has no business with the demons. His business is only with His devotees. He need not come personally to vanquish the demons - just one of the agents of His agents will do the job. But the Lord comes personally out of His own sweet will, just to please His devotees. He did this in the case of Sri Prahlad Maharaj, one of His pure devotees. The 7th canto of Srimad Bhagavatam is full with this nectarian pastime of Sri Nrsimhadev and the transcendental qualities of Sri Prahlad Maharaj. The Lord is so kind and loving to His devotees that He likes it very much when His devotees are glorified than Himself. This is very evident from the fact that in the whole of 7th canto, only one or two chapters are dedicated to the Lord's activities, whereas more than 6 chapters are dedicated to His devotee Sri Prahlad Maharaj!
This day is one of the most important festive day for us aspiring vaishnavas and it will be apt to sing the glories of the Lord and His dearmost devotee Sri Prahlad Maharaj from the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam. Especially, the 9th chapter of 7th canto contains very sweet and nectarian prayers by Sri Prahlad Maharaj. I am just mentioning one of those here, and it will be great if any of you get inspired to recite all the prayers of Sri Prahlad Maharaj to the Lord on this most auspicious day.
naivatmanah prabhur ayam nija-labha-purno
manam janad avidusah karuno vrnite
yad yajjano bhagavate vidadhita manam
tac catmane prati-mukhasya yatha mukha-srih
"The Supreme Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is always fully satisfied in Himself. Therefore when something is offered to Him, the offering, by the Lord's mercy, is for the benefit of the devotee, for the Lord does not need service from anyone. To give an example, if one's face is decorated, the reflection of one's face in a mirror is also seen to be decorated."
Nrsimhadev Bhagavan ki jai!!!
Sri Prahlad Maharaj ki Jai!!!
Srila Prabhupada ki Jai!!!
Thank you very much
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada
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