Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna, seeing the twin Arjuna trees spoke:
devarṣir me priyatamo yad imau dhanadātmajau
tat tathā sādhayiṣyāmi yad gītaṁ tan mahātmanā
Although these two young men are the sons of the very rich Kuvera and I have nothing to do with them, Devarṣi Nārada is My very dear and affectionate devotee, and therefore because he wanted Me to come face to face with them, I must do so for their deliverance.
Srila Prabhupada explains this verse in his purport that "If one seeks the favor of a devotee instead of directly asking favors from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one is very easily successful. Kṛṣṇa is in the hand of a devotee. Adurlabham ātma-bhaktau. Thus without the favor of a devotee, one cannot directly approach Kṛṣṇa, what to speak of engaging in His service Unless one becomes a servant of a pure devotee, one cannot be delivered from the material condition of life."
A pure devotee is full of mercy. And through a pure devotee we realize what mercy really is. When approached, a pure devotee gives very easily the opportunity to attain Krishna, even though one may be bereft of good merits or qualities. If one is fortunate to see such a soul and take shelter at his lotus feet, then by his mercy, our lives gets rearranged in such a way that our very existence become meaningful. In Kaliyuga all living entities are degraded and fallen, so what hope do we have other than the compassion and causeless mercy of pure devotees.
Your humble servant,
Kaveri devi dasi
Moderator's Note: In this verse, the word 'sādhayiṣyāmi' is very interesting. Prabhupada writes in the word-word equivalents as , "I shall execute (because he wanted Me to come face to face with the Yamala-Arjuna, I shall do so)". Grammatically also it is like saying - "I have been made to do so", which actually shows the inconceivable love of the Lord towards His devotees.
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