Krsna's Agreement

9th Nov 2004
Sri Ramachandra das

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

The verse in SB 10.9.15 attracted me towards the purport of Srila Prabhupada:

tad dāma badhyamānasya svārbhakasya kṛtāgasaḥ
dvy-aṅgulonam abhūt tena sandadhe ’nyac ca gopikā

When mother Yasoda was trying to bind the offending child, she saw that the binding rope was short by a distance the width of two fingers. Thus she brought another rope to join in.

In the Purport Srila Prabhupada says that the Lord had already shown His unlimited potency by killing Pūtana, Śakaṭāsura and Tṛṇāvarta. "Now Krsna exhibited another vibhūti, or display of potency, to mother Yashoda. "Unless I agree," Krsna desired to show, "You cannot bind Me." Thus although mother Yashoda, in her attempt to bind Krsna, added one rope after another, ultimately she was a failure. When Krsna agreed, however, she was successful. In other words, one must be in transcendental love with Krsna, but that does not mean that one can control Krsna."

PUNCH: When Krishna is satisfied with one's devotional service, He does everything Himself.

The devotional service begins with the tongue - sevonmukhe hi jihvādau svayam eva sphuraty adaḥ - with chanting and with taking the prasadam of Krsna.

This shows that there is no scope for artificial devotional service. One has to be sincere in performing the devotional service.

I pray to Lord Krishna, Srila Gurudev and Srila Prabhupada that I should intensify my devotional service.

Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Sri Ramachandra das
Abu Dhabi.