Krsna the Supreme Wanderer

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

The Supreme Lord, Kunti Mata says in Srimad Bhagavatam 1.8.18, is present and existing both within and without everything - antar bahir avasthitam - yet He is alaksyam sarva bhutanam - You are invisible to all. Very often, while it is experienced that so much of the omniscience of the Lord is heard, that He is everywhere, yet so few living entities can actually perceive that omniscience  - to see the presence of the Lord everywhere and to see His Hand in everything - good or bad. Because one cannot grasp the Lord beyond His deity in His temple - we limit the presence and effect of the Lord in our daily lives, and thus He eludes us, like He did when the demon Kalayavana, while attacking Dwaraka tried to grab the Lord in envy and hatred, but found that everything it appeared that he was about to, whoosh! the Lord would be further ahead! In this way, the demon, despite being a great and learned warrior, statesman and leader, could not appreciate and capture the Lord.   

Srimad Bhagavatam 5.18.26, Gurudev told us in Radha Neela Madhav Dham, reveals how to appreciate the Lord, and where He resides despite being everywhere! 

antar bahiś cākhila-loka-pālakair
adṛṣṭa-rūpo vicarasy uru-svanaḥ
sa īśvaras tvaṁ ya idaṁ vaśe ’nayan
nāmnā yathā dārumayīṁ naraḥ striyam

My dear Lord, just as a puppeteer controls his dancing dolls and a husband controls his wife, Your Lordship controls all the living entities in the universe, such as the brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas and śūdras. Although You are in everyone’s heart as the supreme witness and commander and are outside everyone as well, the so-called leaders of societies, communities and countries cannot realize You. Only those who hear the vibration of the Vedic mantras can appreciate You.

The second line of the verse is significant - Krsna is not seen by the general masses because He wanders within the sound of the Vedic mantras i.e verses from the Srimad Bhagavatam and the Gita are where the Lord wanders  - and because He is in the verses, only those who are attached to these verses and loving read, chant and study them while feelingly addressing the Lord can really appreciate Him. To others, the Lord is like the puppeteer, not seen and yet controlling all, even if they care not to admit it. 

So, as long as we are continuously in connection to the Vedic mantras, i.e Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita, etc., then the transcendental wanderer, Lord Krsna, is always with us - other items, like a temple, items of worship, rituals, ceremonies, festivals, all become by-products of the main product of appreciating the Lord - devotional service. 

Your servant,
Devakinandan das
Singapore.