Sage Narada To Bhakti: Wake Up And Focus On Krishna- Srimad Bhagavatam

Sage Narada To Bhakti Wake Up And Focus On Krishna- Srimad Bhagavatam

Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter Two Sloka 1: Naradouvacha.Vridha.Hey young lady, you are unnecessarily worrying. What is the use of this state of mind? Meditate of the lotus feet of Sri Krishna, then your sorrows would vanish.

Interpretation: Sage Narada tells Bhakti she is very dear to Lord Krishna but does not realise this. Instead, she laments on her fate. What is the use of this self-pity when there is a divine solution ahead? The Sage shows her the mirror of truth and tells her that it is time to wake up and focus on the Lotus Feet of the Lord. This is our situation too. We focus on ourselves, our fate, our misery instead of concentrating on Lord Krishna through Bhakti. True Bhakti can reduce our sorrows and lead to self-realisation.

Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter Two  Sloka 2: Droupadi.That Krishna who saved Droupadi from the dreadful and sins of the Kauravas, the Krishna who protected the Gopikas has not gone anywhere. This is because Krishna is universal and hence omnipresent and omniscient.

Interpretation: The incident of how Krishna saved Droupadi will come later. But just because one cannot see Krishna through one’s eyes, it does not mean He is not there. His presence can be felt through Bhakti, His guiding light lead us in our lives, but we prefer to hold our own torch.   

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Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter Two Sloka 3: Twamto Bhakti. Hey Bhakti, you are very dear to Sri Krishna. The Lord, through sheer power of Bhakti, has been attracted to enter the house of the meek too.

Interpretation: The reference here is to Sabari, Vidura and others.

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