May 092017

Narasimha and PrahladaNrsimhadeva tells Prahlada, “When a devotee looks at Me without hesitation and speaks to Me affectionately, My pleasure grows with every new moment. Although I am eternally free from all limitations, such behavior binds Me with ropes of love. Although I am unconquerable, My devotees can conquer Me. And although I am subject to no one’s control, I become their subordinate subject. I belong only to him who has shown his love for Me by giving up all affection for family and possessions, and such a devotee also belongs to Me. Neither he nor I has any other true friend. My desires are always automatically fulfilled, but I take various births in this world just to bestow on My devotees the satisfaction of all their desires.”

Hari-bhakti-sudhodaya (14.28–32), quoted in the commentary on Sri Brhad-bhagavatamrta 1.4.9 by Srila Sanatana Gosvami

Hare Krishna.

Yours in service,
Giriraj Swami

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