Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 82: Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma Meet the Inhabitants of Vṛndāvana

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.82.16

tato 'bhivādya te vṛddhān

yaviṣṭhair abhivāditāḥ

sv-āgataḿ kuśalaḿ pṛṣṭvā

cakruḥ kṛṣṇa-kathā mithaḥ


tataḥ — then; abhivādya — offering obeisances; te — they; vṛddhānto their elders; yaviṣṭhaiḥ — by their younger relatives; abhivāditāḥ — offered obeisances; su-āgatam — comfortable arrival; kuśalam — and well-being; pṛṣṭvā — inquiring about; cakruḥ — they made; kṛṣṇa — about Kṛṣṇa; kathāḥ — conversation; mithaḥ — among one another.


They all then offered obeisances to their elders and received respect in turn from their younger relatives. After inquiring from one another about the comfort of their trip and their well-being, they proceeded to talk about Kṛṣṇa.


These are the special dealings of Vaiṣṇavas. Even the family entanglements that delude ordinary conditioned souls are no encumbrance for those whose family members are all pure devotees of the Lord. Impersonalists have no capacity for appreciating these intimate dealings, since their philosophy condemns as illusory any kind of personal, emotional existence. When followers of impersonalism pretend to understand the loving relationships of Kṛṣṇa and His devotees, they only create havoc for themselves and whoever listens to them.

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