Durvasa muni visits the Pandavas

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Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: If Krishna Says All Right…

Draupadi offering very little food stuff stuck in the pot to Krishna

If you simply satisfy Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, then you satisfy all others. Tasmin tusto jagat tustah. Just like you know the story, in Mahabharata, that Duryodhana planned… Duryodhana… Once Duryodhana satisfied Durvasa Muni very nicely, and Durvasa Muni wanted to give him some benediction, “Now you take some benediction, whatever you like.” So Duryodhana was very cunning. His only aim was how to cheat the Pandavas. So he said, “My dear sir, I shall ask you some day. Not now.” So “All right.” So when the Pandavas were in the forest and Duryodhana’s plan was how to tease them. So he approached Durvasa Muni, “My dear sir, you wanted to give me some benediction. I have come for it.” “Yes” “Now, you go to the Pandavas with your all disciples, sixty-thousand disciples, and you go when Draupadi has taken her food.” So Durvasa Muni one day… Because he wanted to give that benediction, he approached the Pandavas in the forest. And it is the duty of the ksatriya to receive the brahmanas. So they were, they were, they had finished their lunch, and Durvasa Muni came. So how they can deny? They are ksatriyas. “Yes, my lord. You can, you are welcomed. Just take your bath, and we are making arrangement…” What arrangement they will make? In the forest? So they were perplexed.

So Krsna, kaunteya pratijanihi na me bhaktah pranasyati… Krsna’s vow is that He will see always His devotees are protected. So when they were perplexed, Krsna came. Krsna came that “What is the problem?” They explained, “This is the problem.” Then asked Draupadi that “You have already finished…” Because Draupadi had an, a benediction that so long she does not take his (her) lunch, any number of men come, she, she will be able to feed. That was his (her)… But she had finished her lunch. then Krsna said, “Just go, find out some foodstuff, any little in the kitchen.” They said, “No, everything is finished. There is no food.” “No, just try to see.” Then, in one pot, they saw a little sak, a vegetable, was stuck up. So they brought it and Krsna took it, immediately. So as soon as Krsna took, all the Durvasa Muni and company, they, they felt that their belly is filled up. Tasmin tusto jagat tustah. So they were feeling ashamed that “How we shall go? We cannot take any food?” So they fled away from the Ganges.

So the process is this, actually. If you can satisfy Krsna, if Krsna says, “All right,” then every, everything is all right. Bas. This is Krsna consciousness movement. Somehow or other, you satisfy Krsna. Samsiddhir hari-tosanam (SB 1.2.13). Then you have all perfection. Very simple method. You try to satisfy Krsna, and your everything satisfied.



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