Book 10: Thirty-eight Chapter (First Half)
Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 38: Verses 1-10
Akrura's arrival (in Vraja)
Sri Suka began again : Having spent that night at Mathura (the city founded by the demon Madhu), the high-minded Akrura too mounted a chariot and drove to Nanda's Vraja. Proceeding along the road the highly blessed one developed supreme devotion to the lotus-eyed Lord and thought as follows adopting the following line of reasoning:- "What noble act has been performed, (nay,) what supreme austerity has been gone through or again what gift has been bestowed on a worthy recipient by me, by virtue of which I am going to behold Sri Krsna (the Protector of even Brahma and Lord Siva) ? I consider it as difficult for me-whose mind is given to sensuous pleasures-to gain the sight of Lord Sri Krsna of excellent renown as a recital of the Vedas is for one born of Sudra parents. (Rather) I should not think like that. Even to me, a vile creature, the sight of Sri Krsna, (the immortal Lord) must be vouchsafed; (for, though) borne away by the stream of Time, one may get to the shore (the end of mundane existence) some time. (All) my evil has been destroyed today; nay, my birth too has become fruitful in that I shall bow to the lotus-feet of the almighty Lord, that are fit to be meditated upon by Yogis (those given to contemplation).
- This has reference to verse 40 of Discourse XXXVI above.
- According to the science of omens this is considered to be a propitious omen as is borne out by the following verse:---
प्रदक्षिणगता: श्रेष्ठा यात्रायां मृगपक्षिण।