Collaborate with us to invoke and fully manifest Srila Prabhupada's Vani-presence.
- śrī-bhagavān uvāca
- prahrāda bhadra bhadraṁ te
- prīto 'haṁ te 'surottama
- varaṁ vṛṇīṣvābhimataṁ
- kāma-pūro 'smy ahaṁ nṛṇām
śrī-bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; prahrāda—O My dear Prahlāda; bhadra—you are so gentle; bhadram—all good fortune; te—unto you; prītaḥ—pleased; aham—I (am); te—unto You; asura-uttama—O best devotee in the family of asuras (atheists); varam—benediction; vṛṇīṣva—just ask (from Me); abhimatam—desired; kāma-pūraḥ—who fulfills everyone's desire; asmi—am; aham—I; nṛṇām—of all men.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Prahlāda, most gentle one, best of the family of the asuras, all good fortune unto you. I am very much pleased with you. It is My pastime to fulfill the desires of all living beings, and therefore you may ask from Me any benediction that you desire to be fulfilled.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead is known as bhakta-vatsala, the Supreme Personality who is very much affectionate to His devotees. It is not very extraordinary that the Lord offered His devotee all benedictions. The Supreme Personality of Godhead said in effect, "I fulfill the desires of everyone. Since you are My devotee, whatever you want for yourself will naturally be given, but if you pray for anyone else, that prayer also will be fulfilled." Thus if we approach the Supreme Lord or His devotee, or if we are blessed by a devotee, naturally we will automatically achieve the benedictions of the Supreme Lord. Yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādaḥ. Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura says that if one pleases the Vaiṣṇava spiritual master, all of one's desires will be fulfilled.