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October 30, 2017

Krishna exhibited His mercy potency, and Mother Yasoda served Krishna with great and increased sincerity. With the combination of these two, Krishna was bound. Vishwanath Chakravarti Thakur says that the “two inches too short” [of the rope used to try and bind Krishna] indicate that in any devotional activity two things are required; the sincere desire and effort of the devotee to serve Krishna, and Krishna’s mercy. Both must be there. And when both are there, devotional service comes out in a very nice way, sometimes even beyond our imagination.

Adapted from a Lecture by HH Romapada Swami entitled "Lecture at Damodar Lila Sthan- Damodar Pastime" Vrindavan Yatra, November 2013.