Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 83, Text 15-16


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SB 10.83.15-16

pita me matuleyaya
 svayam ahuya dattavan
krsne krsnaya tac-cittam
 aksauhinya sakhi-janaih
asya me pada-samsparso
 bhavej janmani janmani
karmabhir bhramyamanaya
 yena tac chreya atmanah
Sri Bhadra said: My dear Draupadi, of his own free will my father invited his nephew Krsna, to whom I had already dedicated my heart, and offered me to Him as His bride. My father presented me to the Lord with an aksauhini military guard and a retinue of my female companions. My ultimate perfection is this: to always be allowed to touch Lord Krsna’s lotus feet as I wander from life to life, bound by my karma.
With the word atmanah, Queen Bhadra speaks not only for herself but for all living entities as well. The soul’s perfection (sreya atmanah) is devotional service to Lord Krsna, both in this world and beyond, in liberation.
Srila Jiva Gosvami comments that although in civilized society it is normally considered disrespectful to publicly speak the name of one’s guru or husband, Lord Krsna’s name is unique: the mere utterance of the name Krsna is commendable as the highest expression of reverence for God. As the Svetasvatara Upanisad (4.19) states, yasya nama mahad yasah: “The holy name of the Lord is supremely glorious.”
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 83, Text 13-14
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 83, Text 17