TEXT 52
sri-bhagavan uvaca
prahrada bhadra bhadram te
prito ’ham te ’surottama
varam vrnisvabhimatam
kama-puro ’smy aham nrnam
SYNONYMS
sri-bhagavan uvaca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; prahrada—O My dear Prahlada; bhadra—you are so gentle; bhadram—all good fortune; te—unto you; pritah—pleased; aham—I (am); te—unto You; asura-uttama—O best devotee in the family of asuras (atheists); varam—benediction; vrnisva—just ask (from Me); abhimatam—desired; kama-purah—who fulfills everyone’s desire; asmi—am; aham—I; nrnam—of all men.
TRANSLATION
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Prahlada, 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.
PURPORT
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 prasadad bhagavat-prasadah . Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura says that if one pleases the Vaisnava spiritual master, all of one’s desires will be fulfilled.

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