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SB 1.10 - The glories of Dvārakā

Dvārakā defeated the glories of the heavenly planets and enhanced the celebrity of the earth. The inhabitants there constantly saw the soul of all living beings (Kṛṣṇa) in His loving feature. He glanced at them and favored them with sweet smiles. The standard of comforts in the heavenly planets are far greater than those on earth. Thus the heavenly planets are more celebrated than the earth. But because of the presence of Kṛṣṇa in Dvārakā, the celebrity of earth defeated that of the heavenly planets. When one’s acquired virtue is finished one has to come back again from the heavenly planets to earth. Dvārakā surpasses Vaikuṇṭha because the residents see Kṛṣṇa who resided there to give mercy. On the earth the holy places of Dvārakā, Mathurā and Vṛndāvana are very important because of the pastimes of the Lord in these places. The Lord always desires to have all the living beings in their constitutional position to enjoy life with Him. His attractive features and sweet smiles go deep into the heart of everyone, and once it is so done, the living being is admitted into the kingdom of God.