SB 1.6 - The vision of a pure devotee
Confidential devotees of the Lord see in every step a benedictory direction of the Lord. Nārada took his mother passing as the special mercy of the Lord, who always desires the welfare of His devotees. What is considered an odd or difficult moment in the mundane sense is accepted as special mercy of the Lord. Mundane prosperity is a kind of material fever, and by the grace of the Lord the temperature of this material fever is gradually diminished, and spiritual health is obtained step by step. Nārada, without performing the funeral rites of his mother, started for the North, and passed thru many flourishing towns, villages, farms, mines, agricultural lands, valets, flower gardens and natural forests. After getting an impetus in spiritual life, Nārada did not waste even a single moment with economic development, although he passed towns and villages, mines and industries. Bhāgavatam portrays history as it happened millions of years ago, and such history repeats itself. The mundane wranglers waste time with archaeological excavations without searching into the vital necessities of life.