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SB 1.9 - The ideal monarch

All the great sages then glorified Kṛṣṇa by confidential hymns – His names etc (guhya-nāmabhiḥ). Then all of them returned to their respective hermitages bearing Lord Kṛṣṇa always within their hearts. The devotees are always in the heart of the Lord, and the Lord is always in the hearts of the devotees. Although He has nothing to do, and nothing to aspire for, the Lord is always busy in attending to the welfare of His devotees. The devotees are under the direct care of the Lord, whereas the ordinary living beings are under the laws of nature. All Vedic hymns are chanted to please Kṛṣṇa. All the Vedas, Upaniṣads, Vedānta etc are seeking Him only, and all hymns are for glorifying Him only.

Thereafter, Yudhiṣṭhira went to Hastināpura, accompanied by Kṛṣṇa, and there he consoled his uncle Dhṛtarāṣṭra and aunt Gāndhārī, who had lost all their sons and grandsons. After this, Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira executed the royal power strictly according to the codes and royal principles approved by his uncle and confirmed by Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. A king must know that human life is meant for liberating the encaged soul from the bondage of material conditions, and therefore his duty is to look after the citizens properly. Thus the king is as important as a father or spiritual master. Yudhiṣṭhira is the ideal monarch and monarchy under a trained king is by far the most superior form of government. The people of Kali yuga are most fallen and they do not know the highest perfectional aim of life. Therefore, votes cast by them have no value, and thus persons elected by them cannot be responsible representatives like King Yudhiṣṭhira.