Krishna when he was a small child. That time his mother tied him to the butter churning stone and he was just crawling in the garden pulling that stone and it stuck between two arjuna trees. And the trees broke down and the two sons of the demigod Kuvera, they appeared from those trees, Nalakuvara and Manigriva. And they offered all their prayers to Krishna saying that they help… Krishna was so kind that they had committed great offenses. They had… by the blessing of Lord Shiva. they could enjoy despite the side of Kailasa in the Manasa ganga or the Mandakini ganga. But instead of doing spiritual activities, they were engaged in frolicking with young Apsaras, heavenly girls, and in this way they were drinking and doing all type of things that the sons of demigods should not do.
And the Narada Muni found them in that state and they were so shamelessly drunk that although the girls that were there they were… hid themself because they were afraid of Narada muni first. But these two sons they weren’t at all concerned. So Narada muni cursed them that they will become trees. Then he also said that they will become trees in Vrindavan and they will be delivered by Krishna who they can see face to face. So although these two brothers had no qualification to see Krishna face to face, but because Krishna’s pure devotee Narada Muni, he gave this type of curse which was actually also a blessing. Therefore, they could see Krishna face to face. So Krishna said that “Actually the only reason you are seeing me today is because my devotee has desired it. Therefore I am doing this.” So, you can understand how powerful is the blessing of a devotee.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1984, 20th July, SB class @ Chennai, India.