Why Did Narada Tolerate The Accusations And Curse Of Daksa? by His Divine A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
As stated in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (3.25.21):
“The symptoms of a sādhu are that he is tolerant, merciful, and amicably disposed towards all living entities. His heart knows no enmity, he is peaceful, abides by the scriptures, and all his characteristics are sublime.” Because Narada Muni is the most elevated of sādhus, in order to deliver Prajāpati Daksa he silently tolerated his curse. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has taught this principle to all His followers:
tṛṇād api sunīcena taror api sahiṣṇunā
amāninā mānadena kīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ
“One should chant the holy name of the Lord with a humble state of mind, thinking oneself as less significant than the strand of dry grass lying in the street; one should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige and should be ready to offer respect to all others. In such a state of mind, one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly.” Following the orders of Sri Caitanya Mahāprabhu, one who preaches the glories of the Lord all over the world – or all over the universe like Narada – should be humbler than grass and more tolerant than a tree, because a Preachers cannot expect to live an easy life.
Indeed, he must face many impediments. Not only is a preacher sometimes cursed, but he may also suffer a personal injury. For example, when Nityananda Prabhu went to preach Krishna consciousness to the two roguish brothers Jagai and Madhai, they injured Him and making His head bleed. Nevertheless, Nityananda Prabhu patiently tolerantly their aggression and delivered the two rogues, who became perfect Vaishnavas. This is the duty of a preacher. Lord Jesus Christ similarly tolerated even being crucified. Therefore the curse against Narada was not astonishing, and he stoically endured it.
Now, it may be asked why Narada Muni stayed in the presence of Prajāpati Daksa and tolerated all his accusations and curses. Was that for Daksa’s benefit and deliverance? The answer is yes. Srila Vishvanatha Cakravarti Thakura says that after being insulted by Prajāpati Daksa, Narada should have left immediately; but he deliberately stayed to hear all Daksa’s strong words so that Daksa’s anger might be spent. Prajāpati Daksa was not an ordinary man; he had accumulated the results of many pious activities.
Therefore Narada Muni expected that after delivering his curse, Daksa, satisfied and free from anger, would repent his misbehavior and thus get a chance to become a Vaishnava and be delivered from material life. When Jagai and Madhai showed aggression towards Lord Nityananda, He stood tolerantly, and therefore both brothers fell at His lotus feet and repented. Subsequently, they became perfect Vaishnavas.
— Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) » Canto 6: Prescribed Duties for Mankind » Chapter 5: Narada Muni Cursed by Prajapati Daksa. Verses: 43, Purport.