Material Mercy Spiritual Friendship
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.12.29-30 - Material Mercy Spiritual Friendship (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Shyamananda Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
tada ghana-cchada deva
bhayad dha-heti cukrusuh
jahrsur ye ca kamsadyah
kaunapas tv agha-bandhavah
When Krsna entered the mouth of Aghasura, the demigods hidden behind the clouds exclaimed, “Alas! Alas!” But the friends of Aghasura, like Kamsa and other demons, were jubilant.
tac chrutva bhagavan krsnas
tv avyayah sarbha-vatsakam
tarasa vavrdhe gale
When the invincible Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, heard the demigods crying “Alas! Alas!” from behind the clouds, He immediately enlarged Himself within the demon’s throat, just to save Himself and the cowherd boys, His own associates, from the demon who wished to smash them.
Such are the acts of Krsna. Paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam (Bg. 4.8). By enlarging Himself within the throat of the demon, Krsna suffocated and killed him and at the same time saved Himself and His associates from imminent death and also saved the demigods from lamentation.