Understanding the Reciprocation of Krishna


2013-07-26
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.23.02-04 - Understanding the Reciprocation of Krishna (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
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SB 10.23.2

sri-suka uvaca
iti vij├▒apito gopair
bhagavan devaki-sutah
bhaktaya vipra-bharyayah
prasidann idam abravit

Translation: 
Sukadeva Gosvami said: Thus entreated by the cowherd boys, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the son of Devaki, replied as follows, desiring to please certain of His devotees who were brahmanas’ wives.



SB 10.23.3

prayata deva-yajanam
brahmana brahma-vadinah
satram angirasam nama
hy asate svarga-kamyaya

Translation: 
[Lord Krsna said:] Please go to the sacrificial arena where a group of brahmanas, learned in the Vedic injunctions, are now performing the Angirasa sacrifice to gain promotion to heaven.


SB 10.23.4

tatra gatvaudanam gopa
yacatasmad-visarjitah
kirtayanto bhagavata
aryasya mama cabhidham

Translation: 
When you go there, My dear cowherd boys, simply request some food. Declare to them the name of My elder brother, the Supreme Lord Balarama, and also My name, and explain that you have been sent by Us.


Purport: 
Lord Krsna encouraged His boyfriends to request charity without being embarrassed. In case the boys felt they had no right to personally approach such respectable brahmanas, the Lord told them to mention the names of Balarama and Krsna, the holy names of God.