Why Krishna is Wonderful

2013-11-12
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.26.25 - Why Krishna is Wonderful (download mp3)
by Mahananda Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.26.25
deve varsati yaj├▒a-viplava-rusa vajrasma-varsanilaih
 sidat-pala-pasu-striy atma-saranam drstvanukampy utsmayan
utpatyaika-karena sailam abalo lilocchilindhram yatha
 bibhrad gostham apan mahendra-mada-bhit priyan na indro gavam

Translation: 
Indra became angry when his sacrifice was disrupted, and thus he caused rain and hail to fall on Gokula, accompanied by lightning and powerful winds, all of which brought great suffering to the cowherds, animals and women there. When Lord Krsna, who is by nature always compassionate, saw the condition of those who had only Him as their shelter, He smiled broadly and lifted Govardhana Hill with one hand, just as a small child picks up a mushroom to play with it. Holding up the hill, He protected the cowherd community. May He, Govinda, the Lord of the cows and the destroyer of Indra’s false pride, be pleased with us.

Purport: 
The word indra means “lord” or “king.” Thus in this verse Krsna is pointedly called indro gavam, “the Lord of the cows.” In fact, He is the real Indra, the real ruler, of everyone, and the demigods are merely His servants, representing His supreme will.

It is apparent from this and the previous verses in this chapter that Lord Krsna’s lifting of Govardhana Hill made quite an impression on the simple cowherd men of Vrndavana, and they repeatedly remembered this feat. Certainly anyone who soberly and objectively considers the activities of young Krsna will surrender to Him and become His eternal devotee in loving devotional service. That is the rational conclusion one should come to after reading this chapter.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Twenty-sixth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Wonderful Krsna.”

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