Journey of Yearning to Meet Krishna

2014-02-22
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.38.28-36 - Journey of Yearning to Meet Krishna (download mp3)
by Krishna Caitanya Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.38.28-33
dadarsa krsnam ramam ca
 vraje go-dohanam gatau
pita-nilambara-dharau
 sarad-amburaheksanau
kisorau syamala-svetau
 sri-niketau brhad-bhujau
su-mukhau sundara-varau
 bala-dvirada-vikramau
dhvaja-vajrankusambhojais
 cihnitair anghribhir vrajam
sobhayantau mahatmanau
 sanukrosa-smiteksanau
udara-rucira-kridau
 sragvinau vana-malinau
punya-gandhanuliptangau
 snatau viraja-vasasau
pradhana-purusav adyau
 jagad-dhetu jagat-pati
avatirnau jagaty-arthe
 svamsena bala-kesavau
diso vitimira rajan
 kurvanau prabhaya svaya
yatha marakatah sailo
 raupyas ca kanakacitau

Translation:
Akrura then saw Krsna and Balarama in the village of Vraja, going to milk the cows. Krsna wore yellow garments, Balarama blue, and Their eyes resembled autumnal lotuses. One of those two mighty-armed youths, the shelters of the goddess of fortune, had a dark-blue complexion, and the other’s was white. With Their fine-featured faces They were the most beautiful of all persons. As They walked with the gait of young elephants, glancing about with compassionate smiles, Those two exalted personalities beautified the cow pasture with the impressions of Their feet, which bore the marks of the flag, lightning bolt, elephant goad and lotus. The two Lords, whose pastimes are most magnanimous and attractive, were ornamented with jeweled necklaces and flower garlands, anointed with auspicious, fragrant substances, freshly bathed, and dressed in spotless raiment. They were the primeval Supreme Personalities, the masters and original causes of the universes, who had for the welfare of the earth now descended in Their distinct forms of Kesava and Balarama. O King Pariksit, They resembled two gold-bedecked mountains, one of emerald and the other of silver, as with Their effulgence They dispelled the sky’s darkness in all directions.


SB 10.38.34
rathat turnam avaplutya
 so ’krurah sneha-vihvalah
papata caranopante
 danda-vad rama-krsnayoh

Translation:
Akrura, overwhelmed with affection, quickly jumped down from his chariot and fell at the feet of Krsna and Balarama like a rod.

SB 10.38.35
bhagavad-darsanahlada-
 baspa-paryakuleksanah
pulakacitanga autkanthyat
 svakhyane nasakan nrpa

Translation:
The joy of seeing the Supreme Lord flooded Akrura’s eyes with tears and decorated his limbs with eruptions of ecstasy. He felt such eagerness that he could not speak to present himself, O King.


SB 10.38.36
bhagavams tam abhipretya
 rathangankita-panina
parirebhe ’bhyupakrsya
 pritah pranata-vatsalah

Translation:
Recognizing Akrura, Lord Krsna drew him close with His hand, which bears the sign of the chariot wheel, and then embraced him. Krsna felt pleased, for He is always benignly disposed toward His surrendered devotees.

Purport:
According to the acaryas, by extending His hand marked with the chariot wheel, or cakra, Lord Krsna indicated His ability to kill Kamsa.

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